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Most industrial facilities require the service of an industrial electronics technician with the knowledge of digital circuitry and automated systems. The increasing dependence of industrial systems on electronics has created a need for technicians qualified to design, test, install, repair, and control electronics and computer systems. The Industrial Electronics department offers two-year diploma program which is designed to train interested and motivated students with the technical skills required for industrial electronics fields. The program provides a balance mix of courses in electronics, industrial engineering and computer hardware.


The Industrial Electronics curriculum in GAU is designed to provide the students with a sound theoretical background about industrial electronics while being oriented toward applied problem solving. Students enrolled in the ASc program, are required to complete twenty four courses with 63 credits. Students are also required to obtain a pass in Turkish Language and National History in order to fulfil the requirements of this balanced program.

Electronic Technology Program Outcomes

  1. Ability to understand and apply knowledge of mathematics and science,
  2. Calibrate, test, and repair analog and digital circuitry using industry standard test equipment,
  3. Organize, interpret, and use technical information and documentation,
  4. Communicate effectively across a variety of audiences: technicians, engineers, management, and customers,
  5. Apply appropriate troubleshooting techniques to electronic circuits or systems and perform test procedures,
  6. Maintain and repair electronic equipment and systems in accordance with relevant operational guidelines,
  7. Analyze and troubleshoot control systems,
  8. Ability to apply systems thinking in problem solving and system design,
  9. Ability to express their ideas and findings, in written and oral form.

MAT101 Mathematics I 3 0 3
PS111 General Physics I 3 0 3
AACT101 Accounting I 3 0 3
IEA103 Computer Aided Design 2 2 3
ENG101 Introduction to Computers 3 0 3
TURK001 Turkish I 3 0 3
Total 18

+-Course Descriptions

MAT101 – Mathematics for Business & Economics I (3,0)3

Revision of essential algebra for calculus. Polynomials, rational expressions, straight line. Linear and quadratic equations and inequalities. Functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, techniques of derivatives, applications of derivatives.

PS111 - General Physics I (2,2)3

In this course classical mechanics will be introduced. Space and time: straight-line kinematics; motion in a plane; forces and equilibrium; experimental basis of Newton’s laws; particle dynamics; universal gravitation; collisions and conservation laws; work and potential energy; vibrational motion; conservative forces; inertial forces and non-inertial frames; central force motions; rigid bodies and rotational dynamic topics covered in this course.

AACT 101 –Principles of Accounting I (3,0)3

Accounting I is an introductory course, which assumes no previous knowledge of the subject. This course introduces the student to the basic tools of financial accounting such as balance sheet, income statement, worksheet, and journal & ledger accounts. The students will be able to prepare and use these in single proprietorship type of business by the end of the semester. This course will also demonstrate how accounting concepts can be used to make business decisions more effective.

ENG 103 - Computer Aided Design (2,2)3

Understanding the purposes and commands of AutoCAD, creating new shapes altering them and adding new entities to them. Modifying objects placing notes and specifications on objects, drawing solid objects, Isometrics, The user co-ordinate system, 3D commands, solid bock building, and plotting AutoCAD drawings.

ENG101 - Introduction to Computers(3,0)3

An introduction to basic aspects of computing, operating systems, computing environments, networks and tools. This course provides a background of tools using DOS and Windows environments for word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

MAT102 - Business Mathematics II (3,0)3

Exponential and logarithmic functions. Derivatives of exponential and logarithmic functions. Applications of exponential functions ant derivatives. Techniques of integration, definite integral, applications of integration. Functions of several variables, partial derivatives.

ENG106 - Fundamentals of Industrial Engineering (3,0)3

Introduction to Industrial Engineering (IE), brief history of IE, related disciplines, production systems design, production systems control, quality control, total management, operations research, decision sciences and systems topics covered in this course.

IEA104 - Physical Electronics (2,2)3

Overview of basic semiconductor mechanisms. The electronics of metal-semiconductor contacts, pn junctions, bipolar transistors, and MOS field-effect transistors. Properties that are significant to device operation for integrated circuits.

MT104 - Linear Algebra (3,0)3

This course deals with subjects such as system of linear equations, matrices, determinants, introduction to eigenvalues and eigenvectors, dot product, cross product, vector spaces and linear transformations.

ENG205 - Logic Circuit Design (3,2)4

Number systems and codes, Binary, hexadecimal and octal systems, Boolean algebra and logic gates. Basic theorems, truth table, canonical and standard forms, Simplification of Boolean functions. Application of Boolean algebra to switching circuits, Minimisation of Boolean functions using algebraic: Karnaugh map, and tabular methods, Design of combinatorial circuits with MSI and LSI; decoders, encoders, multiplexers, and demultiplexers, programmable logic devices, flip-flops topics covered in this course.

IEA203 - Electronic Circuits I (3,2)4

In this course small signals of BJTs and FETs are discussed in depth. Single and multiple stage transistor amplifiers. Selected applications of analogue circuits such as analogue-to-digital converters, switched capacitor filters, and comparators. The laboratory builds on the concepts presented in the lectures and provides hands-on design experience and help with the use of computer aided design tools.

IEA207 - Circuit Theory (3,0)3

State variables. Laplace transform analysis of circuits, Transfer functions, poles and zeros, Bode plots, Two-port circuits and state variable analysis, Advanced techniques and advanced circuits such as impedance function, filter circuit types, phase and amplitude filters, Frequency selective circuits. Fourier series, The Fourier transform topics covered in this course.


IEA204 - Feedback Control Systems (4,0)4

Introduction to design of feedback systems, Properties and advantages of feedback systems, Time-domain and frequency-domain performance measures, Stability and degree of stability, Nyquist criterion, Frequency-domain design, Root locus method, Compensation techniques, Application to a wide variety of physical systems topics covered in this course.


IEA209 - Electrical Measurements & Instrumentation (2,2)3

Errors theory, accuracy analysis and evaluation, System of units, Standards, Measuring methods and procedures, Electromechanical instruments, Instrument transformers, Potentiometers DC and AC bridges, Oscilloscopes, Electronic and Digital instruments, Transducers and sensors topics covered in this course.

IEA205 - Quality Planning and Control (3,0)3

Introduction to quality control, statistical process control, sampling techniques, mean and R charts, determining sample sizes, mean and standard deviation charts, run tests, quality control circles, total quality management topics covered in this course

ENG 102/IEA202 - Computer Programming I (2,2)3

In this computer programming course, students learn how to solve problem using computers. The concept and notation of algorithms. Problem analysis, development of algorithms and their implementation in a procedure-oriented language. Topics include the integrated programming environment (editing, computing, debugging), data types, operators, input/output structured programming, program control, passing parameters and arrays.