Printed Circuit Board Design Layout
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An introductory course covering the fundamental principles of computer aided design and printed circuit board layout and manufacture. Product design is emphasized. Projects include sheet metal layout, CNC layout, and chemical processes.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
- Project Packaging
- Sheet Metal Layout
- Prototyping
- PCB Fabrication
- Term Project Presentation

This course is intended as a beginning course in the development of basic electronic design skills. Students will be instructed in the use of computer-aided design tools to develop printed circuit boards. Additionally, students will be instructed in methods for soldering and manufacturing printed circuit boards. This course will teach students the basics of 2D electronic drafting, including development of component libraries, diagrams, and final printed circuit board artwork.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, each student should be able to do the following:
1. Solve basic electronic design problems by sketching, designing, and manufacturing a printed circuit board that fits the design needs.
2. Demonstrate the features, limitations, and functions associated with CAD commands, and apply them to specific PCB design problems.
3. Develop block, schematic, and component diagrams using CAD software for development of printed circuit boards.
4. Accurately produce working drawings and blueprints.
5. Competently solder components on a printed circuit board.
6. Produce a working prototype of a printed circuit board.
REQUIREMENTS: Class Procedure: There are two weekly lecture/lab periods. Each period will last 2 hours. The first portion of the class will be lecture and the remaining time will be in-class lab help sessions. Each student is required to be in attendance during the scheduled lecture/lab periods. It is highly recommended each student schedule time on their own outside of regular class periods to work on the assignments as class lecture and lab periods in and of themselves are not normally enough time alone to cover the assignment. In-class work examples will be given to assist in your learning CAD and basic electronic drafting techniques. It is up to the discretion of the instructor, but these in-class examples may be required to be turned in at the end of the class period for evaluation to determine the progress of the class in a specific area.

Assignments and Tests: Assignments will be handed out at the beginning of class the first class period of each week, and are due two weeks from the time they were handed out (unless otherwise noted by the instructor) for a possible full credit score. Assigned drawings turned in after the due date will receive a 5 point reduction in the score for each week they are late. Periodic pop quizzes will be given that allow the instructor to check class progress. No makeup will be allowed on quizzes unless previous notification of the student being absent is made to the instructor. No exceptions.

There will be a mid-term and a final exam. Both will be held in the classroom.

There will be several drawing assignment sheets. The graded weight of each drawing assignment varies with the degree of difficulty of the problem. Each assignment will have the point value listed in the instruction portion of the assignment.

Grading will be done according to the standard Brigham Young University-Idaho format. The final grade for the course will be a comparison of the point total accumulated by the student against the total points available for the term.

The syllabus and class assignments represent a tentative outline and schedule for this class. The instructor reserves the right to make changes, deletions, corrections, or additions during the course. You will be given notice in advance of any course changes. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware of these changes. It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the instructor any special needs and/or learning disabilities he/she may have BEFORE the first week of class is over.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003