Engineering Technology

http://www.pvamu.edu/engtech

Purpose and Goals

The Department of Engineering Technology offers educational programs and experiences designed to prepare students to meet the challenging demands of industry, society, and the nation as a whole. The department is organized to offer instruction in computer engineering technology and electrical engineering technology. Each program prepares students to work as engineering technologists capable of applying engineering principles to design, construction, operation, and industrial production.

The goal of the Department of Engineering Technology is to produce technology professionals capable of applying engineering principles in design, construction and maintenance of computer and electrical systems.

Special Emphasis Options

In addition to the degree programs, students may select special options available in the computer engineering technology and electrical engineering technology degree programs.

Eligibility to Take Upper Division College Courses

The Roy G. Perry College of Engineering requires an eligibility standard for the students to take upper division college courses. Students must have completed or be currently enrolled in all lower division (1000 and 2000 level) courses in English, Mathematics, Science, and Engineering to be eligible to enroll in upper division (3000 or 4000 level) courses in the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering. Students in the Engineering Technology Programs must complete prescribed courses listed below with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 to be eligible to enroll in upper division (3000 or 4000 level) courses in the College.

Students transferring to the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering with 60 or more semester hours from another institution will be allowed a period of one semester to comply.

MATH 1115College Algebra and Trigonometry5
CPET 1013Computer Applications in Engineering Technology I3
CPET 1023Computer Application to Engineering Technology II3
ELET 1121DC/AC Circuits Laboratory1
ELET 1123DC/AC Circuits3
ENGL 1133Freshman Composition II3
PHYS 2113General Physics I3
PHYS 2111General Physics Lab I1

Admission Requirements

Table 1. First-time Freshmen Requirements for Direct Admission to the Computer Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology Programs

Academic Major Meet PVAMU Admission Standards High School GPA SAT/ACT High School Rank THEA Passed
Computer and Electrical Engineering TechnologyYes2.75860/18Top 40%Yes (all subjects)

Table 2. First-time Freshmen Requirements for Conditional Admission to the Computer Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology Programs

Academic Major Meet PVAMU Admission Standards High School GPA SAT/ACT High School Rank THEA Passed
Computer and Electrical Engineering TechnologyYes2.50820/17Top 50%No

Table 3. Transfer Students Requirements for Direct Admission to the Computer Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Technology Programs

Academic Major Meet PVAMU Admission Standards Transfer Grades Transfer GPA (Math; Science and Engineering)
Computer and Electrical Engineering TechnologyYes"C" or greater2.50

These tables represent a summary of admission requirements. For more detailed requirements see the section in the catalog pertaining to the Roy G. Perry College of Engineering Admission.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology Program

The Bachelor of Science degree program in computer engineering technology is designed to give students a solid foundation in mathematics, basic science, computer hardware and software. Students are provided with a sound technical foundation employing the latest techniques of the discipline.  The program is designed to prepare students to assemble, calibrate, install, maintain, troubleshoot, and redesign modern computers and the various peripherals they may control, network design, administration and management.

Graduates of the Computer Engineering Technology Program are in high demand because of the current expansion of computer and computer-related industries.  Demand is heightened by the increasing application of computer technology to all aspects of engineering and industrial development, as well as to consumer and consumer-oriented industries.  As a result, there is an increasing need for well-trained microprocessor application designers, interface designers, software specialists, and sales representatives.

Program Educational Objective

The program educational objectives of the Computer Engineering Technology Program are to produce graduates to be successful and responsible citizens who will:

  1. Have successful careers in Computer Engineering Technology and related multidisciplinary fields to become successful leaders, thereby, fulfilling the special purpose mission of the university in serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population in the nation and world;
  2. Have adequate foundation of self-guided learning for life to adapt to continuously changing technologies through participating in professional training, workshops, and having membership in professional societies, all directed towards achieving leadership positions in lucrative professions;
  3. Have adequate preparation for attending graduate schools for advanced degrees, and;
  4. Understand the societal and global context of their work and maintain professional ethics and the need to safeguard the public, the environment, and the natural resources of the nation.

