ES-110: Introduction to Engineering & Lab Experience

Lab Experience
Fall '08

Instructor: Shahram Marivani

Days: Fridays
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Location: Salazar Hall 2003

Office Hours: Fridays, 10:00 am to 11:50 am or by appointment
Office Location: Salazar Hall 2002
Phone: (707) 664-2150
Email: shahram dot marivani at sonoma dot edu

Course Overview:

In this portion of the course, the focus will be on familiarizing the students with the Engineering Science labs, the equipment in these labs and a glance at some of the software used in the program. There will also be group discussions led by Dr. Ali Kujoory. The scope of the group discussions will be the material covered in lectures as well as laboratory.

Course Textbook:

There is no textbook for this class. The necessary course material will be posted on the course web site.

Grading Policy:

The lab grade will count for 50% towards the final course grade. The lab grade has four components as follows:


Completion of projects (labs) 50%
Participation in group discussions 20%
Attendance 10%
Final Exam 20%

Tentative Weekly Schedule:

Date Time Lab Topics
Fri 8/29 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Introduction to the engineering labs and related issues
Fri 9/5 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Introduction to measurement equipment, part 1: DC
Fri 9/12 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Group Discussion
Fri 9/19 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Introduction to breadboards
Fri 9/26 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Creating electrical circuits
Fri 10/3 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Group Discussion
Fri 10/10 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Introduction to measurement equipment, part 2: AC
Fri 10/17 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm AC measurement equipment continued
Fri 10/24 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Group Discussion
Fri 10/31 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Introduction to Multisim
Fri 11/7 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Introduction to Photonics
Fri 11/14 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Group Discussion
Fri 11/21 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Introduction to Networking
Fri 12/5 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Introduction to LabView
Fri 12/12 1:00 pm - 3:50 pm Final Exam