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The courses you are required to take for degree completion varies by your catalog year. Your catalog year is determined by the semester of acceptance at MSU Denver. For example if you are admitted for fall semester, your catalog year is of that fall semester.  If you do not take classes for three consecutive terms, including summer, you must reapply to the university and your catalog year will defer to the academic year you are readmitted. Degree requirements are available in the University Catalog and the link above has online versions of each academic year's catalog going back to 1999.

EET 1001 - Electronics: An Introduction

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 1001.pdf  
Prerequisite: High school algebra.
This course introduces physical foundations of electricity, electronics, and computers, emphasizing hands-on application of theory. Engineering ethics, technology related careers and the effect of technological changes on modem society will also be discussed. Students will assemble specific electronic projects.

EET 1040 – Introduction to Engineering

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 1040.pdf
Prerequisite(s): Minimum performance standard score on math placement test.
  Crosslisted With: CET 1040/MET 1040
This course is an introductory engineering course exposing students to a cross section of topics in contemporary civil, electrical and mechanical engineering disciplines to assist them with their education career choices. Students are taught to work in teams, introduced to the design process, utilize math and computer programs to analyze raw data and properly display their results in a presentation to their peers. The history of the engineering profession and its relation to current national, social, industrial, ethical, and international issues and problems will be discussed.

EET 1140 - Circuits I 4

Credit Hours: (3+2)

Syllabus: EET 1140.pdf
Prerequisite: An intermediate algebra course or one and one-half years of secondary school algebra or equivalent and appropriate score on the mathematics preassessment placement test or higher level math course, with a grade of “C” or better. 
Banner Enforced Prerequisite(s): ACT Math 25 or SAT Mathematics 570 or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 100 or Accuplacer Elem Alg. transfer 100, or MTH 1110, or MTH 1120, or MTH 1400 or MTH 1410, or MTH 2410, with grade of “C” or better.

This course covers DC circuit analysis, including mesh analysis, nodal analysis, Thevenin conversion, Norton conversion, power, magnetism and magnetic circuits, capacitance, and inductance. An introduction to electrical laboratory procedures and the measurement of basic circuit parameters is also included.

EET 1150 - Circuits II

Credit Hours: 4 (3+2)

Syllabus: EET 1150.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 1140 and (MTH 1120 or MTH 1400 or higher level math course), with grades of “C” or better.
Banner Enforced Prerequisite(s): EET 1140 and (MTH 1120, or MTH 1400 or MTH 1410, or MTH 2410), with grades of “C” or better.

This course is a continuation of EET 1140, using trigonometry and complex algebra. Studies include single time constant circuits, phasors, and the j operator, RLC circuits with sinusoidal, steady-state sources, impedance and admittance, AC formulation of classic network theorems, complex network equations, complex power, frequency response, transformers, and two-port network models.

EET 2000 - Electric Circuits and Machines

Credit Hour: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 2000.pdf  
Prerequisite: MTH 1120 or MTH 1400, PHY 2020 or PHY 2331, with grades of “C” or better.

This course introduces electric circuits for non-EET majors. It covers DC and AC circuits, generators, motors, transformers, elementary electronic devices, and circuits.

EET 2145 – Electronics

Credit Hour: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 2145.pdf
EET 1150, or EET 2000, and CHE 1100 or CHE 1800 (with a grade of “C” or better for all prerequisites).
Corequisite(s): EET 2165.

Students in this course will study the theory, modeling and application of semiconductor based electronic circuits. Devices studied include: diodes, bipolar junctions transistors, MOS field effect transistors, thyristors and operational amplifiers. The student will learn to integrate electronic devices in applications such as filtering, amplification, and oscillation.

EET 2165 – Electronics Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1 (0+2)

Syllabus: EET 2165.pdf
Prerequisite(s): EET 1150, or EET 2000, and CHE 1100 or CHE 1800 (with a grade of “C” or better for all prerequisites).

The student will learn to integrate electronic devices in applications such as filtering, amplification, and oscillation.

EET 2310 - Digital Circuits I

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 2310.pdf
Prerequisite: An intermediate algebra course or one-and-one-half years of secondary school algebra or equivalent and appropriate score on the mathematics preassessment placement test or higher level math course, with a grade of “C” or better.
Banner Enforced Prerequisite(s): ACT Math 25 or SAT Mathematics 570 or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 100 or Accuplacer Elem Alg. transfer 100, or MTH 1110, or MTH 1120, or MTH 1400 or MTH 1410, or MTH 2410, with grade of “C” or better.

This course covers the analysis and design of logic circuits using Boolean algebra and Karnaugh maps.  Adders, comparators, decoders, encoders, multiplexers and other logic circuits are also studied.  Flip-flops, memories, analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog converters (DAC) are used to design simple digital circuits. Computer architecture is introduced.

