Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.
Curriculum

Discovery Core

Foundations Credits:
FCWR 101 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: WRIT 100 or Writing Placement Exam

A course introducing students to the fundamentals of college composition. Topics include writing process, rhetorical strategies, basics of critical reading and thinking, analytical writing, and argumentative writing. This course serves as a foundation to prepare students to succeed in other academic writing contexts. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 151 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or WRIT 101

Further development of the academic writing, critical thinking, and analytical reading skills taught in Writing I. An introduction to academic discourse in the four core seminar areas: literature, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and philosophy. Development of library skills leading to a documented research paper.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCSP 105 Foundations of Speech Communication 3
Study of the fundamentals of verbal communication including public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group interaction. Training in methods of obtaining and organizing materials and ideas for effective verbal communication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCIQ 101 Foundations of Inquiry 3
This course introduces you to the fundamentals of critical thinking. Topics include an overview of the research methods in various academic disciplines, reasoning, constructing an argument, and evaluating information. This course serves as a foundation for your continued development of critical thinking skills in other core classes, your major program coursework, and your personal and professional life.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 304 Communication for Technical Professions 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Building on courses taken in their majors, students will learn and apply concepts of effective written and oral expression appropriate for careers in the technology professions, such as engineering and computer science. In addition to modes of technical discourse (definition, description, analysis, interpretation), this course emphasizes strategies for effective business communication in the technical professions and stylistics of technical communication. Methods and procedures of research are explored in depth. Course work includes a computer lab component, oral presentation of final reports using presentation software, and exploration of appropriate technology for technical communication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 15 Credits
[1] Intensive English as a second language is not acceptable as a substitution for any of these requirements. The only permissible substitution is FCWR 111 and FCWR 161 in place of FCWR 101 and FCWR 151.
 
Seminars Credits:
ICLT 3XX Literature choice2 3
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ICPH 3XX Philosophy choice2 3
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ICBS 3XX Behavioral Science choice 3
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ICSS 309 Technology and Global Issues3 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161). Course is limited to juniors and seniors.

In this course the relationships between technology and global concerns are explored. Topics such as sustainable development, standards, ethics, environmental concerns and public policies related to design and development, energy, transportation, air and water facing both developed and developing nations will be discussed. Open to juniors and seniors only.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 12 Credits
[2] Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one seminar course with an ethics component. Options are: ICLT 302, ICLT 303, ICPH 304, or ICPH 306. Depending on the choice, it will satisfy either the Literature or Philosophy core requirement.

[3] Cross-listed with IENG 400.
 
Math and Science Credits:
MATH 135 Fundamentals of Precalculus I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 100 or MATH 101 or Math Placement Exam

The first course in a two semester precalculus sequence. Review of algebra: exponents, factoring, fractions. Linear equations, ratio, proportions. Word problem application. Coordinate systems and graphs of functions: straight line, slope. Systems of linear equations and their applications. Complex numbers. Quadratic equations. Introduction to trigonometry. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 5-0-4

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
PHYS 130 Introductory Physics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 135 or TMAT 135 or MATH 161 or MATH 170

This course covers the basic principles of mechanics and heat.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-2-3
    Total: 7 Credits
 

Major Requirements

Engineering Technology Credits:
ETCS 105 Career Discovery4 2
The course experience provides the skills and tools necessary for a technical career while enabling students to develop confidence in their academic endeavors. The creative role in the multi-disciplinary design and development process is emphasized in addition to communication skills, ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities. This course may be waived for students with sophomore or higher status. This course replaces College Success Seminar for students in the College of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2
[4] This course may be waived for students and transfers with sophomore or higher status. All course substitutions must be approved by the department chairperson.
 
Electrical Technology Credits:
ETEC 110 Electrical Technology I 4
Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: TMAT 135 or MATH 141

Fundamental units, electrical components, wire calculations, work power, efficiency, Ohm's law series and parallel resistive circuits, Kirchhoff's laws. Introduction to electric and magnetic energy storage, capacitance, inductance, RC and RL time constants, meters, fundamentals of dc motors and generators. Lectures are followed by laboratory experiments.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
ETEC 120 Electrical Technology II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ETEC 110.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 136

Alternating-current concepts. Reactance circuits, series and parallel, power factor, complex algebra, and phasor notation. Resonance phenomena, coupled circuits and transformers. Lectures are followed by laboratory experiments.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
ETEC 131 Electronics Technology I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ETEC 110.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: ETEC 120.

