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Module Title Electronic Circuits and Devices and Electromagnetics
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 19505
Module Lead Dr E Tarte
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions Compulsory for 0604, 0582, 0557, 0560, 0590, 3971, 4742, 4740
Contact Hours Lecture-44 hours
Tutorial-3 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-21 hours
Guided independent study-132 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description Students deepen their understanding of electronic circuits, with a more in-depth consideration of linear circuits examination of non-ideal effects, and consideration of nonlinear circuits. They are introduced to transistor based amplifier circuits. Students are introduced to the origin of the behaviour of solid state electronic devices. Students are introduced to electrostatics and magnetostatics.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Design circuits based on the common emitter bipolar transistor amplifier;
  • Design circuits based on the differential amplifier;
  • Calculate the frequency response of an op-amp amplifier in a variety of configurations;
  • Design and comparator circuit;
  • Explain the meaning of n and p type semiconductors and how these are related to the properties of a p-n junction;
  • Describe and explain the current voltage characteristics of a diode;
  • Describe and explain the three terminal characteristics of bipolar transistors and semiconductor MOSFETs;
  • Formulate and solve equations relating to the electric field around a charge distribution, the magnetic field around a current density distribution and magnetic induction
Assessment 19505-22 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
19505-23 : Coursework Quiz : Coursework (30%)
19505-25 : Lab Report : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Main assessment:
(30%) ongoing Canvas based timed summative assessment e.g. quizzes with feedback opportunity to consolidate learning; at least two of these phase tests; Questions will be drawn randomly from a question bank.
(20%) One laboratory report at the end of the semester (Canvas submission): Group lab of 3 if possible, individual report.

(50%) end of module assessment:
Option A: 2 hour closed book examination at end of module (centrally timetabled summer exam)
Option B: Open book assessment released and submitted via Canvas. This could be (1) open-book design-based questions or (2) timed single-attempt online quiz using questions randomly selected from a question bank.

Reassessment to match the main assessment method with due consideration made to any restrictions imposed at the time of reassessment. Students can carry forward passed assessment components from main assessment.
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