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ELEN100 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Course Details

Course Code: ELEN100 Course ID: 4838 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This is an introductory course that incorporates labs and project based learning. The course uses the IEEE Code of Ethics to apply ethics to engineering scenarios, as well as research the Electrical Engineering field and apply engineering design principles that will be used in Electrical Engineering courses. Students will examine and explore various electrical engineering concepts and components and use them to build working projects that sense temperature, read switches, write data to displays, drive LEDs, and generate audio signals. Students will use graphical system software to verify project performance. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K 16 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 12/22/19 Summer 2019 Session C 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing the course, the student should be able to accomplish these Course Objectives (CO):

CO-1: Describe the engineering profession and engineering ethics.

CO-2: Explain the engineering design process.

CO-3: Apply the fundamental concepts of Electrical Engineering.

CO-4: Identify the fundamental components of Electrical Engineering.

CO-5: Develop practical Electrical Engineering projects using dataflow graphical programming.

CO-6: Describe the architecture of re configurable input/output devices.

CO-7: Integrate sensors and input devices (e.g., switches, accelerators, temperature sensors, light sensors, and microphones) into electronic projects.

CO-8: Integrate electronic components and output devices (e.g., light emitting diodes, speakers, and displays) into electronic projects.

CO-9: Prepare effective communication material using technical data.

This is a lower level course that establishes the foundation for your future BSEE courses. All students’ work is to be presented as such in terms of quality and content. The grading system will be based on your participation in the forums, assignments, tutorials, labs, quizzes, and test.

Reading Assignments: Please refer to the Course Outline section of this syllabus for the weekly reading assignments.

Week 1 Self-introductions: During Week 1 forum, each student must post a self-introduction (bio) to the class. This self-introduction is a requirement by the University, and is due by mid-night of Sunday of Week 1, along with two reply posts to other students. Your response must be at least 250 words (a requirement) and can include the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Your major
  3. Where you live
  4. Professional aspirations
  5. Hobbies
  6. Family

Forums: There will be 16 forums (1% each), counting 16% of the final grade. The forums will consist of specific questions to be answered, broad questions to be discussed, or polls for students to post their questions on the topics covered in that week. In each forum, a student is required to contribute an initial post in all weeks. Some weeks require two reply posts to other students in class. In weeks where reply posts are required, the initial post will be 60% of the grade and each reply post will be 20% of the grade.

Tutorials: There will be 8 tutorials (2% each), counting 16% of the final grade. Tutorials will introduce new software and hardware to the course and will require evidence of successful completion of the tutorial.

Labs: There will be 4 labs (4% each), counting 16% of the final grade. Labs will require a written lab report as well as evidence of successful completion of the lab.

Papers: There will be 4 papers (5% each), counting 20% of the final grade. Papers must be written in APA format

Final Project: There will be a final project that counts for 32% of the final grade. The project has a written report and a presentation component. The project requires a live or recorded video presentation which is in week 16 of the course.

NameGrade %
Forums 16.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.00 %
Week 3 Forum 2.00 %
Week 5 Forum 2.00 %
Week 7 Forum 2.00 %
Week 9 Forum 2.00 %
Week 11 Forum 2.00 %
Week 13 Forum 2.00 %
Week 16 Forum 2.00 %
Tutorials 16.00 %
Tutorial 1 2.00 %
Tutorial 2 2.00 %
Tutorial 3 2.00 %
Tutorial 4 2.00 %
Tutorial 5 2.00 %
Tutorial 6 2.00 %
Tutorial 7 2.00 %
Tutorial 8 2.00 %
Labs 16.00 %
Lab 1 4.00 %
Lab 2 4.00 %
Lab 3 4.00 %
Lab 4 4.00 %
Papers 20.00 %
Paper 1 - Engineer Interview 5.00 %
Paper 2 - Electrical Engineering Components 5.00 %
Paper 3 - Ergonomics and Design Improvement 5.00 %
Paper 4 - Ethics 5.00 %
Final Project 32.00 %
Project Proposal 6.40 %
Final Project Presentation 25.60 %

Selected Bibliography:

There are numerous online resources to help you in better understanding the objectives outlined in this course. Please see the APUS Online Library, which has several e related textbooks available online.

  1. Rothwell, E. & Cloud, M. (2016). Engineering speaking by design. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  2. Rothwell, E. & Cloud, M. (2014). Engineering writing by design. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  3. Chen, W. (2005). The electrical engineering handbook. New York: Elsevier Academic Press.
  4. Heinz, S. (2007). Electrical engineering: a pocket reference. Boston: Artech House.
  5. Mallick, M. (2009). Basic electrical engineering. Lucknow, India: Word Press.
  6. Brockman, J. (2009). Introduction to engineering and problem solving. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Book Title:NI myRIO Embedded Student Design Device - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:782693-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$535.00
Book Title:NI myRIO Starter Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:783068-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$119.08
Book Title:myParts Kit from Texas Instruments - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN:783752-01
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$72.00
Book Title:Learning with LabVIEW - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9780134022123
Publication Info:VS-Pearson
Author:Bishop
Unit Cost:$120.77
Electronic ISBN:9781323309612
Electronic Unit Cost:$37.80
Book Title:NI Student Software Suite - free access provided inside the classroom; if DVD is needed, purchase instructions are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701 (DVD not covered by the APUS Book Grant)
ISBN:779252-3501
Publication Info:National Instruments
Author:National Instruments
Unit Cost:$63.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.