Course Descriptions for CPET and ECET

CPET 29900 – Selected Computer Engineering Technology Subject 
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 4.00. 
Hours and subject matter to be arranged by staff. An individual design, special topics course, sophomore-level research and/or analytical project in any one of the following areas: computer-based technical problem solving, digital electronics, analog electronics systems, networking systems, computer programming, computer-based problem solving, embedded systems, and system integration. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring. 

CPET 29900 – Visual Programming and Spreadsheet Applications for Technology and Science.
Class 3, cr. 3.
This course introduces Engineering Technology and Science students to a variety of computer-based analysis tools which they can expect to use in their careers. Primarily, this course covers Visual Basic and Excel spreadsheet usage, with some introduction to Visual C++. Students will compare the features and applicability of all three software tools. Topics include: solving technical and scientific problems; graphing data, designing user-friendly interfaces; data entry and testing; and printing tables for readability and publication.

ECET 10700 – Introduction to Circuit Analysis
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: MA 15300, min. grade of D (may be taken concurrently).
Voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's current and voltage law, resistance combinations, and The'venin's, Norton's and superposition theorems are studied and applied. DC and AC circuits are studied and utilized, with basic AC terminology described. Ideal RC coupling and filter circuits and RC switching circuits are introduced. Fundamental analog circuits with ideal or near-ideal electronics devices are utilized in the lecture and laboratory to enhance the understanding of basic circuits laws and theorems. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

ECET 10900 – Digital Fundamentals
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3. 
This course introduces basic gate and flip-flop logic devices and their application in combinational and sequential digital circuits. Topics include decoders, displays, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, registers, and counters. Logic circuit analysis, implementation of circuits using standard IC chips or programmable logic devices, circuit testing, and troubleshooting are emphasized. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall. 

ECET 15700 – Electronic Circuit Analysis
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 10700 and MA 15300, min. grade of D-.
Capacitors, inductors, switching circuits, transformers, rectifiers, linear regulators, dependent sources, operational amplifiers, BJT & MOSFET based small signal amplifiers, waveform generation, and programmable analog devices are studied. Circuit fundamentals such as Kirchhoff's laws are utilized in analysis and design of circuits. Computer simulation is used. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

ECET 15900 – Digital Applications
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 10900, min. grade of D.
This course continues the study of combinational and sequential digital applications using programmable logic devices and standard logic devices. The input and output characteristics of the various common logic families, the appropriate signal conditioning techniques for on/off power interfacing, digital and analog signal interfacing techniques, and memory devices and systems are discussed. Permission of department required. Typically offered Spring. 

ECET 19600 – Introduction to EET and Projects
Class 1, lab. 2, cr. 2 or Class 1, lab. 3, cr. 2. 

This course introduces EET projects and the EET program. Included are topics about EET projects, options and electives in the EET curriculum, university services, study techniques and student employment and career opportunities. Also introduced are techniques for proper and safe use of basic hand and machine tools, and the processes of fabricating, assembling and testing printed circuit boards. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

ECET 20700 – AC Electronics Circuit Analysis
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 10900 and MA 15400, min. grade of D.
AC circuits including the j operator, phasors, reactance and impedance are studied. 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. Computer aided analysis of circuits is used. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall. 

ECET 20900 – Introduction to Microcontrollers
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. 
This course is an introduction to microcontroller hardware and software, focusing on embedded control applications. Interconnections of components, peripheral devices, bus timing relationships, structured C-language programming, debugging, input/output techniques, and use of PC based software development tools are studied. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

ECET 21300 – Survey of Electricity and Electronics
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. 
An introduction to fundamentals of electricity and electricity for non-ECET students. Electrical safety and the use of test equipment will be covered. Topics include: basic DC and AC electrical and electronics concepts, reading and drawing schematics, circuit layout and design, electrical troubleshooting, theory and operation of motors and generators, high voltage and PLC wiring. Course not open to ECET students. Permission of department required. Typically offered Summer/Fall/Spring. 

ECET 23100 – Electrical Power and Controls
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: MA 15400 and ECET 15700, min. grade of D.
This course introduces magnetic materials and properties followed by analysis of transformers and power conditioning equipment, induction motors, and single-phase and three-phase power systems. Motor control devices, programmable logic controllers, PLC input and output devices, and power systems communications and monitoring are introduced. Permission of department required. Typically offered Summer. 

