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Unit information: Application of Electronics in 2022/23

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Unit name Application of Electronics
Unit code EENG16200
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Dahnoun
Open unit status Not open
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School/department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Unit Information

An introduction to the application of analogue and digital electronic systems for non-electrical engineering students. The aim is to develop students' high-level knowledge and skills to enable them to be effective specifiers and users of analogue and digital subsystems, electrical/electronic sensors and actuators. It also provides a basic understanding of electrical power. The unit consists of lectures, example classes, and labs. Students will gain theoretical as well as hands-on experience of both analogue and digital aspects of electronics.

Your learning on this unit

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. list the basic functions and elements of electrical and electronic systems
  2. explain terms such as range, resolution, accuracy, precision, linearity and sensitivity
  3. describe the role of sensors and the interface between typical sensors and electronic instruments
  4. describe the characteristics of electric sources
  5. describe the DC and AC electrical voltage and current
  6. describe the characteristics of resistors, capacitors and inductors
  7. explain the concept of weak signal amplification and the key specifications of signal amplifiers
  8. have a knowledge of different types of amplifiers
  9. carry out simple calculations relating to amplifiers
  10. describe typical filter characteristics in terms of amplitude response
  11. design simple networks using resistors and reactive components to form analogue filters
  12. describe and apply binary arithmetic
  13. describe and apply Boolean algebra for the design of digital circuits
  14. apply Pulse Width Modulation to control motors, servers or other electronic devices
  15. select the appropriate ADC/DAC converters for an application.
  16. understand sampling and aliasing effect
  17. compare Analogue and Digital Filtering
  18. compare various processors such CPUs, DSPs and GPUs

How you will learn

Lectures and Laboratory classes

How you will be assessed

Two quizzes on Analogue laboratory activities, 2*7.5% (ILOs 2,3, 7, 8, 9)

One quiz on Digital laboratory activities, 15% (ILOs 12-14)

Exam (2 hours), 70% (All ILOs)


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

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The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.