Course Descriptions

Electronics & Biomedical Electronics Engineering Technology Department Course Descriptions
2014-2015 College Catalog

Course Name
Course #
 Credits  Description
Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Systems  EE101  3 Fundamental principles will be applied to analyze simple electro-mechanical systems. Excel will be used to explore variations in parameters; Word will be used to document results and PowerPoint used in developing presentations. The course may include electrical components, sensors, or motors. Corequisite: EE110 (Offered in the fall and spring).
DC Circuits  EE110  4 Introduction to basic DC circuit theory. Topics include a study of SI units; Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Law; series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits, power and energy relations. Also Thevenin’s, Norton’s and Maximum Power Theorems. Topics reviewed and reinforced in the accompanying laboratory. Prerequisites: Pass placement testing or complete MA105 with a GPA of at least 2.00. Corequisites: EE101, MA120 (Offered in the fall and spring)
AC Circuits EE113   4 Continuation of topics in EE110 with emphasis on basic AC circuit concepts, such as: capacitors, inductors, generation of single-phase alternating potential; average and RMS values of sinusoidal waveforms; phasers; power in AC circuits; application of general AC circuit analysis. Topics reviewed and reinforced in accompanying laboratory. Prerequisites: EE101, EE110, MA120; Corequisite: MA130 (Offered in spring and summer)
Electronics I  EE122  4 Basic electronics including energy levels and bands, semiconductor construction, electron-hole conduction characteristics and areas of application of various bipolar semiconductor devices. Application of diodes and rectifier circuits and filters. Transistor operation analysis for common emitter configurations. Topics include DC biasing arrangements, stabilization methods for DC operating point and AC gain, input impedance and output impedance. Prerequisites: EE101, EE110, MA120; Corequisite: EE113, MA130 (Offered in the spring and summer)
Digital Principles  EE131  4 An introductory course in digital concepts, which includes number systems, codes, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, gating circuits, characteristics and properties of integrated circuit logic families, logic circuit analysis and logic circuit design. Types of flip-flops, counters, registers and their applications are explained. A weekly laboratory enables the student to apply the principles taught in the theory portion of the course. Prerequisites: Pass placement testing or complete MA105 with a GPA of at least 2.00. Corequisites: EE101, MA120 (Offered in the fall and spring)
Electricty and Electronics   EE214  4 The study of electrical and electronic devices used in electrical measurements with basic DC and AC circuit theory. Topics include Ohm’s Law; Kirchhoff’s Laws; Applications of Thevenin’s Theorem; reactive elements. Topics reviewed and reinforced in accompanying laboratory (Offered in the spring).
Electronics II  EE223  4 This course will analyze bipolar differential amplifiers, operational amplifiers, feedback, class A, B, and C power amplifiers, and single stage FET amplifiers. The advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed, including costs. Prerequisites: EE122, MA130 (Offered in the fall)
Programmable Logic  EE235  4 Students will study both the technical and business benefits of programmable integrated circuits. They will learn to simulate both combinational circuits and sequential logic circuits, and Finite State Machines. In the laboratory, CAE tools will enable the student to design, program and test circuits. Prerequisites: CT143, EE101, EE122, EE131, MA120; Corequisite: EE223 (Offered in the fall)
Embedded Processors  EE240  4 This course focuses on micro-controller/microprocessor technology, basic hardware components of a micro-controller, programming concepts, timers, interrupts, A/D converter operations with interfacing concepts to perform I/O operations. Students will be exposed to assembling components, downloading and running assembly language programs to control these components, and hardware interfacing. There is an emphasis on using the manufacturer's documentation to confirm that the controller's instructions correspond to the proper operation of the controller's hardware and peripheral components. Prerequisites: CT143, EE101, EE131 (Offered in the spring).
Electronic Communications  EE250  4 This course will cover the concept of electronic communications and networking. It will provide students with a practical focus that can better prepare them for real life practices and experiences. The contents are: fundamental concepts, Fourier Series, amplitude modulation and demodulation, analog to digital conversion, digital to analog conversion, Ethernet, and TCP/IP protocol. Prerequisites: EE113, EE223, MA240 (Offered in the spring).
Networking for End Users  EE254  4 This course is intended for those who need to install, configure, troubleshoot, repair computers or instrumentation to connect to the local area network in the workplace. Connections to wired 802.3 and wireless 802.11 networks will be discussed (Offered in the spring).
Medical Instrumentation I  MD223  4 Study of medical devices and transducers used in Intensive Care Units and general patient floors. Covers typical circuits, applications, safe usage of devices, and interpretation of derived data. Emphasis on troubleshooting and repair techniques as applied to medical devices. Prerequisites: A GPA of 2.0 in EE110, EE113, EE122, EE131 or a waiver from the department chair (Offered in the fall).
Medical Instrumentation II  MD225  4 A continuation of MD223. More complex medical devices are introduced that incorporate both previously learned technologies as well as new concepts. Increased emphasis is placed on safety and equipment testing. Opportunities to use troubleshooting and repair techniques are provided. Prerequisite: MD223 (Offered in the spring).
Human Physiology  MD238  4 Introduction to the basic structure and function of the various organ systems of the human body. Discussion of normal, as well as some pathological physiology. Presentation of terminology encountered in a medical environment. Examination of basic properties of nerves and muscles and their relationships with the central nervous system in producing motion and sensation. Study of various functions of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Introduction to instrumentation and techniques for evaluation of normal and abnormal functions (Offered in the fall) .
Clinical Internship MD242   4 Student is placed in a hospital clinical engineering department to gain experience in a professional working environment. Students will perform various assigned duties, some of which involve preventive maintenance or repair of medical equipment and will become familiar with equipment and specialty tools used in the biomedical field. Prerequisite: MD223 Corequisite: MD225 (Offered in the spring).