EE 101, Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Course number and name: EE 101, EE 101L, Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Credits and contact hours: 2 credits, 1 class hours, 3 lab hours

Specific course information:

  • Brief description of the content of the course:
    • A broad overview of electrical engineering, including an introduction to analog and digital circuitry. Practical exercises using the EE departmentís computer-based applications software and lab equipment.
  • Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Co-requisite: MATH 103 (Pre-Calculus)
  • Indicate whether a required or elective course in the program:
    • Required

Specific goals for the course:

  • Specific Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • Students will be able to analyze and design simple systems based on analog components, operational amplifiers, and logic digital gates
    • Students will demonstrate understanding of signal measuring techniques using multimeters, logic analyzers and oscilloscopes
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to use software to design and test basic circuits
  • Student Outcomes addressed by the course:
    • This course is part of the electrical engineering departmentís student learning outcomes assessment program and is used to evaluate the student performance in ABET Student Learning Outcome Criterion 3k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Brief list of topics to be covered:

  • Lecture
    • Voltage, Current, Resistors, Ohm's Law
    • KVL, KCL, Series, Parallel
    • Measurements, Nodes, Power, Grounds
    • Netlists, Wire
    • Capacitors
    • Alternating Current (AC)
    • Operational Amplifiers
    • Logic Gates, Combinational Logic
    • Karnaugh Maps
    • Simplification of Digital Circuits
    • Thevenin's Theorem
    • Digital-to-Analog Converters
    • Review and Course Evaluations
  • Laboratory
    • Passive resistive networks
    • Active resistive Circuits
    • Introduction to circuit simulation with Multisim
    • Multisim & RC Network
    • Multisim & 555 Timer
    • Project PCB generation in Ultiboard
    • Introduction to Oscilloscope & Function Generator
    • Operational Amplifier
    • Multi-frequency Oscillator
    • Multisim and Digital Logic
    • Implementation of digital logic circuits