Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology - EE13

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Degree program is a planned sequence of carefully developed college level courses designed to prepare students to work in the field of electronics and computer engineering technology. The program of study emphasizes the application of scientific, mathematic, and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities. Program graduates will receive an Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science degree, qualifying them as engineering technicians with a specialization in computer engineering technology, electronics engineering technology, or instrumentation and control engineering technology.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;      

*Be at least 16 years of age;   
  
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;  
   
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Core Courses (19 hours)
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 hours)

Prereqs: (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)

Coreqs: None

Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)
XXX
xxx
Social Sciences/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (7 hours)
MATH
1111
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Math Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

Prereqs: ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1112 or MATH 1113)

Coreqs: PHYS 1111L

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

Prereqs: ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1112 or MATH 1113)

Coreqs: PHYS 1111

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hours)
XXX
xxx
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
Additional General Education Core Requirement (3 hours)
MATH
1113
3

Prereqs: MATH 1111 with a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.
Occupational Courses (28 hours)
ECET
1101
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: MATH 1111 and ENGT 1000

Emphasizes the knowledge and ability to analyze basic DC circuits and introductory concepts of AC circuits. Topics include: international units, basic electrical laws, series and parallel circuits, network analysis concepts, network theorems concepts, D.C. instruments, grounding techniques, magnetism, inductance/capacitance, transient analysis, and introduction to dependent sources and 2-port parameters. Laboratory work parallels class work.
ECET
1110
4

Prereqs: ENGT 1000

Coreqs: None

Study of digital circuit fundamentals with an emphasis on digital electronics and techniques, simplification of logic circuits, sequential and combinational logic circuits, programmable logic devices, flip-flops and registers, binary number system, and arithmetic and logic operations. Laboratory work parallels class work using trainers, DesignWorks, and Altera simulation software and system.

Prereqs: Degree Level Algebra Scores

Coreqs: None

This course emphasizes fundamental concepts of problem solving using a high level source language. Laboratory work is designed to acquaint students with computer facilities, software, and programming fundamentals. Topics include: system fundamentals, concepts of structured programming, arrays, functions, and engineering applications.
4

Prereqs: ECET 1101, MATH 1111

Coreqs: None

Continues study of AC circuit analysis, which emphasizes complex networks. Topics include: analysis of complex networks, networks with multiple sources, AC network theorems, resonance, transformers, three-phase systems, filters and bode plots, non-sinusoidal waveforms, and pulse response of RLC circuits. Laboratory work parallels class work.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides a study of engineering technology as a career field and describes the knowledge and skills required for academic and occupational success. Topics include: engineering technology career, measurement and standards, mathematical operators, engineering tools, and engineering concepts. Labs reinforce mathematical, mechanical and electrical concepts through practical exercises, such as measurement and calculation of density of objects, relative humidity, use of digital multi-meter, building circuits, use of precision instruments, and team exercises.
Occupational Electives - Minimum of 10 Credit Hours (10 hours)
XXX
xxx
Occupational Elective
10
Choose One of the Following Specializations (17 - 19 hours)
8C13 - Computer Engineering Technology (17 hours)
4

Prereqs: ENGT 1000

Coreqs: None

Provides a foundation in Local Area Networking of computers with an introduction to Wide Area Networking. Emphasis is on Peer-to-Peer Networking.
ECET
2110
4

Prereqs: ECET 1110

Coreqs: None

Continues the study of digital systems with emphasis on the study of microcomputers with programming applications involving external devices with which the microprocessor/microcontroller must communicate. Topics include: logic families, PLD programming, microcomputer architecture, programming with arithmetic/logic instructions, jump, loop and call operations, I/O programming, timers, interrupts and interfacing techniques. Laboratory work parallels class work to include use of PLD (programmable logic devices) platforms, and microprocessor/microcontroller platforms to reinforce and edify theoretical concepts.
4

Prereqs: ECET 2101

Coreqs: None

Introduces the conduction process in semiconductor materials and devices. Topics include semiconductor physics; diodes; basic diode circuits and applications; biasing, stability and graphical analysis of bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors; introduction to silicon controlled rectifiers; device curve characteristics; and related devices with selected applications. Laboratory work includes circuit construction, use of appropriate instruments, troubleshooting and circuit simulation using P-SPICE.
4

Prereqs: ECET 1210

Coreqs: None

This course emphasizes the design, implementation, configuration, and monitoring of a client-server network environment. Emphasis is placed on applications to Local Area Networks. An introduction to Network Domains in Wide Area Networks is included.
ENGT
2300
1

Prereqs: ECET 2101

Coreqs: None

This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a product, a circuit or mechanism using circuit building, troubleshooting and other engineering skills developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.
8EE3 - Electronics Engineering Technology (17 hours)
4

Prereqs: ENGT 1000

Coreqs: None

Provides a foundation in Local Area Networking of computers with an introduction to Wide Area Networking. Emphasis is on Peer-to-Peer Networking.
ECET
2110
4

Prereqs: ECET 1110

Coreqs: None

Continues the study of digital systems with emphasis on the study of microcomputers with programming applications involving external devices with which the microprocessor/microcontroller must communicate. Topics include: logic families, PLD programming, microcomputer architecture, programming with arithmetic/logic instructions, jump, loop and call operations, I/O programming, timers, interrupts and interfacing techniques. Laboratory work parallels class work to include use of PLD (programmable logic devices) platforms, and microprocessor/microcontroller platforms to reinforce and edify theoretical concepts.
4

Prereqs: ECET 2101

Coreqs: None

Introduces the conduction process in semiconductor materials and devices. Topics include semiconductor physics; diodes; basic diode circuits and applications; biasing, stability and graphical analysis of bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors; introduction to silicon controlled rectifiers; device curve characteristics; and related devices with selected applications. Laboratory work includes circuit construction, use of appropriate instruments, troubleshooting and circuit simulation using P-SPICE.

