Core Module Information
Module title: Electronic Devices & Circuits

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE08100
Module leader: Jay Hoy
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering

Module code: ELE07104
Module title: Engineering Principles (EE)
Examples of equivalent learning: Electronic and electrical engineering principles to a level equivalent to SCQF level 7.

Description of module content:

Analogue circuits:
Transistor biasing and a.c. equivalent circuit, CE, CB and CC connections. Transistor differential amplifier.
Operation amplifiers: linear and non-linear applications, introduction to negative feedback, frequency
response of amplifiers. 1st Order active filters.

Digital circuits:
SR, JK, D and T flip-flops - Shift registers - synchronous, asynchronous and cascaded counters.
Logic Families (CMOS): Logic levels, noise margins, rise & fall times, fan in/out.
Semiconductor memories: SRAM, DRAM, ROM, PROM, EPROM. Other data storage techniques, like hard
discs, CD-ROMs etc.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: demonstrate a working knowledge of analogue transistor based circuits;
LO2: understand the concept of negative feedback;
LO3: demonstrate a working knowledge of operational amplifiers and their applications;
LO4: understand memory devices and their applications in shift registers and counters;
LO5: recognise & contrast Logic family characteristics;
LO6: explain the operation of Semiconductor memories and data storage techniques.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jay Hoy
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 138
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 20 1,3,4,5 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1,3,4,5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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