Course Schedules

This four-week course consists of lectures, demonstrations, and student labs.  The course covers electronic devices, analog and digital circuits, with emphasis on the application of shipboard instrumentation, power systems, and control circuits.  The course begins with a very brief review of the foundation principles of electricity, magnetism, passive components, and circuit analysis.  The course continues with the proper use of test equipment (oscilliscope, function generator, power supplies, DMM) and circuit breadboarding techniques.  Basic soldering skills needed for the repair of electronic printed circuit boards are introduced and practiced.  Semiconductor devices are then covered, along with circuits containing these components.  Selected circuits, devices, and principles covered in lecture are reinforced with lab exercises.  Understanding circuit operation, proper test procedures, and logical troubleshooting techniques are stressed throughout the course.  Solid-state devices are covered in detail with an emphasis given to power rectifiers, BJTs, MOSFETs, IGBTs, SCRs, and TRIACs.  Operational-amplifiers and several special integrated circuits are discussed during the course.  The principles of binary logic and the application of those principles using discrete and integrated electronic circuits are explored.  Logic circuits utilizing diodes, transistors, as well as TTL/CMOS integrated circuit families are discussed in detail as are concepts of "sourcing" and "sinking".  Basic combinational and sequential logic circuits are discussed.  Number systems, binary operations, digital transmission basics, ASCII, Gray Code and memory are also covered.  Course modules include Intrinsically Safe Instrumentation Circuits, Corrosion Fundamentals, Active and Passive Cathodic Protection Circuits, Variable Speed Drives, Digital Data Communications, Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: Industrial Electronics is an advanced course and students are expected to have a fundamental understanding of Electrical Principles prior to enrolling.

Special Requirements: None