2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
ELEC1801 Electronic Design Project
10 creditsClass Size: 160
Module manager: Mr. Roger Berry
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module develops essential skills in interpreting circuit diagrams, building the corresponding physical prototype and using laboratory instruments to test and evaluate the circuit. This module also gives students an opportunity to learn important prctical laboratory skills and engage in a team design project.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Construct and test a prototype electronic circuit and transpose between circuit diagrams and prototype circuits.
2. Use laboratory instruments to diagnose faults and/or test sections of an electronic circuit.
3. Extract relevant information about the electrical characteristics of component parts from a manufacturer’s datasheet.
4. Work as a member of a team to fulfil a design brief.
5. Communicate technical information to a wider audience.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Circuit prototyping and construction, including soldering and use of prototyping products such as stripboard
Transposing between circuit diagrams and circuit prototypes for circuits with moderate complexity
Prototyping standard circuits such as the transistor H-bridge, and circuits using integrated circuits such as encoders/decoders
Laboratory instruments including oscilloscope, function generator, digital multimeter and laboratory power supply
Interpretation of datasheets, identifying maximum ratings, test conditions, performance limits
Introduction to PCB CAD software, including the use of library parts
Group working skills
System level approach to circuit design
Composition of a simple technical poster
Group design project
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|In Course Assessment||1||10.00||10.00|
|Independent online learning hours||16.00|
|Private study hours||42.00|
|Total Contact hours||42.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyStudents are expected to use private study time to consolidate their understanding of course materials, to undertake preparatory work for seminars, workshops, tutorials, examples classes and practical classes, and also to prepare for in-course and summative assessments.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents studying ELEC modules will receive formative feedback in a variety of ways, including the use of self-test quizzes on Minerva, practice questions/worked examples and (where appropriate) through verbal interaction with teaching staff and/or post-graduate demonstrators.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||50.00|
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.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online MCQ||1 hr 00 mins||25.00|
|Online MCQ||1 hr 00 mins||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||50.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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