Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology Minors and Options

Telecommunications Option

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CPET-481 Networking Technologies
This course provides a practical study of voice & data communications from the point of the OSI seven-layer and the TCP/IP five-layer protocol model. Both traditional circuit switched telecommunications as well as IP based communications are studied. This course covers the operation of the lower four layers in detail by examining some of the foundation laws of physics including Nyquist and Shannon as well as selected protocols. Emphasis is placed on data internetworking, local-area networking and wide-area networking. This course is a problem based course in that students apply the learning to various computer and networking mathematical problems and are assessed on their ability to solve the problem. (COS-MATH-171 & COS-STAT-145) Class 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

EEET-311 Communications Electronics
Develops the knowledge and ability to design communication electronics, such as AM/FM radios using transistors and integrated circuits. This course applies the concepts of circuits and electronics to basic analog communication circuits for amplitude and frequency modulation. Topics studied are RF Amplifiers, Fourier Analysis, AM and FM transmission and reception, phase-locked loops, synthesizers, oscillators, DSB and SSB communication systems, antennas and EM wave propagation. ( Pre-Req: EEET-221,EEET-222 Co-req: EEET-312 ) Class 2, Lab 0, Credit 2

EEET-525 Wireless RF Systems
Develops the knowledge and ability to apply representative regulatory requirements for wireless mobile and fixed radio frequency communication systems. Topics include: the radio frequency mobile wireless environment, the common wireless systems, regulatory aspects related to deployment of the wireless infrastructure. ( Pre-Req: EEET-223,EEET-224 ) Class 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

EEET-531 Fiber Optic Technology
This course presents the basic technologies of fiber-optic telecommunications systems including optical fiber, light sources and modulators, photodetectors and receivers, and passive components such as optical mux/demux and couplers. Studens will learn the principle of operation of these technologies as well as gain practical hands-on experience in the labaratory. Students will also learn how to design and assess a fiber-optic link impaired by attenuation and dispersion. (EEET-321, COS-MATH-211 or 231, COS-MATH-172 or 182, or permission of instructor) Class 3, Lab 0, Credit 3

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Audio Option

EEET-261 Fundamentals of Audio Engineering
This course provides a fundamental study of the technology and practice used in recording, editing, mixing, production, and distribution of sound. Topics include microphone types, selection and application; the mixing console, mixing techniques and introduction to Signal Processing equipment and associated techniques, an introduction to the concepts relating to digital audio technology such as sampling, the Nyquist theorem, alias frequencies, quantization, dynamic range, compression and their applications will be covered. Topics include basics of digital audio, session creation, importing media, introduction to MIDI, recording techniques, editing, mixing, and mastering. (MATH-111) Class 3, Credit 3

EEET-361 Modern Audio Production
Sound, voice, music, and effects play a critical role in telephone communication systems and in entertainment systems. Development of integrated multi-channel acoustic information is a complex process. This course Provides an intermediate level study of the technology used in recording, editing, mixing and mastering audio. Students are introduced to core concepts and skills necessary to operate a system running large sessions with up to 48 tracks. Students will develop an appreciation of, and the requisite skills to create, organize, mix, filter, process, enhance and coordinate sound information in digital format. Topics include MIDI, virtual instruments, filtering, processing for sound enhancement, editing and adjusting time bases, mixing and mastering, and audio production. Students will develop critical listening skills as well as technical skills. (EEET-261) Class 3, Credit 3

EEET-461 Introduction to Acoustics
This course introduces the student to sound as both a physical and psychological phenomenon. The course explains the nature of sound in terms of acoustic pressure and provides an overview of how humans receive and perceive sound. Sound waves are also introduced, starting with the development of the acoustic wave equation and its solution for plane and spherical waves with harmonic sources. The concepts of acoustic intensity and acoustic impedance are presented. The course also includes study of basic sound sources as well as the absorption, reflection, scattering and diffraction of sound by various physical structures. (MATH-172, PHY-111) Class 3, Credit 3

EEET-561 Audio Power Amplifier
Develops knowledge of audio power amplifier design and audio signal measurement methods. Covers digital and analog amplifiers from high power (concert halls) to low power (cell phones and handheld digital media devices). Topics include digital sound synthesis using class D switching amplifiers, analog amplifiers, distortion, noise, stability, filtering, heatsinking, efficiency, and low power modes. (EEET-221 Co-req: EEET-425) Class 2, Lab 1, Credit 3

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Minors

Although there are no minors from our department, two of our courses are part of the Liberal Arts Music and Technology minor. EEET-261 Fundamentals of Audio Engineering is a required course and EEET-361 Modern Audio Production is an elective. The full list of required and elective courses in this minor are listed here.

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