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2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 3621 - Basic Principles of Illumination and Communications

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
An introductory illumination and communications systems course with lighting basics, which includes illumination, interior lighting design, energy use and electrical codes and communication basics in security and fire alarm systems. (prereq: AE 3612 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Produce and interpret drawings for telecommunications, data, security, phone, fire alarm, sound & time systems
• Understand the basics of vision
• Properly apply types of lights, including incandescent, fluorescent, and HID lighting systems
• Properly select illumination requirements for a variety of buildings and spaces
• Calculate the illumination levels using the zonal cavity method
• Calculate the illumination levels using the point method
• Calculate the illumination levels using the Visual Basic method
• Properly select the proper number of fixtures per circuit
Prerequisites by Topic
• Basic mathematics-pre-college level
• Basic wiring calculations from AE-3612
Course Topics
• Low Voltage wiring (3 classes)
• Data (1 class)
• Security (1 class)
• Telephone (1 class)
• Fire Alarm (1 class)
• Sound (1 class)
• Time (1 class)
• Automation (1 class)
• Vision (1 class)
• Light measurement (3 classes)
• Illumination requirements (2 classes)
• Zonal Cavity (3 classes)
• Point Method (1 class)
• Visual Basic (1 class)
• Daylight (1 class)
• Comm 63 (1 class)
• Controls (1 class)
• Emergency lighting (1 class)
• Outdoor lighting (1 class)
• Design (10 classes)
• Exams & Review (3 classes)
Coordinator
Dudley Outcalt



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