3 units – Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters
Lecture: 1 hour
Discussion: 1 hour
Laboratory: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 17 (C- or better)
Grading: Letter; two midterms (40%), final exam (20%), five laboratories (20%), and two projects (20%).
Introduction to analog and digital circuit and system design through hands-on laboratory design projects.
Expanded Course Description:
Engineering Design Statement:
Students carry out five laboratories aimed at learning the use of the equipment, investigating simple circuits, and solving simple design problems. Students then carry out two major projects in the design of a Dolby-like noise reduction system and the design of an electronic combination lock. Students must work in groups to do these projects and the goal is to develop the best circuits which meet the requirements. Best is judged on many factors including cost, component count, manufacturability, maintenance, etc. Students compete in groups to develop the best design. It is made clear that there is no one correct answer and that many different approaches can be used.
Relationship to Outcomes:
Students who have successfully completed this course should have achieved:
|Course Outcomes||ABET outcomes|
|An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering||A|
|An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.||K|
Engineering Breadth, Laboratory
Engineering Science: 2 credits
Engineering Design: 1 credit