Introduction to Electronics - EENG3050

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
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 simple exercises designed to give practical experience of the concepts introduced in the lectures. The underpinning aspects of professional practice are also introduced.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 43
Private study hours: 107
Total: 150


Autumn Term

Method of assessment

Best 4 out of 5 two hour laboratory assignments (30%)
Best 8 out of 10 quizzes (40%)
10 tutorials (10%)
One day mini-project Conceive-Design Assignment (20%)

Indicative reading

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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. explain basic input and output electronics for microcontrollers;
4. identify a range of sensor and actuator device functions.
5. recognise 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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