Electronic Engineering Technology Schedule & Curriculum

MODEL SCHEDULE FOR ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

SEMESTER 1
EET 108 DC Fundamentals(w/lab) 4
EET 118 AC Fundamentals(w/lab) 4
EET 128 Combinational Digital Logic(w/lab) 4
MATH 137 Intermediate Algebra -or- 3
MATH 207 Pre-Calculus 4
ENG 106 Composition I 3

SEMESTER 2
EET 158 Solid State Devices I(w/lab) 4
EET 168 Solid State Devices II(w/lab) 4
EET 178 Sequential Digital Logic(w/lab) 4
MATH 141 Trigonometry or 3
If Pre-Calculus selected, then ELECTIVE
ENG 216 Technical Writing 3

SEMESTER 3
EET 217 Microprocessors/Microcontrollers (w/lab) 4
EET 222 Interfacing &
Programming Microprocessors (w/lab) 4
EET 238 Interfacing and Basic Control Circuits (w/lab) 4
PHYS 213 General Physics I 4
Humanities Elective 3
SEMESTER 4
EET 258 Automation & Control Systems with
PLCs I (w/lab) 4
EET 268 Automation & Control Systems with
PLCs II( w/lab) 4
EET 278 Data Acquisition and Project Control 4

ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ELECTIVE General Education Elective 3
ELECTIVE General Education Elective 3

TOTAL CREDITS 73

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EET 108 (4 credits)
DC Fundamentals (w/Lab)
Voltage, current, resistance, conductance, power, and energy are defined. Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s  laws, Thevenin, Norton, and Superposition theorems are used to analyze resistive circuits. Components studied include resistors, potentiometers, bridge circuits, comparators, simple timing circuits, switches, circuit breakers, relays, h-bridges, solenoids, photoresistors, thermistors,  voltage sources, and current sources. Students build simple DC circuits based on concepts and components being studied. Electrical measurements are performed to verify proper circuit operation. Circuit construction and measurement techniques are taught. Students are trained in the use of Digital Multimeters and DC Power Supplies as test equipment.

EET 118 (4 credits)
AC Fundamentals (w/Lab)
Waveforms, capacitors, inductors, and transformers are studied. Reactance, impedance, phase angles, and power factor are calculated. Pulse Width Modulation, time constants, and filters are introduced. Students build simple AC circuits based on concepts and components being studied. Wave parameters, capacitance, inductance, impedance, and phase angles are measured to verify proper circuit operation. Students are trained in the use of signal generators and oscilloscopes as test equipment.
Prerequisite: EET 108

EET 128 (4 credits)
Combinational Digital Logic (w/Lab)
Basic digital electronic concepts are covered including introduction to digital machines, number systems (binary and hexadecimal), binary arithmetic, digital signals and switching, Boolean algebra, logic gates (AND, OR, NAND, NOR, XOR, XNOR), logic gate specifications, and basic combinational logic circuits. Includes an introduction to and programming of programmable logic devices (PLDs). Circuits are built from schematics and test equipment (DVM, logic analyzer, digital signal generator, and circuit simulation software) is used to learn the operation of the circuits.

EET 158 (4 credits)
Solid State Devices I (w/Lab)
Diodes, Rectifiers, Power Supplies, Regulators, BJT Transistors, and Transistor Amplifiers are studied. Students build and test diode circuits, power supplies, transistor circuits, and amplifiers.
Prerequisites: EET 108 and EET 118

EET 168 (4 credits)
Solid State Devices II (w/Lab)
FET transistors, Op Amps, Thyristors, Opto-isolators, and Solid State Relays are studied. Drivers, Buffers, Interfacing, Pre-amps, Amplifiers, Active Filters, Mixers, Oscillators, and Phase Controllers are built and tested.
Prerequisite: EET 158

EET 178 (4 credits)
Sequential Digital Logic (w/Lab)
Comprehensive coverage of combinational and sequential logic circuits including adders, subtractors, flip-flops, shift registers, counters, digital multiplexors/ de-multiplexors, and A/D and D/A conversions. Electronic equipment schematics are reviewed to develop technician-level skills. Circuits are built from schematics and test equipment (DVM, logic analyzer, digital signal generator, and circuit simulation software) is used to learn the operation
of the circuits.
Prerequisite: EET 128

EET 217 (4 credits) Microprocessors/Microcontrollers (w/Lab)
This course is an introduction to the basic architecture and instruction sets of microprocessors and microcontrollers. Learning activities include basic assembly language programming, working with programming IDE environment, software simulation tools, hardware emulation tools, and logic analysis of hardware signals. Both Harvard architecture and von Neumann architecture devices are covered.
Prerequisites: EET 128 and EET 178


EET 222 (4 credits)
Interfacing and Programming Microprocessors (w/ Lab)
This course involves the interfacing of basic input and output devices at the chip level to microprocessors
and microcontrollers and also includes their support ICs and common peripheral devices. Learning activities include interfacing, programming (at assembly language level) and modifying existing assembly and C language code. Test equipment—including DSOs, DVMs, logic analyzers, and data analyzers—is used in support of these activities.

EET 238 (4 credits)
Interfacing and Basic Control Circuits w/Lab
This course will provide an introduction to common interfacing schemes and foundational control circuits. The student will gain insight into concepts involved in interfacing the outside world to and from a controller. The student will be introduced to basic circuits, ladder diagrams, and GUI’s  (graphic user interfaces) to create HMI’s (human machine interfaces). .
Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1st year EET courses

EET 258 (4 credits)
Automation and Control Systems with PLCs I (w/Lab)
This course handles electronic topics from an industrial viewpoint and deals with actual control systems utilizing programmable logic controllers (PLCs), IEC-61131 programming concepts, and industrial circuits. It also serves as introduction to process control, industrial process techniques, and instrumentation. During this course, the PLC is used as the control device where possible and therefore PLC knowledge is advanced in both interfacing and programming areas.
Prerequisites: EET 108, EET 118, and EET 128

EET 268 (4 credits)
Automation and Control Systems with PLCs II (w/Lab)
This course introduces mechanical, pneumatic, and photoelectric transducer devices used to convert all types of stimuli to electronic pulses and their use in industrial control circuits. Most
activities use the PLC as the control element. Advanced ladder programming skills and higher- level language IEC-61131 programming is also covered. Industrial networking topics for control systems include RS232, TCP/IP, DH+, Modbus, DeviceNet, ASi, and other industrial networks. Motor and motion control topics include AC, DC, servo, and stepper motor operation. Motor and motion control systems are put into practical use and discussed as part of robotic systems.

EET 278 (4 credits)
Data Acquisition and Control Project
Students create a control system of their own design. The project incorporates topics from all semesters. Programming and interfacing are implemented with an automation emphasis.
Aspects include design, construction, testing, and documentation.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of first three semesters of EET courses
Co-requisites: EET 258 and EET 268