E E 438 E E 438. Fundamentals of Electronic Circuits I Laboratory. 4 Hours.
Analysis and design of electronic circuits using semiconductor devices. Basic device physics and small-signal modeling for diodes, bipolar junction transistors, and metal-oxide-semiconductor transistors; operation region and biasing; basic switching circuits; single-stage and multi-stage amplifier design and analysis; input and output impedance characteristics of amplifiers; frequency response; AC and DC coupling techniques; differential amplifiers and output stages. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Biomedical Engineering 311 or Electrical Engineering 411 with a grade of at least C-; credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for Biomedical Engineering 343 or Electrical Engineering 313; and credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for one of the following: Aerospace Engineering 333T, Biomedical Engineering 333T, Chemical Engineering 333T, Civil Engineering 333T, Electrical Engineering 333T, Mechanical Engineering 333T, or Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 333T.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering pursue one of two curricula—electrical engineering or computer engineering. Both curricula contain the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer engineering; they differ in technical core requirements in order to suit different career objectives.