EET 2340 - Technical Programming Applications

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 2340.pdf
Prerequisite: MTH 1400 or (MTH 1110 and MTH 1120) or higher level math course, with a grade of “C” or better.
This is a beginning-level course using Visual Basic and spreadsheets. Students will solve engineering applications problems from the various areas of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering technology.

EET 2350 – Advanced Technical Programming

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 2350.pdf
Prerequisite(s): MTH 1400 (or MTH 1110 and MTH 1120) (or a higher level math course) with a grade of “C” or better.

This is an advanced-level programming course using the C language. Methods for solving circuit and electronics problems using the C programming language are studied.

EET 3010 - Industrial Electronics

Credit Hours: 4 (3+2)

Syllabus: EET 3010.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 1150 or EET 2000 with a grade of “C” or better.

This course covers the application of transistors, op amps, and other electronic devices, both analog and digital. This course is for Mechanical Engineering Technology majors, EET certificates, and EET minors. This course does not count towards a major in EET.

EET 3110 – Transform Methods in Circuit Analysis

Credit Hours: 4 (4+0)

Syllabus: EET 3110.pdf
Prerequisite(s): EET 1150 and MTH 2410 with a grade of “C” or better.

This is an advanced-level circuit analysis course introducing the use of both classical ordinary differential equations combined with mathematical transforms to solve complex electronic networks. MATLAB software is introduced and used as a tool for circuit analysis throughout the course.

EET 3120 - Advanced Analog Electronics

Credit hours: 4 (3+2)

Syllabus: EET 3120.pdf                    
Prerequisite: EET 2145, EET 3110, and MTH 2410 with grades of “C” or better.

This course is an advanced analog electronics course with emphasis on the operational amplifier and other advanced analog circuits. Advanced mathematical techniques and computer simulations are developed for circuit analysis.

EET 3330 - Digital Circuits II

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 3330.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 2310 with a grade of “C” or better.

This course is a continuation of EET 2310. It covers the analysis and design of sequential (counters and shift registers) logic circuits. Programmable Logic Devices (PLD) and associated Computer Aided Design (CAD) software are used to implement digital circuits using the schematic design entry method.

EET 3410 - Electric Machines

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 3410.pdf
Prerequisite: MTH 2410 and either EET 2145 or EET 3010 with grades of “C” or better.

This course studies motors and generators and their applications.  Topics include: magnetism and magnetic circuits, voltage and torque generation, DC motors, DC generators, single and three phase transformers, and synchronous alternators

EET 3420 - Electric Power Distribution

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 3420.pdf
Prerequisite: MTH 2410 and either EET 2145 or EET 3010 with grades of “C” or better.

This course studies techniques and equipment employed in electric power distribution and control.

EET 3430 - Power Generation Using Renewable Energies

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 3430.pdf
Prerequisite: MTH 2410 and either EET 2145 or EET 3010 with grades of “C” or better.

This is an introductory course in electrical power generation that examines various types of renewable energy sources. While examining many developing technologies, the course concentrates on the design and application of photovoltaic and wind electrical generation. It examines conventional synchronous and induction machines, as well as modem doubly-fed induction machines and their application in wind generation. It also provides an introduction to inverter technology and methods of interfacing renewable energy power plants with the electrical power grid.

EET 3620 - Analog and Digital Communications

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 3620.pdf
Prerequisite: MTH 2410 and either EET 2145 or EET 3010 with grades of “C” or better.

This course is an introduction to communication systems. Topics include: information theory, channel capacity, A/D and D/A techniques, modulation (AM, FM, and digital), noise sources, quantization, and transmission lines including Smith Charts.

EET 3630 - Electromagnetic Fields

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 3630.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 3110, EET 3620, and MTH 2410 with grades of “C” or better.

This course covers mathematical concepts of static and dynamic electromagnetic fields. Topics include: planewave propagation in lossless and lossy media, waveguide propagation, and radiation principles.

EET 3670 - Measurements for Communications Systems

Credit Hours: 3 (1+4)

Syllabus: EET 3670.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 2340, EET 3620, and MTH 2410 with grades of “C” or better.

Students learn to perform measurements on communication circuits including: SNR, noise figure, impedance, admittance, phase, power, frequency, spectrum analysis, and fields at high frequencies.

EET 3690 - Fiber Optics

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 3690.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 2145 and MTH 2410 with grades of “C” or better.

Fiber optics is studied, including ray propagation, emitters, detectors, connectorization and systems, FDDI, and SONET.

EET 3715 - Control Systems Analysis

Credit Hours: 4 (3+2)

Syllabus: EET 3715.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 3110, EET 3120, and MTH 2410 with grades of “C” or better.

This course analyzes classical, linear, continuous-time control systems. Topics include: Laplace transform, Bode plots, stability, transient response, steady-state response, and the design of PID, lag, and lead compensators. The laboratory portion of the course uses the classical approach to the analysis and design of control systems.

