Course Description

Theory of basic solid-state electron devices. Power circuits. Use of analog and digital integrated circuits in control systems for logic, interlocks, and automated machinery control.

Entrance Requirements

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Other Objectives


  1. Introduction to CAPS Systems and Electronic Control
  2. Analog and Digital Signals, and Electronic Systems
  3. Sensors, Units, Measurement, Error, Accuracy & Uncertainty
  4. Resistance, Capacitance, Inductance; Filtering & Impedance
  5. Analog Circuits and Signal Processing
  6. Voltage Dividers and the Wheatstone Bridge
  7. Transistors and Solid-State Integrated Circuits
  8. Operational Amplifiers and Instrumentation Applications
  9. Digital Circuits and Signal Processing
  10. Boolean Algebra, Logic Gates, and TTL Voltage I/O
  11. Microprocessor Busses and One-Bit A/D Comparators
  12. Digital to Analog Converters (DACs)
  13. Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs)
  14. Ladder Logic Systems and Relay-Switching Controllers
  15. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); Application & Programming
  16. PLC Design-Application Case Study

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