# Electronics Engineering Technology

### Goals

Electronic Engineering Technology is a degree concentration under the Engineering Technology degree at ETSU. The program combines scientific and engineering knowledge and methods into technical classes to provide students the knowledge base to support engineering activities. An electronic engineering technologist is a person who is knowledgeable in electronics theory and design and who understands state-of-the-art practices related to digital and analog circuits and systems, controls/ automation, robotics, instrumentation, and communications. The EET program at ETSU requires and extensive lab component that gives students experiance to start immediatly in an industrial or manufacturing setting. Our students participate in labs that provide exposure to 208VAC 3 phase power, industrial motor control, digital signal processors, instrumentation, process control, communications and robotics as well as labs on the fundamental concepts of electronics.

The program prepares students for entry into the technical workforce. In particular, the department strives to ensure that its graduates have an ability to:

- Apply knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering.
- Design, and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.
- Use existing technologies related to systems, components, or processes to meet employer needs.
- Function effectively in teams.
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- Possess an understanding of professional and ethical standards.
- Be able to communicate effectively.

The EET program is accredited by the ETAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

### Outcomes

**Student Outcomes – Engineering Technology Programs**

Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

- an appropriate mastery of the knowledge techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines;
- an ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology;
- an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes;
- an ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives;
- an ability to function effectively on teams;
- an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems;
- an ability to communicate effectively;
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
- an ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities;
- a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues; and
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

**Program Specific Outcomes Criteria – Electronics Engineering Technology**

Electronics Engineering Technology students are expected to have demonstrated proficiency in the following areas:

- the application of circuit analysis and design, computer programming, associated software, analog and digital electronics, and microcomputers, and engineering standards to the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic(s) systems.
- the applications of physics or chemistry to electrical/electronic(s) circuits in a rigorous mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
- the ability to analyze, design, and implement control systems, instrumentation systems, communications systems, computer systems, or power systems.
- the ability to apply project management techniques to electrical/electronic(s) systems.
- the ability to utilize statistics/probability, transform methods, discrete mathematics, or applied differential equations in support of electrical/electronic(s) systems.

### Faculty

### Curriculum

To graduate from ETSU with a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology a student must complete a total of 128 hours. These hours contain:

### General Education

### ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing

Writing paragraphs and essays based on close readings of various texts, with an emphasis on clear, grammatically correct expository prose. Students must take this course during the first eligible semester at the university. Students must earn a grade of “C” or above to pass this course. These courses do no assign grades C-, D+, or D.

### ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation

*Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or equivalent.*Writing essays based on critical analyses of various literary texts. Emphasis on sound argumentative techniques. Requires documented research paper. Students must earn a grade of “C” or above to pass this course. These courses do no assign grades C-, D+, or D.

### Oral Communication (choose 1)

### Literature (choose 1)

### Fine Arts Elective (choose 1)

### ENTC 3020 Technology & Society

*Prerequisites: ENGL 1020.*How does technology impact society and one?s daily life? Historical aspects of the development of technology beginning with Stone Age peoples through the Industrial Revolution, to modern concepts. An atmosphere where group discussions struggle with some of the dilemmas of modern life. (fall, spring, summer)

### Social/Behavioral Sciences (choose 1)

### Social/Behavioral Sciences (choose 1)

### HIST 2010 The United States to 1877

A survey of the settlement and development of the colonies, the revolutionary period, the making of the Constitution, the diplomatic, economic, and political problems of the new government, the nature of economic sectionalism, Jacksonian democracy, territorial expansion, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

### HIST 2020 The United States since 1877

Growth of the United States as an industrial and world power since Reconstruction.

### MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics – Noncalculus

*Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra.*Descriptive statistics and its relevance, including probability, experimentation, measurement, sampling and surveys, informal statistical inference, and hypothesis testing are included.

### PHYS 2010 General Physics I Noncalculus

*A survey of the topics in classical physics intended primarily for students in preprofessional curricula and majors in various engineering technology concentrations. (Engineering transfer students should take PHYS 2110.)*Topics include mechanics, solids, fluids, and thermodynamics. A good working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry (at least at the high school level) is required before taking this course. Heavy emphasis is made for the solutions to numerical problems. PHYS 2010 is the first semester of a two-semester sequence in general physics. (Many curricula require a laboratory course in physics. Students in these curricula must also take PHYS 2011.) Three hours of lecture each week.

### PHYS 2011 General Physics Laboratory I-Noncalculus

Experiments dealing with the basic laws of physics, designed to reinforce and supplement concepts learned in PHYS 2010. A good working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry (at least at the high school level) is required before taking this course. One (2) two-hour lab each week. Note: Lecture courses requiring a lab can be taken together or separately, but must both be completed by graduation.

### CHEM 1110 General Chemistry

*Corequistes: CHEM 1111.*The basic course for students who expect to major in chemistry, as well as those who wish to meet entrance requirements of professional schools. Three (3) hours of lecture-recitation per week. A common grade will be given.

### CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I

*Corequistes: CHEM 1110.*One (3) three-hour lab per week. A common grade will be given.

### CSCI 1100 Using Information Technology

Students will gain a working knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets, electronic communication, and online database searching and will learn the skills necessary to integrate electronic information from various sources. Students learn through both lecture and hands-on experience. (fall, spring, summer)

### Technology Core Requirements

### ENTC 1510 Student in University

This course is meant to provide guidance to first-year university students as they begin their search for directions to take in self-definition, intellectual growth, career choices, and life skills. (fall, spring)

### ENTC 2170 CADD

Fundamentals of engineering drawing and sketching: orthographic projections, dimensioning, tolerancing, and scaling. Introduction to the CAD interface and environment; 2D drawing basics; using object snaps, layers, blocks, dimensioning; introduction to 3D modeling; extrusions, revolves, and rendering. (fall, spring, summer)

### ENTC 3030 Technical Communication

*Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020.*A comprehensive study of technical and professional communication in written and oral form. Covers rhetorical principles and their application in a variety of types of business correspondence, reports, and technical/scientific documents. Lecture and classroom exercises. (fall, spring, summer)

### ENTC 4017 Industrial Supervision

Behavioral studies related to supervision. Supervisory functions, motivation, interviewing, and personal advancement. Lecture, case studies, discussions, and reports. (fall, spring)

### ENTC 4060 Project Scheduling

*Prerequisites: Junior/ Senior standing or instructor approval.*A detailed study in planning, organizing, and controlling projects. Computer software is used to schedule projects Emphasis is placed on time, resources, and capital considerations for the project. Lecture, team exercises, extensive laboratory, and presentations. (fall, spring, summer)

### ENTC 4600 Technology Practicum

*Prerequisites: Senior standing, ENTC 3030, and at least 24 credits in a technology concentration.*A senior-level capstone course in advanced problem solving by organized team methods. Requires the student to synthesize and apply subject matter studies in previous required courses. For example, in manufacturing, students will draw upon their knowledge of product design and manufacturing methods to solve a complex problem. Units of instruction will include project planning (GANTT and PERT), human factors, design aesthetics, systems methods, and group dynamics. Major requirements include a team presentation and a comprehensive technical report. Lecture and lab. (fall, spring))

### Electronics Concentration

### ENTC 2310 Electrical Principles

*Prerequisites: MATH 1720.*Introduction to electricity, DC circuits, power, DC meters, conductors, insulators, capacitance, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction AC circuits, reactance, impedance, AC power, power factor, and resonance. Lecture and lab. (fall, spring)

### ENTC 2320 Electronics I

*Prerequisites: ENTC 2310, MATH 1840.*Devices, rectification, filters, voltage regulation, characteristic curves, graphical analysis of amplification, amplifier configurations, amplifier equivalent circuits, gain equations, static and dynamic load lines, and biasing. Lecture and lab. (fall, spring)

### ENTC 3310 Circuit Analysis

*Prerequisites: ENTC 2310 and MATH 1850.*Loop equations and node voltage analysis, principles of phasers and complex numbers applied to alternating current circuits, superposition, Thevenins and Nortons Theorems, solving circuit problems using the computer. (spring)

### ENTC 3320 Electronics II

*Prerequisites: ENTC 2320, ENTC 3310.*Multistage amplifiers, coupling, frequency response, classes of amplification, power amplifiers, feedback amplifiers, sinusoidal oscillators, multi-vibrator circuits, and operational amplifier circuits. Lecture and lab. (fall)

### ENTC 3370 Electronics-Digital Circuits

*Prerequisites: One computer science course.*Introduction to digital logic, binary numbers and codes, Boolean algebra, gating networks, flipflops, counters, registers, arithmetic circuits, code conversion, decoding, and memory circuits. Lecture and lab. (spring, summer)

### ENTC 4037 Quality Assurance I

*Prerequisites: MATH 1530.*Objectives of quality control in manufacturing. Control charts for variables, control charts for attributes, and lot by lot acceptance sampling for attributes (ANSI/ASQC Z1.4). The statistical approach to methods and procedures associated with quality assurance in manufacturing processes. Lecture (spring)

### ENTC 4310 Electronics Communications

RF transmitting and receiving circuits, amplitude and frequency modulation and detection, phase modulation, antennas and RF transmission lines, multiplexing, television transmission, and reception. Lecture and lab. (fall)

### ENTC 4337 Microprocessors

*Prerequisites: ENTC 3370.*Introduction to microprocessors Instruction is developed around a microprocessor trainer. Topics include assembly language programming, examples of hardware/software tradeoffs, interrupt system, alternative approaches to input/output and timing, the use of programmable LSI devices, and how microcomputers can communicate with external systems. Lecture and lab. (fall)

### CHEM 1110/11 General Chemistry

*Corequistes: CHEM 1111.*The basic course for students who expect to major in chemistry, as well as those who wish to meet entrance requirements of professional schools. Three (3) hours of lecture-recitation per week. A common grade will be given.

### MATH 1720 Precalculus

*Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra, MATH 1710, or the equivalent.*A study of functions and their graphs, including polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions.

### MATH 1840 Analytical Geometry and Differential Calculus

*Prerequisites: MATH 1720 or two years of high school algebra and high school trigonometry.*A course in differential calculus with technical applications. Analytic geometry, quadratic equations, and additional topics in trigonometry as foundation to the calculus, limits, the derivative, and applications.

### MATH 1850 Integral Calculus for Technology

*Prerequisites: MATH 1840.*A course in integral calculus with technical applications. Sequences and series, the integral, exponential and logarithmic functions, and differentiation and integration of transcendental functions.