Accreditation Status

The Computer Engineering Technology Program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Computer Engineering Technology Degree Programs Requirements

Core Curriculum 143
College Requirements
PHYS 2111General Physics Lab I1
PHYS 2121General Physics Lab II1
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011
General Inorganic Chemistry I
and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
TECH 3203Engineering and Technical Communications3
MATH 1115College Algebra and Trigonometry5
MATH 2024Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
GNEG 1111
GNEG 1121
GNEG 2021
Engineering Applications Lab I for Mathematics
and Engineering Lab II for Mathematics
and Engr Lab III for Math
3
GNEG 3061Introduction to Engineering Project Management1
CPET 1011
CPET 1021
Intro to Engineering Comp Sci
and Intro to CPET Lab
2
Major Requirements
CPET 1023Computer Application to Engineering Technology II3
CPET 2113
CPET 2111
Digital Logic Circuits
and Digital Logic Laboratory
4
CPET 3013Software Engineering Technology I3
CPET 2503Mathematical Applications for Technology3
CPET 3163
CPET 3161
Computer Architecture
and Computer Architecture Lab
4
CPET 3233
CPET 3231
Microprocessor Assembly Language
and Microprocessor Assembly Language Laboratory
4
CPET 4053
CPET 4051
Computer Systems Design
and Computer Systems Design Laboratory
4
CPET 4063
CPET 4061
Data Communication Methods
and Data Communication Methods Laboratory
4
CPET 4082
CPET 4092
Senior Project I
and Senior Project II
4
CPET 4363
CPET 4361
Computer Networking
and Computer Networking Laboratory
4
CPET 4383
CPET 4381
Digital Signal Processing Applications
and Digital Signal Processing Applications Laboratory
4
6 semester credit hours from the software technology or computer hardware special emphasis option6
Support Area Requirements
ELET 1123
ELET 1121
DC/AC Circuits
and DC/AC Circuits Laboratory
4
ELET 2223
ELET 2221
Basic Electronics I
and Basic Electronics I Laboratory
4
ELET 2343
ELET 2341
Circuit Analysis
and Circuits Analysis Laboratory
4
Total Hours126
1

All students must take MATH1124,  3 credits of which apply to Core Requirement and 1 credit apply to College Requirement.  All Engineering Technology majors must take ENGL1123, ENGL1133, MATH1124, PHYS2113, PHYS2123, HIST1313, HIST1323, POSC1113, POSC1123, CHEG2003, COMM1003, and CPET1013.

Requirements for Computer Engineering Technology as a Minor Field

Students must complete at least 25 credit hours from courses listed below to satisfy the requirements of the Minor in Computer Engineering Technology.  Courses from the following list taken for other major requirement can be reused for Computer Engineering Technology minor requirement.

Select courses from following list:25
Computer Applications in Engineering Technology I
Computer Application to Engineering Technology II
Digital Logic Circuits
and Digital Logic Laboratory
Mathematical Applications for Technology
Microprocessor Assembly Language
and Microprocessor Assembly Language Laboratory
Special Topics
Software Engineering Technology I
Computer Architecture
and Computer Architecture Lab
Digital Hardware Design
and Digital Hardware Design Laboratory
Computer Systems Design
and Computer Systems Design Laboratory
Data Communication Methods
and Data Communication Methods Laboratory
Computer Networking
and Computer Networking Laboratory
Digital Signal Processing Applications
and Digital Signal Processing Applications Laboratory
Total Hours25

Technical Electives for Special Emphasis Options

Computer Hardware

The computer hardware special emphasis option is designed to cover the electronics, hardware, and software aspects of computers in order to provide a graduate of the computer hardware option with a total computer systems perspective.  Specific areas covered in the curriculum are electronics, digital circuits, computer architecture, programming languages ranging from assemblies to high level and microcomputer systems.  The program interfaces with associate degree programs in computer engineering technology and related programs.

CPET 3253
CPET 3251
Digital Hardware Design
and Digital Hardware Design Laboratory
4
CPET 3333Cooperative Education II3
CPET 4103Special Topics3
CPET 4153
CPET 4151
Micro Computer Peripheral Hardware
and Micro Computer Peripheral Hardware Laboratory
4
CPET 4393
CPET 4391
Programmable Microcontrollers
and Programmable Microcontrollers Laboratory
4

Software Technology

The software technology special emphasis option curriculum is designed to cover both hardware and software concepts of computers in order to provide a graduate of the program a comprehensive computer system background.  Specific areas covered in the curriculum are software for microprocessor based system management, microprocessor real-time systems, computer networks and software engineering technology management.

Throughout this special emphasis option program, the student works with modern laboratory test equipment, state of the art computers and microprocessor trainers, and peripherals.  The program interfaces with associate degree programs in computer engineering technology and related programs.

