2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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ET 101 Principles of Electrical Wiring 2 cr.  (1-0-2)
  • Offered: On demand

A study of basic wiring practices and techniques as they apply to residential dwellings and commercial buildings. Emphasis will be on wiring practices, the essentials of electrical code requirements, electrical principles of automotive systems and the principles of electric motors.

Notes: This course is taught during the second seven weeks of the semester.
ET 110 Introduction to Electricity 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: MA 100 or higher mathematics course.

The fundamentals of DC, AC, series circuits, parallel circuits, compound circuits, inductance, capacitance and magnetism are explored. Emphasis is on using standard methods of circuit analysis and basic test equipment.

ET 112 DC Circuit Analysis 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: MA 100 or higher or math placement equivalency.

Introduction to electricity and electronics through applied DC circuit theory. Course content will include topics on Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s law and power laws as well as discrete electronic components and schematic diagrams. Theory to be reinforced by practical laboratory experimentation.

ET 113 AC Circuit Analysis 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: MA 111 or higher and ET 112.

Course content will include topics on basic AC circuit components, circuit analysis, transformers, pulse and frequency response and polyphase circuits. Theory to be reinforced by practical laboratory experiments emphasizing the digital multimeter (DMM) and the oscilloscope.

ET 115 Circuit Analysis Methods - Bridge Course 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Summer
  • Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

This course covers basic and advanced topics in DC and AC circuit analysis and computer assisted circuit analysis. Students should be familiar with the fundamentals of DC and AC electricity, along with basic electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers. Basic concepts shall be reviewed including Ohm’s Law, electrical power, and rules for series/parallel circuit analysis. More advanced topics will be focused upon including Kirchhoff’s Laws, Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems, Maximum Power Transfer Theorem, Capacitive and Inductive Reactance, Power Triangles, and AC Phasor Analysis with complex numbers.

ET 180 Substation Equipment 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ET 112.

Students will become familiar with the operation and maintenance of a power distribution substation. Topics covered will include safety, ground grid systems, control panels, protective relays, reclosers, voltage regulators and other equipment commonly found in an electrical substation.

ET 202 Industrial Wiring 2 cr.  (1-0-2)
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: ET 110, ET 112 or instructor's permission.

This course provides an introduction to industrial wiring systems and installation. Course topics include line wire diagrams, high voltage wiring systems, conduit installation, termination techniques, lighting systems and applications.

ET 203 National Electrical Code 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Summer
  • Prerequisites: ET 110 or ET 113 or instructor’s permission.

This course will provide an overview of the National Electrical Code. All common calculations using the code will be covered including sizing conductors, transformers, motors and conduit installations.

ET 210 Discrete Semiconductors 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: ET 110 or ET 113.

Analysis of basic discrete semiconductor devices. Course work and laboratory activities are based on the study of semiconductor diodes, zener diodes, regulators, bipolar transistors, JFET transistors and the application of these devices in power supplies and amplifiers.

ET 211 Digital Electronics 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ET 110 or ET 112.

Comprehensive coverage of digital integrated circuits including the TTL and CMOS families. Topics include logic gates, decoders, drivers, counters, multiplexers and RAM memories.

ET 212 Advanced Linear Circuits 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ET 210.
The fundamentals of active linear monolithic circuits are explored. Emphasis is placed on operational amplifiers and their application as comparators, active filters and amplifiers. Additional topics include feedback circuits, on/off controls, mathematical operations and instrumentation devices.
ET 252 Industrial Motor Controls 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ET 110 or ET 112.

A study of how to build, test, operate, and maintain control circuits, starters, contactors, limit switches and various types of electric motors. Emphasis is placed on motor control line diagrams as well as wiring diagrams including line voltage control. Adherence to the NEC is emphasized.

ET 255 Transformers 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: ET 110 or ET 113.

The student will be introduced to transformers commonly used in the power distribution network. Common configurations, construction and auxiliary equipment will be introduced along with the maintenance procedures.

ET 270 3φ Power & Equipment 4 cr.  (3-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: ET 180 and ET 110 or ET 113.

Theoretical and practical aspects of 3φ electrical power generation and distribution will be covered along with the equipment used in the distribution system. Apparent, reactive and true power, power factor correction and harmonics in three phase systems will be covered. 

ET 280 Protective Relay Systems 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ET 255 and ET 270.

This course looks at the protective relay system that is used to insure dependable distribution of electrical power. The system is developed from the basics of relay operation to the modern communication based relay tripping.

ET 298 Directed Study and Research 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: Department permission.
Selection of problem in area of emphasis, specialized instruction and experiences to reinforce technical skill and knowledge. Written reports of work are required.
ET 311 Applied Programmable Controllers 2 cr.  (1-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ET 110 or ET 112.

Practical applications of programmable controllers in motor control and industrial automation situations. Emphasis is placed on applying a commercial grade programmable controller involving I/O applications as well as the use of programming instructions. Applications include A/D, timers and events counters.

ET 321 Embedded Systems Programming 4 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: ET 211 or instructor permission.

This course introduces technical programming in C using PC and microcontroller platforms to develop computer interfacing and embedded systems applications. Students will learn programming concepts, software design, hardware interfacing, and troubleshooting techniques. 

ET 360 Process Control Systems 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: ET 110 or ET 112.

An introduction to process control focusing on industrial instrumentation and processes. Course content will include basic process control theory, signal conditioning, sensor and control loop characteristics. Theory to be reinforced by lab work using actual industrial instrumentation and sensors.

ET 410 Testing and Data Acquisition Techniques 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: ET 110 or ET 112, junior standing or instructor's permission.

An instrumentation-oriented course that uses a graphical programming language in the data acquisition process. Students will analyze, design and implement instrumentation systems for development-based testing, in which students perform measurements and experiments in an effort to answer a hypotheses, or to improve a product. Emphasis is placed on sensors, analog to digital conversion, and test planning.

 

ET 415 Controls 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: ET 212, ET 360 and MA 161.

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of automatic control systems including analysis and design. Classical control system topics include system response and performance characteristics, stability criteria and analysis, dominant pole approximation, phase and PID compensator design. MATLAB and SIMULINK are used to aid in the analysis and design of control systems.  Calculus-based methods are used to aid the students understanding of PID control systems. The laboratory work introduces modern techniques needed for the design and implementation of automatic control systems.

ET 431 Senior Project I 1 cr.
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission or MET 320.

A problem-based course that provides students with an opportunity to focus on a specific design or engineering problem. Initial proposals, strategies and timelines to complete the project will be completed in this course. Appropriate project management is stressed. Engineering ethics in relation to product design will also be explored.

Notes: Cross listed with MET 431.