ET 601 - Data Structures and Data Bases
A brief review of fundamental container classes; stacks, queues and link lists followed by more advanced data structures and concepts using search algorithms, iterators, and efficiency indicators. The second part of the course will include the development and use of relational databases using a commercial database engine. Java console applications and minimal Graphic User Interface applications will be used throughout the course to develop and test concepts.
ET 627 - Advanced Developmental Theory of E-Commerce
Beyond Web page development lies a complex emerging technology related to successfully conducting e-commerce within the Internet. Business and programming trends are studied and applied to the project developed in class. Testing of concepts with current commercial software provides hands-on evaluations for analysis and comparison. Prereq: ET 601 or intermediate programming skills with Web pages and databases or permission. Languages used will be at the instructor discretion and student interest.
ET 630 - Analytical Methods in Engineering Technology
Review of college-level mathematics including differential and integral calculus with applications and advanced topics, e.g., Fourier analysis, Laplace transform technique, and probability and statistics. Prereq: engineering technology majors only.
ET 639 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning I
First in a two course sequence designed to familiarize the student with the design and operation of fluid thermal systems with specific applications in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning of occupied spaces and some reference to industrial process control. Prereq: thermodynamics, calculus, or permission. Lab. Special fee.
ET 640 - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning II
Second in a two course series designed to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of fluid thermal system design with specific topics in solar loads on buildings, air conditioning system requirements, pump and fan selection, piping and duct system design, and an introduction to controls. Prereq: ET 639 or permission. Lab. Special fee.
ET 641 - Production Systems
Market forecasting; waiting line theory; manufacturing inventories and their control; production scheduling; quality control. Prereq: differential and integral calculus.
ET 644 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Concepts in Analysis and Design
Kinematics, kinetics, work and energy, fluids, heat transfer; application of these concepts to problems in mechanical design. Prereq: strength of materials and dynamics and ET 637.
ET 645A - Instrumentation
ET 647 - Advanced Perspectives on Programming
Several programming languages will be selected for study and analysis. Students will gain knowledge regarding the languages studied and conduct analysis related to comparisons and divergence in capabilities. Prereq: intermediate programming skills in three or more programming languages. Major suggested languages of interest are: Java, C++, Visual Basic, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# or permission.
ET #649 - Production Tooling and Processes
A design course offered as an alternative to ET 644, Mechanical System Design. Application of CAD and related techniques to three design projects which emphasize mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems. Five field trips to manufacturing companies. Three possible projects might be: 1) design a machine tool, including all electrical/electronic control systems to ensure proper operation, measurement, and MIS log interfacing; 2) design a tooling complex for making a part or assembly, including tolerancing, failure detection, JIT, visual inspection, and ease of maintenance; 3) design a material handling system to ensure production rate requirements, ergonomics, safety, scrap processing, and packaging.
ET 667 - Graphics and Animation
The fields of graphics and animation are critical to programming applications. Advanced display techniques of information are critical to the success of many programmed applications. Current technology will be used in intensive hands-on projects. Prereq: ET 601 or intermediate programming skills in two or more of the following languages: Java, C++, Visual Basic, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# as well as intermediate level skills in data structures or by permission.
ET 671 - Digital Systems
Digital systems design and application using TTL and CMOS devices, design of systems, and interfacing. Digital design project required. Prereq: introductory digital design. Special fee. Lab.
ET 674 - Control Systems and Components
Topics include linear systems analysis, the Laplace transform and its properties, controllers, root locus technique, transient response analysis, first- and second-order systems, error analysis, and control system design. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Lab.
ET 675 - Electrical Technology
Electrical circuits: DC and AC network analysis, power factors, transformers, power supplies. Electronic circuits--diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers. Digital circuits and introduction to computer-aided engineering. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Lab.
ET 677 - Analog Systems
Operational amplifiers. Transducers and measurement systems. Frequency response. Grounding and shielding. Signal and power interfacing techniques. Design project. Prereq: intro. analog design. Special fee. Lab.
ET 680 - Communications and Fields
Topics include Fourier series analysis; the Fourier transform and its properties; convolution; correlation including PN sequences; modulation theory; encoding and decoding of digital data (NRZ-M, NRZ-S, RZ, Biphase-L, and Manchester); antennas and antenna pattern; Radar Range Equation; and an introduction to information theory. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Lab.
ET 695 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Individual reading, writing, or laboratory work carried out under the tutelage of a faculty member. Prereq: approval of the adviser.
ET 696 - Topics in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
New or specialized courses not covered in regular course offerings. Prereq: permission. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits.
ET 697 - Topics in Electrical Engineering Technology
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
New or specialized courses not covered in regular course offerings. Prereq: permission. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.
