ECON.2010 Economics I (Microeconomics)
Studies the principles of production and exchange. An introduction to demand, supply, pricing, and output under alternative market structures. Derived demand and resource markets are introduced. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Quantitative Literacy (QL). 3 credits.
Special Notes: BS
ENGL.1010 College Writing I
A workshop course that thoroughly explores the writing process from pre-writing to revision, with an emphasis on critical thinking, sound essay structure, mechanics, and academic integrity. Students will read, conduct rhetorical analyses, and practice the skills required for participation in academic discourse. Students will write expository essays throughout the semester, producing a minimum of four formal essays. 3 credits.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II
A workshop course that thoroughly explores the academic research writing process with an emphasis on entering into academic conversation. Building on the skills acquired in College Writing I, students will learn to write extensively with source material. Key skills addressed include finding,assessing, and integrating primary and secondary sources, and using proper documentation to ensure academic integrity. Students will produce analytical writing throughout the semester, including a minimum of four formal, researched essays. 3 credits.
ETEC.2130 Electric Circuits I
Discusses: electrical circuits; voltage, current and resistance; energy, power and charge; Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Current Law and Kirchhoff's Voltage Law; simplification and conversion techniques for networks containing sources and/or resistance; Thevenin's and Norton's theorems; fundamentals of magnetism and magnetic circuits; properties of capacitance and inductance and associated transient behavior of circuits. 3 credits.
ETEC.2140 Circuits II and Laboratory
This course provides a continuation of 17.213. Topics include sinusoidal waveforms, phasors, impedance and network elements. Mesh and nodal analysis of AC circuits; series and parallel circuits, superposition and Wye/Delta conversions are also covered. The use of power supplies and various electrical measuring instruments will be studied. DC circuit analysis concepts studied in 17.213 will be verified by laboratory experiments. Written reports are required. Alternate lecture and laboratory sessions. 2 credits.
ETEC.2150 Circuits III and Laboratory
This course serves as a continuation of 17.214. Topics to be discussed include maximum power transfer, real and reactive power; resonance; and polyphase systems. Oscilloscopes, voltage, current and phase measurements are demonstrated. Other topics include series and parallel sinusoidal circuits, series-parallel sinusoidal circuits, series resonance, parallel resonance and transformers. Filters, 2-port networks, computer aided circuit analysis (PSPICE). Computer terminals will be available in the laboratory and their use is expected. Written reports are required. Alternate lecture and laboratory sessions. 2 credits.
ETEC.2160 Circuits IV
Advanced Circuits is a continuation of passive circuit analysis, where the student is introduced into the frequency domain. LaPlace techniques are used to analyze electric circuits using sources and elements similar to those in earlier circuit analysis courses. The concept of boundary conditions is introduced along with initial value and final value theorems. There is a brief review of mathematical concepts such as logarithm, exponential functions and partial fraction expansion to aid the student for newer analysis techniques. The S plane is introduced as a graphical technique to plot the poles and zeros of a function and acquire an insight into the time domain. The dualities of electrical elements in other engineering fields (mechanical, fluids and thermal) are introduced and analyzed using LaPlace techniques. Bode plots are used as another tool to gain insight into the time domain. The cascade interconnect is introduced along with the concept of transfer functions and the impulse response. Filter circuits are again analyzed but this time in the frequency domain using the concepts of LaPlace and Bode. 3 credits.
ETEC.3410 Logic Design I and Laboratory
This course studies numbers, switching (Boolean) algebra, switching functions, and combinational circuits. Number systems and conversion. Binary codes. Switching algebra. Algebraic simplification of switching functions. Canonical forms of switching functions. Switching function minimization using Karnaugh maps. Two-level and multi-level combinational circuits. Gate conversion. Decoders, encoders, multiplexers, and demultiplexers. Programmable logic devices: read-only memories, programmable logic arrays and programmable array logic. 3 credits.
Special Notes: 17.341 Logic Design I and Lab and 17.342 Logic Design II and Lab replace 17.346 Logic Design A, 17.347 Logic Design B and 17.348 Logic Design C.
