ELEGF-DP Electrical Engineering Technology

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
CIRC-1005DC Circuits
6
MANU-1052Drafting
2
MATH-1075Mathematics
5
PHYS-1001Physics 1
4
PROG-1000Programming
2
SAFE-1028WHMIS
0
Term 2Credit Hours
CIRC-2002AC Circuits
5
DIGI-1003Digital Logic
4
MATH-2013Calculus
4
PHYS-2001Physics 2
4
Term 3Credit Hours
Electives
Year 2
Term 4Credit Hours
PLCS-1110PLCs 1
3
Term 5Credit Hours
4
PLCS-2111PLCs 2
4
4
TRAN-1000Transformers
4
Term 6Credit Hours
Electives
Year 3
Term 7Credit Hours
PROJ-3002Final Project
4
4
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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CIRC-1005DC Circuits
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of electrical circuits. It includes recognizing, analyzing, and interpreting passive linear circuits. The coursework will range from the foundational concepts of series-parallel circuits to solving circuits using mesh and nodal analysis. Knowledge gained in this course will be applied in subsequent specialized courses in semiconductor devices and AC circuits.

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CIRC-2002AC Circuits
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This course is a continuation of DC Circuits. It covers AC circuit principles and how those principles are applied to series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits consisting of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Network theorems and methods of analysis introduced in DC Circuits are expanded upon enabling the students to analyze complex AC circuits. As well, students are introduced to transient analysis, systems, magnetic circuits and transforms. The knowledge gained will be applied in subsequent specialized courses.

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CIRC-2045Electric Circuits
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This course is designed to introduce applied calculus to the student to understand the Laplace transform and Fourier series representation. The course covers matrix method solutions in circuit analysis, transient analysis of RLC circuits, and Fourier series representation of non sinusoidal periodic waveforms. Laplace transform is used for the frequency domain analysis of circuits.

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CODE-1001Electrical Code & Applied Wiring
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This course introduces students to the Canadian Electrical Code as it relates to services, conductor size, conductor type, wiring methods, wiring connections, and location of electrical outlets within the context of the code. Students are expected to connect specific circuits such as service entrance receptacles, lighting fixtures, and meter control circuits. The course also includes topics such as over-current protection, grounding and bonding, raceways, motors, and motor controls.

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CODE-2001Electrical Practices & Design
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This course will provide students with design office experience - writing quotations, cover letters, material lists, wiring diagrams and designing control panels and ergonomic operator stations. Students will document designs using control and power schematics as well as single line diagrams. Additionally, students will learn how to design power distribution systems and size components using short circuit analysis. The development of maintenance strategies and techniques used in their implementation and maintenance measurement equipment requirement will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on students developing effective interpersonal and communication skills to complete group projects according to given specifications and standards.

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COMM-1152Technical Communications
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This course focuses on developing students' written and oral communication skills within a technical environment and will include how to summarize and synthesize information effectively for delivery in both oral and written form.

COMM-3005Technical Thesis
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This course is a review of report writing, oral presentations, and job search techniques. It introduces planning, writing, and presenting a formal report and participating in meetings. Students will produce written reports on projects required in co-requisite courses and present oral briefings common in industry.

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COMP-1401PC Application Software
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This course introduces students to the principles of software applications including Windows, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. The student will be able to create, edit, and manipulate documents, spreadsheets, and other files to create a technical paper. The course also provides an introduction to the services on the college network, such as email, LEARN, WebAdvisor, Caselog, and network drive.

COMP-1402Computer Systems
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This course focuses on the foundation of computer assembly, maintenance and networking. It is designed to provide students with hands on foundational knowledge required to set up and maintain a local network of computers.

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CTRL-1001Linear Controls
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This course introduces the fundamental concepts of linear control systems. The course starts with an introduction of the roles and types of control systems in modern industrial settings. Mathematical foundations for the analysis and design of control systems, e.g. Laplace transform and Bode diagrams, will be presented. The course continues with various methods of analysis for performance and stability of control systems, such as time and frequency-domain methods. It then introduces techniques for design and tuning of control systems, including design in frequency domain and Ziegler-Nichols PID tuning procedure. Advanced software tools for analysis and design of control systems will be introduced and used in the labs and assignments.

