May 25, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Computer-Controlled Systems Certificate


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Program: Certificate
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 221 ~ 260-481-6338 ~ www.ecet.ipfw.edu

This certificate program provides theory and experiments on computer-controlled system design and implementation. Three methods of computer control — programmable logic controller (PLC), General Purpose Interface Bus system (GPIB, HPIB, or IEEE 488), and microcontroller-based systems — are studied. Highlights of the course sequence include data acquisition using low- and high-level languages, control-variable measurement using sensors, D/A and A/D conversions, ladder diagrams, design of pneumaticand hydraulic-controlled systems, sampling and reconstruction, z transform, stability-analysis techniques, comparisons of continuous and discrete time-controlled systems, and open- and closed-loop controlled systems.

Upon satisfactory completion of this certificate program, you will be able to build your own computer-controlled system using a PLC, a GPIB, or a microcontroller.

The ECET department also offers the Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science with a major in electrical engineering technology, and Bachelor of Science with a major in computer engineering technology. In addition to the degrees, the department offers a minor in electronics and certificate programs in advanced microprocessors, electronics communications, power electronics systems. and computer networking.

To earn the certificate in computer-controlled systems, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7), fulfill all course prerequisites, and satisfactorily complete the following courses with a grade of C or better. This certificate is not available to any student with a major in EET (A.S. and/or B.S.).

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