ET 706 - Internship
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
On-the-job skill development through fieldwork in industry. Normally, supervision is provided by a qualified individual in the organization with consultation by a faculty sponsor. Written report required. Internships may be part or full time, with course credits assigned accordingly. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits. Credit/Fail.
ET 707 - Object Oriented Design and Documentation
Current design techniques and strategies, including State Transition Diagrams (STD) and United Modeling Language (UML), provide the core of the course. Case studies of large programming projects will be developed. Group programming projects will be completed based upon case studies. Prereq: intermediate programming skills in one or more of the following OOP language: Java, C_, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# or by permission.
ET 733 - Business Organization and Law
Corporations; proprietorships; product liability; contracts; federal agencies; commercial paper; conditions of employment; business ethics; bankruptcy; U.C.C. Special fee. Writing intensive.
ET 734 - Economics of Business Activities
Elementary financial accounting; compound interest and time value of money; sources of capital; cost estimating; depreciation; risk and insurance; personal finance. Prereq: differential and integral calculus. Special fee.
ET 737 - Web Server Databases
Multiple tiered database design and commercial databases are the focus of study. Practical application programs provide hands-on experiences. Prereq: ET 627 or by permission.
ET #745 - Instrumentation
Statistics of experimentation ; quantity standards and measurement; design of experiments; use of laboratory gear including dynamometer; field trips. Prereq: differential and integral calculus; ET 644 or equivalent. Lab.
ET 747 - User Interface Design
Standards in user interface design of programs applied to practical programming applications. Consistency in look and feel often forms the core of software certification requirements. Prereq: intermediate Graphic User Interface programming skills in one or more of the following languages: Java, Visual Basic, Visual C++ Windows, Visual Basic.Net and C# or permission.
ET #750 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Introduction to the basic concepts of manufacturing complex products with complex processes. This manufacturing implies a strong use of, and reliance on, the computer and data processing technologies. All aspects relative to product and process: planning, design, manufacturing, and shipping are addressed from a variety of perspectives. Elements of the production interfaces among these elements are defined. Methods and techniques for studying, managing, and engineering productivity are explored.
ET 751 - Mechanical Engineering Technology Project
Credits: 4.00 or 8.00
Students are required to find solutions to actual technological problems in design, fabrication, and testing as posed by industry. Students define the problem, prepare a budget, and work with the client company to research, design, build, and test the software and/or hardware needed. Prereq: senior standing in E.T. A year-long course: 4 credits per semester; an IA grade (continuous course) given at the end of first semester. Withdrawal from course results in loss of credit.
ET 762 - Illumination Engineering
Radiation; spectra, wave, and particle nature of light; physics of light production, light sources and circuits, luminaires; science of seeing, color theory, control of light, measurements, light and health, lighting calculations. Prereq: MATH 426, PHYS 408 or equivalent. Lab.
ET 763 - Lighting and Design Applications
Credits: 2.00 or 4.00
Lighting design process, modeling, interior and exterior lighting calculation and design, flux transfer, form and configuration factors, lighting quality and aesthetics, daylighting calculations, lighting economics, lighting power and energy analysis, selected applications of light in interior and exterior spaces. Prereq: ET 762 or equivalent.
ET 777 - Advanced Distributed Programming Trends
Distributed applications use a network or the Internet in a multi-tier architecture to distribute their presentation services, business logic, and data servics. These applications often access many different data sources. The components contained in these applications typically participate in transactions and they can be shared by multiple users and multiple applications. Prereq: ET 647 or by permission.
ET 783 - Advanced Electronic Design Methods
Design methods for analysis and synthesis of state-of-the-art circuits and systems, with real-world examples. A design project will be required. Laboratory work will form an important part of the course. Prereq: intro. analog and digital design. Special fee. Lab.
ET 787 - Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
How to identify what an expert system is, and what an artificially intelligent system would be, if AI (artificial intelligence) actually existed beyond theory. Course explores some of the pitfalls that have plagued the AI community, such as why parallel processing has not provided the solution to bring theory to reality. Includes history behind AI, including connections to the human brain. Students create a mini expert system. Prereq: senior standing or by permission.
ET 790 - Microcomputer Technology
Microcomputer systems design, including assembly language, interfacing, processor timing and loading, and interprocessor communications via local area networks. Hardware, software, and architecture of both Intel 80X86 and Motorola 68XX0 microprocessors. Microcomputer applications with emphasis on lab work using Motorola HCII microcontroller. Prereq: ET 671. Special fee. Lab.
ET 791 - Electrical Engineering Technology Project
Credits: 4.00 or 8.00
Students are required to find solutions to actual technological problems in design, fabrication, and testing, as posed by industry. Students define the problem, prepare a budget, and work with the client company to research, design, build, and test the software and/or hardware needed. Prereq: senior standing in E.T. Special fee. A year-long course: an IA grade (continuous course) given at end of first semester. Withdrawal from course results in loss of credit.