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ELT 1052 Presentation Graphics II (1) spring This is a continuation of ELT 1051 that provides the fundamentals of AutoCAD and continuing topics on schematic capture, circuit analysis, and printed circuit board (PCB) creation. The fundamentals of webpage documentation are also presented. At the end of the course there will be a two-week project that will use all tools explored in the course; 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite ELT 1051 and 1110 or 1022, concurrent enrollment in ELT 1032 [Course fee: $25.00] ELT 1080 Electronics for Computer Engineering (4) fall/spring This course gives students an overview of topics from solid-state electronics. Topics include diode circuits;
the transistor as a small signal amplifier and as a switching element; op-amp circuits; and interfacing circuits common to computer applications; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1031 or 1012 ELT 1101 General Electronics I (4) fall This is an introductory course for students who are not majors in the EET or the CPE programs. It presents a survey of the fundamental principles of electrical theory in order to provide basic understanding for further study and application in other areas. Key topics in direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) circuits are presented including current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, inductance, reactance, impedance, energy, power, electrical sources, magnetism, and transformers. A brief introduction to semiconductors is presented.
Common measurement instruments are discussed and used in laboratory experiments; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MAT 1420
ELT 1110 Introduction to Digital Circuits (4) fall/springThis first course in digital electronics introduces hardware programmable (wired) digital structures from a functional perspective. The logic function, its representation, simplification, and implementation, is developed as a central concept. Two network classes are identified and analyzed: combinatorial and sequential. The nature of digital signals, number systems, the algebra of logic, and graphical minimization are among the topics investigated. Common logic functions are realized in the laboratory using currently popular digital integrated circuits of varying complexity (small-, medium-, and large-scale integration). A familiarity with vendor offerings and knowledge of data book specifications are emphasized; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None ELT 2010 Analog Electronics (4) as required This course for General Engineering Technology majors introduces the use of diodes and transistors as basic circuit elements in power supplies, amplifiers, and digital gates. Operational amplifier configurations are examined in detail. Transfer functions, frequency response, and the effects of feedback are explored; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ELT 1031 ELT 2030 Digital Electronics II (4) as required This is the second course in a sequence of digital electronics for students majoring in Telecommunication Technology. This course is designed to train students in the organization, architecture, and hardware aspects of digital computer systems. Topics include an introduction to microprocessors; types and characteristics of different chips; microprocessors architecture; introduction to programming; PC system organization;
operating systems; motherboards; bus structures; memory; I/O interface devices; disc drives; video displays;
and printers. Serial and parallel buses are discussed. Applications include the interfacing of peripherals, data communications between computers, and a team project; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: ELT 1110 ELT 2040 Computer System Components/Interfaces (4) spring This course is a continuation of the interfacing concepts started in ELT 2050 from the local processor level to the board and systems level. Topics studied include data communications standards and techniques;
data structures; multiple interrupt problems; and advanced assembly language programming. Computer systems and peripherals are studied with emphasis on dealing with systems, reading documentation, and interconnecting subsystems. Software will be written to test the systems; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1080 and 2050 and CIS 2025 [Course fee: $70.00] ELT 2050 Microcomputer Techniques (4) fall/spring This course introduces students to the fundamentals of computers with an emphasis on applications using microcontrollers. Topics include assembly language programming; computer architecture (CPU, memory, input/output devices, and busses); counters; timers; parallel ports; A/D and D/A converters; and interfacing to switches, keypads, display devices, simple sensors, and DC motors; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1110 or 1022, CIS 2025, and concurrent enrollment in ELT 2051 and 3030 [Course fee: $120.00] ELT 2051 Electronics I (4) fall This is an introductory course in electronics. It extends DC-AC circuits into active devices and their associated circuitry. Stress is placed on solid-state theory. Diodes, bipolar transistors, and several types of field-effect transistors are studied. Small signal equivalent circuits and large signal graphical analysis are developed. Included in the applications studied are Class A and Class B amplifiers. Practical approximation
methods are developed throughout the course; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite:
ELT 1032 and MAT 1520
ELT 2052 Electronics II (4) spring This course addresses electronics from a system and applications view rather than a device view as in ELT
2051. System issues such as two-port networks, frequency response, dB, bode plots, and related topics are explored. Active filters, linear supplies, switching supplies, oscillators, and modulation are also covered.
