Salt Lake City, Utah
June 20, 2004
June 20, 2004
June 23, 2004
9.515.1 - 9.515.7
Session No: 3550
Electrical And Computer Engineering Technology Curriculum From The System Design’s Perspective
Omer Farook, Chandra R. Sekhar, Jai P. Agrawal, Essaid Bouktache, Ashfaq Ahmed Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN 46323
Mohamed Zainulabeddin Electronics Corporation of India Limited, ECIL Post, Hyderabad - 500 062, India
Traditionally Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) curriculum start with two courses in digital switching theory, one addresses combinational logic and the other sequential logic. Both of these courses typically are discrete components centric (TTL or CMOS). The paper provides a totally fresh look at Electrical Engineering Technology curriculum from the perspective of System Design. It examines the subject areas that prepares the student to pursue the discipline of System Design from at least four different perspectives; via: 1) PLD/FPGA centric system design, 2) Microcontroller based Embedded System Design, 3) PC based Network-oriented Distributed System Design and 4) DSP based Real-time Processing based System Design.
The paper discusses a set of courses in the area of hardware, software, firmware, networking and DSP, which provides a road map in the form of curriculum that utilizes the same tools which industry is employing. This approach to curriculum bridges the gap that exists between the classroom practices and industrial practices. This unified approach would deliver students with career-bound knowledge essential for the industry.
In the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) department of Purdue University Calumet (PUC), the faculty by choice have taken upon themselves to make the changes, the essence of which is reflected in this paper. After a lot of deliberation the curriculum committee agreed to make the changes to the curriculum that essentially, prepares the student to function in the market place as the System Designer. It was realized that the ECET curriculum should impart to the graduating student enough exposure to pursue the discipline of System Design from at least four different perspectives; via: 1) PLD/FPGA centric system design, 2) Microcontroller based Embedded System Design, 3) PC based Network-oriented Distributed System Design
Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education
Zainulabeddin, M., & Bouktache, E., & Sekhar, C., & Ahmed, A., & Agrawal, J., & Farook, O. (2004, June), Electrical And Computer Engineering Technology Curriculum, From The System Design's Perspective Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/14103
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