E E 100 Introduction to Electrical Engineering – Fall 2016
EE100 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering – (4 credits, 3 + 3P)
Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
New Mexico State University
|Instructor and Class Information|
|Date and Time:||Section M01||9:30am – 10:20am MWF|
|Room:||Thomas & Brown 204|
|Labs:||Labs held in Thomas & Brown 102. Labs begin August 22.|
|Sec. M1A||10:20am – 12:50pm||Thursday, TA|
|Sec. M1B||1:10pm – 3:40pm||Thursday, TA|
|Sec. M1C||2:30pm – 5:00pm||Monday, TA|
|Makeup Lab||2:00pm– 4:00pm||Friday, TA|
|Instructor:||Paul Furth, Thomas and Brown 313|
|Office Hours:||11:00am-noon Wed, 3:45-4:45PM Thurs or by appointment
|E-Mail:||firstname.lastname@example.org (text cell number on weekends)|
|Introduction to analog (DC) circuits and digital logic, including electric component descriptions and equations, Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, ideal op-amp circuits, Boolean algebra, design of combinational and sequential logic circuits and VHDL|
|Pre/Corequisite:||C- or better in MATH 190G|
|Textbook, Other Required Material, and Material on Reserve|
|Required Texts:||Principles of Electric Circuits – Conventional Current, 9th edition, 2010, Floyd, ISBN: 9780135073094
Digital Fundamentals, 11th ed., 2015, Floyd, ISBN: 9780132737968
|Web Site:||There is a class web site consisting of homework assignments, laboratory assignments, current grades, and other helpful handouts. Go to http://learn.nmsu.edu/. Use your my.nmsu name and password.|
|Students completing the course with a grade of C or better will perform satisfactorily on the following tasks:
1. Analyze and design DC circuits, including ideal op-amps, using concepts of voltage, current, power, Kirchoff’s laws, and network theorems.
2. Analyze and design combinatorial and sequential logic circuits and state machines and implement designs in VHDL
3. Design simple systems involving dc circuits, op-amps and FPGA for a specified function or purpose.
4. Working and learning in teams.
|Contribution of EE 100 to Meeting the Professional Component|
|This course helps lay the foundation for the undergraduate electrical engineering curriculum. Hands-on experience with labs and regular quizzes and homework assignments will reinforce concepts introduced in the lecture. This course provides 3 credits of engineering science and 1 credit of engineering design.|
|Relationship of the Course to Program Outcomes|
|Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and are able to do by the time of graduation. The undergraduate electrical engineering program has three sets of outcomes. In this course, students will develop their ability to
· I a. Apply critical thinking skills to solve engineering problems.
· II.a. Breadth and depth across the range of EE topics
· III a. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
· III e. Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
· III k. Ability to use modern techniques, skills and engineering tools
|Prepared by:||Paul M. Furth, August 16, 2016|
TA: Brianna Maio
|TA Office Hours in||TB 102|
|Grading:||Assignments will be graded on a continuum from 0-110 for exams, 0-110 for the project, 0-11 for in-class assignments, 0-12 for quizzes, and 0-11 for labs and homework. There is no curve. You compete against the instructor’s expectations of what you are to learn in this course. The grading is as follows:
10 – 11 100 – 110 A+
9 – 10 90 – 100 A+ or A or A-
8 – 9 80 – 90 B+ or B or B-
7 – 8 70 – 80 C+ or C or C-
6 – 7 60 – 70 D+ or D or D-
0 – 6 0 – 60 F
|Weighting:||42% Three Mid-Term Exams (Minimum average of 70% OR)
21% Comprehensive Final Exam (Minimum of 70%)
3% Mini-Exam One
4% Individual Quizzes
3% Team Quizzes
6% Team Activities
21% Lab Assignments, (Minimum of 70%)
|Attendance Policy||If you miss three classes or if you miss 2 labs prior to the last day to drop with a W (Monday, October 17), you will be administratively dropped from the course. Excused absences (e.g., documented medical illness, travel for NMSU) are permitted.|
|Supplemental Instruction||Supplemental Instruction will be required of all students who score below 80 on the mini-exam or below 80 on the first exam. Supplemental instruction consists of attending TA office hours at least 1 hour a week to review course topics and prepare (i.e., get a jump start on) lab. Once assigned to supplemental instruction, if you miss one week, you will be administratively dropped from the course.|
|Peer Mentor Program||We have peer mentors in our course. Everyone who is an underclassman (freshman or sophomore) is required to meet bi-weekly with a peer mentor. If you miss one meeting, you will be administratively dropped from the course.|
