ETC 101 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (4)
Introduction to basic circuit laws and analysis, transient circuits and first order circuits. Introduction to electronic devices and linear electronics. Examine the concepts of power systems, programmable logic controllers, and transistor switches. May not be taken for credit by graduates of associate degree programs in electrical/electronic or computer engineering technology. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Corequisite: MAT 120 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with CET 101.
ETC 102 Electric Circuits (4)
Units and definitions. Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Laws. Analysis of resistive circuits. Circuit analysis using superposition, nodal and mesh methods, Norton Thevenin theorems, and current and voltage divider rules. Transient and sinusoidal steady state response of circuits containing resistors, capacitors, and incutors. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Cross listed with CET 102.
ETC 103 Electronics I (4)
Introduction to semiconductors, conductors, and insulators. Analysis of transistors, diodes, and their related application in rectifier and amplifier circuits. Wave‑form interpretation, AC‑DC load lines, biasing techniques, small signal amplifiers, and h parameters. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ETC 102 or permission of instructor. All students who have an EET associate degree may not enroll in this course for credit. Cross listed with CET 103.
ETC 203 Electronics II (4)
Introduction to operational amplifier circuits incorporating feedback. Amplifier configurations, feedback amplifiers, applications of Op‑Amps in analog computers, and active filters. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ETC 103 or equivalent or permission of instructor. All students who have an EET associate degree may not enroll for this course for credit. Cross listed with CET 203
ETC 210 Digital Systems I (4)
Fundamentals and advanced concepts of digital logic. Boolean algebra and functions. Design and implementation of combinatorial and sequential logic, minimization techniques, number representation, basic binary arithmetic and finite state machines. Logic families and digital integrated circuits and use of CAD tools for logic design. Prerequisite: ETC 102 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Cross listed with CET 210.
ETC 211 Signal and Systems (4)
Introduction to linear systems and how to interact with continuous and discrete time signals. Analysis of systems and time domain and frequency domain signals. Prerequisites: ETC 102 and MAT 121
ETC 215 Sustainable Energy Systems (2)
An introduction to sustainable energy systems. Topics include solar energy, wind energy, fuel cell technology, biomass energy, geothermal energy, clean coal technology, ocean energy, hydroelectric power, and nuclear power. Two hours of lecture per week. Cross-listed with CTC 215 and MTC 215.
ETC 216 Electronic Communications I (4)
Introduction of analog electronic communication systems. Study of power measurements, signal types, methods of signal analysis and signal generation. Study of analog communication systems including both amplitude and angle modulation. Study concepts of radio and video transmission, as well as an introduction of digital modulation techniques. Prerequisite: ETC 102 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
ETC 265 Sensor Technology (4)
Fundamental principles of sensing. General performance sensor characteristics related to the measurement process. Operation principles and the design of the essential sensor systems with a focus on the semiconductor material sensors. Applications of sensor systems. Prerequisites: PHY 101T, PHY 101L, and ETC 102 or equivalent.
ETC 275 Introduction to Programming for Engineers (4)
Introduction to programming with MATLAB provides basic properties of the MATLAB, a powerful programming language and development tool for different disciplines, and programming concepts for engineers for various engineering applications. Students will be doing sample MATLAB engineering problems in real time. Pre-req: MAT 121
ETC 288 Alternative Energy (2)
Principles and techniques associated with the methods of energy extraction from solar, wind, geothermal and biomass sources. Power management, economic development and environmental considerations will be discussed.
ETC 290 Introduction to Nanotechnology (4)
An introductory course covering fundamentals of nanotechnology and its applications. Course content will cover diverse nanosystems including carbon nanotubes, semiconductor quantum dots, nanosensensors, molecular machines, and nanomedicine. The course will also survey the operation principles of the instruments used for nanostructures characterization and nanofabrication techniques. Prerequisite: PHY 101T and PHY 101L; CHE 110T and CHE 110L or permission of instructor. Cross listed with MTC 290.
ETC 299 Quality Control and Workplace Issues (2)
To provide a broad educational understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context along with a knowledge of contemporary issues and career opportunities. Also, focus will be placed on the process controls necessary for the practice of electrical and computer engineering. Cross listed with CET 299.
