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Engineering Technology Programs

Courses - ETEC Upper Division

301. Engineering Materials (2)

Prerequisites: CHEM 111A; Corequisite: ET 301L.
Study of physical and mechanical properties and applications of engineering materials.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture–Discussion 2 hours)

301L. Engineering Materials Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: CHEM 111A; Corequisite: ET 301.
Laboratory investigation and experiments in the application of engineering materials. Field trips.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lab 3 hrs)

302. Industrial Electricity (2)

Prerequisite: PHYS 100B; Corequisite: ET 302L.
Overview of electrical principles and applications in electrical manufacturing industries including instrumentation and power distribution.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours) May not be used for credit for the ECET program.

302L. Industrial Electricity Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: PHYS 100B; Corequisite: ET 302.
Overview of laboratory techniques in electrical engineering technology and applications in the industry.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours) May not be used for credit for the ECET program.

304. Applied Mechanics Strength of Materials (3)

Prerequisite: ET 204.
Analysis of strength and ridigity of structural members in resisting applied forces, stress, strain, shear, moment, deflections, combined stresses, connections, and moment distribution.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours)

307. Industrial Safety (2)

Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
Survey of industrial safety administration, engineering and management. Emphasis is placed on the role of the first line supervisor in establishing and maintaining a safe, healthful work environment for employees. Introduction to supporting computer resources used in the safety field.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture–Discussion 2 hours)

309. Industrial Communications and Leadership (3)

Prerequisites: ET 101,
English Composition. Principles, theories of industrial communications and management for engineering technology. Management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, leading, controlling and staffing in technical environment. Intro decision support models. Written/oral technical information; communication forms and procedures of industry, with computer applications.
(Lecture-Discussion, 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

311. Quality Engineering Technology (3)

Prerequisites: ET 202, 202L,
Junior standing. Quality engineering technology principles and practices in industry, including management concepts, inspection practices, costs of quality and testing.
(Lecture–Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

312. Statistical Quality Control (3)

Prerequisite: ET 311.
Statistical process control; including use of statistical methods for analysis and improvement of product quality, control charts, linear correlation; sampling procedures, stratification, cause and effect analysis, process capability and introduction to design of experiments.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

313. Quality Assurance, Inspection Measurement and Testing (2)

Prerequisite: ET 311; Corequisite: ET 313L.
Theory and application of inspection procedures, instrument calibration, precision measurements including theory and application of non-destructive testing of materials for quality control.
Letter grade only (A-F).

313L. Quality Assurance, Inspection Measurement and Testing Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: ET 311; Corequisite: ET 313.
Laboratory experiments; instrument calibration including standards and precision measurements including the use of non destructive test equipment for quality control.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F)

319. Environmental Regulations and Compliance (3)

Analysis of federal and local administration of environmental laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and litigation of that act in the courts. Special attention paid to California and comparison of the environmental regulation policies of California.
(Lecture–Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

329. Environmental Study of Groundwater and Soils (2)

Corequisite: ET 329L.
Detection, analysis and control of groundwater/soil contamination involving the regulatory hierarchy, distribution network and subsurface formations. Basic tools and procedures utilized in compliance operations.
(Lecture–Discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

329L. Environmental Study of Groundwater and Soils Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: ET 329.
Laboratory exercises in the techniques of detection, analysis and control of groundwater/soil contamination. Rules of compliance set by regulatory hierarchy, distribution network and subsurface formations.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

335. Engineering Materials and Processes I (3)

Corequisite: ET 335L.
Examination of engineering materials and manufacturing processes including the study of: Phase diagrams; heat treatment; metal casting processes; welding and soldering; corrosion, powder metallurgy, electronic fabrication; tribology, friction, wear, lubrication; surface treatment, coating and cleaning.
(Lecture - Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

335L. Engineering Materials Processes I Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: ET 335.
Laboratory exercises in engineering materials and manufacturing processes including the study of: Phase diagram; heat treatment; casting; metallography and electronic manufacturing processes.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

341. Solid State Electronics II (2)

Prerequisites: ENGR 203, 203L, ET 260, 260L, Corequisite: ET 341L.
Miller's Theorem, integrated circuits, feedback, operational amplifiers, Fourier series, distortion, modulation, phase-locked loops, linear and non-linear circuits, and breadboarding.
(Lec-Discussion 2 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

341L. Solid State Electronics II Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ENGR 203, 203L, ET 260, 260L, Corequisite: ET 341.
Laboratory exercises in design and measurement of various circuits using operational amplifiers, comparators, regulators, silicon controlled rectifiers, frequency mixers and phase-locked loops.
(Lab 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

