May 22, 2022  
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Education Human Development

  
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    EHD 421 - Literacy Across the Curriculum


    Students examine methods for reading and writing instruction in content area classrooms. Hybrid format: conducted online with 8 on-campus meetings.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    EHD 462 - Workshop in Elementary Education (Activity)


    Designed to increase the competence of the elementary school teacher, supervisor, curriculum director, administrator, and other school personnel. Considers literature, research and materials concerned with a special aspect of elementary education.

    Course Typically Offered: Varible

    Credits: 1-6
  
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    EHD 466 - The Teaching of Modern Languages


    Includes analysis of current trends and methods, application of language learning principles to classroom procedures, theory and practice of language methodologies at different learning levels, use of technologies such as video and computers in the instructional process. For students seeking certification in foreign language teaching.

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Secondary Education majors; EHD 204 and SED 302.

    Corequisites: EHD 400

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    EHD 472 - Workshop in Secondary Education (Activity)


    Designed to increase competence of the teacher, administrator, and other school personnel. Considers literature, research and materials concerned with a special aspect of secondary education.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 1-6
  
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    EHD 490 - Full-Day Student Teaching (Elementary)


    A full-day, off-campus internship program in a selected school. (Pass/Fail Grade Only.)

    General Education Requirements: Capstone

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Elementary Education majors and senior standing.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 1 - 12
  
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    EHD 491 - Full-Day Student Teaching (Secondary)


    A full-day, off-campus internship program in a selected school. (Pass/Fail Grade Only.)

    General Education Requirements: Capstone

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Secondary Education majors and senior standing.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 1 - 12
  
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    EHD 492 - Problems in Education


    Individual work on a problem selected by the student. Primarily for Education majors.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: Ar
  
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    EHD 493 - Alternative Practicum and Seminar in Education


    Alternative capstone experience for students who choose not to seek teacher certification prior to graduation and takes the place of the student teaching experience.  Students will develop and implement an approved course of study to include the following components: research review; application of research to practice; reflection; and presentation.  May combine a practicum as part of the course of study within the seminar.  Students will draw upon academic and professional course work, examine and reflect on their understandings about teaching and learning, apply integrated educational skills and knowledge in approved settings, and develop projects that synthesize academic and professional experiences.

    General Education Requirements: Capstone

    Prerequisites: Permission from Capstone Supervisor.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 3 - 6
  
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    EHD 494 - Student Teaching K-12 (Art or Music)


    Observation and student teaching in selected elementary and/or secondary schools. (Pass/Fail Grade Only.)

    General Education Requirements:  Capstone

    Prerequisites: Senior standing; EHD 202 and EHD 202 or equivalents and a methods course.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 1 - 12
  
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    EHD 496 - Advanced Internship (Elementary)


    A full-day, off-campus advanced internship, teaching in a selected school. Seminars and conferences. (Pass/Fail Grade Only.)

    General Education Requirements:  Capstone

    Prerequisites: EHD 490.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 2-6
  
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    EHD 497 - Advanced Internship (Secondary)


    A full-day, off-campus advanced internship, teaching in a selected school. Seminars and conferences. (Pass/Fail Grade Only.)

    General Education Requirements: Capstone

    Prerequisites: EHD 491.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 2-6
  
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    EHD 498 - Seminar for Interns


    Students examine and reflect on their understanding about teaching and learning, apply integrated educational skills and knowledge and synthesize academic and professional experiences from their courses, field experiences and internships to develop and finalize their Teacher Candidacy portfolio.

    Prerequisites: Senior standing; completion of all other program requirements or permission.

    Corequisites: EHD 490 or EHD 491 or EHD 496 or EHD 497 or EHD 499.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 1-3
  
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    EHD 499 - Student Teaching K-12 (Kinesiology and Physical Education)


    Observation and student teaching in selected elementary and/or secondary schools.

    General Education Requirements: Capstone

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Kinesiology & Physical Education majors and senior standing. 

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 1 - 12

Education Language Learning

  
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    ELL 470 - The Teaching of English As A Second Language


    Basic principles underlying ESL pedagogy and current techniques for second and foreign language teaching. Students review published materials, develop activities, plan lessons, and compile a teaching materials portfolio. For practicing teachers seeking Maine’s ESL endorsement or individuals planning to teach EFL overseas.

