Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Academic Catalog

Electronics Engineering Technology - (58)

Administered by Department of Physics and Engineering Technology

Effective Fall 2009

58.101 Introduction to Engineering Technology (3) Provides an overview of opportunities and challenges of an engineering technology career. Topics include academic success strategies, various engineering disciplines, product development process, communication skills, and design and implementation of an engineering design project. Prerequisites: None. Three hours lecture/lab per week.

58.141 Electric Circuit Analysis (4) - Electric circuit analysis including computer simulation and hands-on laboratory experience using modern electronic equipment. Resistance, inductance and capacitance. Analysis of dc and ac circuits including network theorems, R-L and R-C transients, and R-L-C resonance. AC power, power factor and three-phase power. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

58.180 Computer Aided Design and Engineering Graphics (3) - Provides hands-on introduction to computer-aided design with an emphasis on basic engineering graphics. Orthographic, sectional, auxiliary, isometric, and perspective views. Solid modeling, dimensions, and tolerances. This course does not count as a Group C, Natural Sciences & Math General Education Requirements.

58.231 Electrical Machines and Power Systems (4) - Fundamentals of electrical machines, transformers and power systems. DC generators and motors, ac power, three-phase circuits, single-phase and three-phase transformers, three-phase induction motors, synchronous generators and motors, single-phase motors, stepper motors, electronic control of motors, and electric utility power generation, transmission and distribution. Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.

58.241 Electronic Instrumentation and Data Acquisition (3) - Sensors, transducers, and instrumentation system concepts. Main topics include electromechanical, electromagnetic, optical, thermal, and sonic sensors, signal conditioning electronics, data acquisition software and hardware, virtual instrumentation, and instrumentation system design and implementation. Prerequisites: 54.315 or consent of the instructor and 54.316 or consent of the instructor. Two hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

58.321 Manufacturing Processes (3) - Studies the various types of manufacturing processes and the design of parts and assemblies to insure their manufacturability. Includes PCB artwork and fabrication, process design and evaluation using SPC techniques, quality control, reliability and visits to area manufacturing facilities. Two hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

58.331 Linear Signals and Systems (3) - This course provides a mathematical basis for analyzing and designing electrical systems. Topics include Laplace transform, transfer functions, frequency response, Fourier analysis, Z-transform, and stability considerations for continuous-time and discrete-time systems. Prerequisites: 58.141 and 53.322 (completed or concurrent). Three hours lecture per week.

58.380 Cooperative Education in Industry I (0) - Provides full-time work experience and training in an industrial setting to enhance engineering skills in electrical and electronics engineering technology. This is the first of a two course coop education sequence. A cooperative Education Application form must be completed and approved. Course offered under Pass/Fail only basis.

58.381 Engineering Applications in Industry I (3) - Presents case studies of engineering problems and their solutions in various industrial settings. The role of organizational structure and project management in engineering design and manufacturing is discussed. This is the first of a two-part engineering applications in industry sequence. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: 58.380.

58.431 Industrial Process Control (3) - Addresses fundamental and practical issues related to industrial process control system design, implementation and operation. The various types of automatic controllers including on/off, PID and digital PID, and their implementation using discrete electronics, personal computers, and programmable logic controllers are discussed. Prerequisites: 58.241 and 58.331 or consent of the instructor. Two hone hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week.

58.441 Communications Systems (4) - Presents the theory and application of modern communications systems, including types of modulation, noise, multiplexing, multiple access and digital signaling. Use of modern software package for communication systems design and analysis. Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week. Prerequisites: 54.212 and 58.331

58.451 Digital Signal Processing (3) - Fundamental principles associated with the processing of discrete-time signals. Common applications such as waveform generation, FIR and IIR digital filtering, and DFT and FFT-based spectral analysis and filtering. Architecture, instruction set and hardware and software development tools associated with a fixed-point general-purpose DSP VLSI processor. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week.

58.461 Radio Frequency Effects and Measurements (3) - Electronic instrumentation and techniques for measurement at radio frequencies of such quantities as power, impedance, standing wave ratio, frequency, voltage and current. Receiver and antenna measurements, smith charts, impedance matching and radio frequency shielding. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week. Prerequisites: 54.212 and 58.441.

58.480 Cooperative Education in Industry II (0) - Provides on-the-job professional experience in an industrial setting.

58.491 Senior Design Project (3) - Is a required course for senior-level students in the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program. Team(s) of students are required to design, build, test, and document their project based work. Project definition, specification development, project management, design and implementation, and economical feasibility are discussed. Ethical issues related to the discipline are emphasized. Prerequisites: Senior standing, Industrial Process Control (58.431); and RF Effects & Measurements (58.461) as a corequisite. Two two-hour sessions per week.