*These courses provide the basic techniques necessary for analyzing and designing digital functions.
*To use the fundamental notions of Boolean algebra to understand and design digital and I.T. electronic systems.
*To recognize basic logic functions (logic gates, counters and comparators), describe input/output and explain a logic schemas.
*To determine the necessary logic operator to transform a binary sequence into another.
* To use a logic analyser on a circuit to describe how it functions (in the absence of an electrical schema) and find and functional problems.
* To be able to design sequential logic schemas
Topics covered include number representation, Boolean algebra and the fundamentals and construction of elementary gates, circuits developed from combinatory logic (comparator, decoder and demultiplexer), introduction to sequential logic and its basic components (D, RS, RSH, and JK flip flop circuits), registers and counters, designing and creating a synchronous sequential logic set-up.
Course Evaluation – Labwork evaluations and a written test
ECTS credits: 2
(GE1C2-F) Industrial Control Systems (1st semester) 12 lecture hours, 6 class hours
and (GE1C3-F) Industrial Control Systems Laboratory (1st semester) 12 laboratory hours Objectives
*Students will learn elementary functions of industrial control systems.
*For students to be able to argue the advantages of closed loop system versus an open loop system
*For students to be able to quantify the performance of linear control systems (stability, rate and precision)
*For students to be able to calculate the parameters of a PIC controller using various theories and experiments
continuous time linear dynamical systems
open and closed loop control
performance of continuous time linear dynamical systems (accuracy, stability, rapidity)
Basic compensating actions
Lead - lag compensators
three-term control: proportional, integral, derivative (P, I, and D),
Using the Smith predictor
Course Evaluation - 1 written test and evaluations of laboratory work
Students will learn about the limitations of op-amps, the most common circuit applications, how to condition signals, how to choose the right op-amp and how to write a lab report. Students will learn how to design an instrumentation schematic.
Part 1 – Op-amps functioning in the linear range
Introduction & fundamentals
Defaults and limitations
Low pass filters
Part 2 – Op-amps and switching
Hysteresis in circuit components
Choosing trigger characteristics
Course Evaluation – 1 written test and evaluations of laboratory work
* Assess another person’s diagram and improve it (by allowing for UML norms and assessing its coherence)
* Design diagrams according to simple guidelines, and later complex guidelines, using UML fundamentals and their knowledge of diagrams
° Software processes: life cycles
° Presentation of UML: RUP (Rational Unified Process)
° Why Object-Oriented?
° UML use case diagrams, sequence diagrams, class diagrams
° Computer Aided Software Environment (CASE) project: using a UML modeling tool
° Moving from modelling to programming with JAVA: translating into JAVA simple diagrams incorporating association, composition, aggregation and heritage
Course Evaluation – classwork assessments and a written test
° Writing detailed design specifications and documents
° Putting the database into place and developing the application
° Testing and validation
Course Evaluation – project assessments
ECTS credits: 2
1st Year General Studies Curriculum
Humanities, Languages and Management 6 – Communication & General Culture (CO1C1-F) Communication Skills (1st semester) 14 class hours
This class aims at helping students professionally and academically
Professional goal: At the end of this course student will be able to write the minutes of a meeting. This professional document should have the merit of being objective, coherent, and precise to be able to help business decisions to be made
Academic goal: At the end of this course student will be able to write a summary from a given document in a given amount of time
° Methods for oral summaries
° Methods for written summaries
° Individual practice at summaries and final editing
° Presentations of oral summaries from group collaborations based on each member’s research
° Presentations of written summaries from group collaborations based on each member’s research