ELEC 101: ABET Course Objectives and Outcomes
Provide an introduction to fundamental analysis and design techniques
in electrical engineering. The two main topics are analog circuits
containing resistors, operational amplifiers, capacitors, and
inductors, and digital systems containing binary logic devices and
To achieve the objectives for ELEC 101, we work toward the following
At the conclusion of ELEC 101,
- I am proficient with electrical instruments such as
voltmeters, power supplies, function generators, and oscilloscopes.
- I am familiar with electrical devices such as breadboards,
resistors, capacitors, inductors, thermistors, op amps, etc.
- I can apply fundamental electrical engineering principles such
as Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, and nodal analysis to solve simple
- I can calculate the power dissipated or supplied by an
electrical component given its voltage and current.
- I can estimate the charging and discharging times of simple RC
and RL circuits (i.e., time constants).
- I can identify the frequency, amplitude, and phase of a
sinusoidal voltage or current.
- I can calculate the impedance of a simple circuit consisting
of resistors, inductors, and/or capacitors.
- I am familiar with the properties and applications of simple
filters consisting of RC and RL components.
I can design op-amp circuits for applications that include
signal addition and amplification.
I can construct simple digital circuits using timers, counters, and displays.
I can design combinational logic circuits using truth tables and Boolean
I can simplify logic expressions using Karnaugh maps.
I can design
combinational logic circuits using adders,
comparators, multiplexers, and demultiplexers.
- I can design
sequential logic circuits using state transition tables,
state transition diagrams, and flip-flops.
- I can design simple
digital devices, including counters, registers, and memories.