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Unit of study_

ELEC9704: Electronic Devices and Circuits

Modern Electronics has come to be known as microelectronics which refers to the Integrated Circuits (ICs) containing millions of discrete devices. This course introduces some of the basic electronic devices like diodes and different types of transistors. It also aims to introduce students the analysis and design techniques of circuits involving these discrete devices as well as the integrated circuits. Completion of this course is essential to specialize in Electrical, Telecommunication or Computer Engineering stream.

Code ELEC9704
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ELEC5720 OR ELEC2104
Assumed knowledge:
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Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws; action of Current and Voltage sources; network analysis and the superposition theorem; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; inductors and capacitors, transient response of RL, RC and RLC circuits; the ability to use power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, meters, etc.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate fluency in communicating concisely and accurately using varied formats such as written and oral, to deliver specific engineering project information
  • LO2. work in a team and promote creative team interaction to encourage contribution from all members to deliver specific engineering projects and assignments
  • LO3. design, evaluate, and select the appropriate electronic circuits according to practical engineering applications
  • LO4. understand the basic principles and performance characteristics of common electrical circuits
  • LO5. analyze circuit performance and present an initial design for engineering applications
  • LO6. identify information needs and target information searches effectively and efficiently using varied sources such as internet, library databases and electronic publications as part of specific engineering projects
  • LO7. select and use maths/science models and tools for performance analysis of electrical devices.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.