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A Digital Communication Course With Computer Networking In Eet

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Curriculum Development in Electrical ET

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9.35.1 - 9.35.16



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William Lehman

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Muniyappa Venkatesha

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Asad Yousuf

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Session 2648

Digital Communication Course With Computer Networking in EET

Asad Yousuf, Savannah State University Venkatash Muniappa, Savannah Technical College William Lehman, Advanced Systems & Materials


Traditionally, digital communication at the Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) Level, has focused on using amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, sideband communications, wave guide, radar and so on. However, with the advancement in technology the skills required to evaluate, integrate, and administer networking equipment is considered important for an EET student.

The popularity and acceptance of computer networking have created a need to provide students in Electronics Engineering Technology with a training course based on the aforementioned technology. Computer networking training can be introduced as an integrated approach to traditional communication topics and computer networking. In an effort to introduce students to computer network- based communication, the Electronics Engineering program at Savannah State University and Savannah Technical College has developed a course in which emphasis is directed towards a balanced curriculum that includes topics both from traditional communication area and computer networking concepts.

This paper includes the course outline and information for an innovative computer-networking laboratory. The laboratory facilities accommodate study of several computer networking hardware and software technologies.


The large proliferation of communication and networking standards provides a daunting amount of material to present to the EET student in addition to presenting the traditional basics of communication theory. As with most areas of electronics even the so-called “traditional” basics of communication theory need greater emphasis due to innovation in smart antennas, radar technology, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), wireless networks and other advances [3]. Lectures will at least touch upon some of the new concepts if for no other reason than to motivate the EET Student to learn more about these subjects. Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Lehman, W., & Venkatesha, M., & Yousuf, A. (2004, June), A Digital Communication Course With Computer Networking In Eet Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13351

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