Short Title:Analogue Electronics
Full Title:Analogue Electronics Fundamentals
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ANEL H1002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:LIAM CLANCY
Module Description:This subject aims to provide an introduction to the use of semiconductor devices in electronic circuits. The subject is also used to reinforce a basic understanding of circuit theory analysis in combination with other relevant subjects. The student is familiarised with a range of semiconductor components and the relevant measurement techniques involved in constructing and testing simple analogue circuits. Elements of analytical techniques are explored when dealing with the circuits.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Compare and contrast conductors, semiconductors and insulators and describe and analyse electrical conduction in semiconductor devices and the DC characteristics of the semiconductor diode and the Bipolar Junction Transistor
LO2 Describe and analyse transistor load-line and DC biasing schemes and model the small-signal-AC operation of the BJT in Common Emitter and Common Collector amplifiers.
LO3 Describe and analyse the general model for a voltage amplifier incorporating source, load, input and output resistances and basic Operational Amplifier circuits.
LO4 Explain and analyse the AC operation of the diode in basic linear rectifier circuits.
LO5 Be able to use scientific notation, engineering notation, metric prefixes and metric unit conversions.
LO6 Construct electronic circuits, perform DC and AC measurements and record (in Lab notebook). Write a formal technical lab report.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Mid-term examination and "Moodle" quizes. 1,2,5 10.00 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Practical Test. 5,6 5.00 Week 6
Laboratory Variety of laboratory practicals based on the investigation and analysis of circuits with DC and AC excitation. 5,6 20.00 Every Week
Written Report Formal Laboratory report on Transistor Amplifier circuit investigation. 2,5,6 5.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 Delivery of Lecture Material. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory Practicals. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Review of lecture material and problem solving. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
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
Lecturer/Lab Delivery of Lecture Material & Practicals. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Review of lecture material and problem solving. 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Thomas L. Floyd, David M. Buchla 2010, Electronics Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices & Applications, 8 Ed Ed., Pearson Education, Inc. New Jersey, USA [ISBN: 978-0-13-509683-3]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EAENS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Engineering Software 2 Mandatory
TA_EAELE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EAENS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Software 2 Mandatory
TA_EELEC_C Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering 2 Mandatory