|Semester 1, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||27 June 2022|
Examiner: Andrew Maxwell
The world today is dominated by electronic circuits: Communications, Computing, Control, Signal Processing, Biomedicine, Audio/Visual circuitry, and Instrumentation. This course is the introductory course to Electronics. It is a pre-requisite to several other courses in all the Electrical majors of the BENS and BENH programs.
This course introduces the fundamental ideas, theory, and devices of electronics. It develops these ideas in an applied way to the extent that the student will be able, after successful completion, to use integrated circuits, resistors, and capacitors to arrange and build a range of circuits, and to apply basic scientific and mathematical principles to analyse simple circuits.
The course is designed around a group of hardware projects which the students respond to, build, test and appropriately document. By this approach, a realistic understanding is gained, and attention is focussed on those aspects of electronics as a component of engineering industry, which are most valuable.
Course learning outcomes
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Apply fundamental circuit theory analysis tools such as Ohm’s Law and Kirchhof’s Laws; and design, build, test and fault-find basic electronic circuits;
- Select and combine basic ICs, analog sensors and application circuit blocks to achieve a simple task;
- Use and create system documentation and circuit drawings for simple electronic circuits;
- Locate, interpret and apply information from manufacturer data sheets and websites;
- Analyse, describe and contextualise the effect of electronic technology in modern society;
- Demonstrate professional skills and reflective practice.
|1.||DC Circuit Theory||20.00|
|2.||System Design and Analysis||20.00|
|3.||Diodes and Transistors||10.00|
|4.||Power Supplies and Linear Voltage Regulators||10.00|
|5.||Logic Gates, Combination and Sequential circuits||10.00|
|6.||Monostables, Astables and Comparators||10.00|
|8.||The Effect of Electronics on Society||10.00|
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Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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