Curriculum Designation: Required for electrical engineering and computer engineering majors.
Course Description: This is an introductory laboratory for students entering the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) programs. The basic topics include: lab safety issues; solving engineering problems using widely popular software tools such as MATLAB and Mathematica; electric circuit simulations using commonly used software packages such as Multisim and OrCAD; electric circuit design and instrumentation; the proper use of test and measurement equipment; and other topics relevant to educating first-year ECE students such as professional ethics and engineering report writing guidelines.
Textbooks/Required Material: James W. Nilsson & Susan Riedel, Electric Circuits, 10th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2014.
- Use MATLAB as a learning tool to complement their study of various ECE subjects.
- Use MATLAB as an engineering tool to solve more complex problems encountered in various ECE subjects.
- Use the NI (National Instruments) Multisim for circuit simulations to facilitate the analysis and hence the understanding of various electric circuits.
- Use the NI ELVIS II workstation to build electric circuits on its prototyping board for measurement and design verification.
- Write engineering lab reports in accordance with the practice commonly adopted in the field.
- Recognize and observe the IEEE code of ethics.
- Lab safety issues (brief discussion plus handout)
- Guidelines for writing lab reports (handout)
- MATLAB: basic introduction, plotting functions, and programming
- Introduction to National Instruments (NI) Multisim
- Basic circuit simulations using Multisim
- Basic electric circuit test and measurement equipment
- Basic electric circuit design and instrumentation using NI ELVIS prototyping platform
Class Schedule: One 50-minute lecture and one 3-hour lab per week (2 credit hours).
Contribution to Professional Component: 100% Engineering
Science/Design (%): 50% / 50%
Relationship to ABET Student Outcomes:
Prepared by: Bruce A. Harvey
Revised: September 19, 2016