TRON06017 2013 Practical Electronics

General Details

Full Title
Practical Electronics
Transcript Title
Electronics
Code
TRON06017
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
TRON - Electronics
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Simeon Gillan, Eamonn Price, Tom OCallaghan, Fergal Henry
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EELEC_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronics SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMECL_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECL_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_ETRON_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EGENE_X07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EGENE_X06 201700 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EELCO_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EMECH_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics
Description

This is a basic introduction to analogue and digital electronics for first year students in Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Discuss practical electronic systems in terms of their inputs, controlling devices and outputs.

2.

Select appropriate electronic components and calculate their respective values for the purposes of current-limiting, power consumption and timing.

3.

Use a simulator to predict the electrical behaviour of basic analogue and digital circuits.

4.

Employ digital logic to solve practical engineering design problems.

5.

Construct and test basic electronics circuits on breadboard or stripboard.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

It is proposed that a workplace engagement component will be introduced to this module via a guest lecturer from industry, an industrial site visit or a work-based assignment where possible.

Module Assessment Strategies

The main emphasis of this module is to assess students' practical knowledge of electronics. Students will be assessed in the lab based on their active participation in practicals and also on their lab reports. They will sit a practical exam towards the end of term, which should be based on practical work covered during the term. The theory element of the module will be assessed by a written continuous assessment exam and random quizes.

Indicative Syllabus

Revision of Basic Electrical Principles: Ohms Law, Resistors in Series / Parallel and Power.

Analogue v Digital Electronics.

Input, Control and Output in Electronic Systems.

Input Devices: Switches, Variable Resistors, LDRs, Thermistors and Touch Sensors.

Controlling Devices: Transistors, Operational Amplifiers, Timers and Logic Gates.

Output Devices: Light Bulbs, LEDs, Buzzers, Solenoids, Relays and DC Motors.

Transistors: BJT & / or MOSFET Switches.

741 Operational Amplifier IC: Level Detectors.

555 Timer IC: Pulse Generators.

Introduction to Digital Logic: Logic Levels, Truth Tables and Basic Boolean Algebra.

Logic Gates: NOT, AND, NAND, OR and NOR gates.

Circuit Construction Techniques: Breadboard and Stripboard Layouts.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Lab Reports & Active Participation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 60 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
2 Practical Evaluation Practical Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % End of Term 2,4,5
3 Continuous Assessment Written Exam / Quizes Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Any 1,2,4

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Formal theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Engineering Laboratory Lab Exercises 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Engineering Laboratory Specific theory for lab session 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Electronic Devices, Floyd.

Digital Fundamentals, Floyd.

Electrical and Electronic Principles by John Bird

Other Resources

Basic toolkit and component kit for practical work.

MULTISIM software for simulation of electronic circuits.

Additional Information

The lab sessions may be tailored for the Electronics / Mechanical / Mechatronics streams and practicals used to help the student understand the application of theory of their field of engineering where feasible and depending on group sizes for the labs also.