CPET 3333Cooperative Education II3
CPET 4013Operating Systems3
CPET 4103Special Topics3
CPET 4113
CPET 4111
Software Applications of Microprocessors
and Applications of Microprocessor Software Laboratory
4
ELET 3023Computer Applications to Electrical Problems3

Technical electives require departmental approval.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology Program

The Electrical Engineering Technology Program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology.  Students in this program may choose to concentrate either in communication electronics or digital electronics.

The Communication Electronics option is designed to prepare graduates who are highly skilled in the use of science, mathematics, computers, and electronics for the communications electronics industry.  Graduates with a background in communication electronics are in high demand because of the impact of satellites and computers on the communication industry.  This demand is heightened by the increasing development of new and advanced methods of transmitting and receiving of digital data in all areas of the industry.

The Digital Electronics option is concerned with the design, fabrication, and utilization of integrated circuits, discrete components, and semiconductors used in various electronic products.

Opportunities are excellent and graduates are qualified to apply their knowledge in a number of electronics and related positions.  With the increased use of communications and digital electronic products in the United States, job opportunities for graduates of this program are likely to grow faster than those in any other area.

Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering Technology Program are to produce graduates to be successful and responsible citizens who will:

  1. Have successful careers in Electrical Engineering Technology and related multidisciplinary fields to become successful leaders, thereby, fulfilling the special purpose mission of the university in serving a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population in the nation and world;
  2. Have adequate foundation of self-guided learning for life to adapt to continuously changing technologies through participating in professional training, workshops, and having membership in professional societies, all directed towards achieving leadership positions in lucrative professions;
  3. Have adequate preparations for attending graduate schools for advanced degrees, and;
  4. Understand the societal and global context of their work and maintain professional ethics and the need to safeguard the public, the environment, and the natural resources of the nation.

Accreditation Status

The Electrical Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Electrical Engineering Technology Degree Program Requirements

Core Curriculum 143
College Requirements
PHYS 2111General Physics Lab I1
PHYS 2121General Physics Lab II1
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011
General Inorganic Chemistry I
and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
TECH 3203Engineering and Technical Communications3
MATH 1115College Algebra and Trigonometry5
MATH 2024Calculus with Analytic Geometry II4
CPET 2503Mathematical Applications for Technology3
GNEG 1111
GNEG 1121
GNEG 2021
Engineering Applications Lab I for Mathematics
and Engineering Lab II for Mathematics
and Engr Lab III for Math
3
GNEG 3061Introduction to Engineering Project Management1
Major Requirements
ELET 1011
ELET 1021
Intro Engr Cs Tech
and Intro ELET Lab
2
ELET 1123
ELET 1121
DC/AC Circuits
and DC/AC Circuits Laboratory
4
ELET 2223
ELET 2221
Basic Electronics I
and Basic Electronics I Laboratory
4
ELET 2343
ELET 2341
Circuit Analysis
and Circuits Analysis Laboratory
4
ELET 3153
ELET 3151
Electronics II
and Electronics II Laboratory
4
ELET 3523
ELET 3521
Instrumentation, Robotics and Controls
and instrumentation, Robotics and Controls Lab
4
ELET 3703
ELET 3701
Communication Circuits I
and Communication Circuits I Laboratory
4
ELET 3913
ELET 3911
Mixed Signals I
and Mixed Signals I Lab
4
ELET 4082
ELET 4092
Senior Project I
and Senior Project II
4
ELET 4513Advanced Integrated Circuits3
ELET 4623
ELET 4621
Mixed Signals II
and Mixed Signals II Lab
4
6 semester credit hours from the communications electronics or digital electronics special emphasis option.6
Support Area Requirements
CPET 1023Computer Application to Engineering Technology II3
CPET 2113
CPET 2111
Digital Logic Circuits
and Digital Logic Laboratory
4
CPET 4383
CPET 4381
Digital Signal Processing Applications
and Digital Signal Processing Applications Laboratory
4
Total Hours126
1

The core requirements include MATH1124,  3 credits of which apply to Core Requirement and 1 credit apply to College Requirement.  All Engineering Technology majors must take ENGL1123, ENGL1133, MATH1124, PHYS2113, PHYS2123, HIST1313, HIST1323, POSC1113, POSC1123, CHEG2003, COMM1003, and CPET1013.

Requirements for Electrical Engineering Technology as a Minor Field

Students must complete at least 24 credit hours from courses listed below to satisfy the requirements of the Minor in Electrical Engineering Technology.  Courses from the following list taken for other major requirement can be reused for Electrical Engineering Technology minor requirement.