ETEC.3420 Logic Design II and Laboratory
This course studies synchronous sequential circuits and register transfer logic. Latches and flip-flops. Registers. Counters. Analysis and design of synchronous sequential circuits. Moore model and Mealy model. Two's complement arithmetic. Algorithmic state machine (ASM) chart. One-hot state assignment. Register transfer logic. Data-path and control circuit. Design of a simple arithmetic processor. 3 credits.
Special Notes: 17.341 Logic Design I and Lab and 17.342 Logic Design II and Lab replace 17l.346 Logic Design A, 17.347 Logic Design B and 17.348 Logic Design C.
ETEC.3500 Control Systems I
This course covers the concepts of feedback; open loop and closed loop systems, feedback in electrical and mechanical systems, mathematical models of systems and linear approximations, transfer functions of linear systems, block diagrams and signal flow graphs, sensitivity, control of transient response, disturbance signals, time domain performance: steady state errors, performance indices, stability related to s-plane location of the roots of the characteristic equation, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, graphical analysis techniques: root locus, frequency response as polar plot and Bode diagrams, closed loop frequency response. A control system design project is included in the course. 3 credits.
ETEC.3530 Digital Electronics
This course presents the building blocks and concepts associated with digital electronic networks. The material presented will cover the design requirements necessary to develop successfully functioning digital logic circuits. The lectures will cover combinatorial networks, the Eber-Moll Transistor model, state devices, RTL, TTL, ECL, and CMOS logic families, read-only memories (ROMs), static and dynamic MOS random access memories (RAMs), programmable logic arrays (PLAs) and macrocell logic. Homework, based on actual applications, is designed to provide practice in the use of the fundamental circuit design. Real life examples are given to show the application of design theory. Pre-Requisites: 27.356, 17.341. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: 17.356, ETEC.3410
ETEC.3540 PSPICE Simulation
OrCADÆs Capture is used as the schematic entry tool to generate circuits that will be simulated using PSPICE. AC and DC independent and dependent sources and device models will be used in these circuits that will then be evaluated by various simulation methods using voltage, current and frequency sweeping as well as temperature and time sweeps. The graphical analysis tool, Probe, will be used to display the results of the simulations and ProbeÆs mathematical functions will be used to further analyze the simulation results. All of these functions will be presented in a combination of lecture, homework, and hands-on PC lab environment. Applications learned in class will be reinforced by homework problems which will then be applied in the PC lab.
Pre-Requisite: 17.355 3 credits.
ETEC.3550 Electronics I and Laboratory
This course introduces Electronics from a fundamental perspective and analyses of circuits from a practical point of view. Semiconductor devices and their application are stressed. This course surveys the operating characteristics of pn junction diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers, and analyzes their application in actual circuits. The use of diodes in power switching circuits and the use of transistors in logic circuits and amplifiers will be covered extensively. Examples and homework, based on present-day applications, are designed to provide practice in the use of fundamental concepts and applications. It is expected that following the four-course electronic sequence, students will be able to use the textbook used in this course or other professional level electronic texts for further study of specific electronic topics. The course includes computer applications in solving problems involving models of electronic devices and circuits. Coverage of some topics is based on notes handed out that augments coverage in Sedra and SMith. 2 credits.
ETEC.3560 Electronics II and Laboratory
This is the second course in a series of four courses with Labs. It introduces Electronics from a fundamental perspective and analyzes circuits from a practical point of view. Semiconductor devices and their application are stressed. P-and N-channel MOSFETs and junction field effect transistors (FET) will be introduced and discussed. These include linear small-signal AC models, and amplifier. This course surveys the operating characteristics of MOSFET and bipolar junction transistors (BJT) its circuit symbols; nonlinear large signal behavior and operational amplifiers, and analyses; their application in actual circuits. Large signal piecewise linear DC circuits, and small signal AC circuits will be studied. This course will include MOSFET and BJT as used in amplifiers, switches cut-off and saturation will be discussed. Examples and homework, based on present day applications, are designed to provide practice in the use of fundamental concepts, and applications. It is expected that following the four course electronic sequence, students will be able to use the textbook used in this course or other professional level electronic texts for further study of specific electronic topics. The course includes computer applications in solving problems involving models of electronic devices and circuits. Coverage of some topics is based on notes handed out that augments coverage in Sedra and Smith.
