ET-350: Computer Control Systems

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ET-350 Computer Control Systems

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 4

Pre-requisites (if any): ET-560

Co-requisites (if any): None

Course Description in college catalog:

Servomechanism components, operational amplifiers, Laplace transforms, transfer functions,
block diagram algebra, steady state and transient analysis of second order system, digital-to-analog
and analog-to-digital converters, shaft encoders, stepper motors, data acquisition, sample/hold,
multiplexers, filters, pulse code modulation, remote control systems, robotic applications.
Laboratory hours complement class work and include the use of microcomputers.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Computer Engineering Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  • Analyze electronic circuits and systems.
  • Use instrumentation equipment and effective measurement techniques for building, testing, and operating of electronic circuits and systems.
  • Solve circuit problems relating to semiconductor devices, filters, op-amps, and amplifier theory.
  • Apply microprocessor programming techniques to real world applications.
  • Analyze systems in a mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
  • Analyze and implement analog electronic and digital systems.

Program-specific outcomes

Course objectives/expected student learning outcomes
Course Objectives Learning Outcomes
Student should identify Open and Closed-Loop Control Systems and give an example of Feedback Control Systems.
  • Analyze electronic circuits and systems.
Student should be able to describe the use of servo components in a system. Define the gain of an Op-Amp, Potentiometer, Tachometer, gears, and a DC Motor.
  • Use instrumentation equipment and effective measurement techniques for building, testing, and operating of electronic circuits and systems.
  • Solve circuit problems relating to semiconductor devices, filters, op-amps, and amplifier theory.
Student should be able demonstrate the operation of a digital control systems, write a program to control a DC motor and solve a differential equation using the classical method and the Laplace transform representing a system with a DC motor.
  • Apply microprocessor programming techniques to real world applications.
  • Analyze systems in a mathematical environment at or above the level of algebra and trigonometry.
Student should be able to analyze a system which controls a position.
  • Analyze and implement analog electronic and digital systems.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  • Exams
  • Lab reports
  • Classwork
  • Homework
  • Oral presentation Project
  • Final Exam

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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