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ELTR7011 - Electronic Engineering

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Title:Electronic Engineering
Long Title:Electronic Engineering
Module Code:ELTR7011
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Electronic Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARTIN HILL
Module Author: Niel Canty
Module Description: This course explores the concepts relevant to designing modern electronic systems including op amp circuits and analysis, passive and active filters, sensors and switch mode power supplies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use circuit analysis techniques to design and analyse op amp circuits for common applications.
LO2 Use circuit analysis to design, analyse and verify passive and active filter circuits, given the required filter parameters.
LO3 Choose the correct sensor for a particular application given the specifications involved.
LO4 Derive the basic equations of switched mode power supplies like the Buck and Boost converter.
LO5 Use current circuit simulation software; build and test circuits in a laboratory environment.
LO6 Write detailed engineering reports on complex topics to satisfy professional engineering standards and conventions.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Students should have a working knowledge of basic electronic components and of basic electronic circuit theory.
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Operational Amplifiers
Use circuit theory to solve op amp circuits. Examine error sources like input offset voltage and bias currents. Examine AC and DC performance of op amps. The effect of closed loop gain on the circuit bandwidth. Analysis and discussion of applications, e.g. the integrator and differentiator.
Filters
Passive and active filters. Frequency responses for different configurations, e.g. low pass, high pass, band pass, band reject. The effect of filter order on cut-off frequency.
Sensors
Sensors, e.g. temperature, pressure, voice, light. Interface circuitry between sensors and electronic systems.
Power supply design
Theory, design and application of switched mode power supplies. Relevant circuits, e.g. Buck and Boost converter, and derivation of equations.
Laboratory Programme
Use circuit simulation software to design and test op amp circuits. Use prototyping tools, test & measurement instrumentation, e.g. breadboard, digital multimeter (DMM), digital oscilloscope (DSO) to support lecture circuit theory.
Report Writing
Learning from laboratory work will be documented in a specified engineering standard report. Analyse results, incorporating lecture theory. Writing the abstract, use of references.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Technical report (3,500 words) with detailed analysis of op amp circuits built and simulated during weekly lab programme. Communicate effectively a clear understanding of circuit concepts. 1,5,6 10.0 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assessment to design and analyse an op-amp circuit. 1,5 10.0 Week 7
Performance Evaluation Weekly Canvas Quiz on lab work and technical writing topics 1,2,5,6 10.0 Every Week
Written Report Technical report (3,500 words) with detailed analysis of passive & active filters built and simulated during lab programme. Communicate effectively the understanding of filter design concepts and relate to the lecture theory. 2,5,6 10.0 Week 13
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture on course electronic circuit theory, with discussion and examples. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Simulation of electronic op amp circuits; prototyping, test & measurement of electronic circuits using appropriate tools and instrumentation, to verify circuit theory. 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of material. Preparation for labs and assessments. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture on course electronic circuit theory, with discussion and examples. 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab Simulation of electronic op amp circuits; prototyping, test & measurement of electronic circuits using appropriate tools and instrumentation, to verify circuit theory. 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of material. Preparation for labs and assessments. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Walt Jung 2004, Op Amp Applications Handbook (Analog Devices Series), Newnes [ISBN: 978-0750678445]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Peter Wilson 2017, The Circuit Designer's Companion, 4 Ed., Newnes [ISBN: 9780081017647]
  • Sergio Franco 2014, Design With Operational Amplifiers And Analog Integrated Circuits, 4th edition Ed., McGraw-Hill Education [ISBN: 9781259253133]
  • David Terrell 2013, Op Amps: Design, Application And Troubleshooting, 2nd edition Ed., Elsevier [ISBN: 9788131208434]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EELES_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering Sept 2021 5 Mandatory
CR_EELXE_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 5 Mandatory

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