ENGR-322 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I

ENGR 322
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I
Jefferson University

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Instructor: Tim Bieniosek
Hayward H217

Office hours: by appointment

    Course Title:        Fund. of Electrical Engineering I
Course Number:    ENGR 322
Semester:        Fall 2019
Schedule:        Thursday 6:30-9:45
Room:            Hayward H217
Credits:        3 credits
Course type:        Lecture, 3-0-3
Prerequisite:         PHYS-203, PHYS-203L

Required text: Real Analog - Circuits I, Digilent, Inc., 2012 
Required supplies: Laptop, Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Student Bundle, Other electronics as required

Credit hour:        
A credit hour is a measure of the amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes
and verified by evidence of student achievement.  A credit hour is an institutionally 
established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than: (1) one hour of classroom 
or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each 
week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester hour of credit of the equivalent amount of
work over a different amount of time; or (2) at least an equivalent amount of work for
other academic activities such as laboratory work, studio work, internships, or academic 
work leading to the award of credit hours.  For studio and laboratory courses, the 
conventional suggestion is two hours of instruction and at least four hours of work 
outside of class each week for approximately 15 weeks represent one hour of credit.

Professor:        Timothy Bieniosek
Office Email:        timothy.bieniosek@jefferson.edu
Office Hours:        By appointment
Course Description:    

This course explores the analysis of circuits; transient and steady state phenomena; and 
general analysis techniques; and the fundamentals of direct and alternating circuits, 
transformers rotating machinery, electrical and electronic control, and electrical energy.

We will focus on a project based learning approach using the Digilent Analog Discovery 2 to demonstrate and reinforce the fundamental concepts. We will also be working on 
developing conceptual connections in conjunction with the Verizon DEC project.


Course Relationship:     ABET required course that all engineering students must take.
ABET Objectives:         C, I
Course learning objectives:
In this course, students should be able to: 
Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and  engineering to circuit analysis
Understand the fundamentals of electrical components, circuits analysis, and power utility of circuit designs 
Build circuits, measure voltage, current, power consumed and understand the layout of circuit design.
Collaborate with other majors in the Jefferson University community
Independently design and present projects to present mastery of concepts
Properly document experiments and ideas
Recognize the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning.


Learning outcomes assessment:         

Projects
Projects are used to reinforce concepts. Projects will be completed in order to show mastery 
of the subject material. Students may work independently or in small groups on projects. 
Students will be responsible for documenting their contributions for all group work. Any 
outside information utilized is to be cited. Late projects will have 5% deducted per
 calendar day late. 

Midterm/Final
Two tests will be given during the lecture hours in the semester. There will be no make-up 
tests unless a documented emergency situation prevents the student from taking the test. If 
the student knows ahead of time that he or she would miss a test, then he or she must make
arrangements to take the test early. Without prior arrangements or a documented emergency,
the students not taking a test will receive a zero.

    Homework
Homework will be assigned every class and is to be completed before the start of the next 
class. You must turn in your own homework at the beginning of the class on the due date. 
Late homework problems will not be accepted unless a documented emergency prevents you 
from turning it in on time.

    Laboratory Presentation
Being a successful engineer often requires making creative use of available materials and 
processes in order to solve a problem. Therefore, knowing the materials, processes, and human 
resources available is a critical part of problem solving. Students will be assigned an 
engineering process or machine on campus that relates to class. Students will be responsible 
for mastering that process or machine throughout the semester and will present their 
knowledge in a presentation to their classmates and other interdisciplinary peers.


    Attendance
Attendance will be taken every time the class meets. Excessive absences (more than 3) will not
be permitted.  Make up work will be permitted only for emergency reasons, where proof of 
reason for the absence can be provided. The student is responsible for determining the topics 
covered during the missed classes.

Class Policy
Students are required to be in class on time. Attendance will be taken during the class period
and absences will cause penalties. You may bring and use laptops in class to assist your
learning needs. 

Grade Evaluation:        
Projects                P1, P2         20%
Verizon DEC Project     DEC            10%
Final Exam              FINAL          15% 
Homework                HW1-26         20%
Midterm                 MIDTERM        10% 
Laboratory Presentation LAB            10%
Attendance              ATT             5%

Grading Scale:    
When numeric grades are required, they will use the following scale
100-93=A; 92-90=A-; 89-87=B+; 86-83=B; 82-80=B-; 
79-77=C+; 76-73=C; 72-70=C-; 69-67=D+; 66-63=D
Course Outline (subject to change):

Week    Topic    Assignment/Lab work
1 (1/25)    Units, Charge, Energy, Power, Voltage, Current     
2 (2/1)     Independent Sources, Ohm's Law, KVL, KCL, Dependent Sources,                                       HW1, HW 2
3 (2/8)     Series and Parallel Resistors, Voltage & current dividers, bridges                                 HW3, HW4
4 (2/15)    Nodal & Mesh circuit analysis including supernodes and supermeshes, Linearity                      HW5, HW6
5 (2/22)    Superposition, Source Transformation, Thevenin's Theorem  and Norton's Theorems, Source Modeling   HW7, HW8, P1
6 (2/29)    Inductors, Capacitors, Series-Parallel Combinations, Mutual Inductance                             HW9, HW10
7 (3/7)     Midterm; Natural Response of First Order RL and RC circuits                                        HW11, HW12
8 (3/14)    Spring Break                                                                                       Relaxation
9 (3/21)    Step Response of First Order RL and RC circuits                                                    HW13, HW14
10 (3/28)   Second Order RLC Circuits                                                                          HW15, HW16, P2
11 (4/4)    Op-Amps: Inverting, Non Inverting, Summing & Difference                                            HW17, HW18
12 (4/11)   Sinusoids and Phasors                                                                              HW19, HW20
13 (4/18)   Phasors                                                                                            HW21, HW22
14 (4/25)   Impedance and Admittance including reactance and susceptance                                       HW23, HW24, LAB
15 (5/2)    Reading and Review days                                                                            FINAL Review
16 (5/9)    Final Exam                                                                                         FINAL EXAM

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