Select six of the following:24
DC/AC Circuits
and DC/AC Circuits Laboratory
Basic Electronics I
and Basic Electronics I Laboratory
Circuit Analysis
and Circuits Analysis Laboratory
Electronics II
and Electronics II Laboratory
Instrumentation, Robotics and Controls
and instrumentation, Robotics and Controls Lab
Communication Circuits I
and Communication Circuits I Laboratory
Mixed Signals I
and Mixed Signals I Lab
Operational Amplifier Theory and Applications
and Operational Amplifier Theory and Applications Laboratory
Communication Circuits II
and Communications Circuits II Laboratory
Special Topics
and Special Topics Lab
Antennas and Transmission Systems
Computer Applications to Electrical Problems
Total Hours24

Technical Electives for Special Emphasis Options

Communication Systems

The Communications Electronics special emphasis option is designed to provide students with a strong background in all aspects of electrical/electronic communications that involve the transmission, reception, and production of audio, video, and digital data.  Students in the communications electronics option will be exposed to state-of-the-art equipment for analog/digital information transmission technology.  Graduates will be prepared to work in the communications industry as broadcast engineers, production engineers, technical directors, and transmission systems specialists.  The program interfaces with associate degree programs in electrical/electronics engineering technology and with related programs.

ELET 3003Antennas and Transmission Systems3
ELET 3023Computer Applications to Electrical Problems3
ELET 3333Electrical Engineering Technology Cooperative Education3
ELET 4101Special Topics Lab1
ELET 4103Special Topics3
ELET 4803
ELET 4801
Communication Circuits II
and Communications Circuits II Laboratory
4
CPET 4063
CPET 4061
Data Communication Methods
and Data Communication Methods Laboratory
4
CPET 4363
CPET 4061
Computer Networking
and Data Communication Methods Laboratory
4

Digital Electronics

The digital electronics special emphasis option is available to students interested in applications of digital electronics in automation and robotics, and electrical/electronic products and the industrial and electrical systems.  This option combines elements of the design and development of digital electronics and the fabrication and manufacture of printed circuits, components, and microelectronics.  Graduates of this program find career opportunities in government and industry, particularly in high technology companies utilizing digital electronics technology.  The program is designed to interface with associate degree programs in electrical/electronics engineering technology and with related programs.

ELET 3023Computer Applications to Electrical Problems3
ELET 3333Electrical Engineering Technology Cooperative Education3
ELET 3453
ELET 3451
Robotics I
and Robotics I Laboratory
4
ELET 3603Digital Integrated Circuits Devices and Applications3
ELET 4101Special Topics Lab1
ELET 4103Special Topics3
ELET 4243
ELET 4241
Operational Amplifier Theory and Applications
and Operational Amplifier Theory and Applications Laboratory
4
ELET 4473
ELET 4471
Control Systems
and Control Systems Laboratory
4
CPET 3163
CPET 3161
Computer Architecture
and Computer Architecture Lab
4
CPET 3253
CPET 3251
Digital Hardware Design
and Digital Hardware Design Laboratory
4

Technical electives require departmental approval.

Honor Societies, Clubs and Service Organization

Tau Alpha Pi - Engineering Technology Honor Society .  The purpose of this honor society is to provide recognition for a high standard of scholarship among students in the Department of Engineering Technology; to promote and encourage scholastic achievement by offering membership only to outstanding students; and to engender certain desirable qualities of personality, intellect, and character among its members.

The Engineering Technology Association (ETA) helps to increase and deepen the interest and knowledge of students enrolled in the electrical and computer engineering technology programs.  It provides professional orientation in an effort to enlarge students’ perspectives and makes them more aware of job opportunities in their field.  Membership is open to all students enrolled in engineering technology programs.

The engineering technology student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society.  The student branch adheres to the IEEE mission of promoting the engineering technology process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electronic and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.  The branch gives engineering technology students an opportunity to meet and learn from fellow students, as well as faculty members and professionals in the field.

Computer Engineering Tech Courses

CPET 1011 Intro to Engineering Comp Sci: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to basic engineering, computer science and technology concepts. Students will become aware of the various disciplines of engineering, computer science and technology, ethical responsibilities in these fields, creativity and design.
Co-requisite: CPET 1021.

CPET 1013 Computer Applications in Engineering Technology I: 3 semester hours.

Development of logical step by step approach to analyze and solve computing problems in engineering technology. Introduction of programming languages. Familiarization and use of software tools such as MATLAB in the area of electronics, signals, and telecommunications through assignments and team projects.