Prereqs: ECET 2120

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the analysis of BJT and FET amplifiers; analysis and applications of operational amplifiers and other linear digital ICs. Topics include: re transistor model; CB, CE and CC amplifiers; Darlington connection; cascaded systems; CS, CD, CG Amplifiers; High frequency and low frequency response of BJT and FET amplifiers; Power Amplifiers Class A, Class B, Class C Amplifiers; op-amp fundamentals; inverting, non-inverting amplifiers, voltage followers and summing amplifiers; comparators; instrumentation applications; active filters; differentiators and integrators; 555 Timers; A/D and D/A Conversion. Laboratory work parallels class work and includes circuit simulation using P-spice. Laboratory work parallels class work.
ENGT
2300
1

Prereqs: ECET 2101

Coreqs: None

This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a product, a circuit or mechanism using circuit building, troubleshooting and other engineering skills developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.
8IA3 - Instrumentation and Control Engineering Technology (17 hours)

Prereqs: ECET 2101

Coreqs: None

This course introduces electromechanical devices which are essential control elements in electrical systems. Topics include: fundamentals of electromechanical devices, control elements in electrical circuits, typical devices such as generators and alternators, D.C. and A.C. motors and controls, and transformers. Quantitative analysis of power losses, power factors, and efficiencies in D.C., single-phase and three-phase dynamos are stressed. Laboratory work parallels class work.

Prereqs: ICET 2010

Coreqs: None

This course introduces control system components and theory as they relate to controlling industrial processes. Course covers identification, interpretation and design of loop and piping & instrumentation (P&ID) drawings. Mechanical, fluidic, temperature, and miscellaneous sensors are studied with emphasis on measuring techniques. Topics include: open and closed loop control theory, feedback, transducers, signal conditioning, P&IDs and control hardware and actuators. Laboratory work heavily emphasizes practical exercises and applications.

Prereqs: ICET 2010

Coreqs: None

Emphasize an in-depth study of the programmable controller with programming applications involving control of industrial processes. Course explores SCADA system hardware. Topics include: input and output modules, logic units, memory units, power supplies, ladder diagrams, relay logic timers and counters, control strategy, programming, networks, user interface (HMI), communication equipment and software and troubleshooting. Lab work parallels class work with emphasis on program execution, effectiveness, efficiency and integration.
ICET
2050
4

Prereqs: ICET 2010, ICET 2030

Coreqs: None

Provides a study of process control system design. Students explore system design and tuning, integration of sensors, transmitters, indicators, controllers and final control elements. Industrial electronics, control loop theory, PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) control theory, loop tuning, and control loop troubleshooting are emphasized.
ENGT
2300
1

Prereqs: ECET 2101

Coreqs: None

This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a product, a circuit or mechanism using circuit building, troubleshooting and other engineering skills developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.
8T13 - Telecommunications Engineering Technology (19 hours)
4

Prereqs: ENGT 1000

Coreqs: None

Provides a foundation in Local Area Networking of computers with an introduction to Wide Area Networking. Emphasis is on Peer-to-Peer Networking.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course provides a comprehensive overview of telecommunications, identifying components of a telecom network, and the transmission of information, such as data, video, and voice.  The fundamental concepts in both analog and digital communications are covered.  This is an engineering technology course.

Prereqs: ECET 1101

Coreqs: None

Introduction to the communications network transmission concepts.  Topics include: Signal analysis and mixing, multiplexing, methods of modulation and detection, characteristics of metallic and optical transmission media.  The effects of noise in communications systems are investigated.  This is an engineering technology course.
4

Prereqs: ECET 1210, TELE 1000

Coreqs: None

Cover the principles of data communications and areas of applications such as communications between terminals and computers, including local area networks, packet networks, and control of the telephone network.  Topics include: introduction to data communications, transmission of bandwidths and impairments, transmission codes, modem installation, function of multiplexers, function of protocols, error detection and correction techniques, and networks identification. This is an engineering technology course.
TELE
2230
3

Prereqs: TELE 1210

Coreqs: None

Course examines the fiber optics communications technology, and explores the applications of fiber optics transmission systems.  This course discussed the optical fiber, LEDs, Laser diodes, photodiodes, optical amplifiers and passive components, Laboratory exercises give students hands-on experience with fiber optic devices, troubleshooting and measuring tools, fusion/quick connect splicing, and terminations.  This is an engineering technology course.
ENGT
2300
1

Prereqs: ECET 2101

Coreqs: None

This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a product, a circuit or mechanism using circuit building, troubleshooting and other engineering skills developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.

 

General Education Core Options

Advisors

Obrin Griffin
Electrical Systems Technology Program Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 428
Phone: 229-333-2100 ext, 3031
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus