Industrial Computing

Course Number: EET 180
Transcript Title: Industrial Computing
Created: April 26, 2022
Updated: April 26, 2022
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0

Prerequisites

MTH 65 or equivalent placement 

Course Description

Explores computers and computer applications in an industrial environment. Discusses computer hardware, software, and maintenance, operating systems and file management, networking, databases, and word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Prerequisite: MTH 65 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware by being able to physically locate, identify the purpose, and interpret technical data of major components within a computer.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use an operating system by being able to create, save, manage, transfer, and open files in various computer operating system platforms.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of spreadsheet application by utilizing a spreadsheet program to create and manipulate worksheet data to calculate and plot properties of electro-mechanical systems.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of word processing and presentation creation software by being able to communicate technical data and create uncomplicated presentations.
  5. Demonstrate the use of a database by being able to interact with data tables to enter, retrieve, manage and interpret data as information.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of networks by being able to identify basic operations of computer networks and apply networking concepts and standards.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

In class worksheets, quizzes, exams, and lab practical.

Texts and Materials

  • OER Text: Key Concepts of Computer Studies, Wang web: opentextbc.ca/computerstudies/

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Outcome #1: Demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware by being able to physically locate, identify the purpose, and interpret technical data of major components within a computer.
  • motherboards
  • processors
  • memory
  • storage
  • I/O (input and output)
Outcome #2: Demonstrate the ability to use an operating system by being able to create, save, manage, transfer, and open files in various computer operating system platforms.
  • Coursework Portfolio content:
    • Classwork activities
    • Project files
    • Lab results
Outcome #3: Demonstrate an understanding of spreadsheet application by utilizing a spreadsheet program to create and manipulate worksheet data to calculate and plot properties of electro-mechanical systems.
  • Plot DC ohm’s law and power
  • Plot capacitor charge and discharge and inductor storage and release curves
  • Calculate properties for hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Perform unit conversion
  • Plot sinusoidal waveforms
Outcome #4: Demonstrate an understanding of word processing and presentation creation software by being able to communicate technical data and create uncomplicated presentations.
  • Research technical data
  • Plot and analyze experimental data
  • Summarize and report results
Outcome #5: Demonstrate the use of a database by being able to interact with data tables to enter, retrieve, manage and interpret data as information.
  • Activity storage
  • Archive classwork
  • trends and exception reporting
Outcome #6: Demonstrate an understanding of networks by being able to identify basic operations of computer networks and apply networking concepts and standards.
  • Local-area networks/wide-area networks
  • Security
  • Industrial fieldbuses
  • Physical and logical topology