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.
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.
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.
Analog Integrated Circuits and Lab
This in-depth course provides a thorough understanding of a variety of op-amps and integrated circuits and their applications. The analysis and design of a wide variety of circuits involving operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits. Topics include op-amp data sheets, frequency response of an op-amp, active filters and oscillators and IC applications. A software circuit simulation tool is used to assist in the analysis and design of a wide variety of circuits involving operational amplifiers and linear integrated circuits.
Instrumentation and Measurement and Lab
This course focuses on interfacing electronic systems to the environment and mechanical systems through a thorough introduction to pneumatic and electrical sensors and actuators, their specifications and their designation in electrical drawings. Data acquisition systems are studied along with analog and digital signal conditioning, filtering and analog to digital conversion. The basic process control system and the various types of controllers, including programmable logic controllers, are introduced.
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.
Electronic Communication Principles and Systems and Lab
This course is an introduction to the basic principles underlying the analysis and design of communication systems. Topics include modulation techniques, receivers and transmitters, digital communications, and telephone and wireless communications.