Introduction to Electronics - EENG3050

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) John Batchelor checkmark-circle


The module provides an introduction to the basic knowledge required to understand, design and work with basic electronic circuits and the basic principles underlying the process of Electronic Engineering. No previous electronics experience is assumed and the module proceeds via a sequence of lectures supported by labs designed to give an introduction to practical electronics. Professional engineering concepts including ethical practice and life cycle engineering are also introduced.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 40
Private study hours: 110
Total study hours: 150


Autumn Term

Method of assessment

Examination - 60%, Coursework - 40%

Indicative reading

• Storey, Neil, Electronics A Systems Approach (6th Edition), Pearson, 2017, ISBN 978-292-11406-4
• Floyd, Thomas, Electronics fundamentals: circuits, devices and applications (8th edition), Pearson 2013, ISBN-978-1292025681
• Horowitz, Paul and Hill, Winfield, The Art of Electronics (3rd Edition), Cambridge University Press, 2015, ISBN 978-0-521-80926-9
• Mancini, R, Op Amps for Everyone, (4th Edition), Elsevier, 2013, ISBN 9780128116487.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. recognise the fundamentals of basic electric components and circuits;
2. analyse simple electric circuits;
3. understand basic input and output electronics for microcontrollers;
4. appreciate a range of sensor and actuator device functions.
5. appreciate ethical, environmental, and design issues in engineering.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. analyse numerical problems
2. use computers as an engineering tool.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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