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DCOM-1001Digital Communications
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This course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of serial communications concepts. Students will learn about RS232, RS485, serial link characteristics, communications protocol characteristics, LANs and WANs, wireless applications, telephone communication, fibre optic link characteristics, modem configuration, and modulation methods.

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DEVC-2003Power Electronics 1
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This course introduces students to elements of power electronics. Students examine operational amplifiers in various configurations for measurement purposes, timer circuits, and DC power supplies (regulated and unregulated) as well as linear and switching supplies. In particular, students will learn the concepts of PWM voltage control with special application related to DC motor speed control. The labs give students practice in circuit operation, calibration procedures, as well as measurement and diagnostic procedures. Co-requisite: CIRC-2045 Electric Circuits.

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DEVC-2004Semiconductor Devices
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This course introduces students to the principles of electronics using semiconductor devices. By the end of the course, students will be able to analyze, design, and build circuits using transistors as switches and amplifiers. Students will apply DC and AC models in the analysis of transistors and amplifiers. Students will understand the effects of frequency and the use of capacitors in amplifier circuits.

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DEVC-3001Power Electronics 2
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This is an introductory course in power electronics that examines the devices and circuits used for such applications as AC motor soft starter, AVR, automatic voltage regulator for synchronous generator, and power controller for heater elements. Power circuits examined include rectifiers and converters for 1Phase, 3Phase, and 12 pulse operation as well as power controllers for 1Phase and 3Phase operation. Two methods of voltage control are considered: phase control and zero crossing control. Gate circuits representative of industrial and consumer applications are analyzed and compared. Vulnerability of solid state devices to voltage transients is addressed. The most common origins of AC line voltage transients as well as load voltage transients is disclosed. Students are guided in the proper selection and placement of the following over voltage protection aids: MOV, snubber circuit, and line reactor. Last of all, students are made aware of how the above power circuits distort the AC line current that results in a reduced power factor and an increase in heat generation. Lab activities include capturing AC line current waveforms and generating harmonic current spectrum graphs.

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DEVC-3002Power Electronics 3
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The first part of this course deals with soft starters and variable speed drives. Variable speed drives include DC drives with and without regenerative braking as well as a variety of AC drives including VFD with V/Hz operation and VFD with flux vector operation and DTC (direct torque control). At the drive output, the issues are drive set up with respect to type of mechanical load, starting, braking, acoustical motor noise, and solutions to such contemporary problems as long line motor failure. At the drive input, the issues are apparent power demand and methods of suppressing both AC line current harmonics and EMI. The later part of this course examines power quality with regards to problems, measurements, and conditioning . The effects of electronic circuits such as motor drives on power quality will be highlighted. Each week there are approximately 2.5 hours of lecture and 2.5 hours of lab and/or demonstration. The lectures deal with circuit operation, simple numerical design, and motor drive features. The labs allow students to assemble/set up and observe the performance of power conversion circuits as well as develop measurement and diagnostic skills. Students also perform set up for a variety of motor drives.

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DIGI-1003Digital Logic
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This course teaches the fundamentals of digital logic circuits. Upon completion of this course students will be able to analyze and construct logic circuits, using Small Scale Integration (SSI) logic devices, relays, and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The course examines Boolean algebra, combinational logic, sequential logic, and interfacing requirements. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency in analysis and design of combinational logic, using Boolean algebra, and sequential logic, using latches, flip-flops and counters. Applications will include basic combinational logic circuits, decoders, multiplexers, and counters.

ELEC-2003Electrical Measurements
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This course introduces students to Instrumentation transformers and watt-meters used in power measurement, and vector analysis of power measurement using two and three watt-meters. Methods are learned to measure/calculate reactive power, apparent power, power factor, and phase sequence. Energy measurement and energy demand are analyzed and correction methods are considered. Typical CT and PT configurations are analyzed.

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EMBD-1000Introduction to Microcontrollers and C Programming
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This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to use a microcomputer for controlling real world industrial applications. A microcomputer development system will be used to control external electronic hardware using the ‘C’ programming language. Simple projects will be used as building blocks for more complex tasks, allowing the student to gradually see the power and potential of a microcomputer programmed with the 'C' language.

