Electronic Engineering Technology

Degrees and Certificates


ELET101C: Circuit Analysis I

Credits 4

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, parallel circuits, and 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 circuit and analysis techniques. Additional topics include the discussion of alternating waveform characteristics and analysis of sinusoidal alternating waveforms. Lab experiments are designed to reinforce the classroom work.

ELET102C: Circuit Analysis II

Credits 4

A continuation of ELET 101C; 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 include transformers and three-phase circuits. Lab experiments are designed to reinforce the classroom work.

ELET110C: Electronics I

Credits 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 tools are used to reinforce the theory through electronic analysis simulations. Lab experimentation reinforces classroom theory with practical work.

ELET115C: Digital Fundamentals

Credits 3

Open to all majors; 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 lab experiments 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.

ELET144C: Embedded Microsystems

Credits 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 lab experiments. Topics covered include microprocessor architecture, instruction sets, interfacing, and real-time programming techniques in assembly language. Lab exercises consist of system-level development in serial and parallel data transfer, data acquisition, and analog input and output signal processing.

ELET210C: Electronics II

Credits 4

A continuation of ELET 110C 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.

ELET215C: Advanced Digital Electronics

Credits 4

Advanced topics in digital electronics including 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.

ELET251C: Advanced Topics in Electronics

Credits 4

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. Lab exercises are used to reinforce classroom theory.

ELET305C: Design Project Preparation

Credits 3

Contains the background material and preparation necessary for ELET 306C 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 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 industry standards of workmanship and safety are included.

In objective three, the student selects a senior project to be completed in ELET 306C, 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 ELET 306C and receive final approval from the instructor. The definition will serve as a guideline for the next phase of the senior project.

ELET306C: Senior Design Project

Credits 4

The culmination of two years of theoretical study in the electronics engineering field; is intended to exercise and enhance the student’s practical competency in that field. When combined with ELET 305C, it prepares each student to each student be involved with design, development, implementation, and testing of a curriculum-related design as required by the project definition developed by the student in ELET 305C. 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.