350. Motors and Generators (2)

Prerequisites: ET 252, 252L; Corequisite: ET 350L.
Study of electric rotating machinery, its theories, principles, design and applications in automation industries.
(Lecture-Problems 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

350L. Motors and Generators Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: ET 252 252L; Corequisite: ET 350.
Laboratory exercises in applications and design of rotating machines. Topics covered are DC machines, synchronous machines, servomotor, step motor, and control circuits.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

360. Control Instrumention (2)

Prerequisites: ET 260, 260L; Corequisite: ET 360L.
Application and basic design of analog and digital control instrumentation for industrial processes. Physical and electrical properties of thermal, mechanical and optical transducers with associated signal conditioning.
(Lecture-Problems 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

360L. Control Instrumentation Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 260, 260L; Corequisite: ET 360.
Laboratory exercises in developing and measuring various control systems utilizing operational amplifiers, transducers, thermocouples, bridges, and various pressure devices.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

363. Kinematics of Mechanisms (3)

Prerequisites: ET 170, ET 204.
Mathematical and graphical approaches to analyze the motion of mechanisms, for further machine development, through studies of displacement, velocity and acceleration of mechanical elements.
(Lecture-Discussion 2 hours, Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

365. Fluid Power and Control (2)

Prerequisite: ET 204; Corequisite: ET 365L.
Fundamentals and application of hydraulic, pneumatic and vacuum power as used in current manufacturing plants.
(Lecture–Discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

365L. Fluid Power and Control Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: ET 204; Corequisite: ET 365.
Demonstration and operation of fluid power systems. Design and selection of components for specific applications. Computer data acquisition and analysis.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

386. Introduction to Microprocessors (2)

Prerequisite: ET 286, 286L; Corequisite: ET 386L.
Theory and concepts of programming, hardware configuration, and functional capabilities of microcomputer systems including peripheral devices.
(Lecture-Problems 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

386L. Introduction to Microprocessors Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 286, 286L; Corequisite: ET 386.
Laboratory exercises in programming microcomputers. Topics included are number systems, microcomputer structure, mnemonic, binary code, peripheral devices operations, stand alone operations, and system operations.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

387. Robot Programming and Mechatronics (2)

Prerequisites: ET 205, 205L; Corequisite: ET 387L.
Basic concepts of robot manipulators, robot kinematics, robot programming languages. Applications of industrial robots, machine vision systems. Basic concepts of mechatronic systems: combine hardware, software, interface, and system integration to make an intelligent system. Sensors and actuators for robotics and mechatronic systems.
(Lecture-Problems 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

387L. Robot Programming and Mechatronics Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 205, 205L; Corequisite: ET 387.
Laboratory exercises in industrial and educational robot operation and applications. Laboratory exercises on mechatronic systems. Robot systems and their computer language instructions will be used. The experiments include teach pendant programming, high level language programming, workcell applications, continuous path programming.
Letter grade only (A-F).

388. Technical Applications Using Programming Languages (2)

Prerequisites: ET 286, 286L; Corequisite: ET 388L.
Techniques for design and development of industrial programs that includes composite program design, module coupling/strength, program testing, top-down structured programming concepts and tools, object oriented programming, and memory management. Concepts are investigated and examined for use in solving complex problems.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours)

388L. Technical Applications Using Programming Languages Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 286, 286L; Corequisite: ET 388.
Techniques for design and development of industrial programs that includes composite program design, module coupling/strength, program testing, top-down structured programming concepts and tools, object oriented programming, and memory management. Concepts are investigated and examined for use in solving complex problems.
(Lab 3 hours)

390. Applied Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (2)

Prerequisites: ET 170, 205, 205L; Corequisite: ET 390L.
Roll of the computers in the manufacturing process, application of CAD/CAM systems, hardware and software components for automation, part programming for manufacturing, computer controlled manufacturing equipment, simulation, programming the factory.
(Lecture - Discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

390L. Applied Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 170, 205, 205L; Corequisite: ET 390.
Use of microcomputer based hardware and software to solve 2D and 3D modeling problems. Computer automation software packages. Also includes part programming and CAD/CAM data exchange exercises.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

409. Selected Topics in Engineering Technology (1-3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing in ET, consent of instructor.
Advanced work of a technical nature within an area of specialization on an experimental or research basis.
Letter grade only (A-F). Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

  • B. Electronics Technology
  • C. Manufacturing Technology
  • D. Quality Assurance
  • E. Computer Technology
  • F. Environmental Technology

410. Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: Economics course, Junior standing.
Introduction to the concepts of capital and operations budgets, capital acquisitions, economic evaluations of capital alternatives and factors of the time–value of money in industrial operations and construction industries.
(Lecture–Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

