Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology courses for all programs
ECET 106 Success in ECET (1-2 crs.) Class 1-2. Focus on beginning academic career information, specific to students in the ECET department. Survey of ECET department programs. Presents essential tools for collegiate success, including campus resources, time-management skills, study skills, fundamental computer usage, and library skills.
ECET 107 Introduction to Circuit Analysis (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P or C: Math 153. A study of voltage, current, power, and resistance; and Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's circuit laws, and network theorems. Circuit studies cover electronic devices: diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers. Physical features of capacitance and inductance and their effects in transient circuits and in a-c circuits are covered. The laboratory provides experience with electronic instrumentation and circuit simulation.
ECET 109 Digital Fundamentals (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. P or C: Math 111 or higher or consent of instructor. A study of logic gates, binary arithmetic codes, Boolean algebra, mapping, adders, comparators, decoders, encoders, multiplexers, and demultiplexers. Small Scale (SSI) and Medium Scale (MSI) integrated circuits and programmable logic devices are used to develop combinational and sequential circuits.
ECET 116 Electrical Circuits (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P or C: Math 153. A study of d-c, and a-c circuits. This course covers circuit components, R, L, C; voltage; current; power; Ohm's law; Kirchhoff's laws; series and parallel circuits; electrical measurements; sinusoidal voltages; currents; impedances; transformers; motors; polyphase systems, and the National Electrical Code. This course is a service course offered for non-ECET majors.
ECET 157 Electronics Circuit Analysis (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 107 and Math 153. A study of rectification, capacitive filters, IC regulated power supplies, transistor biasing techniques, dependent sources, operational amplifiers, and IC fabrication. Circuit fundamentals such as Kirchhoff's laws are utilized in the analysis and design of circuits. Computer-aided analysis of circuits is used.
ECET 159 Digital Applications (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. P: ECET 109. A continuation of ECET 109. Sequential logic circuits, flip-flops, counters, programmable device logic, shift registers, logic families, and introductory computer concepts.
ECET 164 Applied Object-oriented Programming (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. P or C: Math 153. Problem solving and computing with emphasis on electrical engineering technology applications. Introduction to an object programming language as applied to solving electrical technology problems.
ECET 207 AC Electronics Circuit Analysis (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 157. A study of a-c circuits including the j operator, phasors, reactance and impedance. Circuit laws, network theorems, and the fundamental concepts of Fourier analysis are applied and used in the study of topics such as passive filters, IC filters, amplifiers, resonant circuits, single-phase and three-phase circuits, and elementary magnetic circuits.
ECET 209 Introduction to Microcontrollers (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 159; CPT 140 or ECET 164 or equivalent. An introduction to microprocessor hardware and software focusing on embedded control applications. Assembly language programming, linking, input/output techniques, debugging, memory, timing and peripheral devices are studied. C programming of microcontrollers is introduced.
ECET 231 Electrical Power and Controls (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 157 and ECET 159. P or C: Phys 218. An introduction to transformers, induction motors, and single-phase and three-phase power systems, motor control devices, programmable logic controllers, PLC input and output devices, and PLC communications.
ECET 234 PC Systems I (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. P: ECET 109. P or C: ECET 164 or CPT 140. A study of PC hardware and software. Components of the computer including CPU, memory, ports, drives and cards are covered as well as their setup, operation and troubleshooting. Labs include topics within A+ certification and hardware/software interfacing using Visual Basic.
ECET 257 Power and RF Electronics (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 207. A study of the application of circuit analysis techniques to amplifiers used in power and r-f electronics, including bipolar junction transistors, field-effect transistors, thyristors, r-f amplifiers, phase-locked loops, switching power supplies, and appropriate applications. Computer-aided analysis of circuits is used.
ECET 284 Computer Communications (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 159 P or C: ECET 157. An introductory course in data communication systems. The hardware and software issues in computer communications are studied. Emphasis is on hands-on experience in computer communications, such as cabling, use of communication devices and media, choice of networking topologies, protocols, and platforms.
ECET 302 Introduction to Control Systems (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 231. A continuation of the study of industrial controls including on-off, open-and closed-loop control systems, and analog-based systems. Major topics include relay controls, PLC, controls, HMI and open-PC controls, and networking.
ECET 304 Intro to Communications Systems (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: Math 222 and ECET 257. The theory and techniques of transmitting information (voice, music, data, etc) with wireless systems. This includes signal analysis, AM, FM, PM modulation techniques, transmitters, receivers, networks, filters and antennas through the VHF frequency spectrum. In addition, transmission lines, wireless communication, digital communication and special topics of current interest are introduced.
