Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

Outcome—Electrical Recommended Indicators Suggested Assessment Sample Assignments Engineering (EE) Type

1. Understand and engage in the ? Extended Response ? Design a project for a client to a. Successful completion of a

engineering project development satisfy a specific need. design project

process. This includes: problem ? Problem Solving

specification, design, modeling, ? Design a project that involves a b. Ability to generate items to

simulation/synthesis of many different ? Performance CAE (computer aided support the design project, such

engineering disciplines. engineering), fabrication, testing as:

? Product and redesign Drawings

? Design a project to be assessed 3-D models

for marketability, aesthetics, and Schedules analytical analysis. Materials list

o Examples of a design c. Collect and analyze data

project include: a system

such that an egg can d. Document design process

survive a three story

drop, a solar oven, and e. Situate the design process

an autonomous within a context such as:

hovercraft. Reverse engineering,

marketability, service, science,

o Deliverables will include art, competition, problem solving

a preliminary and final

project design report,

engineering drawings,

empirical calculations,

Gantt Chart

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Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

Outcome—Electrical Recommended Indicators Suggested Assessment Sample Assignments Engineering (EE) Type

2. Understand the mechanics of a. Leadership skills ? Selected Response ? Create a peer review evaluation group dynamics and demonstrate mechanism the ability to contribute to a b. Attendance ? Brief Response

team. ? Select and assign project roles

c. Positive within the group: ? Extended Response

contributions/avoid negative o Leader

criticism ? o Recorder Performance

o Time

d. Meeting role or task

commitments ? Participate in project

management.

? Analyze an organizational case

study.

? Write an individual or group

status report indicating

contribution of each group

member.

3. Demonstrate effective oral and a. Appropriate delivery ? Extended Response ? Make multimedia presentation. written communication skills.

b. Communicate concisely ? Performance ? Create web pages.

? Product c. Address key points ? Written/ oral reports:

Design, request for proposal,

d. Attend to time limits progress report, design review,

final report, lab report, log

e. Use of multimedia books, Executive summary,

abstract

f. Organized

? Book/article report/presentation g. Correct use of referencing

standards 2 h. Ability to summarize

Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

Outcome—Electrical Recommended Indicators Suggested Assessment Sample Assignments Engineering (EE) Type

4. Understand the role of ethics a. Understanding institutional ? Selected response ? Read and analyze case studies in the engineering discipline. student code of conduct and and provide recommendations

academic integrity policies for resolutions. ? Brief Response

b. Ability to identify ethical issues, ? Extended response ? Research a current topic on

dilemmas, and possible digital technology. Write a report

resolutions in specific scenarios. summarizing the current status ? Problem Solving

and make a value judgment

c. Understanding engineering based on ethical principles. ? Performance

professional codes of ethics.

? Product ? Compare and contrast free-ware

versus commercial procurement.

? Investigate the history and

abuses of patent law.

Topics might include:

o Environmental issues

o Conflict of interest

o Accountability

(Challenger scenario,

atomic bomb, etc.)

o Internet

o Copyright

o Copy free o “Free software”

o “Free hardware”

o GNU General Public

License (copy left)

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Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

5. Use simulation tools to design a. Use circuit simulation ? Extended response ? Use simulation tools (Spice, circuits and analyze performance. software to analyze circuits. The Electronics Workbench,

analysis should include: schematic capture, etc.) to ? Problem Solving

time and frequency domain, analyze the transient response

analog and digital circuits, ac/dc of an RLC circuit. ? Product

parametric analysis.

? Use simulation tools (Spice,

Electronics Workbench, b. Use circuit simulation

schematic capture, etc.) to software to design circuits. The

design a summing amplifier with design should include a

op amps. parametric study given realistic

component tolerances.

? Use simulation tools (Spice,

Electronics Workbench, c. Use the parameters measured

schematic capture, etc.) to in an experiment as input to a

analyze the performance of a circuit simulation to verify

sequence detector that was built experiment al results. and tested in the lab.

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Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

6. Effectively design, build and a. Generate circuit schematics ? Extended response ? Design, build, and analyze a low test circuits with current ICs, , (both logic and wiring pass filter that has a bandwidth resistors, inductors, capacitors, of 5 kHz, a pass band gain of 3 diagrams as appropriate) that ? Performance

diodes, and operational dB, and a roll off 40 dB per meet the problem

amplifiers. decade specifications ? Product

b. Assemble and troubleshoot ? Determine the Thevenin's

equivalent of a complex LRC the circuit on a bread board

circuit. Build both circuits and

c. Generate the data needed to compare their performance verify the circuit performance ? Design, build, and analyze a d. Implement a circuit using a stable clock circuit at 100 kHz using 555 timer chip. programmable logic device (PLD). ? Design, build, and analyze a sequence detector to identify

the bit stream “1011”;

? Given a simple Boolean

expression with four input variables, design SOP and POS realizations with minimal coverings, draw the logic and wiring diagrams, build, test, and debug the circuit.

