Electronics/Engineering Technology Courses
Introduction to Digital Electronics
Study of basic digital logic devices and systems. Device Symbology, Boolean logic expressions, truth tables and timing diagrams will be examined. Combinational logic circuits and their applications will be analyzed. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Corequisite(s): EET115.
Digital Circuits Applications
Construction of prototype logic circuits using various logic devices. The measurement of static and dynamic electronic characteristics of devices and systems will be studied. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET114.
Electronic Circuits and Devices I
Introduction to the basic principles of electronics and common solid state devices. Emphasis on basic electronic parameters such as current, voltage, resistance, inductance, and capacitance. Additional topics include series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits as well as discrete solid state devices, including rectifying diodes, light emitting diodes, photodiodes, zener diodes, bipolar transistors, and thyristors. 5 Credits (3 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): MTH004 or Placement by Examination.
Engineering, Technology, and Society
Introduction to the basic concepts and applications of computer and engineering technologies and the effects on professional and casual users, their employers and employees, and society. Applied skills include the use of current computer technology for data/information collection and organization; visualization, analysis, and interpretation of numeric computations; and the dissemination and presentation of solutions to engineering technology problems. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Fundamental concepts of operation, installation, and configuration of the hardware and operating system software for computer networks. Emphasis on the hands-on, practical experiences needed to service enterprise computing systems used in industry. Network topologies, protocols, cabling systems, and server operating system software installation and service configuration are covered, with an emphasis on entry-level skills for network professionals. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH006.
Introduction to Microprocessors
Introduction to embedded controllers and field programmable devices. Topics include the architecture, programming, and basic interface practices. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET114 and EET115. Corequisite(s): EET155.
Microprocessor Applications I
Laboratory exercises complement the course work of EET154. Course work includes using a personal computer to generate programs to perform basic interface experiments. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET154.
Electronic Circuits and Devices II
Theory and laboratory practice in continuation of EET116, Electronic Circuits and Devices I. Application of Ohm's Law and Kirchoff's Law extended to the analysis of electronic circuits. Study includes circuits with both active and passive components; circuits utilizing transformers; bipolar junction transistor amplifiers; FET circuits and amplifiers; and operational amplifiers. RC, RL, and RLC circuits will be analyzed with complex numbers. The application of these passive components in realizing basic filters and in resonant circuits will be presented. Course work includes building and measuring these circuits to compare their actual behavior to theoretical assumptions. 5 Credits (3 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET116. Corequisite(s): MTH180 or MTH190.
Software Tools for the Engineering Technologist
Introduction to the numerous software tools needed to work successfully in the fields of electronics and computer engineering technology. Software covered includes those used for circuit design, simulation, and layout of printed circuit boards and assemblies; for data acquisition and analysis of electronics systems; and as PC interfaces with electronic equipment. Emphasis on current technology and standards. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Introduction to the programming of microprocessors and embedded controllers and the design of hardware interfaces with peripheral devices and systems. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET154. Corequisite(s): EET203. Spring Only.
Microprocessor Applications II
Introduction to integrated software development environments used to debug programs for microprocessors and embedded controllers and to test hardware interfaces to peripheral devices and systems. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET155. Corequisite(s): EET202. Spring Only.
Network Installation and Maintenance
The Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the hardware for local area networks will be presented with an emphasis on the hands-on, practical experiences needed to service enterprise computing systems used in industry. Network topologies, protocols, cabling systems, and system fault tolerance and diagnosis will be covered at a level needed for the technician to become competent in network operation and maintenance. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET154 and EET155 or CIT171. Corequisite(s): EET205.
Network Maintenance Laboratory
Hands-on experience in the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the hardware used in local area networks. Emphasis on the skills and techniques required to service the enterprise-networked systems used in industry. Cable plants, interface cards, internetworking products, and system fault tolerance and diagnosis will be covered at a level needed for the technician to become competent in network operation and maintenance. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET154 and EET155 or CIT171. Corequisite(s): EET204.
Linear Integrated Circuits
Principles of operational amplifiers, regulators, comparators, converters, and specialized linear integrated circuits. Study includes the associated circuitry to control and modify the characteristics of these devices. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET156. Fall Only.
Linear Circuits Applications
Laboratory experience with a wide variety of linear integrated circuits. Measurement of these circuits and troubleshooting techniques are explored. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET206. Fall Only.