    Prerequisites: junior standing.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    ELL 477 - Curriculum and Assessment in ESL/EFL Contexts


    This course develops an understanding of the purposes of assessments that inform curriculum development and increase ELL academic language acquisition while also developing high-level, content-specific knowledge and skills.  Designed for practicing teachers with ELL student in their classes, those seeking Maine’s ESL endorsement or individuals planning to teach EFL overseas.  Also suitable for those preparing to teach a second language other than English.

    Prerequisites: INT 410

    Credits: 3
  
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    ELL 485 - Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition Principles for ESL/EFL Teachers


    Basic linguistic concepts and principles from research into how humans learn to communicate in a second or foreign language. Application of these concepts and principles to facilitating acquisition in English language instructional contexts. For practicing teachers seeking Maine’s ESL endorsement or individuals planning to teach EFL overseas.

    Prerequisites: Junior standing.

    Course Typically Offered: Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    ELL 491 - Multiculturalism and Diversity for ESL/EFL Contexts


    Diversity training and personal reflection to raise awareness of and to challenge biases about difference. Focus on attitudes toward language, dialect, or accent difference. Issues related to cultural diversity in communication styles, values systems, instructional role expectations, and paths to identity formation. For practicing teachers seeking Maine’s ESL endorsement or individuals planning to teach EFL overseas.

    Prerequisites: Junior standing.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ERL 472 - Language and Linguistics


    Provides future English and world language teachers with a knowledge of linguistics as it impacts the classroom.  Covers the nature and characteristics of human language, the components of language, language change and language variation, the history of the English language, and linguicism. If this course was taken under as a topics course in EHD 472, it cannot be repeated for credit.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3

Education Literacy

  
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    ERL 317 - Children’s Literature


    An overview of literature written for children between the ages of four and twelve. Emphasis on developing criteria for evaluating various types of books and selecting for individual children.

    Prerequisites: Teacher candidacy required and English Literature Course or by permission.

    Corequisites: ERL 319

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ERL 319 - Teaching Reading and Language Arts in Preschool to Grade 3


    Current methods, materials, and assessment tools in teaching reading and writing to children preschool to grade three, including early literacy development, guided reading/shared reading, spelling and oral language development, handwriting instruction, the writing processes of young children, and reading and writing reciprocity in literacy development. Field experience required as part of the course.

    Prerequisites: Teacher candidacy required or by permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ERL 320 - Teaching Reading and Language Arts in Grades 4-8


    Current methods, materials, strategies, and assessment tools to teach and assess reading and writing in grades 4-8, including the foundation for teaching using vocabulary, content area reading, the reading/writing connection, narrative and informational text, and print skills with intermediate/middle grades students.

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Elementary Education majors; EHD 204 and SED 302 or by permission

    Corequisites: EHD 400

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ERL 440 - Teaching Reading in the Secondary School


    An exploratory course for high school teachers who wish to develop competence in teaching reading. Includes the nature of the reading process, rationales for continuing reading instruction in junior and senior high schools, reading and study strategies, improving rates of reading, organization, evaluation.

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Secondary Education majors; EHD 204 and SED 302 or by permission.

    Corequisites: EHD 400

     

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3


Education Mathematics

  
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    EMA 314 - Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School


    An instruction to methods and techniques in teaching mathematics, arithmetic readiness program, instructional and evaluation material.

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Elementary Education majors; EHD 204 and SED 302 or permission.

    Corequisites: EHD 400

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    EMA 405 - Mathematics for Secondary Teachers


    This is a three (3) credit-hour course for prospective secondary mathematics teachers. We will investigate the teaching of secondary mathematics from mathematical, philosophical, and practical perspectives.

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status, Calculus 1 or by permission

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3

Education Science

  
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    ESC 316 - Teaching Science in the Elementary School (K-8)


    Presents information and activities designed to encourage students to learn and develop goals and objectives, instructional strategies, selection of curriculum materials K-8, effective management and evaluation techniques.

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Elementary Education majors; EHD 204 and SED 302 or by permission.

    Corequisites: EHD 400

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ESC 452 - Teaching Science in the Secondary School


    Instructional strategies and general approaches to teaching science in grades 7-12. Emphasis on professional literature, curriculum development, teaching and learning styles and reflective teaching.

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Secondary Education majors; EHD 204 and SED 302 or by permission.

    Corequisites: EHD 400

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3

Education Social Studies

  
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    ESS 315 - Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School


    Examines methods and materials for social studies in the elementary school and ways of relating the work of the social studies class to an understanding of practical problems of the community.

    General Education Requirements:  Western Cultural Tradition

    Prerequisites: Teacher candidacy required, EHD 204 and SED 302  or by permission.

