ENGT250 Introduction to Engineering Communications
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: 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
Course Learning Goals
- analyze and explain engineering communications problems;
- analyze the basic physical laws underlying the problem;
- identify and evaluate components and systems used in engineering communications; and
- analyze information theory in communications systems.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
The following topics are presented:
- introduction to communications: wired and wireless
- information bearing signals
- modulation types
- noise in communications systems
- receiver fundamentals
- transmitter fundamentals
- wired versus wireless transmission media
- analog versus digital systems
- information theory in communications systems
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe 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.
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