Systems Troubleshooting Applications
Techniques and processes for developing practical circuit and systems troubleshooting skills, which are useful in situations inside and outside of the engineering technology field. Emphasis on advanced schematic reading and the use of test equipment to isolate and repair faults in electronic circuits and systems. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET154 and EET156. Fall Only.
Structured Cabling and Optical Fiber Systems
Study and application of standards-compliant structured cabling systems, covering the installation, certification, and troubleshooting of structured cabling systems, with a focus on the optical fiber system used in local area networks (LANs). Study includes an overview of structured cabling systems; an in-depth review of current ANSI/TIA and ISO/IEC industry standards (including, but not limited to, ANSI/TIA-526, ANSI/TIA-568, ANSI/TIA-569, ANSI/TIA-606, and ANSI-J-STD-607); discussion and hands-on experience with the rough-in, termination, certification, and administration of unshielded and shielded twisted-pair and optical fiber cabling systems; and the troubleshooting practices used to isolate and resolve faults. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Fall Only.
Cisco Systems I
First of two lecture courses in the Cisco Networking Academy Program covering the CCNA Routing & Switching curricula. Topics of study include networking basics, OSI model, cabling types and color codes, router and switch components and configurations, and TCP/IP protocols and IP addressing. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET145 and EET204 or CIT171.
Cisco Systems Applications I
First of two laboratory courses in the Cisco Networking Academy Program covering the CCNA Routing & Switching curricula. Topics of study include networking basics, OSI model, cabling types and color codes, router and switch components and configurations, and TCP/IP protocols and IS addressing. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET145 or CIT171 or EET204. Corequisite(s): EET220.
Cisco Systems II
Second of two lecture courses in the Cisco Networking Academy Program, covering the Semester 3 and 4 curriculums. Topics of study include a review of the OSI model and routing fundamentals, LAN switching, virtual LANs, WAN design, network management, configuration of the RIP, IGRP and IPX routing protocols, and the creation and use of access lists. Admittance to this course is by satisfactory completion of prerequisites or permission of the instructor. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET220 and EET221.
Cisco Systems Applications II
Laboratory exercises closely aligned to lectures in Cisco Systems II, EET222, provide the skills practice needed to obtain the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Projects include configuration of switches and Virtual LANs (VLANS), configuration of routers for use with RIP, IGRP and IPX routing protocols, creation and use of access lists, and network troubleshooting. Actual router and switch hardware are used to perform lab exercises as well as computer simulation software to supplement hands-on experiences. Admittance to this course is by satisfactory completion of prerequisites or permission of the instructor. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET220 and EET221. Corequisite(s): EET222.
Well Site Instrumentation and Control
Hands-on experience with the Natural Gas Well Site Training System. Topics include use of various gas measurement tools and techniques, industrial communication standards, and remote sensing as part of the natural gas production systems. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET250 or ELT245.
Robotics and Automated Systems
Basic principles behind automated manufacturing equipment. Topics include theory of programming, applications, and interfaces for robots and computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment as well as theory, control, and hands-on applications of motors, hydraulics, and pneumatics. Includes laboratory work with state-of-the-art automated manufacturing equipment such as robots and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Fall Only.
Continued study focusing on the evaluation, selection, and implementation of network hardware, operating systems, and application software. Topics include network scalability and availability, operating system installation and configuration, application software installation and configuration, and the use of scripting to automate administrative functions. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET145. Spring Only.
Introduction to Automation Control Concepts and Applications
Introduction to Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) theory and applications. Emphasis on writing and debugging simply relay ladder logic programs, I/O modules specifications and wiring proximity sensors, basic motor starter circuits, electrical safety circuits, timers, counters, PLC communications and using PLC programming software. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET156. Fall Only.
Introduction to Sensing and Control
Introduction to discrete sensing of physical phenomena; i.e., proximity, position, temperature, and the interfacing of these devices to computer systems. Control of output devices; i.e., solid state, relay, valves, and the programming to allow an interaction between input sensing and output control are examined. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET114 and EET156. Fall Only.
Sensing and Control Applications I
Verifying sensing specifications by comparing manufacturing documentation with experimental data. Interfacing transducers to computer systems and the programming of the computer systems to achieve control. Industrial devices are used almost exclusively. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET250. Fall Only.
Intermediate Sensing and Control
In-depth examination of advanced transducers and sensing techniques. Analysis includes communications techniques that allow information to be passed between components of industrial control systems. Advanced PLC functions are studied, including analog I/O, computer/PLC interfacing, ladder logic annotation techniques, etc. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET250. Spring Only.