Pre-Requisites: 17.215, 17.355, 42.226, 92.126 2 credits.
ETEC.3570 Electronics III and Laboratory
This course introduces Electronics from a fundamental perspective and analyses of circuits from a practical point of view. It is expected that following the four course electronic sequence, students will be able to use the textbook used in this course or other professional level electronic texts for further study of specific electronic topics. The following topics will be covered: review BJT and MOSFET, differential amplifiers, and frequency response of different types of amplifiers will be discussed, diff. pair, small signal analysis, biasing, current source, active load CMOS, Frequency response, Bode Plots cascode configuration. 2 credits.
ETEC.3580 Electronics IV and Laboratory
This course provides the student with the understanding of feedback. The course covers the feedback equations, the four topologies of feedback, two port theory, Bode Plots, active filters, Weinbridge Oscillators, and power amplifiers. There are two experiments the first covers finite gain, finite band width, output resistance, input resistance, and nonlinear distortion. The second covers multiple poles and loop stability, stabilization with three coincident poles, and loop gain for oscillation. 2 credits.
ETEC.3600 Mathematics and Statistics/E.E.T.
Uses the computer to apply mathematics, probability and statistics to technological problems. Topics include: probability, statistics, regression, correlation, goodness of fit, variance, probability distributions and the computer solution of algebraic equations associated with multivariable statistical problems.
Pre-Requisites: 17.353, 17.358, 17.365 3 credits.
ETEC.3610 Project Laboratory A
The project lab runs for 14 weeks with design, fabrication, and testing of the project during the weeks one through twelve, and the last two weeks for presentation of the projects to the class. It is expected that all projects be presented operational and meeting the design performance requirements. There are exceptions to this. In the case of non-working projects the progress and final report will be heavily relied on for grading. 2 credits.
ETEC.3650 Applied Linear Devices
Discusses the linear and nonlinear applications and characteristics of linear-integrated devices. Optimal use of industry-published specifications, application notes and handbook data will be stressed. Topics to be covered include operational amplifiers, regulators, comparators, analog switches, time-function generators, instrument circuits, logarithmic circuits, computing circuits, and signal processing circuits. 3 credits.
ETEC.3680 Data Conversion and Laboratory
This course teaches the fundamentals of data
conversion including digital to analog converters
(DACs) using R/2R ladder networks, analog to
digital converters (ADCs), sampling theory, coding
schemes, sources of errors in DAC's and ADC's,
voltage to frequency converters, frequency to
voltage converters, sample and hold circuits,
transfer functions of converters, wave shaping
devices, and applications by designing and
constructing a data conversion system. Pre-
Requisite: 17.341 2 credits.
ETEC.3760 Electromagnetic Theory
This course examines waves and phasors, transmission lines as distributed circuits, Smith chart calculations, impedance matching, transients on transmission lines, vector analysis, electrostatics and capacitance, steady current flow in conductors and resistance, magnetostatics and inductance. 3 credits.
ETEC.3830 Microprocessors A
Introduces the microprocessor and microprocessor programming through an integrated set of experiments and related lectures. Topics include: binary, decimal, and hexadecimal numbers; the microprocessor; memory devices; structure of microprocessor-based systems; programming and instruction sets; addressing modes; arithmetic, logical, and shift instructions; branch conditions and instructions; indexed addressing; the tack; subroutines; assembly language; floating-point routines; and software development techniques. Approximately one-half of the course time will be an associated laboratory, culminating with a programming project.
Pre-Requisite: 17.341 3 credits.
Special Notes: Lab components and materials need to be purchased separately.
ETEC.3840 Microprocessors B
Extends the skills developed in 17.393 to interfacing the microprocessor to the outside world through an integrated set of experiments and related lectures. Topics include: architecture of microprocessor-based systems; microcontrollers; parallel I/O ports; interrupts; A/D and D/A converters; programmable timers; handshaking; and serial communications. The course will contain a three-week project applying the functions learned to a real world design. Approximately one-half of the course time will be an associated laboratory. 2 credits.
Special Notes: Lab components and materials need to be purchased separately.
