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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
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. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. 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.

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

    1. introduction to communications: wired & 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 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, laboratory reports, online activities and discussion, quizzes, projects, and papers.

    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