About EE 1100 A

Hands-on introduction to contemporary electrical engineering principles and practice. Basic analog and digital circuit design, construction, operation, measurement. Interfacing sensors and actuators to a microcontroller, programming to interact with the world. Individual and team-based assignments that develop data dexterity and technical communication skills. Exposure to breadth of discipline and ethics in the profession. Design project. Prerequisite: First-Year students only.


Must register for lab EE 1100 A02; Open to Degree and PACE students

Section Description

This course aims to give you a clearer idea of what Electrical Engineering is as well as help you explore possible careers within the field. It will be team taught with lectures and activities from different faculty within EBE and CEMS and cover various subfields within EE including Power/Energy, Computer Engineering, Semiconductors, Autonomy, and Biomedical Applications. You will learn about the research going on in the EBE department and gain an understanding of the different disciplines. Additionally, the lab component provides a hands-on introduction to contemporary electrical engineering principles/practice. This includes basic analog and digital circuit design, construction, operation, measurement; interfacing sensors and actuators to a microcontroller, programming to interact with the world; a group final design project. Note that the Lab and Lecture are very independent of content covered. Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, you will be able to: 1. Reflect upon and use information about the Electrical Engineering profession and our program. 2. Gain an understanding of various disciplines within Electrical Engineering and careers within them. 3. Assess the impact of engineering design and design decisions on people, profits and the planet Use basic EE lab equipment and build breadboard circuits based on circuit diagrams. 4. Design and implement analog and analog-digital circuits that generate a response based on sensor input, meeting specific needs. 5. Communicate design solutions and their impact to both technical and non-technical audiences, via lab reports (written) and solution demonstrations and posters (oral-visual). 6. Find, vet, and apply new knowledge to aid you in the design process. Lab Structure: Module 1, “Analog Circuits” Module 2, “Analog Circuits with Digital Control” Module 3, Final Design Project

Section Expectation

This course will have both a lecture and lab component that are independent of each other, i.e., what is covered in lectures is independent of the labs. The lecture-based portion will have small assignments based on topics covered during each section (Power/Energy, Computer Engineering, Semiconductors, etc.). The lab component is project-based. Lab activity will be checked and graded by a TA to ensure lab work is completed and assure understanding of activities done. Module 2 will have lab reports to practice discussion of that lab and writing reports of activities.


Grading: Your course grade will be determined from three general sources: Lecture based portion: Total 40% o Small Assignments – between 6-8 based on each section 40% Lab based portion: Total 30% o Lab Activity – one per regular lab both Module 1 and Module 2, 15% o Lab Reports – one per regular lab but only during Module 2, 10% o Design Challenge – 2 in total, one at the end Module 1 and 2, 10% Final Project: Total 30% o Final Project – end of semester, 30% Late Assignments: No late assignments. Two small lecture assignments and one lab report will be dropped from the final grade if late due to illness or other personal needs. Grades will be assigned according to these percentages without a curve applied: Score 97+ 93+ 90+ 87+ 83+ 80+ 77+ 73+ 70+ 67+ 63+ 60+ <60 Letter A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F

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