CE164-4-AP-NW:
Foundations of Electronics II

The details
2024/25
Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (School of)
Northwest University
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 21 March 2025
15
21 July 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

CE266

Key module for

BSC H60E Electronic System Engineering,
BSC H60ECO Electronic System Engineering

Module description

This module is the second of two concerned with scientific and engineering foundations on which electronics is based. It builds on the fundamentals treated in Foundations of Electronics I to discuss the principles on which frequency sensitive components operate in circuits, along with the principles and applications of electromotive devices, diodes, transistors, and OpAmps.

Module aims

The aim of this module are to study frequency dependent, electromotive, and semiconductor components in circuits and how their properties can be calculated and designed. Basic properties of active circuits and the principles of feedback are introduced, and these are illustrated in laboratory practical work.

Upon completion of this module, students should have extended their understanding of electronic principles to handle basic transient and frequency responses in simple RC, RL or RLC networks and to be able to design a simple negative feedback amplifier. They should also be able to demonstrate understanding of the principles and applications of electromotive devices, diodes, transistors, and OpAmps.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. calculate inductance for simple component geometries

  2. find the transient and steady state responses of an RC, RL, or RLC network

  3. explain how diodes and transistors work

  4. design a simple regulated power supply using Zener stabilization

  5. analyse or design electromotive parameters of a transducer

  6. apply phasors to analyse RLC networks

  7. design and analyse shunt or series negative feedback amplifier

Module information

Outline Syllabus


Dynamical behaviour of inductances and capacitances; series and parallel combinations.


Basic RC and RL networks, response to a step impulse.


Alternating currents; concept of r.m.s. quantities.


Rates of change and integrals of sinusoidal signals.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, Classes and Laboratories

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Progress Test 1 (Week 2)    25% 
Coursework   Progress Test 2 (Week 3)    25% 
Coursework   Progress Test 3 (Week 4)    25% 
Coursework   Logbook (Week 5)    25% 
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Morteza Varasteh, email: m.varasteh@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Morteza Varasteh
School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770

 

Availability
No
No
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External examiner

Dr Wai Chung Tang
Queen Mary University of London
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

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