Introduction to Electronics - EL305

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
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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 simple exercises designed to give practical experience of the concepts introduced in the lectures.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

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

Method of assessment

5 two hour laboratories at 4% each (20%)
5 problem assignments at 4% each (20%)
2 hour Examination (60%)

Indicative reading

Electronic Fundamentals, Circuits, Devices and Applications (7th Edition), T.L. Floyd, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007, ISBN 0-13-199585-5

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

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.

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