Program Outcomes

At graduation, electrical engineering technology graduates will:

- Communicate clearly in written form
- Communicate clearly in oral form
- Explain complex technical related material in written and oral work
- Interact with team members/work groups to solve a technical problem
- Utilize research process to seek or generate information
- Function in an ethical environment
- Understand the need to advance education in all areas

- Analyze and interpret numerical information for validity, clarity, and value
- Generate graphics based on given or developed data
- Interpret statistical data or apply statistics to technical problems
- Solve technical problems using algebra and trigonometry
- Solve technical problems using integral and differential calculus
- Utilize statistical processes in technical and management problems
- Apply the principles of physical science to solving technical problems
- Comprehend and apply units of measurements
- Understand chemical properties
- Interpret and present scientific data

- Understand formal programming languages
- Use programming languages to interface with laboratory equipment
- Understand on-line help menus to learn new functions of software
- Utilize spread sheets for data analysis and graphical presentation and interpretation
- Understand process of learning new software
- Obtain and use information from the Internet
- Use graphical presentation software communication
- Use programming languages to solve engineering problems

- Use CAD for technical drawing
- Describe the fundamental equipment and processes employed in common manufacturing operations
- Understand components and materials used in the manufacture of electronics components and assemblies
- Identify process parameters and how they affect the manufacturing processes.
- Understand basic economic principles like cash flow, interest formulas, and inflation/deflation
- Understand probability analysis, decision trees, depreciation, and physical and social factors in worth estimation
- Work on an interdisciplinary team in solving an open-ended problem
- Identify problem and determine path for solution
- Interact with supervisors to discuss project details
- Present designs and systems developed in a proposal

- Utilize basic and advanced laboratory components and analysis
- Analyze experimental data
- Utilize the computer to solve Electrical Engineering Technology problems
- Construct AC/DC circuits
- Apply Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s Laws
- Analyze circuits using frequency and time domain approaches
- Apply and use AC and DC network theorems: superposition, Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and maximum power transfer Theorems
- Determine the resonant frequency and bandwidth of a series or parallel circuit.
- Sketch the impedance, current, and power in resonant circuits
- Understand the standard form of a transfer function for a given filter and its Bode plot
- Use Laplace transform techniques to solve differential equations and study the behavior of linear circuits
- Ability to identify and design low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-stop filters.
- Understand basic semiconductor concepts
- Solve for the coefficients of the Fourier series and sketch the frequency spectrum of a periodic waveform
- Determine the output of a filter given the frequency spectrum of the input signal
- Learn about the diode characteristics and their AC and DC resistance
- Understand bipolar junction transistors (BJT), junction field-effect transistors (JFET), and metal-oxide-semiconductor FET (MOSFET), and their characteristics
- Understand power supplies and voltage-regulation circuits
- Know Boolean Algebra, number conversion, logic gates and combinational circuits
- Minimize logic used to design various functions through theorems and Karnaugh maps
- Understand sequential circuits and design sequential circuits using Flip-flops
- Design various counters, registers, and other systems using combinational and sequential logic.
- Understand control systems, including the concepts of feedback and closed-loop control versus open-loop control
- Determine transfer functions for linear time-invariant electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical systems
- Understand poles and zeros and how to find the time response from a transfer function.
- Ability to describe and quantify transient response specifications of first- and second-order systems
- Determine the steady-state error for unity and nonunity-gain feedback and system stability
- Understanding the effects of proportional, derivative, and integral controller actions on system performance
- Learn how to use root-locus and frequency domain methods to design basic controllers
- Understand amplifier and filter fundamentals
- Use op-amps to implement linear ordinary differential equations
- Understand theory and application of rectifiers
- Design, analyze, and implement practical integrators and differentiators, window comparators, and Schmitt triggers
- Understand modeling, non-ideal characteristics, and other properties of operational amplifiers
- Read and interpret a typical op-amp data sheet and select the proper op-amp for a desired application
- Understand Butterworth and Chebyshev filters as well as concepts of frequency and impedance scaling and basic principles of sinusoidal oscillations
- Understand the design and analysis of inverting and non-inverting amplifiers, weighted summers, controlled voltage and current sources
- Analyze an instrumentation amplifier circuit and to show how a bridge amplifier converts a change in transducer resistance to an output voltage
- Learn the significance of common-mode rejection ration (CMRR) and use an instrumentation amplifier to improve the output signal-to-noise ratio\
- Analyze and design various forms of oscillators
- Describe the operation and interaction between the CPU, memory, and I/O ports within the microcomputers systems
- Understand the 68000 microprocessor architecture, bus architecture, memory, memory maps, I/Os and interfacing devices
- Understand data acquisition
- Use the 68000 processor instruction set to program a microprocessor
- Understand the relationship between bandwidth and information capacity
- Understand noise and signal behavior along with the significance of noise reduction in the communication process
- Understand various modulation and demodulation concepts as used in an analog communication systems
- Understand concepts of power electronics including generators and various motor configurations
- Apply industrial control using various components
- Understand analog and digital input and output devices
- Understand various techniques to implement multiple control schemes

College of Engineering & Engineering Technology, DeKalb, IL 60115

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