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ETHC-1002Professional Ethics
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This course prepares students for being engineering technology professionals by exploring critical thinking, ethical behavior, and the legal and professional accountabilities that apply in the workplace. The industry's code(s) of ethics and practical case studies are used as the learning focus.

MACH-1092Electrical Machines 1
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This course introduces students to electrical DC and single phase induction motors. Students are required to create a model circuit and operate DC motors and generators as well as understand basic machine design. Machine construction details such as windings, commutator, magnetic circuits, and brushes are covered. Operating characteristics of the various machines (shunt series and compound) are examined in detail and are compared to the model created. Applying knowledge gained, students are required to select the appropriate motor for a given process.

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MACH-2000Electrical Machines 2
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This course introduces the student to the theory of AC synchronous generators/motors and three phase induction motors/generators, which includes induced EMF, coil pitch, distribution factor, rotating magnetic fields, rotor design and performance, armature reaction, voltage regulation, power factor control, equivalent circuits, and efficiency. Practical labs then demonstrate the theory, electrical machine characteristics, as well as develop equivalent circuits.

Vector analysis of the synchronous machine and its effect on the grid system and concepts of infinite buss are covered in depth. Attention is given to the different types of construction methods of electrical machines and their effect on machine performance and harmonic distortion. Power factor correction using synchronous machine in "real orld" situations is covered in depth. Students will be made aware of reliability and types of failures of these machines both mechanical and electrical. As well, students will be familiarized with motor sizing techniques and gathering information, evaluation, and calculation of motor performance requirements for a given process. Three phase induction machines will be evaluated and modeled using "slip" variable.

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MANU-1052Drafting
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This course is an introduction to computer-aided drafting using Solid Edge (mechanical drawing), MultiSim (Circuit schematics), and Visio. Students will gain the ability to create and modify basic electronic shematics and mechanical drawings using these programs. Drawing identification and notation systems will also be discussed and practiced. Some basic circuit simulation techniques using MultiSim will also be addressed.

MATH-1075Mathematics
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The overall objective of this Mathematics course is to enable students to gain a working knowledge of basic mathematical concepts as well as to develop manipulation and application skills so essential to electrical and electronic studies. This is a hands-on course; a large portion of the time will be invested in using and applying the concepts acquired through lectures. The material covered will include operations with numbers, basic concepts of algebra, geometry, trigonometric functions and identities, exponents, radicals, logarithms, complex numbers, equation solving methods, and applied word problems. This course is a prerequisite for second semester calculus, circuits, and applied science courses.

MATH-2013Calculus
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The objective of this course is to enable the student to apply the techniques of differentiation and integration to the solution of technical problems in the electrical, electronic, and instrumentation fields. 

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PHYS-1001Physics 1
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Physics 1 covers concepts in linear mechanics and electrostatics. Major topics to be reviewed or taught include kinematics, forces, Newton’s laws of Motion, work and energy, charges, electric fields, and electric potential. Material is learned through a combination of lectures and solved problems. The concepts are applied to components and devices used in this program, anchoring the students' understanding of how technological devices operate. This course is a pre-requisite for Physics 2.

PHYS-2001Physics 2
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Physics 2 covers concepts in rotational mechanics and magnetism. Major topics to be reviewed or taught include uniform circular motion, rotational kinematics, rotational dynamics, rotational kinetic energy, angular momentum, simple harmonic motion, magnetic fields, magnetic forces, magnetic torques, magnetic materials, electromagnetic induction, and electromagnetic waves. Material is learned through a combination of lectures and solved problems. The concepts are applied to components and devices used in this program, anchoring the students' understanding of how technological devices operate.

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PLCS-1110PLCs 1
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of programming, interfacing, troubleshooting, and industrial applications of an Allen Bradley Micrologix 1200 PLC. It is a hands-on project based student centered course in which induction precedes deduction. Documentation is a major component of this course and covers description of operations, ladder diagrams, I/O list, external wiring, and illustrations of the process. Students are required to program and connect the PLC and other industrial components to minimize risk to man and machine.

