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ECM1106 - Electronics for Engineers: Core Engineering 2 (2015)

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MODULE TITLEElectronics for Engineers: Core Engineering 2 CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM1106 MODULE CONVENERDr Mustafa Aziz (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 175
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module takes you into the world of electrical engineering - a field that covers everything from radio to space flight. In their careers, electrical engineers encounter two main types of signals - analog and digital - so this module is divided into two parts. The analogue section gives you an overview of the fundamentals of semiconductors and semiconductor devices, including diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers. Studying semiconductor devices involves understanding their characteristics, design and applications in all disciplines of engineering. In the digital section, you will study Boolean algebra and fundamentals of logic gates for the design of combinational and sequential logic circuits and their practical applications. You will also take part in assessed practical electronic laboratories.      
 

Prerequisite module: ECM1102 or equivalent
 

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module introduces you to fundamental concepts of electronics, which provide a foundation for further study in these areas. It also consolidates a common knowledge base, and begins the development of a learning methodology appropriate to a professional engineer.Furthermore, it introduces electronics terminology and devices and elementary circuits. Finally, it introduces the concept of logic systems and their implementation using electronic devices.

 

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).


This module correlates to references U1, U2, E1, E2, E3, D5, D6, P1, P2, P4 and P4. These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk

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INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 apply basic principles of circuit and logic analysis to simple electronic systems;
2 design simple analogue and digital circuits;
3 understand the role and function of key component blocks in modern day engineering applications.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
4 use electronic laboratory equipment, correctly and safely, to make simple measurements;
5 record and interpret the results of simple laboratory experiments.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
6 write clear accounts (of simple laboratory experiments);
7 carry out directed private study using textbooks, and other provided resources;
8 adopt a systematic approach to problem solving;
9 work with other students in small groups to complete clearly defined tasks.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- introduction to semiconductors;

- diodes and applications, transistors as amplifiers and switches,

- operational amplifiers and their applications;

- case study - measuring forces using strain gauge systems.

- Boolean algebra;

- logic gates - combinational and sequential logic;

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 34.00 Guided Independent Study 116.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 12 Laboratories
Guided independent study 116 Guided independent study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable      
       
       
       
     
 

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 10 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams 30
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Written exam - closed book 60 2 hours 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 Provided on request
Coursework – TMAs 10 Two TMAs (one analogue + one digital electronics) - 6 hours each 1, 2, 7, 8 Written comments & model solutions
Practical – laboratory assessments 30 12 hours 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Verbal guidance and feedback during lab sessions + online feedback as part of assessment system
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Written exam (100%) All August Ref/Def period
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Floyd, Thomas L, Buchla, David M Electronics Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices and Applications Pearson 2010 978-0135096833 [Library]
Set Roth, C.H (JR), Kinney, Larry, L Fundamentals of Logic Design 6th International edition Cengage Learning 2010 978-0495667766 [Library]
Extended Hambley, Allen R Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications Pearson 2010 9780132155168 [Library]
Extended Horowitz, P and Hill, W The Art of Electronics 2 CUP 1989 0-521-37095-7 [Library]
Extended Hughes,E Electrical and Electronic Technology Pearson 2012 978-0131143975 [Library]
Extended Crecraft D and Gorham D Electronics 2 CRC Press 2003 978-0748770366 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1102
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 1 (NQF level 4) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 09 January 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Analog signals; digital signals; semiconductors; semiconductor devices.