    Corequisites: EHD 400

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ESS 441 - Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School


    Covers current practices in teaching social studies, selection and use of instructional materials, modern trends in curriculum construction for social studies in the secondary school.

    Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy status for Secondary Education majors; EHD 204 and SED 302 or permission.

    Corequisites: EHD 400

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3

Education Special Education

  
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    SED 302 - Adapting Instruction for Students with Disabilities


    Develops knowledge and understanding of students with disabilities. Topics include: adaptation of instruction, legal and ethical issues, family and social relationships and collaboration between school and community agencies.

    Prerequisites: Art Education, Music Education, Teacher Candidacy, or EDU Minor or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3

Education Telecommunications

  
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    EDT 400 - Integrating Technology for Teaching and Learning


    Pre-service teachers learn technology tools to support teaching and learning in classrooms.  Content includes application of technology (ISTE) standards required for teacher certification to instruction and assessment.  Required for Elementary Education, Child Development and Family Relations Early Childhood Education option majors,  and Secondary English majors.

    Prerequisites: Restricted to Elementary, Secondary, Child Development and Family Relations for Early Childhood Education majors only or Education minors only.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 3

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  
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    ECE 100 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar


    Introduces first year and transfer students to different aspects of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering programs and exploration of career paths and professional responsibilities.  Presentations will be made by the instructor, faculty, and industry speakers.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 1
  
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    ECE 101 - Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Introduction to information and concepts of general use in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Topics include: basic use of personal computers, mathematical concepts, development of problem solving skills with professional communication.  Students work in teams on projects involving digital and motor control.  

    Prerequisites: Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors only or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 177 - Introduction to Programming for Engineers


    Introduction to computer programming with emphasis on algorithms and an understanding of underlying hardware. Topics include syntax, variables, control structures, pointers, operators, functions, and input and output. 

    Prerequisites: ECE 101 and MAT 126.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 198 - Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Topics in electrical engineering not regularly covered in other courses. May include ECE topics suitable for advanced first-year students. Content can be varied to suit current needs.

    Prerequisites: Permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 1-3
  
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    ECE 209 - Fundamentals of Electric Circuits


    Basic circuit laws and theorems, operational amplifiers, natural and forced response of first order circuits, phasors and steady-state AC circuits, 3 phase circuits. For non-majors. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: MAT 127

    Corequisites: PHY 122

    Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 210 - Electric Circuits


    Topics include: Basic circuit laws and theorems, nodal analysis, op-amps, natural and forced responses of first and second order systems, phasor concepts, solution of steady-state AC circuits, AC power calculations, frequency response, basic filters, Bode plots, and Fourier Series.

    Prerequisites: MAT 127

    Corequisites: PHY 122

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 214 - Electrical Circuits Laboratory


    Lab exercise and circuit simulations demonstrate concepts presented in ECE 210.  Participants become familiar with circuit simulation, safety and grounding considerations, instrumentation, e.g., oscilloscopes, signal sources, multimeters, and signal analyzers.  Also of particular significance will be the development of technical writing skills.

    General Education Requirements:  Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: ECE 210

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 271 - Microcomputer Architecture and Applications


    The microcomputer and its component parts including microprocessors, registers, memory and I/O.  Programming in C and Assembly and applying the microcomputer in engineering systems.

    Prerequisites: ECE 177

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 275 - Sequential Logic Systems


    Methods of design and testing for logic systems with memory. Includes procedures and the design of system tests, combinational design, multi-level circuits, logic minimization, sequential design, analysis and optimization and the use of computer tools for logic design. Lec 3. (Fall.)

    Prerequisites: ECE 177.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 314 - Signals and Systems


    Analysis of continuous linear time-invariant systems including Fourier series, Fourier transforms, Laplace transform techniques and their applications; transformation and properties of continuous signals and systems, convolution, transfer functions and state variable system representations. 

    Prerequisites: MAT 258 and a grade of  C-  or better in ECE 210.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 316 - Random Signal Analysis


    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of random signal analysis based on probability theory and random processes.  It presents the mathematical and engineering tools to analyze and interpret random events occurring in natural phenomena, games, sciences, and engineering.

    Prerequisites: MAT 228.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 323 - Electric Power Conversion


    AC/DC power conversion, linear and switching power supplies, magnetic circuits, inductors, transformers, fundamentals of electromechanical energy conversion, basic properties of electric motors.

