Jul 25, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
2021-2022 General Catalog

DSME 1340 - Mobile Electrical and Electronics Theory

5 credits

Students will study the basic principles of electricity including electron flow in series and parallel circuits, Ohm’s law, magnetism and semiconductor devices related to the mobile industry. The theory and operation of a complete vehicle electrical system and its various components will be discussed in a series of sub-systems. These sub-systems include: the battery, starter and starting system, alternator and charging system, gauges and instrument panel, vehicle lighting and accessories, engine electronic sensors, as well as the wiring and connections used in each of these systems. Students have the opportunity to learn schematic symbols by studying the various types of electrical circuits used in mobile equipment. Students will be introduced to different test instruments such as the digital multi-meter and testing techniques unique to each type of equipment will be presented.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MATH 0950  or a higher level MATH course

Campus: USU Eastern only