The aim of the module is to introduce students to
A. fundamental electronic devices - diodes and transistors, and how transistors are used in design and analysis of amplifier and switching circuits.
B. the binary number system, the laws of Boolean algebra, and basic design methods for combinational and sequential logic circuits.
A Demonstrate understanding of the behaviour, important properties, equivalent circuit representations and applications of diodes and transistors.
B Design and analyse simple BJT/MOSFET circuits.
C Analyse simple BJT/MOSFET amplifier’s frequency response.
D Demonstrate understanding of and apply laws of Boolean algebra in logic minimization.
E Demonstrate understanding of basic design methods for combinational and sequential logic circuits.
F Demonstrate understanding of the practical skills in building and debugging electronic systems.
The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments.
This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures, problem classes, class demonstrations, and laboratory.