    Prerequisites: ECE 214 and at least a C- in ECE 210.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 331 - Introduction to Unix Systems Administration


    Topics include hardware and devices, file systems, user management, backup and recovery, application management, and network services such as NFS, NIS, DNS, DHCP, electronic mail and web servers. Problem solving and diagnostic methods, performance tuning, legal and professional issues, ethics and policies and security aspects of hosts on the Internet are discussed. Students gain hands-on experience and complete a project.

    Prerequisites: COS 220 or ECE 177.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 342 - Electronics I


    Investigates semiconductor fundamentals of the p-n junction, BJT and MOSFET. Static and low frequency dynamic models are developed and utilized in design and analysis. Explores basic electronic circuit building blocks based on diodes, BJT’s MOSFET’s and fully-compensated op-amps. Digital efforts are concentrated in the CMOS and pseudo-NMOS areas.

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: ECE 214 and at least a C- in ECE 210

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 343 - Electronics II


    Introduces design and analysis of semiconductor circuits. Analog networks include amplifiers, power supplies and oscillators. Digital efforts are concentrated in the CMOS and pseudo-NMOS areas with a brief look at the BJT logic. Explores basic concepts of frequency response, feedback and data conversion. Lec 3, Lab 3. (Spring.)

    Prerequisites: ECE 342.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 351 - Fields and Waves


    Topics include: Transmission lines and wave propagation with special emphasis on transverse electromagnetic waves in dielectric and lossy media, complex numbers, vectors, phasors, vector calculus, Smith Chart, electrostatics, magnetostatics, Gauss’s laws, Faraday’s law, Ampere’s law, Maxwell’s equations, properties of dielectric and ferromagnetic materials, time varying fields, wave reflection and transmission, waveguides, radiation.

    Prerequisites: MAT 228 and C- or better in ECE 210.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 394 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice


    Work experience in electrical engineering and/or computer engineering. May be repeated for credit.

    (Pass/Fail Grade Only.)

    Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 1-3

  
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    ECE 401 - Electrical Engineering Design Project


    First of a three semester sequence of courses involving the design, implementation and reporting of an engineering device, system or software package by an individual student or small group. Part one: project selection, feasibility studies and proposal writing.

    Prerequisites: ECE 342 and either ECE 314 or ECE 351; Electrical Engineering Majors

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 2
  
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    ECE 402 - Electrical Engineering Design Project


    Second of a three semester sequence of courses involving the design, implementation and reporting of an engineering device, system or software package by an individual student or small groups. Part two: resource location, module debugging, prototype testing. (Fall.)

    Prerequisites: ECE 401; Electrical Engineering Majors

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 403 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Project


    Third of a three semester sequence of courses involving the design, implementation and reporting of an engineering device, system or software package by an individual student or small group. Part three: written and oral presentation of the completed project.

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive and Capstone

    Prerequisites: ECE 402 or ECE 406

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 2
  
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    ECE 405 - Computer Engineering Design Project


    First of a three semester sequence of courses involving the design, implementation and reporting of an engineering device, system or software package by an individual student or small group.  Part one: project selection, feasibility studies and proposal writing.

    Prerequisites: Computer Engineering Majors, ECE 271 and any two of the following courses - ECE 342, ECE 471, ECE 473, and ECE 477.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 2
  
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    ECE 406 - Computer Engineering Design Project


    Second of a three semester sequence of courses involving the design, implementation and reporting of an engineering device, system or software package by an individual student or small groups.  Part two: resource location, module debugging, prototype testing.

    Prerequisites: Computer Engineering Majors, ECE 405 and ECE 214

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 414 - Feedback Control Systems


    Analysis and design of continuous control systems using transfer function and state variable system representations. Covers signal flow graphs and Mason’s gain formula, decomposition of transfer functions, controllability and observability, root locus techniques, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Nyquist criterion, controller design in time and frequency domains, State feedback, phase lead and lag controllers, PID type controllers.

    Prerequisites: ECE 314

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 417 - Introduction to Robotics


    Introduces robotics and operation of microcomputer-controlled manipulators with their applications in automation. Includes a general review of robot structure, current application of robots in automation, spatial descriptions and coordinate transformations, manipulator kinematics and solutions, robot control and path planning, dynamics and vision in robot application. Lec 2, Lab 3. (Fall.)

    Prerequisites: MAT 228 and ECE 177 or COS 220.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 427 - Electric Power Systems


    Power system models, power flow solutions, fault analysis, protective relaying.

