ET-542: Computer and Electrical Device Applications

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ET-542 Computer and Electrical Device Applications

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 1

Pre-requisites (if any): ET_210 and ET_510 / ET_540

Co-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

A practical course in the design and building of computer and electrical device applications.  Topics include: Zener Diode Voltage regulators, Switching Applications, Darlington Configurations, Photo transistors, OP AMP Applications, Relays, and the use and design of Programmable Logic Devices into circuit applications.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Student should to build an electronic circuit, test and verify its correct operation.
Course objectives/expected student learning outcomes
Course Objectives Learning Outcomes
Understand analog BJT and Op Amp application Student should to build a BJT amplifier, or a Non inverting Op Amplifier circuit on a protoboard. Test and verify its correct operation, and be able to calculate the circuit’s voltage gain.
Program a FPGA using VHDL Student should to program a digital logic circuit using VHDL. Then test and verify its correct operation, and be able to develop a correct Truth Table.
Use instrumentation equipment and effective measurement techniques for building, testing, and operating of electronic circuits and systems. Student should build an electronic circuit, test and verify its correct operation.

Program-specific outcomes

Student will be assessed on the ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team. 

Student should understand BJT transistor amplifier and switching application. 

Student should also be able to program a FPGA using VHDL.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Students assessed using:

  • Quizzes
  • Laboratory reports
  • Examinations

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Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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