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ET- 100 Introduction to Engineering Technology (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Definition, history, and future of the engineering technology field and the present and emerging concentration areas. Business and industry links to options within engineering technology and the necessary preparation to meet graduates' future professional demands.

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ET- 204 Electricity/Electronics Fundamentals (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Electricity/electronics, associated phenomena related to basic electrical and electronics systems. Examines devices, operation, application, theory from power devices to electronic devices, controls to microprocessors.

Math competency equivalent to Placement Level 3 or higher, or completion of MATH-120

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ET- 260 Electrical Circuits (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts and analysis techniques in DC and AC circuit analysis including current, voltage, resistance, capacitance, inductance, impedance, loop and node equations, transients, network theorems, real, reactive and apparent power in AC circuits.

Prerequisites: take PHYS-211 and MATH-153, or take PHYS-241

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ET- 271 Digital Logic and Switching (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis and synthesis of combinational and sequential switching circuits. Boolean algebra and number systems, switching functions, minimization, single and multiple output networks, realization of functions, programmable logic devices. Finite state sequential machines, state transition diagrams, machines and state equivalence. Algorithmic state machines and asynchronous state machines.

Prerequisite: take either ELEC-204 or ELEC-260

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ET- 272 Solid State Electronics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Basic semiconductor theory dealing with signals, operational amplifiers, diodes, bipolar junction and field effect transistor, frequency response, feedback, and circuit analysis.

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ET- 274 Fundamentals Of Microprocessors And Microcomputer Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts of microprocessors, microcomputer architecture, assembly language programming and peripheral components. Hardware topics include 80 x 86 processors, interrupts, bios, serial and parallel interfaces, video displays, hard drives, CD roms, memory devices and local and peripheral buses.

Prerequisites: take ELEC-271 and CS-144

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ET- 290 Mechanics Of Solids I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Technical calculations, dimensional analysis, freebody diagrams, force systems and equilibrium, friction, elementary statically determinate framed structures, and simple stress.

Prerequisites: take either PHYS-241 or PHYS-281

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ET- 291 Mechanics Of Solids II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Stress and strain, torsion, bending of beams, compound stress, principal stress, deflection of beams, statically indeterminate members and columns.

Prerequisite: take MECH-290

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ET- 303 Electronics Circuits, Devices And Applications (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Concepts and analysis techniques in DC and AC circuit analysis, basic electronics theory, devices, logic and systems, including capacitance, inductance, impedance, circuit equations, network theorems, signals, op-amps, transistors, and circuit analysis. Number systems, combinational logic, minimization, programmable logic devices, state machine algorithms, transition diagrams, asynchronous and synchronous sequential logic.

Prerequisites: take MATH-153 and PHYS-242

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ET- 320 Prototype Development And Model Making (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to model making and prototype development/construction. Competencies are developed in converting design, research and development and other creative ideas into three- dimensional objects using traditional and non- traditional machining and forming techniques. Three-dimensional design problems form the core of this course.

Prerequisites: take MFGT-110 or MFGT-150 or PKG-210

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ET- 332 Mechanical Design (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis and design of machine elements: gearing bearings, shafting and friction devices.

Prerequisites: take MECH-290 and MECH-291

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ET- 340 Motors And Generators (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Practical approach to basic operating theory, construction, maintenance of generators, motors, transformers, and machine control.

Prerequisite: take ET-204

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ET- 341 Electrical And Mechanical Interface Devices (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to control system technology of discrete processes with emphasis on the devices that interface between electrical and mechanical systems. Theory and applications of sensors, actuators, schematics, state charts, ladder diagrams, programmable logic controlers, and PC based data acquisition and control.

Prerequisites: take either ELEC-204 or ELEC-260; and take PHYS-241 and POWER-260

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ET- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ET- 382 Electronic Communications (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Electrical/electronic communication systems, modulation, demodulation, R.F. and I.F. amplifiers, alignment, antennas, composite TV signal, receivers, transmitters, spectral representation of signals, amplitude modulation, AM/FM transmitters, side band transmission, AM/FM receivers, and frequency modulation.

Prerequisite: take ET-260

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ET- 393 Mechanics Of Machinery II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Graphical analysis and synthesis of linkages, cams, gear trains, displacement, velocity, acceleration and dynamic forces.

Prerequisite: take MECH-290

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ET- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ET- 405 Capstone I: Design Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Capstone course for all Engineering Technology concentrations. Practical application of concentration topic in a team project. Creativity, documentation standards, design for manufacturability, design analysis, team dynamics, finite element analysis, and communication skills are applied to an industrial standard in the design of a machine, system, or product.

Prerequisites or concurrent enrollment in MECH-332 or MFGT-343 or INMGT-440 or INMGT-365 or ELEC-274; Senior status

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ET- 410 Capstone II: Design Lab (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
An experimental study in the design of electro- mechanical systems. Design, functional prototype construction, experimentation and validation of systems are emphasized.

Prerequisites: take ET-405 and ELEC-341

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ET- 422 Research And Development (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research and development procedures applied to specific industrial material and processing problems.

Concurrent enrollment required in RD-421

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ET- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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ET- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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ET- 520 Prototype Development And Model Making (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to model making and prototype development/construction. Competencies are developed in converting design, research and development and other creative ideas into three- dimensional objects using traditional and non- traditional machining and forming techniques. Three-dimensional design problems form the core of this course.

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ET- 532 Mechanical Design (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Analysis and design of machine elements: gearing bearings, shafting and friction devices.

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ET- 593 Mechanics Of Machinery Ii (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Graphical analysis and synthesis of linkages, cams, gear trains, displacement, velocity, acceleration and dynamic forces.

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ET- 622 Research And Development (2.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Research and development procedures applied to specific industrial material and processing problems.

Concurrent enrollment required in RD-621

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