ENEE312 Syllabus - revision 1
"Microelectronic Circuits" by Sedra/Smith - Fifth Edition ISBN - 0-19-514251-9
Prerequisite Course: ENEE302 (Digital Electronics)
Your final grade will be based on exam scores and homework scores. 70% of your grade will be based on the exams and 30% will be based on homework. Scores will be translated into final grades at the end of the semester with a likely grading scale described near the middle of the semester.
Homeworks will be given approximately every other week. They will be distributed from the webpage.
Homework will typically be due on Wednesday in class.
Late homework is subject to the following late penalties:
* if turned in by 5pm Wednesday, there will be a loss of 2% (of the total earned points)
* if turned in by 5pm Thursday, there will be a loss of 10% (of the total earned points)
* if turned in by 5pm Friday, there will be a loss of 50% (of the total earned points)
Homework will not be
after 5pm on Friday.
Late homework must be delivered to me in my office or slid under the
door. Do not put them in my mailbox. Please staple
your assignment sheets together. I will not take responsibility
for lost sheets from your assignments. If you go by another name
than the one officially registered with the University, please write
both names down for the first few assignments so that we can make the
While it is expected that the course material be discussed among the students, the homework problems are intended to be completed independently. If your homework appears to be identical to another student's, you may be asked to demonstrate your understanding of the material to the instructor or TA in an oral quiz. Homework solutions that are not legible will not be graded, resulting in a loss of points that are not recoverable.
Exams: Your exam
score in the class will be based on two equally-weighted midterm
exams and one larger final exam.
The actual dates for the exams will be determined later and announced
in class at least one and a half weeks in advance.
Makeup exams are ONLY possible
for those with officially documented excuses (i.e. approved by
the undergraduate studies office), however, they must be taken within
one week of the official exam date and a new exam may be issued at my
Exam questions will be based on the material presented in class and homework.
* no electronic devices of any kind are allowed on your desk (aside from a watch - no, cellphones cannot be used as clocks.)
* a single sheet of notes will be allowed.
* erasers may not be shared
* leaving the exam room for any reason without permission terminates your exam period.
Office Hours: Please come during the time assigned above (Mon 4-5,Thu 2-3pm). Other times are fine, but only by appointment. Questions about the homework, or grading should be first directed to the TA.
Course Materials Distribution / EMAIL:While much of the course material will be distributed in the class lecture, supplementary course material will be available from the class website at: http://www.ece.umd.edu/class/enee312-1 and via direct email to students in the class. In the beginning of the course, I will attempt to verify that class notifications are reaching your email address, however, it will be your responsibility to ensure continued reception of class information. All class announcements will be mirrored onto the class website as an alternative means of retrieving updated information.
In this course, we will be covering the following topics:
While we will not be discussing
it in class, it is expected that you are familiar with the program
PSPICE and are able to use it to enhance your understanding of the
various circuits to be presented in class. Some of the
supplementary material on the web site may be in PSPICE form.
Absences: While it is my intent to respect our diverse community's religious observances, it is the student's responsibility to inform me in writing (email) of any intended absences for religious observances in advance. Notice should be provided as soon as possible but no later than the end of the second week of classes.
Final Comments: Although I am not expecting to have to deal with this issue, I would like to make it very clear that academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. The University Code of Academic Integrity, which can be found at http://www.inform.umd.edu/CampusInfo/Departments/JPO prohibits students from committing the following acts of academic dishonesty: cheating, fabrication, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism. Academic dishonesty in this class includes outright copying of homework or deliberately taking unfair advantage of the other students in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be referred to the Office of Judicial Programs.