2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
ELEC1130 Circuit Analysis and Design
20 creditsClass Size: 180
Module manager: Dr. Chris Wood
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThe teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2020-21. In particular, if conditions allow for alternative formats of delivery, we may amend the timetable and schedule appropriate classes in addition to (or in place of) the Online Learning Workshops. For Semester 2 (from January 2021), we anticipate that this will be most likely, in which case online teaching will be substituted for traditional face-to-face teaching methods, including lectures and practical classes. Independent online learning’ will involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or remote/virtual laboratory work, etc. Students will be expected to fully engage with all of these activities. The time commitment for independent online learning, and also the frequency and duration of Online Learning Workshops, are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.
ObjectivesThis module provides an introduction to key electronic components, the basic concepts of electronic circuit analysis and design and the basic principles of electronic circuit test and measurement.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Apply basic physical and mathematical principles to circuit problems.
2. Apply circuit theory and modelling techniques to the design and analysis of electronic circuits.
3. Use quantitative methods and software tools to the analysis and design of electronic circuits.
4. Apply a systems approach to the analysis and design of electronic circuits.
5. Demonstrate familiarity with electronic components, such as diodes and transistors, and related measurement equipment.
6. Demonstrate good laboratory skills, including the safety aspects of lab work, keeping a laboratory log book.
Introduction to electronic circuits: current, voltage, charge, circuit diagrams, Kirchhoff’s current & voltage laws
Resistors, Ohm’s Law, resistor combinations, potential divider, and superposition principle
Ideal and real voltage & current sources
Concept of a load
Thévenin and Norton equivalents
Capacitors & inductors
Phenomenological transient response
Electrical power and energy
Energy storage & dissipation
Introduction to AC circuit behaviour: rms quantities
Reactance, impedance and phase shifts between current & voltage
Electronic circuit labs
Safety in the Laboratory
Laboratory record keeping
Basic measurement techniques: digital multimeter and oscilloscope, loading effects
Circuit simulation: Using multisim or equivalent contemporary software packages
Diodes: ideal and real I-V characteristics
Transistors: basic operating principles of BJTs and FETs
Small-signal equivalent circuit models
Amplifier design with transistors
Amplifier gain, input and output resistance
Operational Amplifiers: virtual ground principle, use of feedback, simple op-amp filter circuits
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||64.00|
|Private study hours||120.00|
|Total Contact hours||16.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyStudents are expected to use private study time to consolidate the material covered in lectures, to undertake preparatory work for laboratory classes and to prepare for summative assessments.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents receive feedback on their progress through the in-course assessments and also through on-line quizzes on Minerva.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Online Assessment||Online Assessment/Test 1||15.00|
|Online Assessment||Online Assessment/Test 2||25.00|
|Online Assessment||Online Assessment/Test 3||25.00|
|Online Assessment||Online Assessment/Test 4||35.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Resits for ELEC and XJEL modules are subject to the School's Resit Policy and the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA), which are available on Minerva. Students should be aware that, for some modules, a resit may only be conducted on an internal basis (with tuition) in the next academic session.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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