Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Lausanne, Switzerland
- Program Terms: Early Fall
- Budget Sheets: Early Fall
|Academic Term||Early Fall|
|08/19/2019 - 09/14/2019|
|Estimated Program Fee||$5,450|
|Prerequisites||Either MATH 136, or MATH 126 and either MATH 307 or AMATH 351, and PHYS 122.|
|Program Directors||Karl Böhringer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Engh email@example.com
|Priority Application Deadline||February 15, 2019|
|Information Sessions||Wednesday, January 16th, 4:30 - 5:30pm, ECE 303
Friday, January 25th, 1 - 2pm, ECE 303
|General||Take a core UW engineering course while exploring the celebrated tradition of engineering excellence in Switzerland.|
|Visas||This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.|
Located in the center of Europe, Switzerland is famous for its tradition of precision and quality in engineering. In this program, students will get a first-hand look at the history of Swiss engineering and how it has helped this small nation to become a leader in high-tech research and engineering developments. The program will include a section of EE 215: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. This course will introduce students to basic concepts of electrical circuits and systems and will count toward the requirements for several engineering majors. The course will be taught through a series of lectures and lab sessions at EPFL, one of Europe's top universities for science and engineering. Students will also explore many of the technical and cultural sites in Switzerland. Planned excursions including the CERN research facility and the Large Hadron Collider, the city of Zermatt and the famous Matterhorn, the Olympic Museum, and a cruise on Lake Geneva.
Students will stay in student housing administered through the Fondation Maison pour Etudiants Lausanne (FMEL) - . This organization is the primary student housing provider for EPFL students. All facilities have a building manager that oversees the safety, security, and maintenance of the living spaces. Most students will be housed in apartments with shared kitchen, living, and bathroom spaces with separate bedrooms for each student. Due to capacity issues, some students may be housed in studio apartment units.
Either MATH 136, or MATH 126 and either MATH 307 or AMATH 351, and PHYS 122. Some walking may be required for industry and cultural visits.
5 UW Quarter Credits
Introduction to electrical engineering. Basic circuit and systems concepts. Mathematical models of components. Kirchhoff's laws. Resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. Solution of first and second order linear differential equations associated with basic circuit forms. Prerequisite: either MATH 136, or MATH 126 and either MATH 307 or AMATH 351, and PHYS 122.
Learning goals include:
The course objectives are provided for you to understand the tangible skills and competencies you develop as a result of taking this course. They inform you of what types of problems you will be able to solve at the end of the term. At the end of this course, you will be able to: Identify linear systems and represent them in schematic form Explain precisely what the fundamental circuit variables mean and why the fundamental laws governing them are true. Apply Kirchhoff's current and voltage laws, Ohm's law, and the terminal relations describing inductive and capacitive energy-storage elements to circuit problems. Simplify circuits using series and parallel equivalents and using Thevenin and Norton equivalents Perform node and loop analyses in standard matrix format Explain the physical underpinnings of capacitance and inductance. Identify and model first and second order electric systems involving capacitors and inductors Predict the transient behavior of first and second order circuits.
Through this course, you will learn about the engineering profession in Switzerland and the research and developments that are being pioneered by Swiss engineers. Students will learn through guest lectures, tours of engineering labs at EPFL, and site visits to technical and cultural sites in and around Lausanne, including the CERN facility.
Included in the program fee:
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