ETC 300 Tools in Technology (2)
Introduction to the field of CAD (Computer Aided Design) in the electrical engineering technology field. Will cover the proper design of schematic drawings and the techniques of designing printed circuit boards. Prerequisites: ETC 102 and ETC 110 or equivalents.
ETC 308 Electrical Power Systems I (2)
Fundamentals of power system analysis and design will be studied. Both the theory and modeling of power systems will be covered. Topics include power transformers, transmission-line parameters, steady-state operation of transmission lines, power flow and power system controls. Two hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ETC 102 Corequisite: MAT 230.
ETC 316 Electronic Communications II (4)
Study of communication signals, digital modulation techniques, telephony, digital, RF and cellular communications. Optical fiber and satellite communications are also introduced. Prerequisite: ETC 216 or equivalent.
ETC 330 Assistive Technology (2)
Introduction to the fundamentals of assistive technology for people with physical disabilities. Rehabilitation engineering with an emphasis on mechanical devices used to enhance mobility and manipulation, improving physical interaction with the environment. Topics include: prosthetics, manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and alternative methods for computer access. Two hours of lecture per week. Cross listed with MTC 330.
ETC 331 Control Systems (4)
Basic control systems studied using Laplace transforms. Principles of electro‑mechanical control systems (electrical and mechanical), measuring means, components and their characteristics, and controller characteristics. Analysis of a control system by the frequency/phase responses and stability criteria. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ETC 103. Pre/Co-requisite: MAT 122
ETC 342 Introduction to Embedded Systems Programming (4)
Programming and designing embedded systems application. Includes an introduction to interfacing components and hardware of the embedded systems. Prerequisite: ETC 210 or permission of the instructor. No prior microprocessors background needed. Cross listed with CET 342.
ETC 345 Sequential Logic Design (4)
Introduces advanced sequential logic design through the use of hardware description languages. Students will obtain hands-on experience about digital systems in Hardware languages such as Verilog and VHDL. FPGA will be extensively used in the lab. The functionality, limitations, and usage of standard sequential components and PLDs will be discussed. Various CAD tools will be used for modeling, synthesizing and implementing several digital systems. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ETC 210 or equivalent. Cross listed with CET 345.
ETC 355 Introduction to Nanosystems VLSI (4)
Introduces CMOS devices and manufacturing technology. CMOS logic gates and their layout will be introduced. Propagation delay, noise margins, and power dissipation will be studied. Students will gain knowledge on memory design. Various CAD tools will be used. Four hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ETC 210 or equivalent. Cross listed with CET 355.
ETC 356 Programmable Controllers (2)
Use of programmable controllers to create relay logic ladder diagrams for the development of control systems.
ETC 357 Mechatronic Design (4)
Introduction to mechatronics systems. Components of mechatronic systems such as mechanical and electrical components and their interactions. analysis of mechatronic systems and their simulations in softwares. Prerequisites: MAT 122, MTC 226 or ETC 265, PHY 101T/L, and ETC 102.
ETC 391 Fiber Optics (4)
Principles and analysis of fiber optic components and systems, fiber optic sensors, integrated optoelectronics and applications of fiber optics in telecommunications and instrumentation. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: One physics course with optics and/or permission of the instructor.
ETC 392 Micro- and Nano-Electromechanical Systems (4)
This course introduces the student to the emerging field of Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and to the more advanced level of miniaturization known as Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS). Topics will include introduction of physical scaling laws, essential electrical and mechanical concepts, methods of fabrication and packaging of MEMS, principles of micro-actuation, emergence of nanoscale systems, visualization, and applications of micro and nano systems. Prerequisite: PHY 101T and PHY 101L; CHE 110T and CHE 110L; or equivalent. Cross listed with MTC 392.
ETC 394 Nanoscale Materials (4)
Fundamental aspects of Nanoscale materials, including electronic states and electrical properties, optical properties and interactions of nanoscale materials, ultrafast dynamics of metal nanoparticles, magnetic and magneto transport properties. Prerequisite: PHY 101T, PHY 101L, CHE 110T and CHE 110L or equivalent. Cross-listed with MTC 394.
ETC 395 Semiconductor Microfabrication (4)
Processes specific for the Silicon fabrication of VLSI circuits. Crystal growth and crystal structure. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth, thermal oxidation, etching, metal deposition diffusion, ion implantation and photolithography. Process integration, MOS transistor fabrication, yield and reliability. Prerequisite: PHY 101T, PHY 101L, CHE 110T, CHE 110L or equivalent. Cross-listed with MTC 395.