CPET 1021 Intro to CPET Lab: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to the field of engineering technology, the curriculum, the basic skills of problem solving, and hands-on experiments, the basic concepts and applications on computer technology.
Co-requisite: CPET 1011.

CPET 1023 Computer Application to Engineering Technology II: 3 semester hours.

A continuation of CPET 1013 in C++ programming techniques, programming languages, screen editor, and ORCAD software. Development of techniques and skills in statistical analysis, simulated software and related scientific software packages included.
Prerequisites: CPET 1013.

CPET 2006 Cooperative Education I: 6 semester hours.

A cooperative arrangement between the University and a company or government agency that provides experiences for students majoring in Computer Engineering Technology. The work assignment must be commensurate with the student's major. A subsequent written report is required.

CPET 2111 Digital Logic Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory experiments and reports in combinational and sequential logic using logic gates and flip-flops, and other logic devices. Experiments stress applications in Computer Engineering Technology.
Prerequisites: CPET 2113 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 2113 Digital Logic Circuits: 3 semester hours.

Digital logic with topics in number systems and codes, Boolean algebra and logic minimization methods, and combinational and sequential logic using logic gates and flip flops and other logic devices. Applications in Computer Engineering Technology are stressed.
Co-requisite: CPET 2111.

CPET 2503 Mathematical Applications for Technology: 3 semester hours.

A survey of appropriate concepts and techniques from methods with applications to the solution of problems in technology.
Prerequisites: MATH 2024.

CPET 3013 Software Engineering Technology I: 3 semester hours.

Using Software models, technical problem analysis, UML design and development, implementation and testing. Case studies of software technology. Implementation of designs using a high level programming language for software and hardware design. Advanced concepts in a high level programming language manipulating files, tasking and real time interfacing with the computer hardware.
Prerequisites: CPET 1023.

CPET 3161 Computer Architecture Lab: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory experiments to determine performance characteristics of commercially available microcomputers. Write codes for 8-bit through 32-bit processors to exercise the hardware.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 3163 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 3163 Computer Architecture: 3 semester hours.

The performance characteristics of commercially available computers. Students will study 8-bit through 32-bit processors. Selection and use of processors.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 3161 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 3231 Microprocessor Assembly Language Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Exploring the Intel processor registers, their functionalities and responsibilities in computations, tracing individual instruction executions in debug mode, dedicated memory segments and address spaces in real and protected modes, microprocessor programming in solving engineering technology problems and program analysis at microprocessor level.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 3233 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 3233 Microprocessor Assembly Language: 3 semester hours.

Microprocessor level data represented in binary and hexadecimal formats, Intel 32-bit architecture, real and protected mode address spaces, processor-memory working relationship, Intel programming mnemonics, program design and microprocessor level programming for solving engineering technology applications.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 3231 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 3251 Digital Hardware Design Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory experiments in design of digital computers and computer controlled devices. The internal operation of a microprocessor and computer. Registers and timing control, programmable gate arrays, array processors as computer models.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 3253 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 3253 Digital Hardware Design: 3 semester hours.

Basic concepts used on the design of digital computers and computer-controlled devices. The internal operation of a microprocessor and computer. Registers and timing control, programmable gate arrays, array processors as computer models. Students will use individual board computers for doing simulation.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 3251 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 3333 Cooperative Education II: 3 semester hours.

A cooperative arrangement between the university and a company or government agency that provides experiences for students majoring in Computer Engineering Technology II. The work assignment must be commensurate with the student's major. A subsequent report is required.

CPET 4013 Operating Systems: 3 semester hours.

Operating system structure, kernel and service programs, process scheduling, concurrent processes, synchronization techniques, memory management, virtual memory, input/output, storage management, file systems.
Prerequisites: CPET 1023 and CPET 2113.

CPET 4051 Computer Systems Design Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Experiments involving interface logic and programmable I/O devices for microprocessor base systems. The course will introduce- based systems. Introduce system design CAD tools, simulation, verification and synthesis.
Prerequisites: CPET 3161 and CPET 3163 and CPET 4053 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4053 Computer Systems Design: 3 semester hours.

Study of modern digital design methodologies, operation, arithmetic operations, and the study of advanced analysis on microprocessor software engineering systems.
Prerequisites: CPET 3161 and CPET 3163 and CPET 4051 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4061 Data Communication Methods Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory experiments in data communication devices. Modems, multiplexers, concentrators, protocols, error checking, front-end processors, USARTS, simplex/duplex transmission, and telecommunications.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 2503 and CPET 4063 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4063 Data Communication Methods: 3 semester hours.

