SIUC Department of Technology

Electrical Engineering Technology On-line

EET 150 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology

Introduction and Orientation

Course Author/Supervisor
Dr. Carl J. Spezia PE
Associate Professor
Department of Technology

This laboratory course gives students instrumentation and construction skills for electrical/electronic technology.  Students learn to identify components and determine their values using color codes and identifying markings.  The course introduces error analysis and units common to electrical/electronic measurement. The course covers schematic diagram reading and drawing using CAD/CAM tools.  Students learn electronic circuit design and assembly techniques such as bread-boarding, printed circuit layout, soldering, and wire-wrapping.  The course covers the proper use of test instruments for measuring circuit values and generating test signals.  Students demonstrate skills by assembling, testing, and troubling-shooting an electronic kit.




None Required


Model SP-1A Solder Practice Kit Assembly and Instruction Manual, Elenco, 2010.

Kitpro Dual Output Adjustable Linear Regulated Power Supply Kit Assembly and Instruction Manual, Jameco, 2017. 

Required Software:

This course uses software packages to simulate electronic circuits. It also uses software to acquire and convert electronic signals into digital form and display them in a easily understood user interface. On-lines students will use an instrumentation pod that connects to a computer via a USB port.  This device requires software to control and display the measurement made by the instrument.  On-campus students will have software provided to them in computer and instrumentation labs.  On-line students must acquire and install all required software to complete course assignments.

This course also utilizes circuit simulation software distributed by National Instruments called MultiSim.  A browse-based student version of the software is available from this site.  This software provides SPICE circuit simulation.  On-line students will need to acquire LabVIEW data acquisiton software for a programming project. This product is available from this site.  On-line students will also need software for the instrumentation pod - Analog Discovery 2. This device requires free software called WaveForms 2015 and is available free from this site.

Students should obtain and install these software packages as soon as possible.  Lab activities require the use of these tools.

What Next?

You need to access the course syllabus from this page or from Desire2Learn, then view the instructor’s introduction video.

Emergency Procedures: On-Campus Students

SIUC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and work. Because some health and safety circumstances are beyond our control, we ask that you become familiar with the SIUC Emergency Response Plan and Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) program. Emergency response information is available on the BERT website at, Department of Public Safety’s website (disaster drop down) and in the Emergency Response Guidelines pamphlet. Know how to respond to each type of emergency.

Instructors will provide guidance and direction to students in the classroom in the event of an emergency affecting your location. It is important that you follow these instructions and stay with your instructor during an evacuation or sheltering emergency. The Building Emergency Response Team will assist your instructor in evacuating the building or sheltering within the facility.