14:332:375 - Elements of Electrical Engineering Laboratory

Course Catalog Description: 

14:332:375 - Elements of Electrical Engineering Laboratory (1)
Survey course for non-EE students, Experimental exercises in use of laboratory instruments. Voltage, current, impedance, frequency, and waveform measurements.

Pre-Requisite Courses: 

01:640:152

Pre-Requisite by Topic: 

1. Electrical concepts from physics
2. Calculus
3. Complex numbers

Textbook & Materials: 

Laboratory Manual supplied by the instructor

Overall Educational Objective: 

1. To develop skills in using electric equipment, meters, multi-meters, power supplies, oscilloscopes and counters
2. To study the behavior of specified circuits
3. To be able to work with lab partners in a group experimental environment

Course Learning Outcomes: 

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
1. an ability to operate basic laboratory equipment.
2. an ability to make voltage, current, impedance, transient, and frequency response measurements.
3. an ability to layout, wire, and troubleshoot electrical circuits.
4. an ability to keep a laboratory notebook and prepare a formal laboratory report.

How Course Outcomes are Assessed: 

  • Prelab (10 %)
  • Presence in laboratory (10 %)
  • Individual summary (20 %)
  • Group laboratory experimental reports (60 %)

  • N = none S = Supportive H = highly related

    Outcome

    Level

    Proficiency assessed by

    (a) an ability to apply knowledge of Mathematics, science, and engineering

    H

    Laboratory reports

    (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments and interpret data

    S

    Laboratory reports

    (c) an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

    S

    Setting up experiments

    (d) an ability to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team

    H

    Each Experiment done by a team

    (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve ECE problems

    S

    Performing laboratory experiments

    (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

    N

    (g) an ability to communicate in written and oral form

    H

    Laboratory reports

    (h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical and computer engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

    N

    (i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

    S

    Reports written at home

    (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

    N

    (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical and computer engineering practice

    H

    Laboratory reports

    Basic disciplines in Electrical Engineering

    S

    Laboratory reports

    Depth in Electrical Engineering

    S

    Laboratory reports

    Basic disciplines in Computer Engineering

    N

    Depth in Computer Engineering

    N

    Laboratory equipment and software tools

    H

    Performing laboratory experiments

    Variety of instruction formats

    S

    office hour discussions

Topics Covered week by week: 

Weeks 1 and 2: General introduction to the laboratory.
Weeks 3 and 4: Basic laws of electrical engineering theory.
Weeks 5 and 6: Introduction to network analysis.
Weeks 7 and 8: Sinusoidal steady-state response.
Weeks 9 and 10: Time-domain analysis.
Weeks 11 and 12: Introduction to operational amplifiers.
Weeks 13 and 14: Review.

Design Experiences: 

Simple design experience in arriving at circuits on which experiments are conducted.

Independent Learning Experiences : 

1. Writing laboratory reports

Contribution to the Professional Component: 

(a) College-level Mathematics and Basic Sciences: 0.25 credit hours
(b) Engineering Topics (Science and/or Design): 0.75 credit hours
(c) General Education: 0.0 credit hours
Total credits: 1

Prepared by: 
P. Sannuti and G. Shoane
Date: 
April, 2011