Functional and operational aspects of data communication devices and software, including modems, control units, multiplexers, concentrators, front-end processors, codes and procedures, protocols, error checking, and networking.
Prerequisites: CPET 2113 and CPET 2111 and CPET 2503 and CPET 4061 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4082 Senior Project I: 2 semester hours.

A two-semester sequence for individual projects supervised by a faculty member of the department. The portions of the first semester course (4082) are devoted to group discussion of professional aspects of engineering ethics, research protocols, and patent considerations. A written proposal describing the project is required. Oral presentation throughout the semester on the research project using a conference style format.

CPET 4092 Senior Project II: 2 semester hours.

A two-semester sequence for individual and/or team projects supervised by a faculty member of the department. The portions of the second semester course (4092) are devoted to group discussion of professional aspects of engineering technology: research writing, engineering ethics, research protocols, patent considerations. A written proposal describing the project is required. Oral presentations throughout the semester on the research project using culminating in a final written report.
Prerequisites: CPET 4082.

CPET 4103 Special Topics: 3 semester hours.

Selected current and emerging topics in Engineering Technology.

CPET 4111 Applications of Microprocessor Software Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Exercises in industrial applications programs. Use of micro assemblers to write floating point mathematical routines, special purposes languages. Engineering Technology applications are stressed.
Prerequisites: CPET 3231 and CPET 3233 and CPET 4113 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4113 Software Applications of Microprocessors: 3 semester hours.

Assembler-level programming of microprocessors and microcomputers with emphasis on writing industrial application programs. Use of micro assemblers to write floating point mathematical routines, special purpose languages, simulate other microprocessor instructions sets, generate re-locatable code, and linking leaders. Applications for Engineering Technology are stressed.
Prerequisites: CPET 3231 and CPET 3233 and CPET 4111 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4151 Micro Computer Peripheral Hardware Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Hands-on experiments on micro computer peripheral, such as memory, 10 devices, interrupts, and etc.
Prerequisites: CPET 3161 and CPET 3163 and CPET 4153 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4153 Micro Computer Peripheral Hardware: 3 semester hours.

The elements of microprocessor peripheral hardware and its interfacing. Students will configure and construct microprocessor systems. Topics include series and parallel I/O devices, DMA and interrupt control devices, bus arbitration, and memory management units.
Prerequisites: CPET 3161 and CPET 3163 and CPET 4151 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4361 Computer Networking Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Experiments and reports involving the hardware and software for computer networks. Experimental topics include LANS, W ANS, networking components and techniques, standards and protocols, and networks on a chip.
Prerequisites: CPET 4061 and CPET 4063 and CPET 4363 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4363 Computer Networking: 3 semester hours.

A study of the hardware and software in computer networks. Topics include LANS, W ANS, networking components and techniques, standards and protocols, networks on a chip, and networking trends.
Prerequisites: CPET 4061 and CPET 4063 and CPET 4361 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4381 Digital Signal Processing Applications Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Experiments in Signal Processing using commercial DSP processors for performing various image and speech processing tasks. Emphasis on learning DSP programming techniques.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 4383 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4383 Digital Signal Processing Applications: 3 semester hours.

Analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, discrete-time systems, discrete Fourier Transforms, applications in areas of speech recognition, and digital image processing. Architecture and programming of DSP processors.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 4381 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4391 Programmable Microcontrollers Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory experiments using microcontrollers to control various devices. Read input from sensors, perform analysis through software, and then provide corresponding control signals. Interfacing microcontrollers to computers.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 4393 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4393 Programmable Microcontrollers: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to programmable microcontrollers, application of microcontrollers in industrial environment for controlling machines and devices. Downloading control software to microcontrollers from computers.
Prerequisites: CPET 2111 and CPET 2113 and CPET 4391 (may be taken concurrently).

CPET 4993 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Reading, research, and/or laboratory work on selected topics in Engineering Technology.

Electrical Engineering Tech Courses

ELET 1011 Intro Engr Cs Tech: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to basic engineering, computer science and technology concepts. Students will become aware of the various disciplines of engineering, computer science and technology, ethical responsibilities in these fields, creativity and design.
Co-requisite: ELET 1021.

ELET 1021 Intro ELET Lab: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to the field of engineering technology, the curriculum, the basic skills of problem solving, and hands-on experiments, the basic concepts and applications on computer technology.
Co-requisite: ELET 1011.

ELET 1121 DC/AC Circuits Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

The Applications of Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Law, and related theories to the principle of DC and magnetism in conductors and insulators. Prerequisite: credit for or concurrent enrollment in AC circuits, impedance and phasor experiments.
Prerequisites: MATH 1113 or MATH 1115.
Co-requisite: ELET 1123.

ELET 1123 DC/AC Circuits: 3 semester hours.

Basic principles of electricity, magnetism, conductors, insulators, electric theory, Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, characteristics. Study of DC and AC circuits, series and parallel DC circuits, and basic instruments used in electronics.
Prerequisites: MATH 1115.
Co-requisite: ELET 1121.

ELET 2006 Cooperative Education I: 6 semester hours.

A cooperative arrangement between the university and a company or government agency that provides experiences for students majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology. The work assignment must be commensurate with the student's major. A subsequent written report is required.

ELET 2221 Basic Electronics I Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

The implementation of semiconductors in electronic circuits and the analysis of basic amplifiers.
Prerequisites: (MATH 1113 or MATH 1115) and ELET 1121 and ELET 1123 and ELET 2223 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 2223 Basic Electronics I: 3 semester hours.

Principles of elementary electronics circuit design and analysis. Solid state diodes, bipolar and MOSFET transistors, biasing techniques DC and AC load lines. Analysis of basic amplifiers.
Prerequisites: (MATH 1113 or MATH 1115) and ELET 1121 and ELET 1123 and ELET 2221 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 2341 Circuits Analysis Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory experiments in circuit analysis, controlled sources, transient and sinusoidal solutions.
Prerequisites: ELET 1121 and ELET 1123 and MATH 1124.
Co-requisite: ELET 2343.

ELET 2343 Circuit Analysis: 3 semester hours.

Study of circuit analysis techniques, transient and sinusoidal responses. Applications of transform methods for circuit analysis.
Prerequisites: ELET 1121 and ELET 1123 and MATH 1124.
Co-requisite: ELET 2341.

ELET 3003 Antennas and Transmission Systems: 3 semester hours.

Topics that will be covered are VSWR, application of Smith charts, characteristic of antennas, characteristic of transmission lines, fiber optics used in data transmission, characteristic impedance of transmission lines, antenna gain calculations, antenna patterns, antenna grounding, microwave antenna considerations, and field strength measurement.
Prerequisites: MATH 2024 and ELET 2221 and ELET 2223.

ELET 3023 Computer Applications to Electrical Problems: 3 semester hours.

The development of orderly methods of solving current voltage relations problems, circuit law problems, and electronics problems with the use of the computer.
Prerequisites: CPET 1023.

ELET 3151 Electronics II Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Implementation and measures on field effect transistors as amplifiers, filters, oscillators and voltage regulators.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and PHYS 2123 and ELET 3153 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 3153 Electronics II: 3 semester hours.

Theory, operation and applications of different types of field effect transistors. Active filters, oscillators, and transient solutions, regulators.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and PHYS 2123 and ELET 3151 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 3333 Electrical Engineering Technology Cooperative Education: 3 semester hours.

A cooperative arrangement between the university and a company or government agency that provides experiences for students majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology. The work assignment must be commensurate with the student's major. A subsequent report is required.

ELET 3451 Robotics I Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Experiments with and testing of robotic devices, including sensors, motion systems, electronics components, and control.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and ELET 3453 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 3453 Robotics I: 3 semester hours.

Applications of robotic devices, including sensors, motions systems, electronic components, and control systems. Basic programming of robots.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and ELET 3451 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 3521 instrumentation, Robotics and Controls Lab: 1 semester hour.

The theory and applications of electrical application of electronic measuring instruments and input/output transducers. Topics include analog and digital instruments and transducers. Theory and applications of robotic devices and control systems.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and PHYS 2123 and ELET 3523 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 3523 Instrumentation, Robotics and Controls: 3 semester hours.

The theory and applications of electrical application of electronic measuring instruments and input/output transducers. Topics include analog and digital instruments and transducers. Theory and applications of robotic devices and control systems.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and PHYS 2123 and ELET 3521 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 3603 Digital Integrated Circuits Devices and Applications: 3 semester hours.

A treatise of LSI and VLSI devices to include memories, interfacing, data transfer, and arithmetic logic units. The application and programming of Motorola's 68000 and Intel's 80286 microprocessors will be covered.

ELET 3701 Communication Circuits I Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory experiments in the areas of RF circuits including impedance matching, RF power amplifiers, wideband amplifiers, RF oscillators, and phase shift oscillators.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and ELET 3703 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 3703 Communication Circuits I: 3 semester hours.

RF circuits including impedance matching, RF power amplifiers, wideband amplifiers RF oscillators, phase shift oscillators, AM, FM, and PM circuits.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and ELET 3701 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 3911 Mixed Signals I Lab: 1 semester hour.

Familiarization of mixed signal test equipment and software. Remote controlled equipment using Lab VIEW. Testing of analog and mixed signal devices such as diodes, transistors, op-amps, and comparators.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and ELET 3913 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 3913 Mixed Signals I: 3 semester hours.

Overview of mixed signal testing. Test specification process, tester hardware, DC and parametric measurements, measurement accuracy, and sampling theory.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and ELET 3911 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 4082 Senior Project I: 2 semester hours.

A two-semester sequence for individual projects supervised by a faculty member of the department. The portions of the first semester course (4082) are devoted to group discussion of professional aspects of engineering ethics, research protocols, and patent considerations. A written proposal describing the project is required. Oral presentation throughout the semester on the research project using a conference style format.

ELET 4092 Senior Project II: 2 semester hours.

A two-semester sequence for individual and/or team projects supervised by a faculty member of the department. The portions of the second semester course (4092) are devoted to group discussion of professional aspects of engineering technology: research writing, engineering ethics, research protocols, patent considerations. Oral presentations throughout the semester culminating in a final written report.
Prerequisites: ELET 4082.

ELET 4101 Special Topics Lab: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory experiments in selected current and emerging topics in Electrical Engineering Technology.

ELET 4103 Special Topics: 3 semester hours.

Selected current and emerging topics in Electrical Engineering Technology.

ELET 4241 Operational Amplifier Theory and Applications Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

The application of designing and evaluating differential and operational amplifier circuitry, feedback configurations, linear and nonlinear circuitry.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 (may be taken concurrently) and ELET 2223 (may be taken concurrently) and MATH 2024 (may be taken concurrently) and ELET 4243 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 4243 Operational Amplifier Theory and Applications: 3 semester hours.

The design and evaluation of differential and operational amplifier circuitry, feedback configurations, operational amplifiers, errors compensation, linear and nonlinear circuitry.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 (may be taken concurrently) and ELET 2223 (may be taken concurrently) and MATH 2024 (may be taken concurrently) and ELET 4241 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 4471 Control Systems Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

The laboratory testing of automated controlled circuitry designed and developed with electrical engineering techniques. Automated controlled circuits designed with digital filter circuits will be tested.
Prerequisites: ELET 2341 and ELET 2343 and ELET 4473 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 4473 Control Systems: 3 semester hours.

The application of control and automated systems to computers. The analysis and design of transducers and signal converters for process control. The development of electrical circuitry to be used in computer programming.
Prerequisites: ELET 2341 and ELET 2343 and ELET 4471 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 4513 Advanced Integrated Circuits: 3 semester hours.

Fabrication of LSI and VSLI devices. Design considerations of PROM, EPROM, EEPROM devices and LIFO, FIFO memories. Students will be required to write computer programs that will perform typical dynamic testing of integrated circuits.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223.

ELET 4621 Mixed Signals II Lab: 1 semester hour.

Testing of ADC and DAC. Gain and offset measurements, DC and linearity testing, FFT and its effect of aliasing. ATE projects.
Prerequisites: ELET 3911 and ELET 3913.
Co-requisite: ELET 4623.

ELET 4623 Mixed Signals II: 3 semester hours.

Sampling theory, DSP based mixed signal testing, analog channel measurements, DAC/ADC testing, focused calibrations, DIB design, data analysis and test economics.
Prerequisites: ELET 3911 and ELET 3913.
Co-requisite: ELET 4621.

ELET 4801 Communications Circuits II Laboratory: 1 semester hour.

Laboratory experiments in the areas of analog and digital data communication techniques.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and ELET 4803 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 4803 Communication Circuits II: 3 semester hours.

Analog and Digital Data communications techniques including PPM, PWM, FSK, DM, PAM, and PCM. Data Modem, digital coding/decoding, Interfacing and Codec circuits.
Prerequisites: ELET 2221 and ELET 2223 and ELET 4801 (may be taken concurrently).

ELET 4993 Independent Study: 1-3 semester hour.

Reading, research, and/or laboratory work on selected topics in Electrical Engineering Technology.