418. Production Methods and Process Improvement (3)

Prerequisite: ET 410.
Simplification and improvement of manufacturing operations through the use of production analysis tools for optimum production economy. Also included is the investigation of production automation applications for improving manufacturing process, quality and productivity.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

419. Design of Experiments (3)

Prerequisite: ET 312.
Advanced statistical analysis applied to quality functions. Comparative and single factor experiments. Factorial designs and multiple regression.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

435. Engineering Materials and Processes II (3)

Prerequisites: ET 335, 335L. Corequisite: ET 435L.
Application of engineering materials and manufacturing processes including: rolling; forging; extrusion and drawing; sheet-metal forming; manufacturing of plastics and composites; material removal processes and rapid prototyping.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

435L. Engineering Materials and Processes II Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 335, 335L; Corequisite: ET 435.
Continuation of ET 335L. Laboratory exercises in: welding processes; machining processes; metal forming; manufacturing of composite materials.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

441. Theory of Electronic Control (3)

Prerequisites: ET 360, 360L.
Procedures for the design, preparation, and evaluation of electronic systems that control manufacturing and production processes, simulation analysis for sensing, programming, and actuating operations.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

442. Computer Circuits (2)

Prerequisites: ET 255, 255L; Corequisite ET 442L.
Introduction to digital hardware design. Combinational/sequential logic circuits and systems and application of integrated circuits to logic controls. Programmable logic devices, Field-programmable gate array, Circuit synthesis, and analysis.
(Lecture-Problems 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

442L. Computer Circuits Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 255, 255L; Corequisite ET 442.
Laboratory study of digital computer circuits design and implementation. Standard designing and trouble-shooting procedures will be discussed. Topics covered are multivibrator, register, counter, decoder, arithmetic circuits, and memory.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

444. Telecommunications (3)

Prerequisites: ET 360, 360L.
National Communication Network, decibels, transmission units, transmission lines, characteristic impedance, loading systems, lattice networks, PCM, Nyquist Criterion, Bessel functions, coaxial cable, fiber optics, microwave, impedance matching, and Smith chart.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

445. Microelectronics (2)

Prerequisites: ET 350, 350L; Corequisite: ET 445L.
Design, processing and applications of monolithic and hybrid microcircuits for analog and digital systems.
(Lecture 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

445L. Microelectronics Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 350, 350L; Corequisite: ET 445.
Laboratory exercises in the processing of thick-film and thin-film materials, ultrasonic and thermocompression wire bonding and laser resistive trimming. Practical application and equipment utilization is emphasized.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

447. Industrial Applications of Electronic Circuits (2)

Prerequisites: ET 341, 341L; Corequisite: ET 447L.
An in-depth study of the applications of important electronic circuit concepts in industry. Analysis of circuits and how they work in industrial applications. Techniques for troubleshooting of design circuits. Biomedical electronic circuits which have industrial applications are emphasized.
(Lecture-Discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

447L. Industrial Applications of Electronic Circuits Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 341, 341L; Corequisite: ET 447.
Laboratory exercises include constructing circuits which have important applications in industry. Troubleshooting methodology emphaiszed throughout. Assignments focus on biomedical electronic circuits which have industrial applications.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

460. Electronics Project Design and Development (2)

Prerequisites: ET 341, 341L and senior standing; Co-requisite: ET 460L.
Laboratory exercises in electronics project design and development. Topics include: product planning, implementation planning, proposal and approvals, prototyping, system integration, packaging, overall testing, and reporting. Formal demonstration, oral presentation on finished product and written report on the final design.
This capstone course is open to Electronics Technology majors only. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 2 hours)

460L. Electronics Project Design and Development Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: 341, 341L and senior standing; Co-requisite: ET 460.
Laboratory exercises in electronics project design and development. Topics include: product planning, implementation planning, proposal and approvals, prototyping, system integration, packaging, overall testing, and reporting. Formal demonstration, oral presentation on finished product and written report on the final design.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

461. Management of Manufacturing Operations (3)

Prerequisite: ET 410.
Application of analytical planning and control techniques to the resources of industry including the physical plant, equipment, personnel, inventories and supplies use in the production of products and services.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

476. Environmental Impact (3)

Prerequisite: BIOL 306.
Required components of environmental impact reports and assessments and the processes involved in their preparation. Special emphasis is placed on the biological portions of EIRs and impact on flora and fauna.
(Lecture–Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

486. Data Structures (2)

Prerequisites: ET 388, 388L; Corequisite: ET 486L.
Data structures and applications. Choice and implementation of appropriate data structures for applications. Treatment of arrays, lists, stacks, queues, lined lists, trees, and assorted algorithms. Introduction to search and sorting. File organization techniques.
(Lecture-Problems 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

486L. Data Structures Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 388, 388L; Corequisite: ET 486.
Laboratory exercises in data structures and applications. A recursive programming language will be used.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