In this course, we cover semiconductor theory, diodes, Zener diodes, rectifier circuits, filters, voltage regulators, special purpose diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) and Junction Field Effect Transistor (FET) fundamentals. BJT and FET configurations, biasing, AC models and voltage amplifiers, and small signal analysis. BJT power amplifier classification and analysis are also discussed. Laboratory work is correlated with the lectures.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
ETEC 231 Electronics Technology II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ETEC 131

In this course, we cover frequency response of BJT and FET circuits, Bode plots, and Oscillators . Other topics covered include Differential Amplifiers, Operational Amplifiers (op-amps) fundamentals and applications including linear and non-linear op-amp circuits. Regulated Power supplies and Thyristor devices are also considered. Laboratory work is correlated with the lectures.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
ETEC 310 Communication Circuits 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ETEC 231 and MATH 160

Transmission of information by wire and radiated electromagnetic waves, RF oscillators, AM and FM transmission and reception, SSB are introduced. Digital modulation, digital transmission and digital reception concepts, as well as multiplexing using FDM and TDM are presented. Typical circuits are analyzed in the laboratory.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
ETEC 325 Applied Statistics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 161, CTEC 243

This course will cover basic probability calculations and statistical methods. Emphasis is on case studies that highlight data collection, sampling, analysis and presentation. Topics covered include probability distributions, descriptive statistics and displays, random sampling, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. A statistical software such as MATLAB or MyStatLab will be used for statistical analysis. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 2-1-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-1-3
ETEC 410 Control Systems Technology 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (CTEC 216 or CTEC 225), Group 2 (ETEC 230 or ETEC 231), and Group 3 (CTEC 246 or CTEC 247)

Open and closed loop control systems. Principles of feedback control: transducers, transfer functions, block diagrams. System response. Introduction to stability criteria, analysis, and digital control systems.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
ETEC 495 Electrical Engineering Technology Senior Design 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take two courses from this group: CTEC 350 or CTEC 430 or CTEC 460 or ETEC 420 or ETEC 470

In this course we focus on a design project in an area such as fabrication, computerized control, or Internet Technology. The work will require a written and oral proposal, followed by periodic progress reports (oral and written), and culminate in a completed product and report.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
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CTEC 495 Computer Technology Seminar Project 3
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    Total: 30 Credits
 
Computer Technology Credits:
CTEC 204 Programming Techniques I 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or TMAT 135 or MATH 135 or MATH 161, or MATH 170

The course covers structured programming in a high level language such as C++ or Java. Topics include simple data types, expressions, statements, control statements and looping expressions, statements, control statements and looping techniques. Elements of object oriented programming will be introduced by use of predefined objects. Debugging with an IDE introduced.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CTEC 208 Programming Techniques II 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CTEC 204 or CTEC 205

Programming techniques are expanded using an object oriented language such as C++ or JAVA. Issues such as coding one’s own functions and methods, the semantics, reasons for and coding of arrays, and the coding of objects and usage in client programs is covered. Techniques on the use of an IDE debugger are included. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CTEC 216 Digital Electronics 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ETEC 130 or ETEC 131

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of digital electronics. Covered topics include numbering systems, Boolean algebra and reduction techniques, logic gates, arithmetic operations and circuits, multiplexers and demultiplexers, flip-flops, counters, registers, memory circuits and programmable arrays, analog to digital and digital to analog conversion techniques and circuits. The focus of the course is SSI/MSIIC digital design and the architecture of microprocessors is introduced. A software simulation tool for digital electronics such as will be used. Laboratory work is coordinated with the lectures.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
CTEC 235 Microcomputers I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CTEC 216 and ETEC 131

Building blocks of a microcomputer system: addressing, machine code formats, assembly language programming. Weekly laboratory work on the microcomputer supplements lecture material.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
CTEC 241 Circuit Design and Fabrication 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take ETEC 131 and one course in this group: CTEC 215 or CTEC 216

Students are introduced to CAD tools for schematic and PCB layout. Techniques and principles for schematic drawing and PCB artwork will be covered. Additional topics include design methodologies for multilayer boards, and effects of crosstalk and noise on PCB performance. VHDL logic synthesisis introduced with a top-down approach to design and simulate circuits. Laboratory experiments emphasize all the above techniques.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
CTEC 243 Applied Computational Analysis I 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 161

This first course of two in computation analysis problems provides a hands-on, interactive treatment of many topics relevant to the field of engineering and computer technology. Students acquire the ability to use differential calculus, integral calculus, statistics/probability, and graphical techniques to solve a wide range of numeric problems. Technical computing using the engineering toolboxes of computational software such as MATLAB will be used for each topic.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-1-3
CTEC 247 Applied Computational Analysis II 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CTEC 243

This course introduces symbolic as well as numerical computation for solving problems encountered in electrical and computer engineering technology. Topics will include applied differential equations, transform methods and discrete mathematics, as applied to electrical/computer systems in a laboratory setting. A software package such as MATLAB or MATHCAD will be used.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-1-3
CTEC 336 Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (IoT) 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: CTEC 206, CTEC 235