EET 3730 – Process Control Systems

Credit Hours: 2 (1.5+1)

Syllabus: EET 3730.pdf
Prerequisite(s): EET 1150 or EET 2000, with a grade of “C” or better

This course introduces the applications of PID controllers in the process control industry. Topics include: structure of feedback, sensors, controllers, control valves, process dynamics, timing, piping and instrument drawing.

EET 3740 – Programmable Logic Controllers

Credit Hours: 2 (1.5+1)

Syllabus: EET 3740.pdf
Prerequisite(s): EET 1150 or EET 2000, with a grade of “C” or better.

This course covers the application of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and their programming, using ladder diagrams.

EET 3980 - Internship in Electrical Engineering Technology

Credit Hours: 1-12 (0+3-36) (Variable Credit)

Note! Syllabus exists individually as an signed agreement between each student, student’s employer, and the University.
Prerequisite: Major in electrical engineering technology; junior or senior status; permission of instructor
.
Supervised by a faculty member within the major department, internships provide practical, hands-on experience in a professional field related to the major. Internship placements must be established prior to enrollment in this course in consultation with The Internship Center.
To register with The Internship Center, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Completed at least one semester at Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Sophomore, junior or senior status
  • Declared major in an undergraduate program
  • 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA at MSU Denver
  • Currently enrolled and taking classes at MSU Denver

For information and instructions on finding and enrolling in an internship, contact The Internship Center at 303-556-3290 or mscd-internships@mscd.edu.

Department Note: that only in extremely rare cases does the ET Department award more than an average of three hours under this EET 3980 course title. Under older ABET accreditation rules a max of eight hours was allowed for EET 3800 and EET 3980 together.

EET 4020 - Digital Circuits III - Hardware Description Language

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 4020.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 2350 or CSS 2227 or permission of instructor; and EET 3330 with a grades of “C” or better.

This course covers a Hardware Description Language (HDL) which is used to design and simulate very large scale digital integrated circuits.

EET 4100 – Senior Project I

Credit Hours: 1 (0+2)

Syllabus: EET 4100.pdf
Prerequisite(s): COM 2610; EET 3120 and EET4370 all with grades of “C” or better; satisfaction of all General Studies course requirements with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and senior standing.

This course requires the planning and designing of a project in consultation with faculty advisors and industry contacts. (Senior Experience).

EET 4110 - Senior Project II

Credit Hours: 2 (0+4)

Syllabus: EET 4110.pdf
Prerequisite: SPE 1010, EET 4100, and EET 4340 with grades of “C” or better.

In this course, the student completes the project he or she started in EET 4100. The project is built, tested, and demonstrated. Written technical reports and oral presentations on the project are required. Part of this course involves the student working with a faculty member who acts as a consultant. (Senior Experience)

EET 4320 - Digital Filters

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 4320.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 2340 and EET 3110, with grades of “C” or better.

This course introduces digital filters as applied in digital signal processing and sampled data control systems.

EET 4330 - Data Communications

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 4330.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 2310, with a grade of “C” or better.

This course covers methods of local and distant digital communications including: systems, standards, and hardware used for transmitting digital data either synchronously or asynchronously.

EET 4340 - Interface Techniques

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 4340.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 3330 and EET 4370 with grades of “C” or better.

This course covers interfacing techniques between computers, peripherals, and other digital circuits.

EET 4370 – Microcontrollers

Credit Hours: 3 (2+2)

Syllabus: EET 4370.pdf
Prerequisite(s): EET 2350 and EET 3330 with grades of “C” or better.

This course teaches microcontroller design. Topics include: programming, monitor functions, hardware configurations, timing, analog-to-digital conversion, parallel I/O, and serial I/O.

EET 4620 – Advanced Communication Systems

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 4620.pdf
Prerequisite(s): EET 3620 with a grade of “C” or better.

This is a senior research course which requires student analysis of HF, VHF, UHF, microwave, spread spectrum, optical, video, and satellite systems. Analog and digital cellular and personal communication services, including AMPS, GSM, CDMA, wireless LANs, microwave satellite communication systems.

EET 4700 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering Technology

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 4700.pdf
Prerequisite: EET 3120 with a grade of “C” or better.
This course identifies and researches current and emerging trends, topics, and developments in the field of electrical engineering to determine their impact on society and to identify changes in the society that could result from these new developments.

EET 4710 – Digital Control Systems Design

Credit Hours: 4 (4+0)

Syllabus: EET 4710.pdf
Prerequisite(s): EET 3710 or EET 3715, with a grade of "C" or better .

This course covers designing digital control systems, using classical and modern control theory. State variable feedback control laws and observers are designed.

EET 4730 - Robotics

Credit Hours: 3 (3+0)

Syllabus: EET 4730.pdf
Prerequisite: MTH 2410, EET 3740, and either EET 2145 or EET 3010 with grades of “C” or better.

This course covers the basics of design, analysis, modeling and control of robots.  The topics covered include: robot kinematics, inverse kinematics, kinetics, sensors, actuators, and the industrial applications of robotics.


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