School of Electronics Technology
School of Electronics Technology

Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology: Bachelor of Science Degree
Columbia, SC Campus

Course Descriptions

EN3220 Written Analysis | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course introduces theories and principles of critical and creative thinking with the goal of analysis and production of comprehensive written documents. Focus is on critically evaluating ideas and arguments. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

ET3110 Networking and Communications | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores concepts of data communications and networking. Topics include basic data communications networks and systems, local area networks, internetworks and the Internet. Prerequisite: NT1210 Introduction to Networking or equivalent

ET3150 Automatic Industrial Control | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines process control technology. Topics include analog and digital signal conditioning, sensors, final control operation, discrete-state process control, digital control and controllers. Prerequisites: ET1220 Digital Fundamentals or equivalent, ET1410 Integrated Circuits or equivalent

ET3220 Mobile Wireless Technology | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces mobile technology and wireless communications and their practical applications. Topics include wireless communications systems, mobile devices and mobile networking. Prerequisite: ET3110 Networking and Communications or equivalent

ET3280 Electrical Machines and Energy Conversion | 4.5 credit hours

In this course, students study concepts of basic energy conversion and physical phenomena in electrical machine operation. Topics include magnetic materials and circuits, motors, generators, transformers and induction machines, synchronous machines and alternators. Prerequisites: ET1210 DC-AC Electronics or equivalent, PH2530 Physics or equivalent

ET3330 Telecommunications Systems and Technology | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores concepts and applications of telecommunications systems and technology. Emphasis is on technical aspects of digital communications systems with digital signal processing, transmission, reception, storage and retrieval of information. Prerequisite: ET2530 Electronic Communications or equivalent

ET3380 Power Electronics | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces principles and applications of power electronics. Topics include electric power conversion, conditioning and control, power devices and switches, switching techniques, rectifiers, converters and inverters, and switching power supplies. Prerequisites: ET1410 Integrated Circuits or equivalent, ET3280 Electrical Machines and Energy Conversion or equivalent

ET3430 Fiber Optic Communications | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores concepts of fiber optic communication systems. Topics include light sources, optical fibers and their properties, optical amplifiers, optical transmitters and receivers, communications systems and optical networks. Prerequisite: ET3330 Telecommunications Systems and Technology or equivalent

ET3480 Power Systems | 4.5 credit hours

In this course, students study energy conversion, elements and the structure and operation of electric power systems. Topics include generators, transformers, load flow and power distribution, and the operation and analysis of power systems. Prerequisite: ET3380 Power Electronics or equivalent

ET4560 C Programming | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces concepts of object oriented programming and provides hands-on exercises in C++ programming. Areas of instruction include primitive data types, control structures, functions, pass-by-value, pass-by-reference, array, pointers, C-strings, recursion, class and objects, file input and output, operator overloading and inheritance. Prerequisite: ET2560 Introduction to C Programming or equivalent

ET4580 Green Energy Technology | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores concepts and applications of renewable energy technology. Topics include types of renewable energy technology, such as wind energy, solar power, hydro-electric energy, bio-energy, tidal power, wave energy, geothermal energy, ocean thermal power and fuel cells. Prerequisite: ET3480 Power Systems or equivalent

ET4640 Embedded Systems | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines microcontrollers and their applications in embedded systems. Emphasis is on effective programming, interfacing and implementing a microcontroller. Prerequisites: ET2560 Introduction to C Programming or equivalent, ET2640 Microprocessors and Microcontrollers or equivalent

ET4671 Electronic Circuit Analysis | 4.5 credit hours

This course involves methods of analysis for analog circuits. Topics include transient and steady-state analysis of circuit response using techniques such as differential equations, Laplace transforms and computer-aided circuit simulation programs, transfer functions and Fourier techniques. Prerequisites: ET1220 Digital Fundamentals or equivalent, ET1410 Integrated Circuits or equivalent, MA3410 Calculus II or equivalent

ET4771 Electronic Circuit Design | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines the design of electronic circuits, and includes a laboratory that utilizes computer-aided software tools for circuit design and simulation. Topics include active filters, time and frequency analysis, and modeling and simulations. Prerequisite: ET4671 Electronic Circuit Analysis or equivalent

ET4799 Electrical Engineering and Communications Technology Capstone Project | 4.5 credit hours

This is a project course in which students solve a technical problem that is designed to combine elements of courses in the program. The instructor must approve the scope and depth of the student''s project and acts as a resource for the student during the execution of the project. A formal written document and presentation are required. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 171 credits earned in the program of study

HU4640 Ethics | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

This course introduces fundamentals of, and differences in, the morals and rules of conduct among individuals. Focus is on the identification and analysis of a variety of theoretical moral constructs and their application to individual and personal behavior. Prerequisite: EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent

MA3310 Calculus I | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, antiderivatives and both definite and indefinite integrals. Prerequisite: MA1310 College Mathematics II or equivalent

MA3410 Calculus II | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

A continuation of Calculus I, this course introduces methods of integration, partial derivatives and double integration, integration and differentiation of the trigonometric and logarithmic functions, series and progressions, the Laplace transform, and differential equations. Prerequisite: MA3310 Calculus I or equivalent

SC4730 Environmental Science | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

This course explores the issues of environmental science using an integrative approach against a political, geographic, cultural and economic backdrop. Through hands-on and virtual labs and applied problem sets, students will study the impact humans have on the environment and the costs and benefits of mitigating the impact. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

SS3150 Research Methods | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces a step-by-step approach to conducting research. Topics include scientific reasoning, applying critical thinking principles to assess validity and reliability in research, and production of research-based documents. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA3110 Statistics or equivalent or MA3310 Calculus I or equivalent

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