EE 16A. Designing Information Devices and Systems I

Catalog Description: This course and its follow-on course EE16B focus on the fundamentals of designing modern information devices and systems that interface with the real world. Together, this course sequence provides a comprehensive foundation for core EECS topics in signal processing, learning, control, and circuit design while introducing key linear-algebraic concepts motivated by application contexts. Modeling is emphasized in a way that deepens mathematical maturity, and in both labs and homework, students will engage computationally, physically, and visually with the concepts being introduced in addition to traditional paper/pencil exercises. The courses are aimed at entering students as well as non-majors seeking a broad foundation for the field.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: Math 1A, Math 1B or equivalent (may be taken concurrently), CS 61A or equivalent (encouraged to be taken concurrently).

Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for Electrical Engineering 16A after completing Electrical Engineering 20 or 40.

Fall: 3.0 hours of lecture, 2.0 hours of discussion, and 3.0 hours of laboratory per week
Summer: 6.0 hours of lecture, 4.0 hours of discussion, and 6.0 hours of laboratory per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

Also listed as: EL ENG 16A

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