ECET 307 Analog Network Signal Processing (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 257 and P or C: Math 222. An advanced course in network analysis that stresses network theorems and solutions of time-domain and frequency-domain problems. Software techniques to solve mathematical problems are employed.
ECET 309 Advanced Embedded Microcontrollers (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 209 or equivalent. A study of the advanced applications of embedded microcontrollers, including use of programmable counter/timer arrays, interrupts, multi-tasking, analog interfaces, hardware abstraction, real-time operating systems, and peripheral device drivers.
ECET 331 Generation and Transmission of Electrical Power (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 231. A study of the generation and transmission of electrical energy. Includes modeling and analysis of synchronous alternators, transformers, and transmission lines, plus analytical and computer methods of solving load flow and fault conditions on balanced and unbalanced three-phase systems. Techniques used by utilities for protection and economic operation of power systems are introduced.
ECET 357 Real-Time Digital Signal Processing (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 209. Architecture, instruction set, and hardware and software development tools associated with a fixed-point general-purpose DSP processor. Fundamental principles associated with the processing of discrete-time signals and common applications such as waveform generation, FIR and IIR digital filtering, and DFT-and FFT-based spectral analysis and filtering are covered.
ECET 360 CIM in Electronics Manufacturing (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 157. Manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards; component selection, board layout, soldering and testing. Emphasis is on high-volume, state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, including surface-mount technology (SMT). Laboratory projects include CAD circuit board layout, automatic assembly equipment, thermal characteristics of circuit boards, process design and SPC techniques.
ECET 371 Automation, Instrumentation, and Process Control (4 cr.) Class 2, Lab 4. P: ECET 157, ECET 207, and ECET 231. A project-oriented course combining key areas of automation, instrumentation, and process control. The course covers automatic testing, computer interfacing, data collection, robotic controls, programmable logic controllers, and graphical process control software. A final project is an integrated system.
ECET 381 Electrical Distribution Systems (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 231. A study of the design and operation of electric distribution systems. Estimated demand calculations, energy conservation, faults on power systems, power quality, power factor improvement, electric rates, voltage drops, protective devices, illumination, and the applicable portions of the National Electrical Code. Both new facilities and additions to existing facilities are included.
ECET 403 Data-communications and Telecommunications (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 284. Focus on techniques and applications in data- and telecommunications. Topics include telecommunication networks, various digital communication systems, noise performance, data networks, and protocols. Also included are serial and parallel transmission, multiplexing, modems, interfacing, and trouble-shooting techniques. The laboratory covers both analog and digital/data communications circuits.
ECET 417 Advanced Digital Systems Design with VHDL (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 159. A study of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and complex programmable logic using VHDL, finite-state-machine analysis and design, high-speed digital design considerations, memory systems, digital and analog devices, and A/D and D/A conversion.
ECET 434 PC Systems II (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 234 and ECET 164 or CPT 270 or CPT 262. Real-time PC-based operating systems. Programming Graphical User Interfaces for control applications using an object-oriented language. Embedded PC hardware, busses, and peripheral programming. Writing device drivers.
ECET 453 Topics in Telecommunications (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 403. An advanced course in telecommunications that introduces and evaluates state-of-the-art systems, services and applications for current and emerging networking technologies.
ECET 472 Automatic Control Systems (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 307 and ECET 302. The transfer function approach to the study of feedback control systems to determine system performance and stability. Routh, Nyquist, Bode, and root-locus methods of analysis and design for cascade and feedback compensation are covered. Analog and digital simulation software is used. State-space analysis and digital control systems are introduced.
ECET 483 Network Fundamentals with Microcontrollers (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 2. P: ECET 234, ECET 284. A study of computer networks and industrial network applications. Network protocols, media, and system software are examined. The focus is on the usage of data communication techniques and their applications in the industrial environment. In the laboratory students use utilities to examine different network protocols, configuring network software, using test equipment for analyzing and troubleshooting networks.
ECET 490 Senior Design Project Phase I (2 cr.) P: Three ECET 300- or 400-level ECET electives. P or C: TCM 220. Extensive individual design and development performed in consultation with faculty. Collaboration with industry is encouraged. Evidence of extensive and thorough laboratory work is required. Written and oral presentations are emphasized. Capstone experiences are included as integral parts.
ECET 491 Senior Design Project, Phase II (2 cr.) P: ECET 490, P or C: TCM 370. A continuation of ECET 490.
ECET 499 Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (1-9 cr.) Class 0-4, Lab 2-9. Hours and subject matter to be arranged by staff.