Several additional topics that tie electronics and applications together are also introduced; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 2051 and 2060 and MAT 1520 ELT 2060 Electronic Applications (4) fall/spring The purpose of this course is to integrate material from several courses in order to achieve small working systems. In the process of achieving this integration, topics in the theory and application of operational amplifiers, the theory and applications of A/D and D/A systems, and the integration of instrumentation will be explored. Analysis in both time and frequency will be used. Additional topics will be added as seen appropriate. Analysis will often use MultiSim to assist with concepts; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1032, concurrent enrollment in ELT 2050 and 2051 ELT 2061 Electromechanical Systems I (4) spring The course introduces applied system mathematics including block diagram algebra, LaPlace transforms, and graphical technique such as Bode analysis. Basic modeling techniques for first and second order systems are covered. Open loop characteristics are initially developed and system models are then constructed for closed loop simulations. Damping coefficients and stability are looked at with an initial introduction to PID controllers. Some time is spent looking at a commercial Programmable Logic controller; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520, ELT 1032 and 1110 or 2072 and 3060 ELT 2071 Basic Electricity (3) fall The course introduces the physical concepts of electricity and electrical devices for mechanical engineering technology students. Fundamentals of power, resistance, inductance, capacitance, motors, and generators from the standpoint of their relationship to mechanical applications are covered; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1420 ELT 2072 Electronics (4) spring Linear and digital electronics, including microprocessors, are studied from the standpoint of the electricalmechanical interface. Concepts of sensors and transducers, amplifiers, semiconductor control devices, and integrated logic circuits account for approximately two-thirds of the course. The last third is spent on learning the application of a small microcomputer to simple industrial control problems. Related laboratory exercises reinforce the class material; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 2071 and CIS 1050 or MEC 1050 or equivalent ELT 2130 Industrial Electronics (4) spring This is a multi-purpose course designed to acquaint the student with the electronic devices, circuits and computer techniques used to control industrial operations. Specifically included in the course are sensors and related instrumentation; power switching devices; DC and AC motors; stepping and brushless motors;
and Programmable Logic Controllers. Applications and control issues involved with these devices are investigated as well. If time permits, additional topics of student interest will be investigated; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 2051 and 2060
ELT 2720 Electrical Project (3) spring This course introduces the student to electrical product development and fabrication. Topics include schematic and circuit layout conventions; printed circuit board assembly; enclosures; connector and cabling options; and scheduling, budgeting, and documenting the project. Each student will work on a product of reasonable complexity; develop and assemble a printed circuit board; and document and present the finished product. The laboratory portion is intended to develop practical skills in circuit board layout and fabrication;
2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in the EET program or instructor permission [Course fee: $50.00] ELT 2730 Engineering Project (3) as required The goal of the capstone course is to provide students with an opportunity to use their technical knowledge to develop a final technical project. Students need to use their abilities in analysis, synthesis, and interpersonal skills to solve engineering or manufacturing problems. The objectives of the course are for students to apply technical knowledge to solving problems; practice decision-making skills; demonstrate teamwork; perform technical analysis; demonstrate synthesis; develop documentation and presentation skills; and develop time
management. The course is normally offered on-line; 3 hours of lecture/laboratory per week. Prerequisite:
ELT 1051, 2050, and 2051 ELT 3010 Digital II (4) fall This course is designed to extend the student’s skill with digital hardware. It covers more advanced topics than can be covered in a first digital course, including advanced digital design techniques. Various design methodologies are studied, such as state machine design and the use of hardware description languages.
Applications focus on the design of computer hardware subsystems. The laboratory experiences illustrate the various methods for design entry such as schematic entry and VHDL. Additionally, simulation and testing is a major focus in the laboratory. Designs are implemented using commercial Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs); 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1022 or 1110 and 1080 or 2050 ELT 3020 Electrical Circuits and Controls (4) fall This course provides an intense introduction to the basics of DC and AC circuits. The applications of these principles to electromechanical systems, transformers, power distribution, and motors are explored.
Transducers, sensors, and the fundamentals of digital systems are examined as well; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520, junior standing or instructor permission ELT 3030 Solid State Electronics (4) spring This course reviews solid state theory and introduces students to multilayer semiconductor devices (diodes, bipolar and field effect transistors, thyristors, PUTs, etc.). Other topics include integrated circuit amplifiers, comparators, timers, regulators, multiplexers, and oscillators. Computer simulation software is used; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1032 or 3060 [Course fee: $150.00] ELT 3040 Electronic and Data Communications (4) spring This course introduces students to the concepts necessary to understand data communications in today’s networked world. Both analog communications and digital communications are studied. Topics include media characteristics, Fourier series analysis, frequency division multiplexing, noise, and modulation techniques. Additional topics include network protocols; data encoding techniques; error detection and correction; encryption; and data compression; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.
Prerequisite: MAT 1520, ELT 2050, 3030, and CIS 2025