Sensing and Control Applications II
Hands-on study that includes verifying sensing specifications by comparing manufacturing documentation with experimental data. Interfacing transducers to computer systems and the programming of the computer systems and the programming of the computer to achieve control. Industrial devices are used almost exclusively. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET252. Spring Only.
Process Control Theory
Introduction to process control theory. PID control of parameters such as: level, flow, pressure, temperature, etc. Control strategies and tuning techniques for the various dynamic conditions will be examined. P & ID symbology and schematic conventions are used. Single loop tuning, along with cascade and feed forward circuits, will be discussed in detail. Distributed control theory and strategies will also convered. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET248. Spring Only.
Process Control Applications
Introduction to process control applications. Course work includes designing and implementing system control; tuning of computer-simulated processes and "real" processes; calibrating sensors, transmitters, and converters; examining and calibrating pneumatic controls; and configuring PID controllers. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET254. Spring Only.
Introduction to motion control theory, applications and hands-on operation. Emphasis placed on stepper motor, servo motor control, modules and hardware design, motion profiles, interfacing with programmable logic controllers, and variable frequency drives. An introduction to vision system applications and interfacing to automated control systems will be incorporated. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET244 and EET250 and EET251 or EET244 and EET248. Spring Only.
Advanced Automation Control Concepts and Applications
Theory, application and hands-on operation in Advanced Programmable Logic Controller. Emphasis placed on analog I/O modules, software, arrays, and sequencers, writing and debugging complex relay ladder logic programs. Course topics will include process controls with PID Algorithms in PLC usage, design and development of a Human Machine Interface system for use with PLC devices using SCADA, along with OPC communications used with Human Machine Interface software. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET248.
Materials, Safety and Equipment Overview for Nanofabrication (PSU: ESC211)
Overview of basic semiconductor industry processing equipment and materials handling procedures with a focus on maintenance, safety, environment, and health issues. Topics include cleanroom maintenance, safety, and health issues; vacuum pumping maintenance, environmental, safety, and health issues (covering direct drive mechanical, roots blowers, turbomolecular, and dry mechanical systems); furnaces maintenance, safety, environmental, and health issues (covering horizontal, vertical, rapid thermal annealing tools); chemical vapor deposition system maintenance, safety, environmental, and health issues (covering gas delivery, corrosive and flammable gas storage and plumbing, regulators, and mass flow controllers); and vacuum deposition/etching system maintenance, safety, environment, and health issues (covering microwave and RF power supplies and tuners, heating and cooling units, vacuum gauges, valves, and process controllers). Specific materials handling issues include DI water solvents, cleansers, ion implantation and diffusion sources, photoresists and developers, metals, dielectrics, toxic flammable, corrosive, and high purity gases, and packaging materials. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Basic Nanofabrication Processes (PSU: ESC212)
In-depth study of the thermal processing necessary for semiconductor fabrication. Growth and annealing processes, which utilize horizontal and vertical furnaces, are examined as well as rapid thermal annealing. Topics include single crystal growth (Czochralski, float-zone) as well as wafer slicing, etching, polishing, epitaxial growth, and substrate (bulk or epi) specifications. Also addressed is the impact of thermal processing and thermal processing history on defects, gettering, impurities, and overall device properties. Students grow and measure gate and field oxides, implant and activate source and drain regions, and evaluate thermal budget requirements using state-of-the-art tools. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Thin Films in Nanofabrication (PSU: ESC213)
Basics of thin films, including growth, structure, mechanical properties, electrical properties, deposition equipment including atmospheric, low pressure, and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition and sputtering, thermal evaporation, and beam evaporation physical vapor deposition. Materials considered include dielectrics (nitride, oxide), polysilicon (doped and undoped), and metals (aluminum, tungsten, copper, adhesion promoters, diffusion barriers). Also covered are etching processes with emphasis on reactive ion etching (single wafer, batch), high-ion-density reactors (TCP, helicon, ECR, MERIE), and ion beam etching. Hands-on experience includes depositing and etching dielectric, semiconductor, and metal materials using state-of-the-art tools. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET271.
