Provides a project-based learning experience that allows learners to demonstrate their Civil Engineering drafting, design, and survey skills by applying them to a “real-world” engineering problem. Learners collaborate in teams to apply their knowledge, problem-solving and technological skills to a design experience. With guidance from a faculty member, learners will plan, produce, document and present their engineering designs.
Expands on learner’s knowledge of Civil 3D by providing skills in surface creation, utilizing existing survey data and break lines generated with automatic linework generation tools, developing a clear understanding on how Civil 3D surfaces are generated, as a basis for future design. Learners will then work on establishing an alignment and profile to use in a corridor model that will aid them in generating a design surface that they can utilize as a useful tool (such as cutting cross sections, determining earthwork volumes, and generating plans that could be used during construction and bidding). Learners will also get introductory exposure to feature lines, grading objects, and utility tools within the Civil 3D software.
Builds on surveying concepts including these important skills: computations and field methods involved in traversing; area calculations; field work to collect information for survey maps and engineering designs, including control point creation and topographic surveys; and an overview of the global navigation satellite system.
Introduces the fundamentals associated with the properties of silicon controlled devices used in industry. Both DC and AC operating characteristics will be explored as well as the application of silicon controlled devices used in industrial circuit controls. Circuit analysis utilizes project based labs where students experience the practical application of skills learned in IET 1 and 2.
Introduce the concepts of electrical systems including transformers, the potential dangers of electrical power and the application and safety standards related to electrical power components. Utility, industrial and alternative power generation and distribution systems are discussed. Advanced concepts including power factor correction are covered. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Introduces the fundamental principles of direct current (DC) and the effects of resistance, capacitance and inductance operating within the DC electrical and magnetic fields. Circuit analysis utilizes project based labs where students experience the practical application of Ohm’s, Watt’s, Kirchhoff’s and Lenz’s laws. Learning experiences in IET 1 will be continued and expanded upon in IET 2.
Introduces the fundamental principles of alternating current (AC) and the effects of resistance, capacitance and inductance operating at 60 Hertz (Hz) single phase within the AC electrical and magnetic fields. Circuit analysis uses project based labs where students experience the practical application of Ohm’s, Watt’s, and Faraday’s laws. Learning experiences in IET 2 build upon those in IET 1 and will be continued and expanded upon in IET 3.
Apply advanced concepts involving digital electronics and electronic devices. Operational characteristics of advanced digital circuits will be explored and analyzed. Project based labs will allow learners to demonstrate an understanding of digital integrated circuits including combinational logic, counter circuits and storage circuits. IET 6 expands on IET 3 and IET 5.