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PLCS-2111PLCs 2
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This is an intermediate PLC programming course which is designed to allow students to program, interface, and troubleshoot real-world processes using an Allen Bradley Micrologix 1200 PLC. Safety is a major component of this course and covers factory floor safety including lockouts. Students will be introduced to powerful PLC functions including PID controller, sequencer, quadrature encoder high speed inputs, analog signals, and visual basic, and these functions will be used to form complex control of factory processes. Students will be introduced to functions and methods used to trouble shoot a complex program and associated hardware. They will learn noise reduction techniques, grounding, and panel layout of PLC control systems. Human machine interface is introduced, both in software and hardware. Different hardware protocols and busses are introduced. Students will be introduced to future developments in the PLC area.

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PROG-1000Programming
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This course is an introduction to programming that will prepare students for embedded software development on a microcontroller. (No microcontroller hardware is introduced in this course; programs are written and run on a PC.) Flow charts and pseudo code are used to analyse program function and to model program logic before actual coding in a computer language. Programming skills are developed by working programs and then writing similar code. Troubleshooting skills are developed by using debugging tools that allow examination of program flow and variables.

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PROJ-2000Project Management
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This course develops a basic understanding of the generally accepted knowledge areas and practices of project management including terminology. Students learn how to apply basic processes, tools, and techniques. They develop a basic project plan in a team environment. This course combines theoretical knowledge with practical laboratory skills using project management software that can be applied immediately on the job.

PROJ-2002Engineering Technology Report
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Students will research and critically analyze an industry-related problem to synthesize possible solutions for the chosen problem. Students will write a technical report to document their process and make recommendations for addressing the problem analyzed. The report will also demonstrate students' ability to communicate effectively and concisely, and to format the delivery of information in a manner consistent with industry practices.

PROJ-3002Final Project
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This course enables students to put into practice the knowledge and expertise acquired during previous semesters. Students apply previous knowledge into the area of their interest, and are taught the following group related activities: safety, feasibility study, specification, quotation, design, planning, documentation, group dynamics, problem analysis, selection of components to the design, testing concepts, and acceptance testing. Co-requisite: COMM-3005 Technical Thesis.

PWRS-1001Power Systems 1
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This course is designed to familiarize students with the transmission of electric power over an electrical power system. Topics covered include power system components and terminology, introducing the per-unit system for power system calculations, determining circuit constants of overhead transmission lines, modeling of transmission lines, power flow, transmission line limits and stability, distributing system layouts, and monitoring of power systems. PSCAD (EMTDC) software will be introduced and students will get a more realistic view of power systems by simulating major power systems components. Co-requisite: CODE-2000 Electrical Practices and Design.

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PWRS-2490Power Systems 2
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This course is designed to introduce basic concepts in power circuit protection. It discusses various switchgear apparatus and protection relays used in power systems (HV and MV). Fault current calculation will be covered for both balanced and unbalanced systems. An introduction to power quality will be presented and awareness of SCADA systems will be introduced and discussed. PSCAD (EMTDC) software will be introduced to simulate fault current and voltage waveforms for analysis purposes. Instructions consist of five hours per week, part of which will be devoted to labs on protection relay setting and applications and PSCAD simulations. Co-requisite: CODE-2000 Electrical Practice and Design.

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SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

SCIE-3003Applied Sciences
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This course introduces students to physics topics that are relevant and specific to the electrical engineering technology.

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SEMR-9209General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

TRAN-1000Transformers
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This course examines single- and three-phase power transformers, auto-transformers, and instrument transformers. Students will learn about the construction of transformers: core design, windings, insulation, and cooling. Transformer equivalent circuits will be determined for the purposes of finding voltage regulation and efficiency. Three-phase transformer winding configurations, parallel operation, phasing, and harmonic considerations will also be covered.

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WRKE-1007Co-Op Work Experience
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WRKE-2007Co-Op Work Experience
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WRKS-1037Introduction to Quality
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Many potential employers of electronic and electrical engineering technologists have a Quality program. This course introduces the concept of Quality programs in the workplace, including what quality is and why it is important to business.

WRKS-1038Workshop Practices
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Workshop Practices introduces the student to basic hand tools and the skills required for the day to day work of the technologist. In this "hands on" course students learn to solder. They learn how to remove soldered components. The students learn about electrical safety, basic electrical wiring, cables and connectors. Students will also practice the use and care of basic hand tools and basic measuring instruments.

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