    Prerequisites: At least a C- in ECE 210.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 435 - Network Engineering


    Focuses on the engineering aspects of data networks including physical media and interconnections, signals and noise, modulation, multiplexing, frame and packet transmission, routing, network design and network management.  Problem solving and diagnostic methods, legal and professional issues, ethics and policies, and security aspects of interconnected networks are discussed.  Students gain hands-on experience and complete networking projects.

    Prerequisites: COS 331 or ECE 331 or ECE 471

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 444 - Analog Integrated Circuits


    Considers topics in the internal circuit design and system applications of analog integrated circuits. Concerns addressed include temperature and power supply sensitivity, gain, bandwidth, stability and I/O characteristics. Specific topics include current sources, differential amplifiers, level shifters, op-amps, regulators and phase-locked loops. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: ECE 314 and ECE 343.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 445 - Analysis and Design of Digital Integrated Circuits


    Reviews device characteristics with emphasis on switching behavior. Considers ramifications of need for designs to be compatible with IC processing technology. Emphasis on CMOS and ECL based systems. Explores interface and optimization problems as related to timing and loading. Brief look at significant parameters needed for accurate computer modeling. Lec 3. (Fall.)

    Prerequisites: ECE 342.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 453 - Microwave Engineering


    Topics include: rectangular and cylindrical waveguides, transmission line models, impedance matching, Smith chart methods, microwave circuits and components, s-parameter measurement techniques and antennas. (Spring.)

    Prerequisites: ECE 351.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 457 - Nanoscience


    An introduction to nanoscience that details the basic principles and recent developments of nanoscale science and technology. Students will learn both the fundamental concepts of nanoscale science and its application to the development of new materials, processes technology and devices. Scientific explanations for the basis of nanoscale derived properties will be illustrated by specific research examples. Topics will include: nanoscale materials, micro/nano fabrication, nano instrumentation, atomic manipulations and nanorobotics. CHY 477 and ECE 457 are identical courses.

    Prerequisites: CHY 122 or CHY 131 and PHY 122 and MAT 258

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 462 - Introduction to Basic Semiconductor Devices and Associated Circuit Models


    Introduces the fundamental device material that is basic to electronics-engineering. Initial concepts include diamond (zinc-blende) crystal structure, holes, free electrons, drift, diffusion, and the energy band model. These are then used to explore p-n junction and MOS structures including the extraction of SPICE model parameters. A more detailed look at reasons behind the characteristics of p-n and Schottky diodes, MOSFETs and BJTs follows. The goal is an understanding of the behavior of the basic semiconductor devices, their limitations and their models. If time permits additional topics from the following list will be discussed: Power Semiconductors, Photonic Devices, Semiconductor Reliability. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: CHY 121 or  CHY 131 and PHY 122.

    Corequisites:  MAT 258.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 464 - Microelectronics Science and Engineering


    The science and engineering of CMOS and deep sub-micron semiconductor device fabrication. Semiconductor process steps including: diffusion, oxidation, reactive ion etching, chemical etching, surface cleaning, lithography, ion implantation, thin film deposition and chemical-mechanical polishing. A CMOS process flow is outlined. Computer simulation is utilized to provide insight into ion implantation, diffusion and lithography. Lec 3

    Prerequisites: PHY 122 and CHY 121 or 131;

    Corequisites: MAT 258

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 465 - Introduction to Sensors


    Various types of conductometric, acoustic, magnetic, thermal and optical sensors are presented. Techniques for interfacing the sensors using microprocessor control systems and signal processing are discussed. Applications of sensor systems in medicine, environmental monitoring, the automotive industry, the chemical industry, manufacturing and construction are given. (Spring.)

    Prerequisites: junior standing in engineering.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall and Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 466 - Sensor Technology and Instrumentation


    Design and fabrication techniques for piezoelectric, thin film, fiber optic and silicon based sensors.  Topics include: cutting, polishing and cleaning crystals, the deposition of electrodes and sensing elements and sensor characterization.  Students will design, fabricate and test a sensor.

    Prerequisites: ECE 465

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 467 - Solar Cells and Their Applications


    This course is concerned with electricity generation direction from solar energy using photovoltaic solar cells. The solar spectrum is discussed, solar cell types are introduced and efficiency factors are discussed. Techniques for efficiency improvement are reviewed. Photovoltaic electricity generation system design methods are introduced. Economic analysis, such as life cycle costing, and environmental impact of PV systems are discussed.

