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Undergraduate Course: Analogue Circuits 2 (ELEE08016)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryElectronics is at the heart of almost everything around us, including: technology in our pockets; entertainment: computing; transportation; intelligent buildings; the internet of things; healthcare; the list goes on. At the heart of these complex systems is analogue electronic circuits. In this course, you will learn how complex systems can be constructed from functional units, which in turn can be realised in analogue circuits. Details of how electronic circuits work will be covered, introducing circuits that can manipulate signals (amplifiers and filters), and also cover practical considerations such as the impact of noise and interference.

The course is suitable for students with little prior experience of electronics who have an interest in understanding and designing practical electronic systems.

The course will be delivered through a combination of pre-prepared material for students to study in advance of interactive sessions to discuss the material in more depth. Students will be able to gauge their own learning using formative self-assessment tests, and also through workshops and surgery hours with the course lecturers. Learning is supported through three hours of lab's that gives students experience of working in an electronics lab.
Course description In the course we will coverthe following topics

1. Analysing commonly used electronic systems in terms of functional blocks
2. System inputs and outputs
3. Electronic components
4. Real world problems, noise, resistance and inductance
5. Amplifiers: functional view broken down into circuit elements
6. Input/output impedances, and modelling of transformation blocks
7. The differential and the instrumentation amplifier
8. Operating from a single-sided power supply
9. d.c. and a.c. analysis
10. Frequency and phase response of circuit elements, and phasor representation
11. Gain expressed in dBs, low pass, high pass and band pass filters
12. Feedback and stability
13. Compensation
14. Active filters
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Some basic knowledge of Electronics, e.g. Ohm's Law, voltage and current, and some knowledge of calculus, e.g. differential equations
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesSome basic knowledge of Electronics, e.g. Ohm's Law, voltage and current, and some knowledge of calculus, e.g. differential equations
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  210
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 9, Online Activities 22, Formative Assessment Hours 4, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 40 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 1.5 Hour written Exam - Worth 80% of Final Mark

The School has a 40% Rule for this course, whereby you must achieve a minimum of 40% in coursework and 40% in written exam components, as well as an overall mark of 40% to pass a course. If you fail a course you will be required to resit it. You are only required to resit components which have been failed.
Feedback Students gain immediate feedback through multiple online self-assessment tests. These do not count towards the final grade, so are purely formative.

One submission covering all three laboratory sessions is required. Students will be offered formative feedback on their submissions for the first and second laboratories prior to the final submission.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)1:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe and design systems in terms of functional blocks
  2. Design, test and verify circuits to amplify and filter signals
  3. Apply practical techniques to reduce the impact of noise and interference
  4. Analyse the frequency response of circuits
Reading List
Recommended: Electronics: A Systems Approach, Sixth Edition, Neil Storey, Pearson, 2017
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Enquiry and lifelong learning: the ability to independently self-study material, assimilate the knowledge, and apply in the context of an electronic system

Research and enquiry: analysis of complex systems, and problems; design of functional blocks to meet specifications

Communication: development of skills in communicating analysis and design choices
Special Arrangements None
Course organiserProf David Laurenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5579
Course secretaryMs Brunori Viola
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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