ECET 25700 – Consumer Power Electronics
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 20700, min. grade of D. 
This course is a study of the application of circuit techniques to amplifiers used in power and RF electronics, including bipolar junction transistors, power MOSFETs, thyristors, RF amplifiers, switching power supplies, and appropriate applications. Computer-aided analysis of circuits is used. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

ECET 29900 – Selected Electrical Engineering Technology Subjects
Class 1-6, lab. 1-6, cr. 1-6. 

Hours and subject matter to be arranged by staff. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

ECET 30400 – Introduction to Communication Systems
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 20700, min. grade of D.
The theory and techniques of sending information (voice, music, data, etc.) from one location to another is studied from a systems point of view. This includes signal analysis, various modulation techniques, transmitters, receivers, video, impedance matching networks and filters through the VHF frequency spectrum. In addition, wireless communication, digital communication and special topics of current interest are introduced. This course also incorporates a student-based communication design and analysis laboratory. Typically offered Fall/Spring.

ECET 30700 – Analog Network Signal Processing
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 25700, min. grade of D.
This is an advanced course in network analysis that stresses network theorems and solutions of time- and frequency-domain problems. Transform circuit and signal analysis using Laplace and Fourier techniques are developed, culmination in active filter design applications. Software techniques, such as MATLAB(r) and LabVIEW(tm), to solve mathematical problems are employed. Typically offered Fall/Spring. 

ECET 30900 – Advanced Embedded Microcontrollers
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 20900, min. grade of D.
A course emphasizing the advanced applications of embedded microcontrollers. Included are microcontroller architecture, use of advanced programmable counter/timer arrays, analog interfaces, serial communication, and other peripherals. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

ECET 31400 – RF Signals and Systems
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 30400, min. grade of D.
Wave propagation and microwave circuit design are studied. This course provides a solid background for continued study of wireless communications. Topics include signal analysis, Maxwell's equations, planewave propagation, reflection, refraction, diffraction, propagation losses, waveguides, antennas, RF signal measurement, transmission lines, impedance matching, Smith chart applications, RF circuit design, S-parameters, and RF PCB layout. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer. 

ECET 33100 – Generation and Transmission of Electrical Power
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 23100, min. grade of D.
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. Introduces techniques used by utilities for protection and economic operation of power systems. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

ECET 34500 – Advanced Digital Systems
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. 
Digital system design with an emphasis on Application Specific Integrated Circuits is studied. System considerations, including design entry, simulation, and testing; selection of ASIC methodology, process technology, and packaging; and IC fabrication are addressed. Hierarchical circuit designs are implemented with CPLDs or FPGAs using a Hardware Description Language. Typically offered Fall.

ECET 35700 – Real-Time Digital Signal Processing
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 20900 and ECET 30700, min. grade of D.
A study of the architecture, instruction set and hardware and software development tools associated with a fixed-point general purpose DSP VLSI processor. Fundamental principles associated with the processing of discrete time signals are also introduced along with the implementation of some common applications such as waveform generation, audio affects, FIR and IIR digital filtering and DFT and FFT based spectral estimation. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

ECET 35900 – PC Interfacing and Applications
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. Prerequisites: ECET 20900, min. grade of D.
A course emphasizing PC Systems and the techniques to create PC interfacing systems to solve real-world control and data collection problems. Graphical user-interfaces and driver software for custom applications are emphasized. Typically offered Fall. 

ECET 37200 – Process Control
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. 
A study of the basic elements of closed-loop analog and digital systems. Topics include characteristics of heat, servo motion, and process tank components and systems. Also covered are closed-loop tuning, troubleshooting, documentation, diagram standards and performance specifications. Several sensor types and interpretation of their static and dynamic specifications are included. Commercial controllers employed include analog, embedded microprocessor and PLC based systems. Software is used to model components and analyze open and closed-loop systems. Typically offered Spring.

ECET 39200 – Digital Signal Processing
Class 2, lab. 3, cr. 3. Prerequisites: ECET 20900 and ECET 34800, min. grade of D.
Introduction to the fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing: discrete-time principles, sampling theorem, discrete Fourier transform, fast Fourier transforms, time and frequency domain considerations, Z-transform, solution of difference equations and design of digital filters. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

ECET 41400 – Wireless Communications
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. 
Practical and theoretical aspects of wireless communication system design are studied; particular emphasis is on mobile communications. Frequency reuse, hand-off, cell splitting, indoor/outdoor propagation, cochannel interference, frequency management, channel assignment techniques, cell-site antennas, handset antenna/human body interaction, switching and traffic, AMPS, GSM, TDMA, and CDMA are studied. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

ECET 42400 – Wireless Systems:  Design and Measurement
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. 
In this course wireless RF signals and microwave circuit designs are studied. Topics covered in the course include RF passive systems, power dividers, couplers, RF amplifiers, RF filters, impedance matching, planar antennas, resonators, VCO's, RF simulation and high frequency PCB layout. Typically offered Spring. 