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Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

7. Understand basic operation, a. Use an oscilloscope to acquire ? Performance ? Measure the peak-to-peak

limitations and inaccuracies of and analyze voltage data from voltage of a 10 mV - 10 kHz sine

? Product basic test and measurement circuits on an appropriate wave on various voltage scales equipment. This includes: time scale. and estimate the accuracy of the function generators, DMMs, measurement. Repeat for other analog and digital oscilloscopes b. Use function generators to frequencies and voltages. and Digital Logic Analyzers. produce basic waveforms

(square, sine, and triangle) of ? Compare the square, sine, and

varying amplitude and triangular waveform peak-to-

frequency. peak reading with the rms

reading using the oscilloscope

and the DMM at various

c. Use DMMs to measure low frequencies.

frequency voltage, currents,

and component values. ? Use a function generator to

produce a 50 kHz clock. Build a

d. Use DLA's or mixed signal Mod-32 counter and display all

oscilloscopes to acquire and inputs and outputs on the DLA

analyze multi-channel digital

signals. ? Build a complex LRC circuit and

compare the analytic results to

the measured results and

discuss the difference taking into

account the component values

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Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

8. Demonstrate the ability to a. Use computer spreadsheet for ? Extended response ? Using a spreadsheet and/or analyze experimental data. This plotting and analyzing data. statistical application and includes: using statistical and empirical data, explore the ? Problem Solving other methods to qualitatively b. Apply appropriate relationship between two and quantitatively compare mathematical techniques and variables affecting a system. ? Performance

designs and results. technology tools, including Give a reasonable explanation

? Product analysis of experimental error, through written and/or verbal

to compare theory and data. means for what is occurring in

the system.

c. Apply a least-squares fit to

compare theory and data. ? Determine the appropriate statistical quantities utilizing d. Draw and communicate data from a specific lab or appropriate conclusions from project. the investigation.

? Identify experimental data that

deviates from the expected

results to a degree greater than the expected error and provide an explanation for the discrepancy.

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Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

9. Know the relations between For a given circuit (both time and ? Brief Response ? Given the following series basic electrical quantities and be frequency domains): circuit: A 10k ohm resistor, a able to generate all equations 37 mH inductor and a 100 kHz ? Problem Solving

needed to solve any general a. Correctly determine how many - 1 V source, calculate the

electric circuit. equations are needed to solve the steady state current through

problem and the voltage across each

component b. Write the necessary KVL and KCL equations ? Write the complete set of differential equations needed to c. Write the necessary terminal solve for all voltages and

relationships for the components currents in a 5-node complex

RLC circuit using two voltage

sources.

? Write the complete set of

sinusoidal steady state

equations for a parallel

combination of a resistor,

inductor, and capacitor

connected to a sinusoidal

current source.

? Given a complex circuit

diagram, identify the number of

nodes and meshes in the

circuit.

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Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

10. Use basic circuit techniques For various circuit diagrams: ? Brief Response ? Find the Thevenin equivalent in the analysis of AC/DC circuits. a. Use Nodal analysis to solve circuit at the output of a two This includes: Nodal and Mesh for the voltages in the circuit; terminal linear circuit. ? Problem Solving

analysis, voltage and current divider rules, superposition, and b. Use Mesh analysis to solve for ? Find all the Mesh currents in a 3 Thevenin and Norton the currents in the circuit; Mesh LRC circuit with one equivalents. voltage and one current source.

c. Use the current divider rule to

calculate current distribution ? Find the voltage across each

in the circuit; resistor and the current in each

resistor for a given DC circuit.

d. Use the voltage divider rule to

calculate voltage distribution ? Design a resistive voltage divider

in the circuit. that has an input to output ratio

of 20:1 and an input impedance

e. Use the superposition of 300 ohms.

technique to calculate all

currents and voltages in a

multi source circuit.

f. Find the equivalent non-ideal

voltage or current source at a

given pair of terminals.

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Associate of Science in Engineering (ASE)—Electrical Engineering, Outcomes SPRING 2009 FINAL

11. Calculate transient circuit a. Compute time constants for ? Brief Response ? Calculate the time constant for a responses for first and second RL and RC parallel and series 1M ohm resistor and 22 uF order circuits. circuits. capacitor. ? Problem Solving

b. Classify the transient ? Calculate the time constant for a

response for RLC circuits as 100 ohm resistor and a 4.7 mH

over, under, or critically inductor.

damped behavior.

? For a circuit where a 9 V battery

c. Use initial conditions to find is connected at t = 0 to a series

the time variations of all RC combination with R = 10 k

currents and voltages in a and C = 10 uF, express the

circuit. voltage across the capacitor as a

function of time.

? Calculate R so that an RLC

parallel circuit is critically

damped given L = 1 H and C =

0.5 F.

? Calculate the transient response

for a RC circuit with two

sources, one whose transient

occurs at t = 0 and the other at

t = 3 s.

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