Programming in C++
This course is an introduction to C++ programming. Topics include control structures, arrays, pointers, classes, overloading, inheritance, file processing and data structures.
Advanced Programming in C++
This course is a continuation of Programming in C++. It presents advanced concepts of C++ and object-oriented design. Specific topics include: inheritance, polymorphism, dynamic memory management, overloading, templates and exception handling.
Digital Electronics (Lab included)
This is an introductory course to the fundamentals of digital electronics. Topics include number systems and codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits and PLCs. Sequential circuits are introduced. Circuits are implemented using circuit simulation software and also using a hardware description language.
Microprocessor Systems Engineering (Lab Included)
This course provides a systems-level understanding of microprocessors. Students write practical programs and learn to plan, write and test software solutions for real applications. A solid understanding of the role of the various types of memory on the modern microcomputer system is covered. The included safety module must be passed in order to progress in and pass this course.
Modern Digital Design (Lab included)
This is an intermediate course in digital logic design. Topics include synchronous and asynchronous sequential logic, logic families and digital/analog interfacing. Analysis and design problems are approached using circuit simulation and a hardware description language.
Cyber Physical Systems and Security
This course introduces the techniques, methodologies, and tools used in building and maintaining secure networks and control systems. These systems rely on unification of technologies such as computers, programmable logic controllers, operator interfaces, and microprocessor based devices together into supervisory, control and data acquisition (SCADA) or industrial control systems (ICS). After exploring the real-world threats and vulnerabilities that exist within the industrial automation and control system architectures, a standards based approach is explored for the protection of such systems, taking into consideration the procedural and technical differences between security for traditional IT environments and those solutions appropriate for SCADA or ICS.
Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits and Lab
This is a comprehensive course on the properties of Direct Current (DC) circuits. Topics include electrical components, electrical quantities and units, voltage, current and resistance. Basic circuit principles are presented for the analysis of series and parallel circuits. Magnetism and electromagnetism is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test circuits.
Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits and Lab
This course is a continuation of ET105. The student is introduced to the concepts and laws which describe the behavior of AC circuits. After an introduction to capacitive and inductive circuits, the behavior of RL, RC and RLC circuits is analyzed using circuit theories. Transformer theory is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test AC circuits and to demonstrate the use of an oscilloscope.
Electronics I and Lab
This foundational course in analog electronics introduces the student to the fundamentals of diode and transistor circuit analysis and design. Topics include semiconductors, diode theory and circuits, bipolar transistors, transistor biasing, AC models and voltage amplifiers. Circuit simulation software is used to analyze and design basic diode and transistor circuits.
Electronics II and Lab
This course is the second in a two-part sequence on electronic devices. Building on the principles of transistor operation in the first electronics course, this course continues with the analysis of power amplifiers, emitter followers and differential amplifiers. JFETs and MOSFETs are also introduced. The performance of amplifiers is considered based on the frequency response. Exposure to the basics of operational amplifiers is introduced as preparation for optional further course work in op-amps. The course concludes with a treatment of oscillators and power supplies.
This course addresses advanced circuit theory, providing a strong foundation in engineering analysis. Topics covered include network theorems, time-domain circuit analysis using differential equations and the sinusoidal steady-state. More advanced techniques for circuit analysis using Laplace transforms and the Fourier series and transforms are also covered.
Signals and Systems Theory and Lab
This course covers the theory and problem-solving skills required for the analysis of linear systems. Real-world applications and actual data provide concrete problems that reinforce intuition and critical thinking. Both continuous and discrete-time signals and systems are covered. Topics include Fourier analysis, convolution, filters and applications, modulation, sampling, signal reconstruction, Laplace transform, z-transform and linear feedback systems. Software simulations are used to explore mathematical concepts introduced through theoretical frameworks.
Technical Project Management
This course is an introduction to the management of engineering projects. The design review process is presented as well as techniques for determination of requirements. Topics also include the product development life cycle, scheduling techniques and continuous improvement. In teams, students develop a proposal for the ET450 capstone project. The safety module must be passed in order to pass this course.
This course is a continuation of the project management course ET410. The approved project proposal is executed through the design, building, testing and presentation stages.
This course covers fundamental, vendor-independent networking concepts. The course is aligned with the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. Various tools are used to analyze networks.