ECET 47400 – Digital Communications
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. Prerequisites: STAT 30100, min. grade of D- AND (ECET 30400 OR EET 30400 [may be taken concurrently], min. grade of D-).
This is an advanced course in digital communications concepts and applications. Topics include analog message digitization, signal space representation of digital signals, binary and M-ary signaling methods, the detection of binary and M-ary signals, modulation of digital signals, signaling techniques, digital multiplexing and protocols. Applications of transport technologies using underlying communication protocols are discussed. Transfer of digital information through diverse communication media is emphasized. There is an introductory treatment of probability theory, including distribution and random variables; with the applications of normal and exponential distributions to traffic analysis. Practical application of the technologies and protocols are investigated in the laboratory. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

ECET 48000 – Professional Issues in EET
Class 1, cr. 1
This course addresses professional ethics, legal issues, professional development, technology transfer, and corporate culture as they relate to graduating EET students. Information relating to personal job and career choices, resumes, and interviewing are included. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

ECET 48300 – Network Fundamentals with Microcontrollers
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. 
The principles of local-area network communications are studied. Emphasis is on hardware, signals, the hardware/software interface, and protocols commonly associated with embedded systems. Methods, tradeoffs, and performance of various addressing, error detection and correction, and collision detection are studied. Relationships with the 7-layer OSI model are examined. Typically offered Spring.

ECET 48800 – Automatic Test Instrumentation
Class 3, lab. 2, cr. 4. 

An introduction to automated test equipment (ATE). Emphasis is placed on understanding the philosophy of testing in maintaining product conformance and control. The operation of the GPIB, VXI bus, or other integrated automatic test sets with a high level computer language control interface with data logging and analysis is presented. Permission of department required. Typically offered Summer/Fall/Spring.

ECET 49900 – Electrical Engineering Technology
Class 0-9, lab. 0-9, cr. 0-9.
Hours and subject matter to be arranged by staff. Cannot be used to replace ECET 480, 496, or 497. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall/Spring/Summer.

ECET 49900 – Senior Design Project Phase I
Lab. 4, cr. 2. Prerequisite: Senior-level in BS Engineering Technology degree program.

An extensive individual design project, carried out with guidance from a faculty adviser.  Phase I includes determining customer requirements, considering design alternatives, deciding and drawing the functional blocks of the project, drafting a project timeline and writing a formal project proposal.  At the end of the semester, students present their proposals to an audience consisting of other engineering technology students and faculty. Typically offered Fall.
ECET 49900 – Senior Design Project Phase II
Lab. 4, cr. 2. Prerequisites: ECET 49900, Senior Design Project Phase I, and senior-level in BS Engineering Technology degree program.

Conclusion of the design project begun in ECET 49900, Senior Design Project Phase I.  Project’s functional blocks are built and tested; blocks are integrated into final, working product; formal report, slide presentation and video are produced.  At the end of the semester, each student presents their finished product to an audience consisting of other engineering technology students and faculty. Typically offered Spring.
ECET 49900 – Computer Game Hardware and Software 
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. 
This course introduces programming principles and techniques using a game multimedia system such as Alice. Students will learn to integrate graphics, animation and sound assets into reactive environments that encourage interactivity and engage the end-user(s) or player(s). Then the course examines the game related hardware devices and their design, and finally introduces game multimedia technologies such as computer graphics, animations, image, video and audio. Typically offered Summer/Fall/Spring.

ECET 49900 – Computer Game Hardware/Software and Multimedia Programming
Class 3, lab. 3, cr. 4. Prerequisite: ECET 49900 - Computer Game Hardware and Software. 

This course introduces programming principles and techniques using a game multimedia system such as DirectX. Students will learn to integrate graphics, animation and sound assets into reactive environments that encourage interactivity and engage the end-user(s) or player(s). The course also covers the game related interface hardware.

ECET 49900 – Intro to Nanotechnology
Class 3, lab 3, cr.4.
An introduction to the history, tools and materials of current and emerging applications of nanotechnology.  Topics include types of electron microscopes, the physics of nanoscale objects, atomic structure and bonding, the four forces, quantum effects and crystalline lattice structures.  Recent developments will also be discussed.  Laboratory will include safety issues, the use of an electron microscope and computer simulations.