Relevant Coursework at NDSU

I'm currently in my fourth year studying electrical engineering at North Dakota State University. I am on track to graduate with my bachelor's degree in May of 2020, at which point I plan on entering the workforce. Here are some of the most relevant classes I've taken so far.

Signals and Systems: A rather hefty workload, this class focused on the math behind the creation, filtering, and analysis of signals. It leveraged differential equations, and examined various techniques of mathematically quantifying a signal and a system so that their interaction could then be examined.

Electronics I & II: These classes together were one semester, and included a lab portion. Electronics I focused on digital circuits, and Electronics II focused on analog ciruits. I did a number of exciting projects for these classes, the best of which are documented under the "Projects" tab of my website. In particular, I enjoyed my final project for Electronics II, which involved using a laser pointer with some circuitry to transmit sound across a room.

Embedded Systems: The focus of this class is on programming a PIC18 microcontroller to perform basic tasks that it could be used for inside of an embedded system. We start out by programming it in Assembly, then switch to programming in PIC's C. This produced several interesting projects which are also included on my "Projects" tab.

Applied Electromagnetics: Applied Electromagnetics focused on a practical approach to many of the mathematical concepts I learned in Physics II. It also included a highly-informative lab portion, which expanded my working understanding of lab equipment (most notably, it was my first use of a network analyzer).

Circuits II: This class was a primer to basic AC circuit solving techniques. It focused heavily on phasors , but also delved into filters and analysis in the frequency domain. It contained a lab portion, which taught concepts involving the analysis of filters and transformers.

Digital Design I: Digital Design is an introductory course on the design and analysis of digital systems and logic. It addresses simplifying logical systems, as well as converting logic equations to digital circuits that can then be constructed in the lab portion of the class. It also introduces Quartus for laying out digital circuits and ModelSim for simulating them.