Engineering Technology – Electrical Course Descriptions – Community College of Rhode Island

Engineering Technology – Electrical Course Descriptions

ETEE (Engin. Tech.-Electrical (ETEE))

ETEE 1050 - Introduction to Electromechanical Systems (3 Credits)

The course will introduce the student to the nature of electricity and magnetism, and applications of practical electrical and electromechanical devices and systems. Students will study electrical laws in basic DC and AC circuits, and the behavior of passive and active circuits and components. Students will also be introduced to basic electromechanical components such as relays, switches, motors and generators. The course will emphasize a systems approach to utilizing and testing electromagnetic technology. Both hands-on labs and software simulation will be used to develop an understanding of combining components to form complex systems and the techniques to evaluate the performance of electromechanical systems. (Prerequisite: MATH 0100) Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours - Lab Fee: $20

ETEE 1100 - Engineering Applications of Computers (Formerly ENGT 1100) (3 Credits)

Students will be introduced to microprocessor and microcontroller architectures. Machine, assembly, and high-level languages will be examined. A combination of assembly and a high-level language will be applied to solving problems using a popular microcontroller development environment and target hardware system. Data and graphic information types and formats will be described and used in programs. Acquiring data from internal and external sources, communicating across networks, and directing output to displays and other external interfaces will also be explored. Student lab activities include developing and debugging programs used to control electromechanical devices, measuring operating parameters, collecting data, and displaying information. (Prerequisites: MATH 1179; ETEE 1800) Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours.

ETEE 1120 - Electronic Devices & Circuits (Formerly ETEK 1120 ) (3 Credits)

This course is a study of the basic laws of electronic circuit theory applied to electronic devices with emphasis on solid state devices, including the theory and operation of semi-conductor diodes and transistors. Operational amplifiers, oscillators, active filters and switching circuits are emphasized and analyzed in laboratory experiments. Analysis techniques include the use of Bode plots and computerized experiments using circuit simulation software in addition to bench work wiring up circuits that are analyzed and then tested. (Prerequisite: ETEE 1500) Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours - Lab Fee: $20

ETEE 1500 - Electrical Systems I (Formerly ETEK 1060) (3 Credits)

This course covers AC and DC circuits. Analysis techniques are taught and implemented in laboratory experiments using physical components, instruments, and computer analysis. Power transformers and single phase/three phase power distribution is introduced. (Prerequisite: ETEE 1050) Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours - Lab Fee: $20

ETEE 1800 - Introduction to Digital Systems (3 Credits)

The student will learn about digital logic as implemented with hardware, ROM logic/look up tables, and programmable devices. The basic format and architecture will be introduced with an analysis of several representative products including specifications. Basic programming techniques using Hardware Description Languages will be introduced to allow a student to create simple circuits for evaluation. Instruction sets, programming languages and basic programming techniques will be reviewed. Parallel buses, common parallel buses, serial interfaces and Ethernet interfaces will be covered. The data conversion process covering sampling theory and analog-to-digital methods will be examined. Instrumentation will include the use of oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and pulse generators. The course will also include a brief introduction to programming languages such as assembly, Visual BASIC and C. (Prerequisite: MATH 0100 with a grade of "C" or better) Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours

ETEE 2390 - Electrical Power Systems (Formerly ETEK 2390) (3 Credits)

Three phase delta/wye and single phase power circuits are analyzed. Measurement with instrument transformers and two/three wattmeters are emphasized and used in laboratory experiments. AC and DC motors and generators, stepper motors and universal motors are studied, with related laboratory experiments. Emphasis is on operation, measurement of characteristics and control. Transformers, circuit breakers, relays and programmable control devices are covered, and also the basics of power transmission lines. Technology associated with smart-grid systems will be introduced. (Prerequisite: ETEE 1500) Spring only. Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours - Lab Fee: $20

ETEE 2500 - Electrical Systems II (Formerly ETEK 2370-Technical Capstone Project) (3 Credits)

Switching devices including SCRs, TRIACS, DIACS, UJT, and their application in power and motor control circuits are covered in this course. The application of transducers as sensors in industrial control systems is also covered. Use of programmable controllers in industrial control of processes and power circuits is emphasized. The laboratory experiments include SCR and switching devices in the control of power circuits; application of sensors for measurement of heat, position, stress, light and pressure; operation and programming of programmable controllers; measurements in single phase and three phase -Y power circuits, and the operation of motors. Students will apply material learned in this course and in previous courses to a capstone project. (Prerequisite: ETEE 1500) Lecture: 2 hours, Lab: 2 hours - Lab Fee: $20

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