|Exams:||One Mini-Exam (3%) towards this beginning of the semester will be given in order to give you feedback about your progress in the class. Three mid-term exams (15% each) and comprehensive final (22%) as scheduled on the assignment sheet. Exams are cumulative with emphasis given to the most recent lectures/homework. All exams are closed-book, closed-notes, closed-mouth, with no calculators. The minimum average of the three mid-term exams OR the minimum on the comprehensive final is 70% in order to obtain a grade of C or higher.|
|Quizzes:||Individual quizzes will be given at the beginning of each lecture period to encourage students prepare for class by studying lectures and reading the book. Identical team quizzes follow individual quizzes.|
|In-Class Assignments:||Students will work in teams of 3 to 5 to complete in-class group exercises. NOTE: Bring your textbooks to class to help you.|
|Lab and Project:||Laboratory assignments are an essential part of the course. Students will work in teams and submit one lab report for every two people. An average score of at least 70% is required to obtain a grade of C or higher.
During the scheduled lab time, students will work on exercises to be completed as homework. All hardware must be demonstrated to the TA before/by the beginning of the next lab session. Below is the grading scheme:
2 points – attendance and participation during scheduled lab time
5 points – demonstration of working hardware to TA
4 points – written lab report and summary
|Penalty for Low Exam or Lab:||For every percentage point you are below the minimum percentage, you lose 1 point on your overall average.|
Student Professional Commitment:
|If the student misses class, he or she must ensure that another student covers for him or her.|
|Make-up Work:||No make-up work will be accepted without prior consent of the instructor. In addition, the student may be penalized for being late.|
|Extra Credit:||+1.5% on final grade for documented participation in the IEEE Student Chapter.
NMSU policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex, sexual orientation, spousal affiliation and protected veterans status.
Furthermore, Title IX prohibits sex discrimination to include sexual misconduct, sexual violence, sexual harassment and retaliation.
For more information on discrimination issues, Title IX or NMSU’s complaint process contact:
Gerard Nevarez, Executive Director or Agustin Diaz, Associate Director
Office of Institutional Equity (OIE)
Phone: (575) 646-3635
|Student Accessibility:||Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers issues relating to disability and accommodations. If a student has questions or needs an accommodation in the classroom (all medical information is treated confidentially), contact:
Trudy Luken, Director
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
Corbett Center, Rm. 208
Phone: (575) 646-6840
|Six-Week Early Performance Grade:||A Six-Week Early Performance Grade for this course will be posted no later than MM/DD/2016. You will be able to access your grade through your MY.NMSU.EDU under the Student Tab: Click on Student Record / Midterm Grades.
In this class the Six-Week Early Performance Grade will reflect your performance on about 20% of the total graded work in this course. If you are doing well, congratulations on your success – but be mindful that there is still a significant portion of the graded work yet to be completed. If you are doing poorly, or not as well as you would like, please meet with me to discuss how you can improve. If you have concerns about your progress in multiple courses and need to consider a schedule change, meet with your academic advisor. The last day to withdraw from a full term Spring semester course is March 28, 2016.
|Cheating||The College of Engineering has a “2 strikes and you’re out” policy for academic misconduct. This means that a student will be suspended after found guilty of two academic misconduct cases. Suspension means out for one year. A strike can count from academic misconduct occurring in any college. The Academic Misconduct Policy may be found at: http://studenthandbook.nmsu.edu/student-code-of-conduct/academic-misconduct/ .
|Additional Comments||Additional regulations may be found in the catalog regulation section http://nmsu.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2015-2016/Undergraduate-Catalog/General-Information/Regulations ; catalog college of engineering section http://nmsu.smartcatalogiq.com/en/2015-2016/Undergraduate-Catalog/College-of-Engineering , and catalog college of engineering department section. The latest online catalog information from these sections, in addition to this syllabus, serve as your contract with the College of Engineering.|