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EET 238 (4 credits)
Interfacing and Basic Control Circuits w/Lab
This course will provide an introduction to common
interfacing schemes and foundational control circuits. The
student will gain insight into concepts involved in interfacing
the outside world to and from a controller. The student will
be introduced to basic circuits, ladder diagrams, and GUI's
(graphic user interfaces) to create HMI's (human machine
Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1st year EET courses
EET 258 (4 credits)
Automation and Control Systems with PLCs I (w/Lab)
This course handles electronic topics from an industrial
viewpoint and deals with actual control systems utilizing
programmable logic controllers (PLCs), IEC-61131
programming concepts, and industrial circuits. It also
serves as introduction to process control, industrial process
techniques, and instrumentation. During this course, the
PLC is used as the control device where possible and
therefore PLC knowledge is advanced in both interfacing
and programming areas.
Prerequisites: EET 108, EET 118, and EET 128
EET 268 (4 credits)
Automation and Control Systems with PLCs II (w/Lab)
This course introduces mechanical, pneumatic, and
photoelectric transducer devices used to convert all types
of stimuli to electronic pulses and their use in industrial
control circuits. Most activities use the PLC as the control
element. Advanced ladder programming skills and higherlevel language IEC-61131 programming is also covered.
Industrial networking topics for control systems include
RS232, TCP/IP, DH+, Modbus, DeviceNet, ASi, and other
industrial networks. Motor and motion control topics
include AC, DC, servo, and stepper motor operation. Motor
and motion control systems are put into practical use and
discussed as part of robotic systems.
EET 278 (4 credits)
Data Acquisition and Control Project
Students create a control system of their own design.
The project incorporates topics from all semesters.
Programming and interfacing are implemented with
an automation emphasis.
Aspects include design,
construction, testing, and documentation.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of first three semesters
of EET courses
Co-requisites: EET 258 and EET 268
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