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ELT 1031  Electrical Circuits I  (4)                                                                              fall
This course is an introductory study of DC and AC electrical circuits. Course content includes the basic ideas of electrical charge, current, voltage, resistance, energy, and power. Capacitance, inductance, and the transient behavior of RC and RL circuits are also studied. For AC, the concepts of frequency, period, phase, and magnitude of sine waves are developed. The electrical circuit parameters are studied as phasors and complex numbers, and expressed in polar and rectangular form. Major AC topics studied include reactance, impedance, power, and resonance. Electric circuit theory includes Ohm’s Law; Kirchhoff’s laws; Thevenin’s theorem; and maximum power transfer. Laboratory exercises develop the use of basic measurement equipment and techniques while verifying the concepts studied in lectures; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MAT 1420 [Course fee: $260]

ELT 1032  Electrical Circuits II  (4)                                                                        spring
This course is a continuation of ELT 1031. Circuit analysis using advanced network theorems and techniques is introduced. Topics such as superposition; mesh and nodal analysis; Thevenin’s theorem; and controlled sources are investigated. Other topics include parallel resonance, transformers, poly phase circuits, frequency response, and response to non-sinusoidal signals. Laboratory exercises provide enhanced experience in using oscilloscopes and function generators on circuits demonstrating the concepts developed in lectures; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1031 and MAT 1420, concurrent enrollment in MAT 1520 [Course fee: $65]

ELT 1051  Presentation Graphics I  (1)                                                                      fall
This course provides hands-on experience in creating technical presentations using many different software programs including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Topics include terminology, layout, chart creation, effective chart usage, and integrating text, graphics, and audio/video.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to assemble and demonstrate an effective presentation.  Additional topics covered include the use of simulation programs such as Multisim and LabVIEW; 3 hours of laboratory per week; Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment ELT 1031 and MAT 1112 or 1420

ELT 1052  Presentation Graphics II  (1)                                                               spring
This is a continuation of ELT 1051 that introduces students to the fundamentals of webpage creation, printed circuit board (PCB) design, and continues the use of LabVIEW. Emphasis is placed on technical communication through the use of graphics. Delivery is hybrid with a mix of in-class and online instruction; 3 hours of laboratory per week.  Prerequisite: ELT 1051 and 1110, concurrent enrollment in ELT 1032

ELT 1080  Electronics for Computer Engineering  (4)                                fall/spring
This course gives CPE 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. Laboratory exercises serve to reinforce concepts studied in lectures; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1031, MAT 1420

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 1102  General Electronics II  (4)                                                           as required
This course continues the topics from ELT 1101 as a survey of the fundamental principles of electronic theory for students who are not majors in the EET or CPE programs. Prerequisite: ELT 1101

ELT 1110  Introduction to Digital Circuits  (4)                                              fall/spring
This first course in digital electronics introduces basic logic principles, logic circuit definition, and binary number theory. The concepts of combinational logic circuits are developed along with logic circuit generation, minimization, and construction. The course later deals with memory and sequential logic circuits including counters, shift registers, and random access memories. State machines are then discussed and illustrated through more complex systems. A strong working knowledge of modern CAD tools and technologies, including VHDL and circuit simulators, as well as the function and application of programmable logic devices (PLDs) is developed in the laboratory; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $75)

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: $80]

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, CIS 2025,  and ELT 1080 or concurrent enrollment in ELT 2051 or 3030 [Course fee: $160]

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, 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 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 or 3060 and 1110 or 2072

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 electrical-mechanical 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 2073  LabVIEW  (3)                                                                                 as required
This course introduces the basics of the program and system design platform LabVIEW (Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Engineering Workbench). Students will develop and use a series of virtual instruments (VIs), test, and control systems within the LabVIEW environment. Advanced data analysis using the built-in program libraries will be explored with results displayed on user-defined graphical readouts. Related laboratory exercises reinforce the class material; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1031, 2071, or instructor permission [Course fee: $215]

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 2210  Introduction to Solid State Lighting (3)                                                   fall
This course introduces the fundamentals of solid state lighting systems.  The student will gain experience using various LEDs, optics, and heat sinks to create a total lighting solution. Various applications for using LEDs for lighting will be studied; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Pre-requisites: PHY 1041 or 2041 and MAT 1420 [Course fee: $110]