The basics of design, interfacing, configuring, and programming of embedded systems are covered at first, followed by the networking techniques of the Internet of Things (IoT). Computing platforms, such as Netduino and Raspberry PI are used extensively in laboratory and classroom to give students a hands-on experience on implementing embedded systems and the IoT. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-3-4

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
CTEC 350 Microcontroller Based Systems 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CTEC 235

In this course, we concentrate on selection criteria and hardware and software considerations for imbedded microcontroller based systems. Topics such as microcontroller resources, real time control, development tools, state machine and standard programming types, high level language cross compilers, design for manufacturability, testability, packaging and aesthetics consideration for consumer oriented products will be covered in conjunction with design examples from real life applications. Students will build their own microcontroller based system in parallel with the course lectures.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 31 Credits
 
Electrical and Computer Technology Electives (choose three from the following5) Credits:
CTEC 430 Digital Signal Processing 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CTEC 335

In this course, we analyze discrete time signals and systems, z-transforms, discrete Fourier transforms, digital filter design, structures for digital networks, FFT algorithms, quantization and round-off errors.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CTEC 460 Computer Networking Technology 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CTEC 235

In this course, we present the fundamental knowledge on the building blocks of data communications systems. Topics include: characteristics of analog and digital transmission, networking protocols, network data flow as presented by OSI reference model, Ethernet, switching and routing technologies. Structure of the Internet and intranets, network management and security are also discussed.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CTEC 471 Internet Development 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CTEC 204 or CTEC 205

Topics included are Web technologies and strategies for website development, including architecture, web life cycle, tool and technologies, and the approach to security planning. Also covered are elements of a simple website using HTML5 , multimedia on the web, design of a user interface, server-side scripting languages, dynamic web pages, cascading style sheets (CSS), elements of JavaScript, integration and basic Web security issues.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ETEC 240 Energy Technology 3
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ETEC 420 Communication Circuits II 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ETEC 310

Analysis of Digital Video/Audio communication systems (DTV), advanced digital modulation concepts, data communications. Transmission lines, antenna design, wave propagation and waveguides. Space communication is discussed.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ETEC 470 Fiber-Optic Communication Technology 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take PHYS 150 and once course in this group: ETEC 230 or ETEC 231

This course covers the basic topics related to optical fiber components used in telecommunication systems. It covers the bandwidth and rate capabilities of optical fibers, their properties and characteristics. Topics include light sources, lasers, semiconductors, optical detectors and their applications, principles of fiber-optic communications, modulation and multiplexing, short-haul and long-haul communication links, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and synchronous transfer mode (SONET) based networks. A term paper is required in this course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ETEC 490 Special Topics 3
Advanced topics in electrical engineering technology and computer technology.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ETEC 491 Special Topics II 3
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MTEC 210 Introduction to Computer Aided Design 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CTEC 204 or CTEC 205



    Total: 9 Credits
[5] Other advanced ETEC/CTEC electives with the approval of the chairperson.
 
Engineering Management Credits:
IENG 240 Engineering Economics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or MATH 170 or TMAT 155

Economic problems relevant to the management-engineering decision-making environment, managerial costs, interest, depreciation, break-even analysis, capital budgeting, replacement decisions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
IENG 251 Project Engineering 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 170

In this course, we discuss development and management of engineering and technology projects. Project proposal preparation, resources and cost estimating, project planning, organizing, and controlling, network diagrams and the techniques are covered.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 6 Credits
 
Mathematics and Physics Credits:
MATH 136 Fundamentals of Precalculus II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 135 or TMAT 135 or MATH 161 or MATH 170

The second course in a two semester prccalculus sequence. Topics include trigonometric functions, identities and equations, the sine and cosine Jaws, graphs of the trigonometric functions; functions of a composite angle; DeMoivre's theorem; logarithms; binomial theorem; and Cramer's rule. Note: Successful completion of both MATH 135 (Fundamentals of Precalculus I) and MATH 136 (Fundamentals of Precalculus II) is equivalent to completion of MATH 141 (Precalculus). Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 5-0-4

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
MATH 161 Basic Applied Calculus 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or TMAT 155 or Math Placement Exam

An introduction to calculus and its applications. Topics include functions, limits, the derivative, tangent line, the chain rule, maxima and minima, curve sketching, applications, antiderivatives, fundamental theorem of calculus, integration by simple substitution, finding areas.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
PHYS 150 Introductory Physics II 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PHYS 130

For Bachelor of Technology majors. A continuation of PHYS 130, Introductory Physics. Topics covered include electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-2-3
    Total: 10 Credits
 
Electives Credits:
Liberal Arts or Science Elective 3
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Liberal Arts Electives 6
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    Total: 9 Credits
Consult with advisor on all elective choices.
 
Total Required Credits = 129–131