Electronic Engineering Technology Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

In addition to listed prerequisites, students must earn grades of “C-” or higher in each course to progress in the program.

EL 101 Electric Circuits 3-3-4
A beginning course in electricity, this course covers basic electric circuit theory, the nature of electricity, resistance, current and voltage. Detailed coverage of topics includes direct current, alternating current, Ohm's law, series circuits and parallel circuits as well as energy and power relationships. This course also covers DC circuit analysis techniques including mesh and nodal analysis, and network theorems such as Norton's, Thevenin's and maximum power transfer. The transient response of capacitors and inductors are discussed when a DC voltage is applied using the various circuit and analysis techniques. Additional topics include the discussion of alternating waveform characteristics and analysis of sinusoidal alternating waveforms. Laboratory experiments are designed to reinforce the classroom work. (Co-requisite: MT 124 and EL 115 or permission of the Department Head of Electronic Engineering Technology)

EL 102 Circuit Analysis 3-3-4
A continuation of Electric Circuits. This course covers AC circuit analysis techniques including mesh and nodal analysis, and network theorems such as Norton's, Thevenin's, and maximum power transfer. Treatment is given to circuits containing dependent and independent sources of voltage and current. Resonance and basic filters are covered in detail as well as magnetism. Additional topics covered, as time allows, are transformers and three-phase circuits. Laboratory experiments are designed to reinforce the classroom work. (Prerequisites: EL 101, EN 101, and MT 124; or permission of department head of Electronic Engineering Technology)

EL 110 Electronics I 3-3-4
This is a study of the physical behavior of electronic devices. Emphasis is on analysis and application of electronic circuits utilizing semiconductor diodes, operational amplifiers, and transistors. Topics covered include rectification, clipping and clamping circuits, regulated power supplies, basic op-amps, biasing of transistors, and simplified AC modeling of transistor circuits. Engineering Design Automation (EDA) tools are used to reinforce the theory through electronic analysis simulations. Laboratory experimentation reinforces classroom theory with practical work. (Prerequisites: EL 101)

EL 115 Digital Fundamentals 2-3-3
Open to all majors, this introductory digital course is designed for students with little or no electronics skills. Topics covered include basic logic gates, Base 2, 10, and 16 number systems, BCD, Gray and ASCII codes, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, flip-flops, counters, programmable logic devices and other related digital devices. Hands-on laboratory experiments, which augment the learning process, are an integral part of this course. The labs demonstrate real world implementation of otherwise abstract academic concepts and provide valuable experience in breadboarding, testing and debugging circuits. (Prerequisite: Algebra I or permission of department head of Electronic Engineering Technology) (This course replaces PLTW 102.)

EL 144 Embedded Microsystems 3-3-4
Personal computers are used to host an integrated hardware/software development system for applications with embedded Microcontrollers. A system level approach to the specification, decomposition, hardware/software development, and system integration for the implementation of embedded systems is covered through lecture and laboratory experiments. Topics covered include microprocessor architecture, instruction sets, interfacing, and real-time programming techniques in assembly language. Laboratory exercises consist of system level development in serial and parallel data transfer, data acquisition, and analog input and output signal processing. (Prerequisites: CP 107, EL 101 and EL 115 or permission of department head of Electronic Engineering Technology)

EL 210 Electronics II 3-3-4
This course is a continuation of Electronics I covering more advanced electronics topics with a variety of applications. The non-ideal characteristics of op-amps and other electronic devices will be discussed with applications emphasizing offset, gain and linearity. Other topics may include but are not limited to: sensors, pulse width modulations, Bode plots, SCRs, TRIACs and optoelectronics. EDA tools are used to reinforce the theory with electronic analysis simulations. (Prerequisites: EL 110; corequisite: EL 102 or permission of the Department Head of Electronic Engineering Technology)

EL 215 Advanced Digital Electronics 3-3-4
Advanced topics in digital electronics are covered in this course. These topics include the internal structure of logic families, complex digital circuits, synchronous logic, A/D and D/A conversion, timing diagrams, computer bus systems, programmable logic devices (PLD), and complex circuit debugging. The topic of digital interfacing is also covered. This includes interfacing various logic families to each other as well as interfacing logic to various I/O loads, such as inductive loads and 120VAC loads. (Prerequisites: CP 107, EL 110, EL 115 or permission of department head of Electronic Engineering Technology)

EL 251 Advanced Topics in Electronics 3-3-4
This course introduces students to advanced applications in electronics. Topics covered include but are not limited to: an introduction to electronic communication theory including digital communications, fiber optics, programmable logic controllers and human-machine interface. Laboratory exercises are used to reinforce classroom theory. (Prerequisite: EL 210 or permission of the Department Head of Electronic Engineering Technology)

EL 305 Design Project Preparation 1-5-3
This course contains the background material and preparation necessary for Senior Design Project (EL 306) and consists of three integrated learning objectives which are studied concurrently. Objective one will be to document, design and build a team project that will use a typical industry project management process to complete a project assigned by the instructor. Product design documents will be created to guide this objective. Objective two covers the mechanics of designing and fabricating printed circuit boards. This includes the use of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools. The tools used include, but are not limited to, schematic capture and printed circuit board layout. Printed circuit boards will be fabricated that encompass both traditional "through-hole" components and modern "surface-mount" technologies. An overview of current industry standards of workmanship and safety shall be included. In objective three, the student selects a Senior Project to be completed in EL306, obtains approval for that project and develops a detailed project definition. Much latitude is given in selecting a project. Projects may be undertaken individually or as teams. They may be internal or collaborative with industry. The project may involve developing a specific circuit or a more general exposure in an appropriate industrial environment. Ultimately, the project must meet the requirements outlined in EL 306 Senior Design Project and receive final approval from the instructor. Having received final approval, the definition will serve as a guideline for the next phase of the senior project. (Prerequisites: EL 102, EL 110, EL 115, and EN 125 or EN 120; Co-requisite: EL 210; or permission of the Department Head of Electronic Engineering Technology)

EL 306 Senior Design Project 2-5-4
This course is the culmination of two years of theoretical study in the electronics engineering field and is intended to exercise and enhance the student's practical competency in that field. Combined with its preparation course (EL 305) each student will be involved with design, development, implementation, and testing of a curriculum related design as required by Project Definition developed by the student in EL 305. An accurate record of time invested is to be kept, all work is to be documented in a logbook, and regular progress reports are to be submitted. As the project nears completion, a technical write-up will be required as well as a formal presentation of the project. (Prerequisite: EL 305; corequisites: EL 215; or permission of department head of Electronic Engineering Technology)

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