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Appendix 4: 2EET Course Outlines
This Appendix contains the following Course Outlines for:
Number Title Page No.3
ET 005 Engineering Methods in Engineering Technology 201
EE T 114 Electric Circuits II 204
EE T 117 Digital Electronics 207
EE T 118 Electrical Circuits II Laboratory 210
EE T 120 Digital Electronics Laboratory 212
EE T 205 Semiconductor Laboratory 215
EE T 210 Fundamentals of Semiconductors 218
EE T 211 Microprocessors 221
EE T 213W Fundamentals of Electrical Machines Using Writing Skills 224
EE T 216 Linear Electronic Circuits 228
EE T 220 Programmable Logic Controllers 231
EE T 221 Linear Electronics Laboratory 235
ET 005 - Engineering Methods in Engineering Technology
Standard Course Outline (Updated Fall 2004)
005: Engineering Methods in Engineering Technology
(1 credit). Introduction to experimental and computer methods in engineering technology; applications of experimental concepts through student involvement in computer exercises. Lab. Prerequisites: EET101, MATH 081.
Goals of the Course:
Engineering Methods in Engineering Technology
The purpose of this course is to introduce new engineering technology students to experimental and computer methods commonly used in engineering technology. This course will emphasize the application of experimental methods and concepts using computers by involving students in hands-on computer analysis of technical problems based on laboratory-type data. Additionally, students will be introduced to analysis software packages such as PSpice, Electronic Workbench, or acquisition and analysis packages such as Mathcad, Matlab, or LabView. Other topics such as programming in Pascal, C, C++, or Visual Basic and group project activities may be included. These are only suggested topics and may vary greatly depending on changes in technology, needs of local industry, or situations at the various campuses
Relationship to EET
ET 5 contributes to the following EET program outcomes:
Students should be able to apply basic mathematical, scientific, and engineering concepts to technical problem solving. (Outcome 3)
Students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of computer usage, including the use of one or more computer software packages for technical problem solving. (Outcome 4)
Students should be able to work effectively in teams (Outcome 6) (optional)
The specific course outcomes supporting the program outcomes are:
Students will be able to perform calculations using spreadsheets and use software features to display and interpret the results.
Students will be able to perform calculations with mathematical analysis software and analyze and interpret the results.
Students will be able to do circuit analysis of AC and DC circuits.
Students will be able to use electronic design and analysis software to simulate circuits and interpret the results from the analysis.
Students will be able to draw, print, and save electronic schematics.
Students will create a Virtual Instrument using a graphical programming language. (optional)
Students will perform simulated data acquisition with a Virtual Instrument. (optional)
Students will design, code, debug, test and implement a computer program of simple complexity. (optional)
Students will participate in an exercise based on team problem solving. (optional)
Instructors are to choose appropriate texts and or handout materials based on the activities included in their classes.
Herniter, Schematic Capture With MicroSim PSpice, Prentice Hall.
Goody, MicroSim PSpice for Windows Volume I: DC, AC, and Devices & Circuits, Prentice Hall.
Goody, PSPICE for Windows, vol. 2, (op-amps & digital circuits),Prentice Hall.
Sokoloff, Basic Concepts of Labview , Prentice Hall.
Ramteke, Introduction to C and C++ for Technical Students , Prentice Hall
Waite & Prata, New C Primer Plus , Sams Publishing
Zhang, Teach Yourself C in 24 Hours, Sams Publishing
Hunter, Essentials of C++, Research & Education Association
Prerequisites by Topic:
Understanding of voltage, current, resistance and fundamental DC circuits.
The following lists several appropriate activities for ET 005. Coverage times shown in parentheses are suggestions only. Total class hours indicated exceed the time available in the course; instructors should choose those exercises that best suit their circumstances. Note - Class hours as indicated here represent a single, 50-minute class period.
Calculations with spreadsheets: (6 hours)
Enter and plot experimental data (single and multiple trends, multiple axes, etc.).
Fit least squares trendlines to data and analyze errors.
Perform exercises using scientific & engineering math functions.
Perform exercises using data sorting and data analysis features.
Perform calculations using complex variable functions.
Solve engineering problems using iterative solution methods.
Calculations with mathematical analysis software: (viz., Mathcad or Matlab) (6 hours)
Enter and plot experimental data (single and multiple trends, multipe axes, etc.).
Determine least squares equations to fit data.
Develop and plot parametric solutions to multi-variable problems.
Develop simultaneous equation solvers.
Develop solutions to engineering problems using iterative solution methods.
PSpice or equivalent software: (6 hours)
Draw, print, and edit an electronic schematic.
DC and AC node analysis.
Run DC sweep analysis.
Run transient and frequency analysis on circuits and interpret the results.
Use Probe or similar tools to graph results.
LabView (or equivalent software): (6 hours) (optional)
Create a virtual instrument using a graphical programming language.
Reconfigure the virtual instrument to meet new specifications.
Perform data acquisition with the virtual instrument.
Examine and analyze acquired data using statistics such as mean, mode, standard deviation, and correlation coefficient.
Visual Basic, C, or C++ Programming: (12 hours) (optional)
Design, code, debug, test and implement an interactive program of modest complexity.
Investigate program structures.
Apply arithmetic operations and expressions to solving mathematical problems.
Program using loops.
Team Project: (6 hours) (optional)
Use strategies for collaborative problem solving such as creating specifications, brainstorming, sketching an idea, solution evaluation, and solution testing.
Course grading policies are left to the discretion of the individual instructor.
Comments & Suggestions:
Due to the number of topics covered in this one credit course, it is recommended that hand out material be used to cover some of the topics.
Evaluation versions of PSPICE are available for free from Orcad at their website.
A LabVIEW Evaluation Version CD with Guide for Graphical Programming can be obtained from National Instruments for instructors considering purchasing a site license.
Team projects can address any of the activities listed in the suggested course topics.
The following may be useful methods for assessing the success of this course in achieving the intended outcomes listed above:
Traditional exams covering lecture material.
Computer based exams that cover the computer exercises performed by the students in the course.
Written report based on the team problem solving exercise.
A portfolio of student work may be used. (optional)
Michael Marcus, Assistant Professor of Engineering, York Campus