ECET 38500 - Introduction To Automotive Electronics
Credit Hours: 4.0.
This course is a study of automotive electronics components and systems. Main topics are sensors, actuators, engine fuel systems and ignition systems. Also covered are braking, emissions, General Motors Class II bus, and OBD (On Board Diagnostic) systems and emerging technologies.
After completing the course the students should be able to:
1. Understand operating principles and characteristics of automotive sensors and actuators.
2. Construct and analyze performance of automotive sensors and actuators using spreadsheets to develop graphs and equations representing sensor characteristic curves.
3. Understand the basic operation of automotive engine control systems.
4. Adapt an aftermarket microprocessor control system to a test vehicle and create running parameters.
5. Learn to use digital multi-meters, digital storage oscilloscopes, current clamps and OBD-II instrumentation to retrieve, store and analyze data from automotive engines and systems.
(ECET 20700 Minimum Grade of D- or
EET 20700 Minimum Grade of D-) or
(ECET 21400 Minimum Grade of D- or
EET 21400 Minimum Grade of D-)