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. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
PHYS106 (C or better), and MATH122 (C or better) or score of 9 on math placement test
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course includes a laboratory component.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This lecture and laboratory 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. Course Learning Goals

    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.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    The following topics are presented:

    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 and parallel resistor-capacitor-inductor (RCL) circuits
    7. transformers
    8. time response of reactive circuits
  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, 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.
  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