Current Electrotechnology Students

 

Welcome to the Electrotechnology web site for current students.

 

Electrotechnology Lab Procedures

Electrotechnology Lab Procedures and Requirements

These lab procedures and requirements apply to all persons using the labs in Electrotechnology:

Familiarize yourself with these procedures to ensure that you have a safe and positive learning experience in our laboratories.

Lab Safety

  1. All persons must comply with the policies and procedures listed on the Occupational Health and Safety (opens new window) website for Mohawk College.
  2. All persons must comply with the Electrotechnology Eyewear Policy including the use of Safety Glasses.
  3. The instructor must ensure that the relevant WHMIS and College requirements have been met for all labs.
  4. Students will not be allowed into any Electrotechnology labs without direct supervision from an instructor or technologist. Students are asked to wait in the hall until their instructor arrives.
  5. Students must not use any equipment or materials in the lab until they have received appropriate training and instruction on the correct and safe use of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and materials.
  6. Students will be advised of the use and location of the Emergency Power Off (EPO) buttons. These buttons cut off power to the benches in an emergency.
  7. Headphones or earplugs must not be worn in the laboratory.
  8. Long hair must be tied back, loose clothing secured, and neckties removed.
  9. Walkways must be clear of bags, tool boxes, personal belongings, chairs, etc.
  10. Self-closing doors must not be propped open as per the Fire Code.
  11. All equipment must be turned off whenever emergency evacuation is required.

Lab Rules

  1. Cameras are present in all the Electrotechnology labs.
  2. Food or drink is not permitted in any lab.
  3. Lab PC network connections must not be disconnected.
  4. Students must only use the bench equipment available at their station. If additional or replacement equipment is required they must have the permission of the instructor. Equipment must not be borrowed from other labs.
  5. Students must check the instruments at their bench and report any deficiencies or damage to the instructor.
  6. Instruments must not be removed from the lab.
  7. Equipment on bench shelves must not be rearranged, modified or moved.
  8. Power bars on each bench are for lab equipment only.
  9. Turn off battery powered college equipment when not in use.

End of Lab Checklist

For Students:

  • Power down the lab equipment as instructed by the instructor or technologist.
  • Return lab equipment to its home location.
  • Arrange instruments neatly on the bench.
  • Clean the bench. Brushes are provided at each bench.
  • Discard waste appropriately.
  • Tuck in chairs before leaving the bench.

 

For Instructors and Technologists:

  • Walk around the lab and ensure that it was left in good order.
  • Tag and report any faulty or damaged equipment to technical support.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Ensure all doors are locked.

Printable version of Electrotechnology Lab Procedures (opens PDF, 49kb)

Updated May 5, 2015 Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Mohawk College

Electrotechnology Eyewear Safety Requirements

Significant eye hazards with the potential for serious injury have been identified in the Electrotechnology lab classes (see the document “Electrotechnology Department Eye Hazard Risk Assessment – 2004”). The risks range from relatively low to very high and there is an additional degree of uncertainty or unpredictability introduced by the learning environment. These hazards exist all the time the lab classes are occupied and protective eyewear is mandatory at all times to ensure everyone exposed to these hazards is adequately protected.

  1. Everyone is required to wear CSA Class 1A spectacles protective eyewear (spectacles with side shields) while in a class or lab where exposed circuits are present and being used or where anyone present is interfacing, testing/measuring, soldering, using hand/power tools, cutting wire or performing other similar tasks. Inconsistent application and/or disregard for this basic safety requirement are unacceptable. Consistent application and enforcement for wearing protective eyewear is required.
  2. There are two options for obtaining the required degree of protection for those who already wear prescription glasses:
    1. Purchase customized prescriptive industrial safety glasses (from your optometrist or ophthalmologist) and request “industrial protection” lenses, frames and side shields. (Recommended.)
    2. Wear CSA approved “over-the-glass” eyewear. (Not recommended. For short term use only. )
  3. Protective eyewear must always be in safe, working and usable condition; scratched or damaged eyewear is not acceptable for use. Store eyewear in a suitable protective case.
  4. Class 1A spectacles must be worn for machining operations performed in room E229C and E229D.
  5. Class 2B non-vented goggles for chemical splashes and Class 6A face shield for must be worn for protection from chemical splashes in the PCB lab (E229A).

Wearing protective glasses and enforcing this requirement brings the following benefits:

  1. Protects College employees from serious eye injury.
  2. Protects students from serious eye injury
  3. Instills a sense of safety responsibility and awareness for students that will serve to protect them once they enter the workforce population.
  4. Conforms to standard industry practices.
  5. Demonstrates “due diligence” by the College as an employer and educator.
  6. Complies with the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act and applicable regulations.
  7. Note: There may be limited occasions in a class/lab in which the activities or conditions that create the eye hazard(s) have been eliminated (perhaps only temporarily) and the need for eye protection would be over-protective and not required. This determination would have to be made on a case by case basis that is appropriately left to the discretion of the instructor. Such determinations must be made responsibly and with extreme caution to ensure the hazard has truly been eliminated and nobody is left at risk and unprotected.

Elizabeth Martin, Associate Dean, Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology        

Lab Kits for Engineering Technology Students (Electrical, Computer, Mechanical and Pre-Technology)

Lab Kits

Students are required to purchase Lab Kits for their programs and courses each semester.