ETEC.3910 Project Laboratory B
The project lab runs for 14 weeks with design, fabrication, and testing of the project during the weeks one through twelve, and the last two weeks for presentation of the projects to the class. It is expected that all projects be presented operational and meeting the design performance requirements. There are exceptions to this. In the case of non-working projects the progress and final report will be heavily relied on for grading. May do project at work (all requirements of reports, presentation, etc. still required).
Pre-Requisites: 17.361, or 17.353 and 17.358 and 17.365 2 credits.
ETEC.3920 Project Laboratory
The project lab runs for 14 weeks with design, fabrication, and testing of the project during the weeks one through twelve, and the last two weeks for presentation of the projects to the class. It is expected that all projects be presented operational and meeting the design performance requirements. There are exceptions to this. In the case of non-working projects the progress and final report will be heavily relied on for grading. May do project at work (all requirements of reports, presentation, etc. still required). 2 credits.
ETEC.4270 Digital Signal Processing
This course covers the basic theory of digital signal processing. Sampling theory, discrete time signals and systems, and transform methods - Z transform and Fourier series and transforms - are discussed in detail. Computational techniques, such as the Fast Fourier Transform are discussed. The basic concepts of digital filter design are described. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: 17.353, 92.234, INFO.2670.
ETEC.4590 Power Conversion Design I
Power supply design is introduced starting with a simple half wave and full wave rectifier capacitor filter power supply. The student will develop a design process that details performance requirements that will translate into topology selection and component requirements. To improve line and load regulation as well as output voltage tolerance, feedback control is introduced using linear regulator. Circuit elements which effect regulation are explored and the improvements in regulation through regulator gain is demonstrated. Protection circuits, regulator efficiency and thermal design are also introduced. The high frequency switching forward conversion topologies are explored, detailing the output filter design and its effect on control and loop stability. Bode plots are used to determine loop stability and selection of the amplifier's break frequencies. PSPICE is used as a tool to plot over all regulator frequency response. The output filter inductor design is studied with respect to core selection, wire size and thermal analysis. The switching regulator efficiency is also studied. Along with the forward converter, the flyback regulators are also introduced both in continuous and discontinuous mode of operation.
Pre-Requisites: 17.350 and 17.365 3 credits.
ETEC.4690 Control Systems II
Serves as a complement to 17.350 in that modern approaches to control system design are described. State space modeling techniques are presented. State feedback using pole placement is introduced. State estimation using observers is presented in the context of closed loop state feedback design. Techniques for digital control are discussed along with concepts from optimal and nonlinear control. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: ETEC.3500. Directed study.
ETEC.4770 Electromagnetic Theory II
Review of Maxwell's equations. The wave equation for free space propagation. Concept of a time varying electromagnetic field. Sinusoidal plane waves. Plane waves in dielectric and conductive media. Poynting's vector, depth and penetration, force and radiation pressure, reflection of EM waves from perfect conductors, dielectrics, and multiple dielectrics. Quarter wave and half-wave matching, polarization, Brewster's angle, and surface waves. Introductory concepts in guided electromagnetic waves including transmission lines, waveguides, and antennas from the viewpoint of Maxwell's equations. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: ETEC.3760 and MATH.2340.
INFO.2670 C Programming
Introduces students to the techniques of programming in C. The language syntax, semantics, its applications, and the portable library are covered. This course is not an introductory course in programming. However, it will teach some of the basics in the first few weeks. Students should have a working knowledge of at least one high-level programming language. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: Previous programming experience
Special Notes: Students may not receive credit for both the INFO.2110/INFO.2120 sequence and INFO.2670
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INFO.2680 C++ Programming
This course will cover the C++ language and show the student how to use the language. We will cover class construction, operator overloading, virtual functions, templates, and introduce the student to the IO streams. Inheritance and its use in creating extendible libraries will be presented. Object-oriented concepts will be presented in the context of the C++ language and its support for object-oriented programming. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: INFO.2670 or INFO.2120; requires C++ compiler software
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MATH.1200 Precalculus Mathematics I
Intended for students whose background in basic algebra is current. The course objective is to provide students with problem solving and computational techniques needed for further course work and in their occupation. Topics covered include: linear equations, slope of a line, quadratic equations, functions, transformations, inequalities, curve sketching, systems of equations, and the exponential and logarithmic functions 3 credit(s) Prerequisite: 90.11 or equivalent or satisfactory score on the Math Placement Exam given the first week of class. Credit is given for only one of the following courses; 92.120, or 92.121. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: MATH.1115, equivalent, or passing Math Placement Exam
Special Notes: Credit is given for only one of the two following
courses: 92.120 or 92.121.
