|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||11 hours Lecutre/Workshop|
|Practical||30 hours Practical/Laboratory Class|
|Other||40 hours Research and Report Writing|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Laboratory Diary||20%|
|Semester Assessment||In class tests - 2 x 20%||40%|
|Semester Assessment||Laboratory Reports - 2 x 20%||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Repeat failed element||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Set up simple analogue electrical circuits and use standard laboratory equipment to measure properties of those circuits.
Simulate the operation of such circuits using computer programmes.
Design, construct and characterise simple analogue amplifier circuits.
- Kirchoff, Thevenin. Superposition, Nodal Analysis
- Frequency and time response of RL, RC and RLC circuits
- Diodes and power supplies
- Operational amplifiers: Inverting, non-inverting and differential amplifiers
- Simple active filters
- the transistor as an amplifier
This course will instruct students in the practical implementation of passive and active analogue systems and in the analysis and interpretation of data measured.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Analysis of experimental data will naturally involve application of number.|
|Communication||Assessment is by several formal written reports.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance|
|Information Technology||All reports will be word-processed. In addition, students will use programs to simulate the behaviour of their electrical circuits prior to constructing them.|
|Personal Development and Career planning|
|Problem solving||Students will be expected to design electrical circuits to solve simple practical problems.|
|Research skills||There will be some simple circuit design exercises. Students will need to research these in the library and on the Web.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Use of laboratory measuring instruments. Errors analysis. Electrical circuit theorems.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5