ECET M150 Electronics Manufacturing I (3 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. An introduction to the fabrication of electronic products. Topics include components, printed-circuit board layout and fabrication, PCB assembly and inspection, chassis hardware and assembly, and harness and cable fabrication. Students will fabricate and assemble a working prototype in the laboratory.
ECET M200 Electronics Manufacturing II (4 cr.) Class 2, Lab 2. P: ECET M150 or ECET 157. Methods for high-volume manufacturing of printed-circuit boards. Both through-hole and surface-mount assemblies are included. Topics include computer-aided circuit design, printed-circuit board layout, board fabrication, assembly, and test. System integration of the entire process and statistical quality control are stressed.
ECET M290 Projects in Electronics Manufacturing (4 cr.) Class 2, Lab 4. P: ECET M200. A capstone course in electronics manufacturing. Students will be given a printed circuit board to lay out and assemble using automated techniques. They will develop test strategies and implement statistical process control. At the end of the course, each student will present written and oral reports on his or her part of the project. Students will evaluate each step of the manufacturing process.
BMET 105 Introduction to Biomedical Electronics Technology (1 cr.) Class 1. P: None. Students will dive into the field without getting wet. To explore BMET, participants will monitor BIOMEDTALK, an e-mail chat group used by Biomedical Electronics Technicians as a forum for discussion of equipment-related issues and concerns. Students will discuss and research posted topics. Samples of topics posted in the past include hospital cell phone use and medical equipment interference from children's toys and games. Included in this course will be a visit to area hospital BMETs.
BMET 220 Applied Human Biology for BMET(3 cr.) Class 3. This course presents the human biology, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology essential for biomedical equipment technicians and the devices involved in patient care. Focus is on the vocabulary necessary for effective medical communication skills in the hospital environment as part of the health care team.
BMET 240 Introduction to Medical Electronics (3 cr.) Class 3. P: BMET 220 and a fundamental knowledge of electronics. An overview of medical equipment used in the hospital and other medical environments to diagnose and treat patients. Sensors and physiological signals will be explained. Equipment found in various hospital departments and medical specialties will also be discussed. Patient safety and regulations will be emphasized.
BMET 310 Introduction to Radiography Systems (3 cr.) Class 3. P: BMET 220 or equivalent and basic knowledge of electronics. The fundamentals of diagnostic radiography equipment will be explored. The principles of an x-ray system will be explained including the x-ray generation, image formation and film processing. Focus will be on both safety and quality.
BMET 320 Biomedical Electronic Systems I (4 cr.) Class 3, Lab 3. P: BMET 240 and ECET 157. Hands-on study of medical instrumentation. Topics will include: LASERs, surgical microscopes, electrosurgical equipment, IV and PCA pumps, anesthesia delivering equipment, patient monitors, infection control and safety, NIBP equipment, defibrillators, an overview of imaging equipment and computer applications in medicine.
BMET 330 Electronics for the Clinical Laboratory Equipment Technician (3 cr.) Class 3. P: EET 116 or equivalent (fundamental understanding of active, passive, and digital devices). This course provides a study of devices, circuits, computers, test equipment, transducers, and sensors which are specific to the clinical laboratory. This course includes the analysis of applied electronics circuits incorporated in this environment.
BMET 360 Applied Human Biology for the Clinical Laboratory (3 cr.) Class 3. P: BMET 330 or consent of instructor. This course provides an overview of human structure, function, and chemistry as they relate to the clinical laboratory environment. The class emphasizes the study of bodily fluids and commonly analyzed tissues under both normal and disease conditions. Fluids studied include blood components, urine, spinal fluid, and joint fluid. This class will also discuss medical terminology as well as the medical communication skills required to interface with hospital staff.
BMET 370 Safety and Regulations in the Clinical Laboratory (3 cr.) Class 3. P: BMET 360 or consent of instructor. This course studies the codes and standards of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA), and other governing bodies. In addition, this course investigates the prevention and control of chemical, electrical, biological, and radiological human hazards.
BMET 380 Clinical Laboratory Equipment (3 cr.) Class 3. P: BMET 370 or consent of instructor. This course focuses on the theory of clinical laboratory instrumentation and the function, utilization, and problem-solving skills necessary for the support of laboratory equipment. Instruction emphasizes devices used for hematology, clinical chemistry, and microbiology. These devices include centrifuges, blood cell analyzers, immunochemistry analyzers, coagulation analyzers, and blood gas and co-oximetry machines. The course also presents fundamental pneumatics as a basis for clinical lab equipment.