Course Descriptions

Pitt-Johnstown Electrical Engineering Technology 

EET 0010 Basic Electrical Technology Laboratory 1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Circuits 1 Basic Electrical Technology. Corequisite: EET 0110.

Electrical Engineering Technology

EET 0021 Electronics 1 Laboratory              1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Electronics 1. PREQ: EET 0010 and 0110 Corequisite: EET 0121.

EET 0110 Circuits 1 Basic Electrical Technology      3 credits

Introduction to circuit elements; resistance, inductance, capacitance, Kirchoff's voltage and current laws; basic techniques of DC and AC circuits analysis, loop and node equations; AC network problems; three-phase AC; magnetics; and transformers. Corequisites: PHYS 00152 or 0175 and 0153 and MATH 0231 or 0230.

EET 0111 Circuits 2            4 credits

Continuation of introductory circuits concepts with emphasis on transient analysis, Laplace transforms, and Fourier analysis. Prerequisite: EET 0110 and 0010; MATH 1035 Differential Equations with Matrix Theory is recommended as a corequisite.

EET 0121 Electronics 1     3 credits

Basic theoretical and practical principles of solid-state devices and their application to fundamental electronic circuits, such as power supplies and small-signal amplifiers. Emphasis is placed on analysis and design of linear circuits. Prerequisite: EET 0110 and 0010; Corequisite: EET 0021.

EET 1022 Electronics 2 Laboratory              1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Electronics 2. PREQ: EET 0021 Corequisite: EET 1122.

EET 1032 Microprocessor Laboratory       1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Microprocessors. . PREQ: EET 1061 or 1161. Corequisite: EET 1132.

EET 1042 Power And Machinery Laboratory         1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Power and Machinery. PREQ: EET 0010 and 0110; Corequisite: EET 1142.

EET 1051 Electrical Machines Laboratory 1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Electrical Machines. . PREQ: EET 0010 and 0110; Corequisite: EET 1151.

EET 1052 Power Systems 1 Laboratory    1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Power Systems 1. PREQ: EET 1151 or 1051; Corequisite: EET 1152.

EET 1061 Digital Electronics Laboratory    1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Digital Electronics. PREQ: EET 0021; Corequisite: EET 1161.

EET 1065 Control Methods Laboratory    1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Control Methods. . PREQ: EET 1151 or 1051; Corequisite: EET 1165.

EET 1071 Communications Systems Laboratory   1 credit

Laboratory will accompany Communication Systems lecture . . PREQ: EET 1122 or 1022; Corequisite: EET 1171.

EET 1072 Electromagnetic Fields Lab        1 credit

To learn and apply the basic theory of electromagnetism by modeling and simulations. PREQ: EET 1171; CREQ: 1172.

EET 1075 Advanced Digital Systems Lab  1 credit

A laboratory to accompany advanced digital systems design. A variety of CPLD and FPGA design experiments will be conducted. PREQ: EET 1132 or 1032 and 1161 or 1061; CREQ: 1175.

EET 1122 Electronics 2     3 credits

Frequency analysis of cascaded amplifiers. Large-signal amplifiers, heat sinking, distortion analysis, circuit efficiencies, differential and operational amplifiers, feedback, active filters, and oscillators. Circuit design and analysis are emphasized. Prerequisites: EET 0121, EET 0111. Corequisite: EET 1022.

EET 1123 Industrial Electronics    4 credits

Application of linear and nonlinear solid state devices to circuits and control systems for power supply regulation, direct current silicone-controlled rectifier (DC SCR) motor controls, alternating current (AC) variable speed motor controls, and inverters, induction heating with radio frequency, electro optics, high voltage power supplies, and TV circuits. Prerequisite: EET 1122 and 1022.

EET 1132 Embedded Systems     3 credits

Introduction of microprocessors and microcomputer systems through the study of their hardware and software. Topics include processor architectures, instruction sets, interfacing, interrupts, and assembly language programming. PREQ: EET 1161; Corequisite: EET 1032.

EET 1142 Power And Machinery   3 credits

Electromechanical energy conversion, torque and power; alternating-current (AC) and direct-current (DC) rotating machines; power distribution; basic electronics; and introduction to solid state power control. Prerequisite: EET 0110 and 0010; Corequisite: EET 1042.

EET 1151 Electrical Machines       3 credits

Electromechanical energy conversion, torque, and power; AC and DC rotating machines, and transformers. Prerequisites: EET 0110, EET 0111 and 0010 . Corequisite: EET 1051.

EET 1152 Power Systems 1           3 credits

Introduction to the analysis of power generation and distribution systems. Topics include the one-line diagram, per-unit calculations, system modeling, three-phase fault calculations, and system protective devices. Prerequisite: EET 1151 or 1051. Corequisite: EET 1052.

