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Electrical And Computer Engineering Technology Curriculum, From The System Design's Perspective

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2004 Annual Conference

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Electrical ET Laboratory Practicum

Page Count

7

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9.515.1 - 9.515.7

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https://peer.asee.org/14103

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Mohammed Zainulabeddin

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Essaid Bouktache

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Chandra Sekhar

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Ashfaq Ahmed

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Jai Agrawal

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Omer Farook

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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

Abstract

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.

I. Introduction

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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