SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 10.00
ECTS Credit Points 5.00
Module Code M2H624929
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

Circuit Theory and Analysis/Electrical and Electronic Measurements

Summary of Content

This Course gives exposure to the students to enhance their practical skills through the knowledge and understanding they have obtained in Electronic Engineering module.Hands on experiments enable the students to gain practical experience. Appropriate analytical techniques will be developed and these will be applied to the analysis of the system.


The syllabus will cover the following areas: Zener diode as a voltage regulator Common Emitter Amplifier Operational Amplifier - Inverting, Non-Inverting & Summing Amplifiers Integrating Amplifier Wein Bridge Oscillator First order active low pass filter First order active high pass filter Astable multi-vibrator using 555 IC Temperature Measurement with Thermocouples Linear Variable Differential Transformer Half Adder and Full Adder Binary to Gray Code conversion JK and D Flip Flop Measurements of 1-ph and 3-ph power measurement, energy, frequency, inductance and capacitance. Measurement of physical quantities using transducers

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Plot the characteristics of a Bipolar Junction Transistor. (AM1,AM4)2. Design and implement a voltage regulator circuit using Zener diode for a given specification and test its performance. (AM1,AM4)3. Design and test Operational Amplifier based inverting, non-inverting and summing amplifier, Wien Bridge Oscillator and filters. (AM1,AM4)4. Design and test 555 timer based multi-vibrator circuits. (AM1,AM4)5. Build digital electronic circuits to verify the truth tables of half adder, full adder, binary to gray code converter and flip-flops. (AM1,AM4)6. Measure various physical/electrical quantities using electronic equipment/transducers (AM1, AM4)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The main teaching method will be based on laboratory exercises used to relate theoretical concepts to practical experience.

Indicative Reading

-360 1. T Floyd, "Electronic Devices" , Prentice-Hall, 8 th Edition, 2008. 2. Floyd, "Digital Fundamentals" , Prentice-Hall, 8 th Edition 3. R.J.Tocci, "Digital Systems" , Prentice-Hall, 9 th Edition Curtis D.Jhonson, " Process Control Instrumentation Technology",Pearson Education, 8 th Edition

Transferrable Skills

Laboratories provide:Interpersonal/team skills Reports provide: Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation

Module Structure

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

Assessment Methods

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