Module Title:Electronic Engineering Practice 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 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) and environmental considerations.
LO2 Test basic electronic circuits using appropriate tools and equipment.
LO3 Design circuit layouts and construct prototype boards.
LO4 Use electronic CAD software to simulate, analyse and explore the operation of basic electronic circuits.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Requirements
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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.
Environmental Considerations
Understand the life cycle of electronic devices. Learn how devices are recycled and disposed of at the end of their useful life.
Identification of electronic components and their symbol.
Identification of components and correct identification of component pinout using datasheets.
Electronic design, schematic capture and simulation.
Use an industry standard package for Electronic Design and simulation of circuits.
Measurement and Test
Measure and record various circuit parameters such as resistance, voltage and current using electronic test equiment.
Test and measurement 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.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Practical50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Class and laboratory exercises to be completed along with combined written & practical tests. 3,4 50.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation 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 50.00 n/a
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 2.00
Laboratory Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 4.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EESYS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory
CW_EEEEN_D Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory