Course Descriptions

Electronic Engineering Technology Courses


Associate Professors: A. Fouad Abou-Ghalioum, Robert J. Mikel, Majid Rashidi (Interim Chair), Donald F. Zeller; Associate Professor Emeritus: John R. Zeller; Assistant Professor: Harry W. Fox.

Course Descriptions

EET 201 Fundamentals of Electronics (3-2-4). Prerequisite: EET 300 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits or a first course in electric circuits analysis. Introduction to analog and digital electronics, diodes, FET's, BJT's, DC biasing, VI characteristics, single-stage amplifiers, operational amplifiers, active filters, linear and digital IC's, power suppliers and voltage regulators. Return to top

EET 202 Fundamentals of Digital Systems (3-2-4). Prerequisite: EET Fundamentals of Electric Circuits or a first course in electric circuit analysis. Corequisite: EET 301 Fundamentals of Electronics, or a first course in electronics devices. Number systems and codes, simple and combinational logic circuits, flip-flops, counters, registers, IC logic families, MSI logic circuits, digital systems using HDL, analog-to-digital (A/D) and digital-to-analog (D/A) converters, memory devices, PLDs, and microprocessors. Return to top

EET 205 DC Circuits (2-2-3). Prerequisite: None. This course presents the fundamentals of DC circuit analysis. Topics include: voltage, current, sources, Ohm's law; circuit analysis methods (nodal and mesh analyses). Return to top

EET 207 AC Circuits (2-2-3). Prerequisite: EET 205 DC Circuits. This course presents the fundamentals of AC circuit analysis. Topics include: alternating-current voltage, current, sources, Ohm's law applied to AC circuits; circuit analysis methods, (nodal and mesh analyses), steady-state power, and three-phase balanced systems. Return to top

EET 315 Microprocessor & Digital System Design (3-0-3). Return to top

EET 316 Microprocessor & Digital System Design Lab (0-3-1). Prerequisites: associate-degree-level microprocessor course and digital logic course. Architecture and hardware design of microprocessor-based system, including bus structure, interrupts handling, I/O ports, control signal, and peripherals. Combinational and sequential logic circuitry implemented with Field Programmable Gate Array design methodology. Return to top

EET 320 Embedded Microprocessor Systems (3-0-3). Return to top

EET 321 Embedded Microprocessor Systems Lab (0-3-1). Prerequisites: EET 315, EET 316. A comprehensive understanding of the instruction set and the related programming algorithmic thought process required to design with and incorporate microprocessor-based systems in dedicated applications. Topics include serial and parallel data communication, exception processing, file transfer protocol, I/O interfacing and peripherals, and assembly language programming. Return to top

EET 330 Advanced Circuit Analysis (3-0-3). Prerequisites: associate-degree-level DC and AC circuit courses, MTT 300. Corequisite: MTT 301. Transform methods in circuit analysis, including the detailed analysis of circuits, waveforms, time-domain techniques, Laplace transform solutions, transfer functions, frequency response and Bode diagrams. Return to top

EET 410 Power Electronic Systems (3-0-3). Return to top

EET 411 Power Electronic Systems Lab (0-3-1). Prerequisites: associate-degree-level DC and AC machines courses, MTT 301, EET 330. Fundamentals of mechanics, DC machines, and AC machines reviewed. Design considerations of power electronic rectification, controlled rectification, DC chopper power modulators, and DC-to-AC inverters. Fourier series analysis of inverter waveforms and power filter design are examined. Return to top

EET 415 Electronic Circuits, Signals, and Systems (3-0-3). Return to top

EET 416 Electronic Circuits, Signals, and Systems Lab (0-3-1). Prerequisites: associate-degree-level analog electronics courses, EET 315, EET 315, and EET 330. Analog electronics with applications using current integrated circuit devices. Analysis techniques of linear and non-linear systems and ideal and non-ideal device characteristics with an emphasis on practical design concepts. Return to top

EET 430 Applications of FPGAs and VHDL (3-0-3). Prerequisites: EET 315, 316. Programming in Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL) that describes the inputs and outputs, behavior, and functions of circuits. Applications of logic circuitry will be implemented with Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology. Return to top

EET 440 Feedback Control Systems (3-0-3). Return to top

EET 441 Feedback Control Systems Lab (0-3-1). Prerequisite: EET 330. Algebraic diagram representation of open and closed loop processes. Block diagram reduction methods. Fundamental analysis methods of linear feedback controls using transfer function, time-domain, and frequency-domain methodologies. Analysis and design is also extended to non-linear processes using computer simulation methods. Simulation evaluations include closed loop tuning, dead-time process control, and electro-mechanical motion control. Return to top

EET 450 Digital Signal Processing (3-0-3). Return to top

EET 451 Digital Signal Processing Lab (0-3-1). Prerequisites: EET 330. This course introduces DSP theory, with an emphasis on digital filter design and implementation. Topics covered include discrete-time system analysis, sampling theory, Z-transforms, IIR and FIR filter design techniques, and Fourier analysis. Technical Elective. Return to top

EET 460 Senior Design A (1-0-1). Prerequisites: Senior standing and all required 300- and 400-level program courses. Planning for the capstone course, EET 480 Senior Design B, to demonstrate the ability to define a problem in engineering terms and develop a realistic plan to complete an engineering project. A comprehensive written plan including budget, equipment requirements, time schedule, problem description, design alternatives, and tentative design will be prepared. Students are expected to extend their knowledge through self-study and research in developing and assessing design options. Ethical, legal, and environmental considerations are included. Students are encouraged to propose team projects. Return to top

EET 470 Machine Vision and Image Processing (3-0-3). Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor. Image formation, image filtering, template matching, histograms, and morphological operations applied to vision inspection system. Technical Elective. Return to top

EET 480 Senior Design B (1-5-3). Prerequisite: EET 460 in previous semester. Complete project development from concept and proposal submitted in EET 460. Final written and oral reports will be required. Return to top

EET 494 Advanced Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Senior standing. Topics of current technical interest in electronics, controls, and computer industries, applying core concepts across the electronic engineering technology curriculum.
NOTE: The content of this course changes periodically to provide the injection of recent technological topic areas and subject material into the curriculum. May be repeated for credit under different course subtitles. Technical Elective. Return to top

EET 497 Special Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology (1 to 6 credits). Prerequisite: Senior standing. Independent study on a special topic or project under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Technical Elective. Return to top

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