Lab Kits refers to tools, hardware, software and electronic components and other items that are required for your lab courses.

Everything has changed for Fall 2020. 

Students are no longer purchasing Lab Kits at the college.

Students will be ordering Lab Kits online from various suppliers depending on your program and semester.

Some examples of our suppliers are ABRA, Digikey and Mouser. There are others...

Lab Kits are:

REQUIRED  It is MANDATORY to purchase these.

OPTIONAL It is highly RECOMMENDED that students purchase these.

We are currently working on updating all the information on this website for Fall 2020.

Check back soon!


Lab Kits are required for Fall 2020 for these programs:

 

ELEC  Energy Systems Engineering Technology - 360

ELEC  Electrical Engineering Technology - 582

CENG Computer Engineering Technician - Mechatronic Systems - 563

CENG  Computer Engineering Technology – Mechatronic Systems - 562

 

Links below are for reference only:

CENG Computer Engineering Technology - 552 (replaced by 562) 

CENG  Computer Engineering Technician - 583 (replaced by 563)

MECH  Mechanical Engineering Technology - 529  Not running in Fall 2020

PRETECH  Pre-Technology - 168  Not running in Fall 2020


Lab Kits for Fall 2020

Information and prices are not yet final and subject to change.

 

Semester

and

Program

 

 Lab Kits by Semester, Program and Course

Estimated Price $CAN

(See note)

Sem 1

Program  360

Program  582

Program  562

Program  563

 

CENG10000 Applied Programming

REQUIRED (a mandatory purchase):

- Arduino UNO R3

- breadboard

- jumper wires

- electronic component kit

- safety glasses

- additional items TBD

Purchasing:

- This will be an on-line purchase.

- Students will be provided with details at a later date

 

ELEC10099 Electricity

OPTIONAL (a recommended purchase):

- tools

- breadboard

- batteries and clips

- hookup wire

- electronic component kit

- additional items TBD

- DMM Digital MultiMeter

Purchasing:

- Students will be provided with details at a later date

 

DMM Digital MultiMeter

OPTIONAL (a recommended purchase):

Ideal 61-340 MultiMeter distributed by Wesco

Purchasing:

- Students will be provided with details at a later date

 

  Estimate:  $100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimate:  $ 100

(Not including DMM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Student Pricing: $90

     

Sem 3

Program  360

Program  582

 

 

ELEC10103  Digital Systems

REQUIRED (a mandatory purchase):

- Arduino UNO R3

- electronic component kit

- hardware kit

- additional items TBD

Purchasing:

- This will be an on-line purchase from ABRA Electronics

- Students will be provided with details at a later date

 

ELEC10148 Electronic Circuits

OPTIONAL (a recommended purchase):

- electronic component kit

- breadboard

- batteries and clips

- hookup wire

- additional items TBD

Purchasing:

- Students will be provided with details at a later date

  Estimate:  $ 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Estimate:  $ 100

 

     

Sem3

Program  562

Program  563

 

 

CENG10004  Programmable Logic

REQUIRED (a mandatory purchase):

- DEO Nano Development Board

- jumper wires (from Sem 2)

- dip switch tool

Purchasing:

- This will be an on-line purchase.

- Students will be provided with details at a later date

 

ELEC10148 Electronic Circuits

OPTIONAL (a recommended purchase):

- electronic component kit

- breadboard

- batteries and clips

- hookup wire

- additional items TBD

 

Purchasing:

- Students will be advised at a later date

    Estimate:  $ 150

 

     

Sem 5

Program  562

 

 

 

 

 

CENG10014 Smart Sensor Technology

 

CENG10017 JAVA Embedded Apps

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

  • Prices are subject to change. These are estimates and subject to supplier pricing at the time of purchase.

  • Price does not including shipping, taxes, duties, exchange, etc


Contact Information

 

Contact 

George Voros

College e-mail format:

firstname.lastname 

@mohawkcollege.ca

Use only your Mohawk College e-mail account.

Subject must contain:

"LAB KITS" + "Student number" + "Your subject inquiry".

 

E-mail content must include:

1) Name and student number.

2) Program name, program code and semester.

3) Course name and course number if about a specific course.

4) Name of your instructor(s).

 


Lab Kits and Student Responsibilities for Fall 2020

  1. Read all the lab kit information on the this website before purchasing kits.

  2. It is the responsibility of the student to be prepared for laboratory classes at all times.

  3. Students will be ordering kits on-line. This should be done at the earliest opportunity to ensure that you receive these on time.

Electrotechnology Open Lab

Electrotechnology Open Lab

Fall 2020 Schedule

When? 

There are no open labs schedule at this time.

Where? 

Semester Breaks? 

What is the Open Lab?

It is an opportunity for students in related programs to come and use the equipment in our labs for independent learning and to gain experience in use of basic lab equipment.

A lab supervisor is there to ensure you have a safe experience and to provide general assistance.

Student tutors may be available for general tutoring and assistance.

Students who require dedicated instruction must seek a peer tutor.

Students must complete the Open Lab Sign In attendance sheet.

Only your instructor can grade or evaluate your work. The Open Lab supervisor will not sign lab work or validate gradable experimental data for submission to instructors.

The Electrotechnology Lab Procedures apply to the Open Lab.