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: ELT 1052, 1110, 2050, and 2051, concurrent enrollment in ELT 2052 and 2130 [Course fee: $160]

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 online; 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 1110,1080, 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 or junior standing and 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

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

ELT 3050  Microprocessor Techniques II  (4)                                                     spring
This third course in digital electronics focuses on implementing an embedded system. Topics include a review of programmable peripherals; interfacing standard i/o devices and sensors found in embedded systems; standard communication interfaces; battery-based operation; ROMable code; mixed language programming (assembly language and C); real  time programming issues; and hardware based debugging techniques (in-circuit emulation). The students work with a single board computer and build a complete, stand-alone embedded system; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 2050, 3010 

ELT 3053  Electronics III  (4)                                                                                        fall
This course builds on the introduction to solid state devices and analog systems in Electronics I and II and will incorporate current devices and techniques in the industry. Topics will include additional discrete devices (voltage references, IGBTs), specialized amplifiers (instrumentation amplifiers, current sense amplifiers), and power management systems (smart battery charging circuits, high efficiency DC to DC/AC conversion). The specific devices and systems will change as suggested by the industry. Prerequisite: ELT 2052, 2060, and 2130

ELT 3060  Electrical Circuit Analyses  (3)                                                                 fall
This course reviews and extends the circuit analysis capabilities of students who have only had an introductory electrical circuits course. Topics include passive components (resistor, capacitor, inductor, transformers), Kirchhoff’s laws, network theorems (mesh, nodal, Thevenin, Norton, superposition), dependent sources, two port models, and transient response. This course emphasizes alternating current concepts and makes use of computer simulation software; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1520 and ELT 2072 or 1031

ELT 4010  Computer Architecture  (3)                                                                       fall
This course discusses the architecture of computer systems, both inside the CPU as well as outside. Topics include pipelines, cache, floating-point unit, RISC vs. CISC architecture, and so forth. Issues such as branch prediction, pipeline interlocks, and coordinating SMP machines are discussed. Additional topics cover the system at large (busses of various types, memory architecture, disk controllers, NICs, etc.) The emphasis is on real systems and characteristics of current technology; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ELT 3050

ELT 4020  Digital Signal Processing  (3)                                                             spring
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) theory and applications are covered from an introductory to an intermediate level.  Throughout the course, the implementation of DSP algorithms and mathematical functions such as Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) filters, Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters, correlation routines, Discrete Fourier Transforms (DFT), and Inverse Discrete Fourier Transforms (IDFT) are examined; 3 hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite: ELT 2050 and MAT 2532 [Course fee: $35]

ELT 4040  Advanced Electronic Systems & Components  (4)                                      spring
This course builds on all the coursework in the EET program and explores specific topics which are currently relevant. Topics will include software and hardware aspects of advanced communications systems (such as Bluetooth, WiFi, or USB), electro-optical systems (sensors and displays), and (machine) vision systems. The specific devices and systems will change as suggested by industry; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CIS 2260; ELM 3015; ELT 3040, 3050, and 3053; and MAT 3170

ELT 4701  Electrical Engineering Project I  (2)                                                                               fall
This course emphasizes project design, planning, and manufacturing issues. Topics include planning and budgeting; safety in the design; design for manufacturability; fabrication techniques; testing for safety and reliability; and quality control. Students are given a small electromechanical design on which to apply the lecture material. Students also select and begin planning a major, team-oriented project that is completed in Projects II. The project must have major electrical and software components; 1 hour of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CIS 2260; ELM 3015; ELT 2052, 2061, 3040, and 3050; PHY 3120, concurrent enrollment in ELM 4015 and 4231 [Course fee: $160]

ELT 4702  Electrical Engineering Project II  (3)                                                                           spring
This course is a continuation of EET Project I and deals primarily with issues of large-scale projects. Coordination between the members of the design teams is stressed with frequent seminars and mini-presentations to inform everyone of the team progress. A major presentation of the team project is required at the end of the semester; 1 hour of lecture, 6 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 4040, 4701, concurrent enrollment in ELM 4232 [Course fee: $160]