Mississippi Valley State University

November 25, 2015


ET 141 Basic Electronics

In this course, students will learn the physical principles of Electricity and Magnetism, and methods of computing voltages, currents and resistances in resistive circuits. In addition, reactive elements (Inductors & Capacitors) and reactive circuits will be discussed, as applicable to Analog and Digital Electronics. Laboratory experiments would be conducted weekly.

ET 142 Semiconductor Devices

 This course will introduce students to the principles of operation of semiconductor devices. Characteristics and modes of operations will be discussed. During laboratory experiments, electronic circuits (power supplies, amplifiers and wave-shaping circuits) will be constructed to emphasize operation of diodes, transistors and thyristors. Laboratory experiments will be conducted weekly.

ET 241 Electric Power and Energy Conversion

Students enrolled in this course will learn the engineering principles of electric power generation and conversion. Rotating DC and AC machines will be discussed. Electromagnetic theory and electromagnetic wave propagation will be initially discussed. Laboratory experiments will be conducted weekly.

ET 242 Digital Electronics and Linear Circuits

This course is an introduction into digital logic and digital systems, focusing on basic logic gates and applications. Operational Amplifier and other linear circuits will be discussed in the later part of the course. Laboratory experiment will supplement theoretical background, and will be conducted weekly.

ET 341 Fiber Optics 

This course prepares the students to become knowledgeable in fiber opticscommunications. The course includes a basic overview of light and optics, total internal reflection, basicwaveguide propagation, single-mode and multimode fiber, fiber optics loss mechanisms, splicing andtermination, digital/analog modulation, lasers and optical network design.

ET 343 Microprocessors

Microprocessors concepts, architecture and operation will be discussed in this course. The main focus will be: Microprocessor architecture and instruction set programming. Input-Output peripherals will be applied in laboratory applications weekly, using Motorola MC 68 HC 12 microprocessor.

ET 441 Telecommunication

This course provides the students with knowledge of transmitters,amplitude and frequency modulated, single side band transmitters, and various types of communicationreceivers, antennas amplifiers, mixers, microwave receivers, multiplexing, radar detection and navigationsystems.

ET 442 Programmable Logic Controller/Control Systems

In this course, the student will learn theprinciples of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and control systems and their applications. Thecourse includes ladder logic programming, timers, counters, mathematical function-block sequences, shiftregister, instructions, input/output (I/O), analog/digital modules, and master slave PLC interfacing. Thestudents will become knowledgeable about the control systems it theory, applications, and the function ofelectrical and non electrical control components.

All Electronics courses require a lab.