ETC 396 Semiconductor Device Fundamentals (4)
Semiconductor devices are the elements that enable the operation of electronic circuits. The course covers the fundamentals of semiconductor materials. Metal-semiconductor junctions, p-n junctions, bipolar junction transistor, field effect transistor (FET) LEDs and solar cell operation. Technologies and materials used to fabricate seminconductor devices.
ETC 397 Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Energy (4)
Rationale for renewable and photovoltaic (PV) energy utilization. Fundamentals of Semiconductor Physics. The physics of solar cells and solar cell operation. Technologies and materials used to fabricate solar cells. Fabrication of photovoltaic modules and solar generators. Measurement of PV element parameters. Prerequisite: MAT 121 and PHY 101T, and PHY 101L.
ETC 416 Computer Networks (4)
The principles and techniques of data and computer communications are covered in detail in this course. Topics include principles of data transmission, data encoding, digital communication techniques, transmission codes, error detection and correction, protocols, communication networks, interfacing and architecture. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Cross listed with CET 416.
ETC 419 Satellite Communication (2)
Principles of satellite communications, techniques of transmitting speech, data and video using satellites. Prerequisite: ETC 316 or permission of instructor.
ETC 421 Wireless Communication Systems (4)
Study of the theory and the techniques used in the implementation of wireless communication systems. Principle and analysis of mobile communication systems, wireless LAN, personal communication networks and Land-Mobile/satellite communications systems are also included. Prerequisite: ETC 316.
ETC 423 Microprocessors (4)
Analysis of microprocessor interfacing with operational hardware in addition to the internal structure of microprocessors and software programming. Prerequisites: ETC 210 or equivalent. Cross listed with CET 423.
ETC 429 Microprocessors, Microprogramming and Computer Architecture (4)
Design of microprocessor and computer central processing units. Stresses the architecture and microprogramming of the processor. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ETC 210 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Cross listed with CET 429.
ETC 431 PC Integration and Maintenance (4)
This course stresses the architecture and design of personal computers and emphasizes the use of diagnostic hardware and software to evaluate PC systems in actual lab situations. Two hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ETC 342 or equivalent. Cross listed with CET 431.
ETC 432 Process Control and Design of Experiments (4)
Quality philosophy and fundamental quality tools. Process flow diagrams, control charts for variable measurement, process sampling and chart interpretation. Methods for process optimization through single and multiple factor experimental designs. Prerequisites: MAT 121, PHY 101T, and PHY 101L. Cross listed with MTC 432.
ETC 433 Automatic Control Systems (4)
Transfer function approach to the analysis and design of feedback control systems. Use of Bode diagrams, and root locus plots to predict system performances. Analog and digital simulation of industrial control system problems. Prerequisite: ETC 331 or equivalent.
ETC 435 Digital Control and Robotics (4)
Discrete time systems and transform sampling and reconstruction, state‑space technique and digital stimulation, stability of digital control systems, digital filtering and digital compensator design, discrete‑time optimal control, and applications in robotics. This course is the capstone for the control emphasis which requires working on a team project using a robot arm in place of the laboratory, with an oral and written presentation at the end. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: ETC 331 and one course in computer programming.
ETC 437 Digital Filters (4)
Review of discrete‑time linear systems and random processes, z‑transforms, difference equations, and state‑space formulations. Discrete Fourier analysis and FFT algorithms, including discussions of recursive and non‑recursive filter transformations, FIR transversal and Kalman filters. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MAT 122.
ETC 444 Special Topics in Microprocessor/Digital (Variable 1-4)
Seminar on the state‑of‑the‑art in microprocessor and digital techniques. Topics will vary as technology changes. May be taken more than once for credit provided topics are different. Prerequisite: ETC 110 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Cross listed with CET 444.
ETC 445 System-on-Chip Embedded Systems I (4)
Introduces advanced digital design through the use of hardware description languages for the specification, simulation, and synthesis of complex digital systems. Students will obtain hands-on experience about System-on-Chip embedded systems. FPGA will be extensively used in the lab. Both Verilog and VHDL, the two most widely used digital modeling languages for the description of digital systems at the board and component level will be studied. Structural (device interconnection), dataflow (register transfer level), and behavioral (algorithmic) models will be utilized. Various CAD tools will be used for modeling, synthesizing, and implementing several digital systems. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ETC 342 or equivalent. Cross listed with CET 445.
ETC 446 Programmable Logic Devices (4)
Synchronous sequential circuit design. Algorithmic state machine method; state reduction; control-data path circuit partitioning. Design of sequential arithmetic circuits. Memory interfacing; bus-based design. Specification and synthesis of digital systems using hardware description language and implementation using programmable logic devices. Simulation, analysis, testing, and verification of digital systems. Prerequisite: ETC 210 or equivalent.
ETC 466 System-on-Chip Embedded Systems II (4)
Hardware and software concepts in the design and analysis of embedded systems will be covered. Memory types and peripheral interfaces used in embedded systems will be considered. Performance analysis of embedded systems design will be studied. Design tradeoffs made by different models of embedded systems will be identified. Students will obtain hands-on experience about System-on-Chip embedded systems. FPGA will be extensively used in the lab. Either Verilog or VHDL, the two most widely used digital modeling languages for the description of digital systems at the board and component level will be studied as well as C programming language. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ETC 445 or equivalent. Cross listed with CET 466.
ETC 480 Electrical Technology Senior Project I (2)
This is the first of two two‑credit courses which must be taken as a pair. Extensive investigation, preparation, and development of a design project incorporating concepts from senior level courses. A written report is required. At the end of first semester, student should have all information and material required to complete the project in the following semester.
ETC 481 Electrical Technology Senior Project II (2)
This course involves the full implementation, testing, troubleshooting, and final demonstration of the senior project as proposed in ETC 480. An updated final report shall also accompany the final project. Note: Credit given only if ETC 480 has been successfully completed. Prerequisite: ETC 480.
ETC 483 Optical Communications (4)
Principles and techniques associated with the transmission of optical radiation in waveguides (fibers) and free space, low and high power optical sources, internal (direct) and external (indirect) modulations. Fiber optical waveguide and characteristics of free space, homodyne and hetrodyne detection, and design of optical communication systems. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. This is the capstone course for the concentration in communications and requires working on a team project in place of laboratory assignments with oral and written presentation at the completion of the project. The written report will include analysis, design and management of the project. Prerequisite: ETC 391 or permission of instructor.
ETC 484 Thin Film Processing (4)
Thin film synthesis: the fundamentals of crystal structures, the basic nucleation and growth mechanisms. Processes and technologies used for the thin film fabrication” chemical vapor deposition (CVD), Metal-organic CVD, molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), Plasma Assisted-MBE, sputtering, evaporation, etc., thin film growth equipment operation principles and the fundamentals of vacuum technology and gas delivery systems. Techniques for the monitoring and characterization of thin film parameters during the growth (in-situ) and after the growth (ex-situ). Prerequisite: PHY 101T, PHY 101L, CHE 110T and CHE 110L or equivalent. Cross listed with MTC 484.
ETC 490 Special Topics in Communication Technology (2)
An in-depth study of topics selected from and based on new developments in communications technology and related areas. Topics may include areas of secure communications, mobile communications, image transmission and optical signal processing, computer-aided design, analysis of communications links and networks and integrated services digital network standards. Prerequisites: ETC 316 and permission of instructor.
ETC 491 Independent Study (Variable 1‑4)
Extensive study of a particular topic of student interest under the supervision of a faculty member. The student is required to submit a written proposal which includes a description of the project, its duration, educational goals, methods of evaluation, and number of credits to be earned. Prerequisites: Matriculated students only, permission of instructor and dean of subject area.
ETC 494 CO‑OP Assignment (Variable 2 or 4)
Provides 14 weeks of supervised experience in an industrial or government installation applying technology knowledge towards the solution of engineering technology problems and developing abilities required in the student’s career. At least two reports and two supervisors’ evaluations are required. A minimum of 60 contact hours of industrial work is required per credit hour. May be taken repetitively up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: Permission of employer and dean.
ETC 495 Nanotechnology Research (3)
This course introduces students with the scientific, technical and methodological aspects of nanotechnology research. Students will be required to work either individually or in a group on a research project and integrate knowledge of their majors into the evolving field of nanotechnology. Emphasis is placed on addressing interdisciplinary, economical, ethical, and environmental aspects of nanotechnology.