    Prerequisites: ECE 209 or ECE 210 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 471 - Embedded Systems


    Application of micro-processors to the solution of design problems, including hardware characteristics, peripheral control techniques and system development. Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: ECE 271.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 473 - Computer Architecture and Organization


    Evolution, design implementation, and evaluation of state-of-the-art systems; the organization and structure of computer systems; the architecture of single-processor computer systems; Memory Systems, including interleaving, hierarchies, virtual memory and cache implementations; Communications and I/O, including bus architectures, disk arrays, and DMA. (Fall.)

    Prerequisites: ECE 275.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 477 - Hardware Applications Using C


    Emphasizes the use of the C programming language to control hardware devices.  Review of the necessary features of the C programming language will be included.  Students who are not ECE majors interested in taking the course are encouraged to contact the ECE Department to have the prerequisite waived.

    Prerequisites: ECE 271.

    Course Typically Offered: Variable

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 478 - Industrial Computer Control


    Design of computerized systems for industrial applications.  These include programmable logic controllers, personal computers and embedded controllers.  Interface electronics, communication strategies, design for hostile environments, fault tolerance and fail safe design will also be covered. Students who are not ECE majors interested in taking the course are encouraged to contact the ECE Department to have the prerequisite waived.

    Prerequisites: ECE 271.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 484 - Communications Engineering


    This course includes topics in digital communications systems, multiplexing, signal space, modulation, coding, and information theory.  Concepts such as data compression, protection, and transmission in wireless and wired networks are studied as well.  Real world examples from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and WiMax standards enriches the practical aspects of the course.

    Prerequisites: ECE 314 and ECE 316.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    ECE 486 - Digital Signal Processing


    A study of discrete-time signals and systems, Z-transforms, discrete Fourier series and transforms. Efficient implementations of discrete-time system and design of IIR, FIR and multirate digital filter structures.

    Prerequisites: ECE 177 and ECE 314.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    ECE 498 - Selected Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Topics in electrical engineering not regularly covered in other courses. May include advanced microprocessor applications, robot applications, instrumentation semiconductor technology, introduction to VLSI design and microwave acoustics. Content can be varied to suit current needs. May be repeated for credit, with departmental permission. 

    Prerequisites: permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

    Credits: 1-3

Electrical Engineering Technology

  
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    EET 100 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology


    Develops a thorough insight into the engineering profession and covers important topics such as success in the classroom, problem-solving and teamwork skills, computer tools for engineers, technical communication and ethics. Also of particular importance will be an engineering design project. The development of project documentation and technical writing skills will be emphasized. Lec 3. Students who take EET 100 after ECE 101 will only receive credit  and grade for EET 100.

    General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive

    Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering Technology majors only

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    EET 111 - Circuit Analysis I


    Introduction to circuit analysis techniques as applied to AC and DC electrical circuits.  Topics include the basic laws and theorems used in electrical circuit analysis including Kirchoff’s Voltage and Current Laws, Ohms law, capacitor and inductor characteristics, AC phasor representation.  Includes basic computer skills and circuit simulation.  Lec 3, Lab 3. Students who take EET 111 after ECE 210 will only receive credit  and grade for EET 111.

    Corequisites:  MAT 122.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    EET 112 - Circuit Analysis II


    Introduction to AC circuits, including the study of reactive components, analysis techniques such as superposition and nodal/mesh analysis, passive filter circuits and the application of phasor analysis to steady state single-phase AC circuits. Lec 3, Lab 3.  Students who take EET 112 after ECE 214 will only receive credit  and grade for EET 112.

    Prerequisites: EET 111 and MAT 122 or a passing score on UM Math Placement Exam #3.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4
  
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    EET 115 - Creative Design Using CAD


    This course will provide students with the fundamentals of AutoCad and its 3D modeling counterpart, Fusion360.  In addition to industry-specific drawings such as electrical distribution one-line diagrams, construction prints, and surveying plots, students will be asked to create user interfaces and 3D models that utilize aesthetic design principles.  The semester will culminate in an artistic peer-reviewed 3D design project.

    General Education Requirements: Artistic and Creative Expression

    Prerequisites: None

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    EET 174 - Introduction to Microcontrollers


    The basic architecture of the microcontroller with particular emphasis on the control and I/O sections. Structured assembly language programming of the microcontroller. Series and parallel data transfer. Analog-to-digital conversion principles. A design project will give students hands-on experience in hardware and software design and testing using microcontrollers. Lec 3, Lab 3. Students who take EET 174 after ECE 177 or after  ECE 271 will only receive credit  and grade for EET 174.

