Module Title:Electronic Engineering Practice 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A series of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions will be used to broaden the students’ knowledge of the principles and practices of analysing and building electronic circuits and systems.
Module Aim: To give the students the required knowledge and competencies to use electronic CAD software to simulate, analyse and explore the operation of basic electronic circuits. To give students skills necessary to construct an electronic circuit from a specified schematic or design brief.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Operate in an electronics workshop laboratory with due regard for health and safety (H&S)
LO2 Understand the environmental considerations of electronics recycling. Incorporate recycled component into circuit design.
LO3 Design circuit layouts, construct prototype boards and test basic electronic circuits using appropriate tools and equipment.
LO4 Develop awareness of energy usage and measure energy usage of circuits to estimate battery life/replacement.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Safety and safe working practices and environmental considerations
Safety precautions when soldering and using tools. Exercise proper safety procedures when working in a laboratory to ensure personal safety including general principles, eating, drinking and an understanding of electric shock hazard.
Electronic design, schematic capture and simulation.
Use an industry standard package for Electronic Design and simulation of circuits.
Test and measure energy of a prototype board.
Build and test circuits on breadboard and compare results with simulation software build circuits.
Soldering and assembly.
Create planning sheet from schematic diagrams before soldering the circuit using strip-board.
Basic enclosure / finishing and assembly.
Install finished circuit into an enclosure to complete assembly.
Lab report.
Write a formal report based on the schematic diagram and instructions assigned.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Students will complete a number of practical tasks and Lab assignments during the module. Students will be assessed based on the quality of their work, the design decisions they took and the application of their knowledge. 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 4.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EESYS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 2 Mandatory