Engineering

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ECM3162 - Electronic Engineering Design Studies (2015)

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MODULE TITLEElectronic Engineering Design Studies CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3162 MODULE CONVENERDr Krisztian Kohary (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 17
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module relate technical subjects studied during the course of the electronic engineering programmes to case studies of their application to electronic products and/or services. These case studies emphasize the implications of the selection of particular designs and technologies on industrial issues of profitability, manufacturing, product competitiveness and cash flow in a variety of company environments.

Electronic design case studies are introduced by different speakers from academia and industry and involve a wide range of timely and practical topics and subjects, such as (but not limited to) marine electronics and instrumentation, energy harvesting, non-destructive testing, and power supplies.

Prerequisite module: ECM1102, ECM1106, ECM2111, ECM2115, ECM2118 or equivalent.
 

AIMS - intentions of the module

To relate technical subjects studied in the course to examples of their application to electronic products and/or services. These examples emphasize the implications of the selection of particular designs and technologies on industrial issues of profitability, manufacturing, product competitiveness and cash flow in a variety of company environments.

 

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

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).

This module contributes to learning outcomes: SM1m, EA1m - EA6m, D1m – D7m, ET2m, EP2m, EP4m, EP8m, EP11m, G1m

A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/subjects/engineering/accreditation/

The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
 
Module Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM1m, EA1m - EA6m, D4m, EP2m

1 apply knowledge of the behaviour of components or sub-systems to the analysis of a wide range of common electronic circuits both analogue and digital;

2 design analogue and digital circuits at a systems level to achieve a given function and level of system integration;

3 demonstrate improved subject specific skills dependent on the speakers and what they choose to present.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: D1m, D2m, D7m, ET2m, EP8m

4 recognise the existence of many pressures, technical, economic and other, on engineering design;

5 carry out a system level design for a complete complex system with many components and many variables, without guidance and extracting the data required form diverse sources;

6 integrate subject specific knowledge and understanding from previous modules into the analysis and solution of electronic engineering problems;

7 make relative value judgement of the suitability of alternative design approaches to a given problem taking into account a range of potentially conflicting factors.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge: D3m, D5m, D6m, EP4m, EP11m, G1m

8 extract information, critically, analytically and selectively, from a wide range of sources and present it coherently;

9 work constructively in teams demonstrating an ability to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of other team members and support them accordingly;

10 exemplify the written and oral presentation skills required to give a technical lecture that provides a useful learning resource for your peers.

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

The topics and subjects covered depend on the case study and speakers involved, and can include (but not limited to):

-       Linear and switching mode power supplies

-       Differential measurements

-       Marine electronics and instrumentation

-       Non-destructive testing techniques, instrumentation and signal processing

-       Electrical machines and drives

-       Power electronics

-       Control engineering

-       Optoelectronics

-       Energy harvesting

-       embedded system

-       Electromagnetic and wave propagation technology

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 98.00 Guided Independent Study 52.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 33 Lectures/tutorials
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 65 Assignments
Guided independent study 52 Lecture preparation; private 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 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams
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 All None provided
Coursework – Individual reporting design assignment for case study 1 13.33 22 hours 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10 Individual itemised report
Coursework – Individual reporting design assignment for case study 2 13.33 22 hours 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10 Individual itemised report
Coursework – Individual reporting design assignment for case study 2 13.33 22 hours 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10 Individual itemised report
         

 

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

Basic reading:

 

ELE:  http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Horowitz, P and Hill, W The Art of Electronics 2 CUP 1989 0-521-37095-7 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2115, ECM2111, ECM1102, ECM1106, ECM2118
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 6 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 15 January 2016
KEY WORDS SEARCH Electronic design; electro-optics; geometrical optics; Gaussian beam optics.