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 Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics

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.

2018/9, 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:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LO's
This module is delivered through a combination of directed reading, lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes. Lectures, including demonstrations, are used to introduce students to the syllabus material. Extensive use is made of circuit analysis and basic design exercises to consolidate students' learning through independent study supported by tutorial classes. Laboratory classes are used to reinforce theoretical understanding of syllabus material. Students perform prescribed experiments under close direction, to elucidate principles presented in lectures and tutorials. Experiments will predominantly be directed towards developing students' descriptive and analytical skills, although some limited circuit design work is also incorporated into the experimental procedures.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/scholarship
The student will be able to carry out the evaluation of a range of electronic components/devices/systems as applied in simple applications. This role involves interpretation of component data sheets, reporting on work carried out and presentation of results obtained in a standard format for engineering reports. All laboratories involve group collabiration work. The use of simulation software as a design/comparison tool for the practical laboratory is actively encouraged due to its widespread use in industry.
Tutorial sessions will be used to develop the mathematical and analytical skills and also help the student to become skilled in problem solving associated with electronic circuits.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided within the tutorial and practical laboratory sessions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is provided by:
4 Practical Exercises (Log Book) (LO1, LO3, LO4, LO5) - 20%
Written Report - 30% (Laboratory work is recorded in laboratory log books.

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

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.

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