EET 1153 Power Systems 2           4 credits

Power system design and analysis. Topics include load flow, unbalanced faults (using symmetrical components), economic dispatch, and systems stability. Extensive use of digital computer in these analyses. . PREQ: EET 1152 or 1052.

EET 1161 Digital Electronics           3 credits

Fundamental concepts and tools of combinational and sequential logic design. Areas of study include truth tables, Karnaugh maps, and other methods of formulating and minimizing Boolean switching functions; introduction to the characteristics of commercially available logic using medium-scale integrator (MSI) and large-scale integrator (LSI) devices; study of sequential logic circuits including state tables, state diagrams, and timing diagrams; design of sequential circuits using flip-flops, counters and registers; hardware description languages; and introduction to programmable logic devices. Prerequisite: ET 0031 EET 0121 0121 or 0021 . Corequisite: EET 1061.

EET 1165 Control Methods           3 credits

Fundamentals of feedback control systems and devices as applied to electrical machinery and process controls. Areas of study include analysis of systems using frequency and domain techniques (Bode diagrams), study of transducers, and analog and digital techniques used in motor-driven speed and position controls. Prerequisites: EET 0111, EET 0121 or 0021 and 1151 or 1051; Corequisite: EET 1065.

EET 1171 Communication Systems 1        3 credits

Introduction to the theoretical and applied fundamentals of audio, video, and data electronic communication techniques. Topics include propagation, antennae, transmission lines, transmitters and receivers, modems, and other devices using various forms of modulation such as continuous wave (CW), amplitude modulator (AM), frequency modulator (FM), single-side band (SSB), etc. Prerequisite: EET 1122 or 1022. Corequisite: EET 1071.

EET 1172 Electromagnetic Fields  3 credits

The first quarter of the course introduces the student to the mathematical background for dealing with Maxwell's equations. The second quarter introduces the student to uniform plane waves, reflection and transmission, wave guides and resonators, and transmission lines. The final two quarters deal with electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, respectively. Electric and magnetic forces, energy, and quasistatic fields in electric and magnetic materials media will conclude the course. Computer simulations in the laboratory will supplement the lecture topics. Prerequisite: EET 1171 or 1071 . Corequisite: EET 1072.

EET 1173 Communications Systems 2      1 credit

Projects based course including theoretical discussion of project designs.  Additional focus will be on a variety of contemporary and evolving topics in the field of communications.  Prerequisite:  EET 1171

EET 1176 Digital Signal Processing              4 credits

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to discrete time signals and the systems that are used to process them. Topics studied include sampling and aliasing, recursive and nonrecursive digital filters (analysis and design), the Z-transform, and both the discrete and fast Fourier transform. The rapid and continuing decrease in the cost of computing facilities enhances the value of the study of digital techniques of signal processing. Prerequisite: EET 011

EET 1177 Instrumentation And Industrial Control               4 credits

Introduces labview as a graphical programming language used to implement automated instrumentation and control systems. Introduces the programmable logic controller (PLC) as a modern implementation of sequential control techniques. Students will create labview and PLC programs to solve a variety of engineering problems. PREQ: ET 0030 or 0031 and EET 0010 or 0110.

EET 1183 Sophomore Seminar Fall            0 credits

Practicing professional engineers speak on a variety of subjects of interest to the electrical engineering profession.

EET 1184 Sophomore Seminar Spring      0 credits

Practicing professional engineers speak on a variety of subjects of interest to the electrical engineering profession.

EET 1185 Junior Seminar Fall        0 credits

Practicing professional engineers speak on a variety of subjects of interest to the electrical engineering profession.

EET 1186 Junior Seminar Spring  0 credits

Practicing professional engineers speak on a variety of subjects of interest to the electrical engineering profession.

EET 1187 Senior Seminar Fall       0 credits

Practicing professional engineers speak on a variety of subjects of interest to the electrical engineering profession.

EET 1188 Senior Seminar Spring 0 credits

Practicing professional engineers speak on a variety of subjects of interest to the electrical engineering profession.

EET 1195 Senior Project Proposal              2 credits

A written proposal will be submitted. After approval of the proposal by the faculty, a faculty advisor is assigned and the senior project will begin. Open to seniors only.

EET 1197 Special Project - Directed Study              1–6 credits

Directed study designed to give the student an opportunity to study a particular aspect of the discipline in some depth.

EET 1198 Special Project - Independent Study     1–6 credits

Independent study designed to give the student an opportunity to study a particular aspect of the discipline in some depth.

EET 1199 Senior Project                 2 credits

Employs previously learned material in electrical engineering technology. The project involves design and analysis of a new or modified electrical circuit or system with verifiable feasibility. Projects may be on an individual or group basis, either interdepartmental or intradepartmental in organization. Open to seniors only. Prerequisite: ENGWRT 1192 or EET 1195.