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Basic Electronics - 5 ECTS (Avaliable from Spring 2019)

Code

IT-ELE1

Version

2.0

Offered by

ICT Engineering

ECTS

5

Prerequisites

General admittance requirements

Main purpose

The student should acquire knowledge about basic electronic concepts and physical laws. Furthermore, the student should learn how to plan an experiment, perform it, analyze and evaluate the results and report all of this according to VIA ICT report-writing standard.
 
Course secondary purpose:
  • Introduction to measurement instruments in electronics
  • Make systematic measurements and take precautions to minimize the effect of variance and error
  • Analyze and visualize measured data
  • Structured reports on experiments and be able to make correct conclusions
 

Knowledge

Having completed this course, students should have understanding of:
  • Statistics, Observation variance and error
  • Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’ law used on small electronic circuits
  • Theory of basic analogue electronic components (resistor, capacitor)
  • Operation Amplifiers, Instrument Amplifier, Diode, transistor (NPN, PNP)
  • Cooling of electronic components (Heatsink, Compound)
  • Simulation and practical build in Lab of small electronic circuits
  • Low pass, Band pass, High pass, Butterworth filter properties
  • Strain Gauges used in Wheatstone Bridge
 

Skills

Having completed this course, students should be able to:
  • Simulate analogue electronic circuits using simulation software
  • Construct active filters with desired property for specific application
  • Construct electric car model on breadboard
  • Build and test prototype circuits
  • Perform measurements on electronic circuits, using Digital Multi Meter and Pico-scope
 

Competences

Having completed this course, students should be able to:
  • Design simple electronic circuits for measurement systems using amplifiers and filters
  • Analyze experiment results, using statistical calculations and methods
  • Write reports to document engineering experiments
 

Topics

Electronics, Soldering, Instruments, Statistics, Report writing.

Teaching methods and study activities

Lectures by teacher, group and individual work, tests, exercises, assignments, student presentations, class discussion conducted by teacher.
 
During the course, the students will be able to design, simulate, build, test and make report on simple electronic circuits in the ICT Laboratory.

CATEGORY 1
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by the lecturer
60 hours-45%
 
CATEGORY 2
Participation of students
Initiated by the lecturer
40 hours -30%
 
CATEGORY 3
Participation of students
Initiated by students
30hours -20 %
 
CATEGORY 4
Participation of lecturer and students
Initiated by students
7.5 hours -5 %
 

Resources

  • Introduction to Engineering Experimentation, Second edition, Anthony J. Wheeler, Ahmad R. Ganjli
  • Practical Electronics for Inventors, Second Edition, Paul Scherz
  • An introduction to Measurements using Strain Gages, Karl Hoffmann

Evaluation

Permit criteria’s for attending examination:
 
* Mandatory course activities completed.
 
Duration (grading included) approx. 20 min/ 5 ECTS.

Examination

Individual oral examination based upon a subject found by draw.

No preparation

Duration 0.3 hours

Allowed tools: All

Internal examiner

The course must be passed before "Practical Placement".

Grading criteria

Course assignments account for 50 % of final grade 
Examinations account for 50 % of final grade Tests account for x % of final grade.

Additional information

Responsible

Poul Væggemose (POV)

Valid from

4/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Compulsory Course for all ICT Engineering
7. semester
Elective for the specialization Business Information Systems
Elective for the specialization Cross Media
Elective for the specialization Enterprise Engineering
Elective for the specialization Web Engineering
Electives

Keywords

Electronics, Soldering, Instruments, Statistics, Report writing.