Advanced Lithography and Patterning Techniques (PSU: ESC214)
Study covering all aspects of lithography from design and mask fabrication to pattern transfer and inspection. The first section covers the lithographic process from substrate preparation to exposure, with an emphasis on the nature and behavior or photoresist materials. The second section examines the process from development through inspection (both before and after pattern transfer), which includes an introduction to optical masks, aligners, steppers, and scanners as well as CD control and profile control of photoresists. The last section covers advanced lithographic techniques such as c-beam, x-ray, EUV, and ion beam lithography. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Materials Modification in Nanofabrication (PSU: ESC215)
Examination of the manufacturing issues involved in metal interconnects, dielectrics and final device assembly. Aluminum, refractory metals, and copper deposition techniques and characterization are discussed in detail along with topics such as diffusion barriers, contact resistance, electromigration, corrosion, and adhesion. The importance of planarization techniques such as deposition/etchback and chemical/mechanical polishing is emphasized. Lastly, packaging procedures such as die separation, inspection bonding, sealing, and final test are examined. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Characterization, Packaging, and Testing of Nanofabricated Structures (PSU: ESC216)
Examination of a variety of measurements and techniques essential for device fabrication. Monitoring techniques, such as residual gas analysis (RGA), optical emission spectroscopy (OES), and end point detection, are discussed. Characterization techniques, such as SEM, XPS/Auger, surface profilometry, advanced optical microscopy, optical thin film measurements, ellipsometry, and resistivity/conductivity measurements, are used on real samples. Basic electrical measurements on device structures for yield analysis and process control are stressed, including breakdown measurements, junction testing, and C-V and I-V tests. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Specialized off-campus, industry-based work experience applies knowledge and skills developed during Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology instruction. The experience also provides a functional understanding of the work environment, hones interpersonal and technical communication skills, and enhances social and civic competencies. Conducted in accordance with explicitly defined guidelines and procedures. 3 Credits (0 Lecture - 15 Internship)
Topics include advanced circuit design of operational amplifiers as used in signal processing and filtering systems. Additional topics include signal preparation for sampling and conversion; translation of mathematical functions such as integration and differentiation into analog computational blocks; and diagnostic methods for circuit performance. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET206. Spring Only.
Analog Systems Lab
Construction and testing of analog systems developed in EET 300. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET300. Spring Only.
Industrial Electronics and Applications
Preparation for employment in fields that have a high degree of integrated electronics in jobs that use electronic controlled equipment for industrial operations. Emphasis on basic industrial electronics, industrial motion control, and process control system concepts. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab)
Digital Systems Lab
Hands-on use of integrated development environments to debug programs for an embedded controller and to test hardware, with the intention of implementing a practical digital system. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET203. Corequisite(s): EET304. Fall Only.
Measurement and Tests
Theory and technique of electronic measurement and test systems. Topics include indicating, recording, and controlling systems for both analog and digital methods; standards of electrical measurement; sources of error and effects of noise; instrument limitations; and transducer effects. Computer-based data acquisition and analysis are stressed, including bus-style test systems development with automated software support. "Intelligent" sensor technology is included. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET202 and EET206. Spring Only.
Measurement and Tests Lab
Laboratory course to accompany EET320, Measurement and Tests. Construction and verification of test equipment, transducers, and systems developed in EET320. The design and development of an independent test system is required as part of the laboratory. Student-built transducers are tested and compared to commercial equivalents. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET320. Spring Only.
Electronic Prototyping and Design
Construction and packaging techniques for electronic circuits and systems. Topics concentrate on computer-based circuit design, schematic capture, and printed circuit fabrication methods. Surface mount and through-hole design methods are covered. Single-layer and multi-layer printed circuit board computer-aided design techniques are developed. Additional topics include design considerations for heat, radio frequency interference, power distribution, assembly testing, and production standards. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET202 or EET206. Fall Only.
Electronic Prototyping and Design Lab
Hands-on experiences in the construction and testing of circuit boards and projects developed in EET 324. Surface mount and through-hole soldering methods in single and multi-layer boards, verification and design methods are practiced. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Corequisite(s): EET324. Fall Only.
Essential elements for understanding, designing, and troubleshooting control theory engineering applications. Fundamentals of continuous time systems commonly used in engineering applications and the problems associated with these systems. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET114 and EET156 and MTH182. Spring Only.
Digital Signal Processing
Introduction to digital signal processing systems, with an emphasis on commercial and consumer applications. Design and simulation of signal sampling, discrete Fourier transforms, and digital filters are covered in detail. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): EET300 and EET304 and MTH242. Corequisite(s): EET401. Fall Only.
Digital Signal Processing Lab
Introduction to digital signal processing systems, with an emphasis on commercial and consumer applications. Implementation of signal sampling algorithms, discrete Fourier transforms, and digital filters are covered in detail. 1 Credit (0 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): EET301 and EET305. Corequisite(s): EET400. Fall Only.