ENGT240 Applied Circuit Analysis

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Applied Engineering Technology

I. Course Number and Title
ENGT240 Applied Circuit Analysis
II. Number of Credits
4 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
4500
IV. Prerequisites
PHYS106 (C or better) and MATH122 (C or better), or score of 9 on math placement test
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides a non-calculus overview of applied circuit analysis. Topics include: circuit elements, techniques of circuit analysis, natural response, and steady state analysis.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. analyze the theory behind and the applications of basic circuit elements;
      2. design, evaluate, and test an engineering system, component, or process as it relates to circuit analysis techniques, energy and power, magnetism and electromagnetism, circuit elements, and response of circuits;
      3. identify, formulate, and solve applied engineering technology problems as relates to circuit analysis;
      4. employ teamwork; and
      5. write scientific laboratory reports.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. basic circuit elements, Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff's Laws
    2. energy and power considerations
    3. magnetism and electromagnetism
    4. inductor and capacitor ideal elements
    5. natural response, unit step, and forced response of resistor-capacitor (RL), and resistor-inductor (RC) circuits
    6. natural response, unit step, and forced response of series & parallel resistor-capacitor-inductor (RCL) circuits
    7. transformers
    8. time response of reactive circuits
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The evaluative tools may include any or all of the following as specified by the individual instructor’s course format: objective examinations, research reports, collaborative laboratory activities, laboratory reports, online activities and discussion, quizzes, projects, and papers. Students will be required to design, evaluate, and test an engineering system, component, or process through a departmental laboratory exercise. In addition, a departmental final exam will be given.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor’s format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Revision/Approval Date: 4/11/2012