    Prerequisites: EET 111 or EET 330

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    EET 201 - Introduction to CAD


    This course provides students with an introduction into 2-dimensional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) with a focus on electrical engineering applications. Students will learn how to use CAD software programs to design and model electrical projects.

    Prerequisites: EET 100 or permission

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 2
  
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    EET 241 - Analog Circuit Fundamentals


    Topics include: semiconductor diodes, bipolar transistors, FETs, operational amplifier fundamentals, d-c and a-c analysis and design of single-transistor end FET amplifiers, hybrid pi circuits. Software simulation of circuits is integral to the course. A design project is required. Lec 3, Lab 3. 

    Students who take EET 241 after ECE 342 will only receive credit and grade for EET 241.

    Prerequisites: EET 111 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4

  
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    EET 275 - Digital Communications


    This course will focus on configuring and utilizing various communications technologies.  Serial communication, Analog-to-Digital Conversion, basic sequential systems and networking, and establishing PLC communication networks will be among the topics discussed.  Combined Lec 3, Lab 2.

     Students who take EET 275 after ECE 275 will only receive credit  and grade for EET 275.

     

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4

  
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    EET 276 - Programmable Logic Controllers


    Emphasis on industrial control using programmable logic controllers.  Major topics include: PLC memory mapping, I/O configurations, and various data communications protocols.  A design project is required.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4
  
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    EET 321 - Electro-Mechanical Energy Conversion


    Covers three-phase power, power system supply and distribution, magnetic circuits and transformers, synchronous and asynchronous machines and phasor analysis.

    Prerequisites: EET112 or ECE 210 

    Corequisites: MAT 258

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    EET 324 - Network Analysis and Applications


    Topics include: classical analysis of electrical circuits utilizing Kirshoff’s laws, differential equations, and Laplace transforms. Modeling of dynamic systems; transfer functions; block diagrams. Transient analysis of first and second order systems.  Modeling of system behavior using simulation software. Students who take EET 324 after ECE 314 or after ECE 343 will only receive credit and grade for EET 324.

    Prerequisites: EET 111 and MAT 127

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4
  
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    EET 325 - Design and Applications of Control Systems


    Classical design, simulation and analysis of closed-loop control systems, emphasizing industrial control applications and real-world examples and practices.  Emphasis on time-domain and frequency-response methods. Lec 3, Lab 3

    Prerequisites: EET 324.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    EET 330 - Electrical Applications


    Introduces the basics of AC and DC circuits along with analog and digital circuit principles, amplifiers and transducers. The laboratory will provide students with hands-on experience with the principles and instrumentation commonly used in industry.  Students who take EET 330 after ECE 209 will only receive credit  and grade for EET 330.

    Prerequisites: PHY 108 or PHY 122 and MAT 116 or MAT 126 and Mechanical Engineering Technology major or permission

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    EET 342 - Advanced Analog Circuit Design


    Topics include: differential amplifiers, dc and ac analysis of multi-transistor circuits, multi-transistor amplifier frequency analysis, power amplifiers and operational amplifiers. Software simulation of circuits is integral to the course. A design project is required. Lec 3, Lab 3.

    Prerequisites: EET 241

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 4
  
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    EET 350 - Senior Design Project I


    The first of a three-course sequence intended to provide EET seniors with a capstone learning experience. Requirements include selection of a design project, submission of a proposal and written and oral presentations of project status. Lec 1. (Pass/Fail Grade Only)

    General Education Requirements: Together with EET 451 and EET 452, this course satisfies the General Education Capstone Experience Requirement.

    Prerequisites: EET 241

    Corequisites: EET 342

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 1
  
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    EET 386 - Project Management


    Covers the basics with particular emphasis on Technical Project Management. Includes designing a project plan, selecting and allocating resources, team-building skills, project plan implementation, and other topics relevant to Project Management. Focuses on developing the skills needed to effectively manage a variety of technical projects, and to prepare students for certification as Project Management Professionals (PMP). Lec 3.

    Prerequisites: sophomore standing. Engineering or Engineering Technology majors.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall & Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    EET 394 - Electrical Engineering Technology Practice


    Cooperative work experience at full-time employment for at least a ten-week period. May be repeated for credit.

    (Pass/Fail Grade Only.)

    Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 3

  
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    EET 414 - Introduction to Printed Circuit Boards


    This course will focus on PCB technology, layout, and construction. Emphasis will be placed on multi-layered PCB technology, schematic capture and circuit board layout using Altium Designer, and actual PCB design and construction using a two-layer milling machine. Advanced PCB technology and manufacturing techniques will also be discussed. Students will be required to use Altium Designer to design and layout their own custom circuit and, at the end of the semester, construct and test their PCB using the University’s milling machine.

    Prerequisites: EET 241 or equivalent or instructor permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    EET 415 - Automation and Integration


    Introduction to systems integration will cover many aspects of the integration field that an engineer would expect to encounter.  This includes basic networking, hardware types, communication standards and protocols, and troubleshooting skills.  This course intends to set the groundwork for a student intending on pursuing a controls or integration engineering expertise, or to give valuable background to a professional who will work closely with these experts.  Almost every engineering discipline now works closely with smart devices and automated equipment, so these skills are useful to a wide range of professionals. If this course was taken as a topics course in EET 498, it cannot be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites: Junior standing in EET program or permission

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    EET 422 - Power Systems Analysis


    Covers three phase, power system modeling and analysis, including per unit. The analysis tools associated with power system operation, maintenance and upgrade will be developed in this course. In addition, real world power systems will be evaluated to determine if there are any concerns. We will also introduce protective devices which help ensure high reliability.   Students who take EET 422 after ECE 427 will only receive credit and grade for EET 422.

    Prerequisites: EET 321

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 4
  
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    EET 423 - Protective Relay Applications


    This course covers the principles and practice of protective relaying applied to power systems.  The student will develop an understanding of how interconnected power systems and their components are protected from abnormal events. If this course was taken as a topics course in EET 498, it cannot be repeated for credit.

    Prerequisites: EET 321 or Permission

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 3
  
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    EET 451 - Senior Design Project II


    The second of a three-course sequence intended to provide EET seniors with a capstone learning experience. Requirements include development and completion of a design project and hardware demonstration.

    General Education Requirements: Together with EET 350 and EET 452, this course satisfies the General Education Capstone Experience Requirement.

    Prerequisites: EET 350.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 2
  
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    EET 452 - Senior Design Project III


    The third of a three-course sequence intended to provide EET seniors with a capstone learning experience. Requirements include development and completion of a design project, hardware demonstration, and written and oral presentations of project status. Lec 1.

    General Education Requirements: Together with EET 350 and EET 451, this course satisfies the General Education Capstone Experience Requirement. Satisfies the General Education Writing Intensive Requirement.

    Prerequisites: EET 451 or permission.

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 1
  
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    EET 460 - Renewable Energy and Electricity Production


    An overview of renewable energy resources, energy conversion and storage for stationary and transportation applications. Topics include: Basics of electrical energy and power generation, load specification, history of electric utilities, distributed generation, the economics of energy, biomass fuels, wind and solar power.

    General Education Requirements: Population and Environment 

    Prerequisites: PHY 108 or PHY 112 or PHY 122, and MAT 117 or MAT 126

    Course Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 3
  
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    EET 484 - Engineering Economics


    A study of economic theory and applications in engineering and industrial organizations including capitalization, amortization, time value of money, cost comparison analysis, and breakeven value, and the ethics of engineering economic decision making.  Also included are personal finance topics as applied to engineering situations and case study.

    General Education Requirements: Ethics and Social Context and Institutions

    Prerequisites: Senior standing in School of Engineering Technology.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

    Credits: 3
  
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    EET 498 - Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering Technology


    Topics in engineering technology not regularly covered in other courses. Content varies to suit the needs of individuals. May be repeated for credit.

    Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

    Credits: 1-4

Engineering Communication Project

  
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    ECP 214 - Technical Writing Workshop for Electrical Networks I


    Consists of supervised workshops and exercises designed to assist students in preparing the technical documents required in ECE 214, Electrical Networks Laboratory.  Students will review and revise their work, as well as complete exercises that will emphasize the technical writing skills they will need in the classroom and on the job.

    General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Writing Intensive Requirement when taken with ECE 214.

    Corequisites: ECE 214

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 1
  
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    ECP 225 - Civil Engineering Technical Writing I


    Technical writing course for Civil Engineers with focus on employment documents, informal proposal, individual research paper, oral presentations of research paper and group project report. Reports are also submitted to CIE 225. Lec 1.

    General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Writing Intensive Requirement when taken with CIE 225.

    Prerequisites: Civil Engineering major or permission.

    Corequisites: CIE 225

    Course Typically Offered: Spring

    Credits: 1
 

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