MATH.1230 Precalculus Mathematics II
Reviews angles and their measure, the trigonometric functions, solving triangles, law of sines, law of cosines, circular functions and their graphs, vectors and trigonometric identities. No credit in Science or Engineering. 3 credits.
Special Notes: MA. Students may not receive credit for both 92.123 and 92.124.
MATH.1250 Calculus A
Serves as a first course in calculus and provides a brief review of analytic geometry and trigonometric functions. The course progresses to the study of inverse functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, rules for differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, chain rule, implicit differentiation, linear approximation, differentials, and maximum and minimum values. 3 credits.
Special Notes: MA. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH.1220 or MATH.1310.
MATH.1260 Calculus B
Serves as a continuation of MATH.1250. The course covers L'Hopital's Rule, optimization problems, Newton's method, sigma notation, integration, area between curves, volume, arc length, surface area, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, partial fraction decomposition, and improper integrals. 3 credits.
Special Notes: MA
MATH.2250 Calculus C
Serves as a continuation of MATH.1260. This course covers integration by parts, integration of trigonometric integrals, trigonometric substitution, partial fraction, numeric integration, improper integrals, L'Hopital's Rule, indeterminate forms, sequences, infinite series, integral tests, comparison tests, alternating series tests, power series, Taylor series, polar coordinates, graphs and areas in polar coordinates, and parametric equations. 3 credits.
Special Notes: MA
MATH.2260 Calculus D
Serves as a continuation of MATH.2250. This course covers curvature, cylindrical surfaces, dot and cross products, curves and planes in three space, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, functions of two variables, chain rule, directional derivatives and gradient, tangent planes, and double and triple integrals in rectangular, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems. 3 credits.
Prerequisite: MATH.2250 Pre-req
Special Notes: MA
MATH.2340 Differential Equations
Topics include methods of solutions for linear and non-linear first order differential equations, linear second order differential equations, higher order linear differential equations, systems of first-order differential equations. Laplace transforms. Numerical methods. Applications to physical systems. 3 credits.
MTEC.2260 Technical Communications for Engineering Technology
This course introduces students to presenting ideas, data, and proposals in clear concise formats to maximize understanding and impact. Both written and presentation skills are stressed and familiarity with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is preferred but not a prerequisite. The end-product is a complete understanding of the elements which blend together to create effective communication in a technical environment. 3 credits.
Special Notes: can be substituted for 42.226
PHIL.2030 Introduction to Ethics
Examines the basic issues and problems of ethics and values and a survey of some important alternative answers to the questions raised, on both an individual and a social level, by our necessity to act and to live in a rational and human way. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE). 3 credits.
Special Notes: AHDE
PHIL.3340 Engineering and Ethics
A philosophical analysis of the ethical dimensions and responsibilities of the engineering profession. Specific case studies and ethical issues are analyzed through the application of some of the basic concepts and principles of traditional and contemporary ethical theories. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE). 3 credits.
PHYS.1310 Technical Physics I
Presents material in both the class and laboratory format. Topics include: vectors; one- and two- dimensional motion; Newton's laws of motion; translational and rotational equilibrium; work and energy; linear momentum; and circular motion and gravitation. Two additional Friday night classes are required. 3 credits.
PHYS.1320 Technical Physics II
Covers material in both the class and laboratory format. Rotational dynamics; mechanical vibrations and waves; sound; solids and fluids; thermal physics; heat and law of thermodynamics will be discussed. One session per week. Two additional Friday night classes are required. 3 credits.
Special Notes: SL
PSYC.1010 Introduction to Psychological Science
An introduction course that focuses on application of the scientific method to major areas of psychology: biological, cognitive, developmental, social and personality, and mental and physical health. The course addresses the importance of social and cultural diversity, ethics, variations in human functioning, and applications to life and social action both within these areas and integrated across them. The research basis for knowledge in the field is emphasized. 3 credits.
Special Notes: BS