487. Introduction to Data Communications and Networking (2)

Prerequisites: ET 286, 286L, 386, 386L or equivalents; Corequisite: ET 487L.
Introduction to data communications fundamentals, peer-to-peer and client/server network models. Hardware and software technology, Protocols, networks, relational database technology, and security. Example applications, tools and development environments, Groupware, middleware. A design project and class presentation is required.
(Lecture-discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

487L. Introduction to Data Communications and Networking Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 286, 286L, 386, 386L or equivalents; Corequisite: ET 487.
Laboratory and programming exercises introducing the students to data communications and Networking technology. Protocols, networks, relational database technology, and security. Applications using software/hardware tools and development environments.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

488. Microcomputer Systems (2)

Prerequisites: ET 386, 386L; Corequisite: ET 488L.
Study of available microprocessors and microcomputer systems. Topics cover microcomputer architecture, software structure, assembly language, central processing unit, input/output, memory manipulation, and interfacing applications in Engineering Technology.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

488L. Microcomputer Systems Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 386, 386L; Corequisite: ET 488.
Laboratory experience in microcomputer architecture, assembly language programming, and interfacing applications in Engineering Technology. Topics covered are central processing unit function, memory organization, and input/output operation. Available microcomputer systems will be used. Applications in Engineering Technology.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

489. Computer Interfacing (2)

Prerequisites: ET 442, 442L, 488, 488L; Corequisite: ET 489L.
Study of theories and techniques that are used in peripheral control and interfacing. Topics covered are serial interfacing, Parallel interfacing, timing, handshaking, A/D converters, buffering, and UARTs.
(Lecture-Discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

489L. Computer Interfacing Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 442, 442L, 488, 488L; Corequisite: ET 489.
Laboratory exercises in computer interfacing applications and design. Available computer system and its assembly language instructions will be used.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

491. Embedded Processors and Systems (2)

Prerequisites: ET 489, 489L; Corequisite: ET 491L.
Embedded microprocessors, embedded systems, development concepts, principles, and applications. Hardware/software tradeoffs, interfacing issues, memory sizing, timing, code and power optimization issues. Application requirements, platform selection, RISC vs. CISC issues, co-processors vs. ASIC's.
(Lecture-discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

491L. Embedded Processors and Systems Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 489, 489L; Corequisite: ET 491.
Laboratory exercises on embedded system development. Emphasis will be on application requirements, platform selection, interfacing, memory sizing, timing, code and power optimization. Use of development environments and evaluation boards.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

492. Computer Controlled Industrial Systems (2)

Prerequisites: ET 286, 286L; Corequisite: ET 492L.
Concepts of computer-based control of industrial systems and data acquisition. Signals and measurements, noise, resolution, signal conditioning. Software and hardware for data acquisition and control.
(Lecture-discussion, 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

492L. Computer Controlled Industrial Systems Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 286, 286L; Corequisite: ET 492.
Laboratory exercises on computer-based control of industrial systems and data acquisition. Software and hardware for data acquisition and control. Emphasis placed on object-oriented languages and creation of graphical user interfaces for data acquisition, display and control.
(Laboratory, 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

494. Applied Systems Development Project (2)

Prerequisites: ET 386, 386L, 487, 487L; Corequisite: ET 494L.
Systems development concepts, principles, and practices to a comprehensive systems development project. Hands-on approach is used to analyze, design and document a realistic system. Actual use of project management, interviewing, forms analysis, structured methods, behavioral dynamics, walk-throughs, report writing, and presentations.
(Lecture-Discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

494L. Applied Systems Development Project Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 386, 386L, 487, 487L; Corequisite: ET 494.
Laboratory exercises on applied system development. Emphasis will be on systems development concepts, principles, and practices to a comprehensive systems development project.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

497. Computer Network Technology (2)

Prerequisites: ET 487, 487L; Corequisite: ET 497L.
Hardware and software technology as it relates to computer networking. LAN, WAN environments and access methods, Ethernet, ATM, Bridges, routers, gateways and intelligent hubs. Networking protocols. Security, Load balancing, and the use of simulation tools in designing networks.
(Lecture-discussion 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

497L. Computer Network Technology Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: ET 487, 487L; Corequisite: ET 497.
Laboratory exercises using hardware and software technology related to computer networking. Internetworking laboratory, Ethernet, ATM, Bridges, routers, gateways, and intelligent hubs. Security, Load balancing, and the use of simulation tools.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

498. Manufacturing Engineering Technology Capstone Project (3)

Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Group project involving analysis, design, tooling and production processes for product manufacture. Economic, market and capital requirements, manpower analysis. Written reports and oral presentations required.
(Lecture 2 hours, Activity 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).