ENGT250 Introduction to Engineering Communications

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

I. Course Number and Title
ENGT250 Introduction to Engineering Communications
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
ENGT240 (C or better) and PHYS107 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides a non-calculus overview of the principles and applications of analog and digital data transmission via RF, microwave, wire, and fiber-optic technology associated with the transmission and reception of data. Topics include wired and wireless local area networks, cellular, satellite, radio, and microwave transmission.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. analyze and explain engineering communications problems;
    2. analyze the basic physical laws underlying the problem;
    3. identify and evaluate components and systems used in engineering communications; and
    4. analyze information theory in communications systems.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    The following topics are presented:

    1. introduction to communications: wired and wireless
    2. information bearing signals
    3. modulation types
    4. noise in communications systems
    5. receiver fundamentals
    6. transmitter fundamentals
    7. wired versus wireless transmission media
    8. analog versus digital systems
    9. information theory in communications systems
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The evaluative tools may include any or all of the following as specified by the individual instructor's syllabus: objective examinations, research reports, laboratory reports, online activities and discussion, quizzes, projects, and papers.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Students use educational resources as approved by the department and specified in the individual instructor's syllabus.

Revision/Approval Date: 4/11/2012; New Core 8/2015