In circuit theory, a student will analyze electrical circuits according to the fundamental definitions and laws as they apply to direct current circuits. The physical parameters defined include charge, voltage, current, resistance, capacitance and inductance. The laws applied include Ohm's Law, Joule's Law, Kirchhoff's Voltage Law, and Kirchhoff's Current Law. The analysis relies on algebra and exponentials. A required recitation is included as a group problem solving sessions.
This laboratory runs concurrently with BSET 8003, Introduction to Engineering Technology course. This is an introductory course related to the field of electrical engineering technology. Laboratory topics introduce the students to the fundamental electrical principles and practices. The student will be introduced to various electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, LEDs, transistors, and integrated circuits. Analog and digital meters will be used for measuring electrical quantities, such as resistance, voltage, and current, in electrical circuits.
This course is an introduction to the physics, chemistry and materials of integrated circuit fabrication. Topics include the basic process steps of crystal growth, oxidation, photolithography, diffusion, ion implantation, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and metallization used to build integrated circuits. The laboratory uses a 4-level metal gate PMOS process to fabricate a working integrated circuit test-chip and provide experience in device design, process design, materials evaluation, in-process characterization and device testing.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a realistic look at the potential and the limitations of electrical generation through energy conversion. The energy sources include solar, wind and water. The course will include semiconductor properties of photovoltaic cells and the electronic circuits necessary for energy conversion. Using trigonometry, students will be able to calculate the position of the sun at any time or place and calculate the energy available at different panel orientations.
This course will provide an overview of the fabrication and operation of silicon-based integrated circuits including resistors, diodes, transistors and their current-voltage (I-V) characteristics. Laboratory exercises teach the basics of IC fabrication and I-V measurements. Oxidation/diffusion, photolithography (spin/bake/expose/develop), etch, and vapor deposition equipment allow students the opportunity to design, build, and test simple solid-state devices.
Laboratory experiments parallel material presented in ELET 1103. The theories and laws governing dc circuits are applied and verified. Hands-on building of electrical circuits reinforces the interpretation of schematic diagrams. Verification includes detailed analysis of the circuit under test by calculation, measurement, and simulation. Outside preparation and laboratory report writing are required.
This course provides an introduction to computer hardware and troubleshooting and an introduction to operating systems. It serves as a foundation for the computer/electronic technician to build on. The knowledge and skills obtained in this course will prepare the student for the CompTIA A+ Certified Computer Technician Hardware and Operating Systems exams.
Students will learn the basics of telecommunications and network cabling and wiring devices, as well as suggested best practices and safety issues. The students, through hands-on activities and labs, will learn to install horizontal (work area) and backbone cable. This hands-on, lab-oriented course stresses documentation, design, and installation issues, as well as laboratory safety, on-the-job safety, and working effectively in group environments. This course prepares students for the Panduit Authorized Installer (PAI) certification.
Calculus-based circuit theory includes representation of ideal and non-ideal characteristics of circuit elements. Circuit analysis using fundamental circuit laws, network theorems and standard engineering complex variable notation. Transistor circuits are modeled using realistic parameters including junction capacitances and internal noise generation. Circuit models are applied to amplifier designs for low noise, high frequency response, etc.