SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M2H624927
Module Leader Alan Nesbitt
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Analogue Electronics & Digital Electronics

Summary of Content

The aim of this module is to develop in the student an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of electronic engineering through the experiments. It provides the student with the knowledge of the operation and characteristics of various electronic devices such as diodes, BJTs, TTL gates, flip-flops, and counters.


The teaching syllabus will cover the following experiments: -360b7 Lab 1: V - I characteristics of PN junction diode. b7 Lab 2: Half wave and Full wave rectifiers. b7 Lab 3: Zener diode as a voltage regulator. b7 Lab 4: Characteristics of BJT in common emitter configuration. b7 Lab 5: Transient response of RC/RL circuits. b7 Lab 6: Study of TTL Gates AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, and EX-OR. b7 Lab 7: Design and realize a given logic function using K-Maps and verify its truth table. b7 Lab 8: To verify truth tables for J-K, T, and D type flip-flops. b7 Lab 9: To design and verify the operation of 3 bit synchronous counter.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Design and implement half wave and full wave rectifier circuits.(AM4,AM8)2. Design a voltage regulator using zener diode for given specifications.(AM4, AM8)3. Analyse the behavior of BJT in common emitter configuration (AM4, AM8)4. Examine and differentiate the working of logic gates, flip-flops and counters (AM4, AM8)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on laboratory exercises used to relate theoretical concepts to practical experience. The students will be expected to perform directed reading exercises and self-learning exercises on emerging technologies.

Indicative Reading

Text Book: -360 1. Crecraft, Gorham andSparkes. (1993). Electronics. Chapman & Hall. 2. Floyd T L. (1999). Digital Fundamentals , 4th Edition Merrill. Reference Books: -360 3. FloydT L. (1992). Electronic Devices. 3 rd Edn. Merrill 4. Bogart T F. (1995). Electronic Devices & Circuits. 3 rd Edn. Merrill

Transferrable Skills

Use of IT and Interpersonal/team skills Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 64.00
Assessment (FT) 8.00
Practicals (FT) 28.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% Mid Term Lab test: 25%
Exam (School) 1.50 25.00 35% End Term Lab test:25%
Coursework 1 n/a 50.00 35% Skill card+ Viva voice+ Lab Report: 50%