Module Title:   Electronics Applications Project

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1030M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr RW Clarke

Additional Tutor(s):   Miss FL Ong

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To equip students with a range of practical and personal skills necessary to become an effective engineer. The module will also give some opportunities to apply principles learned in other modules to practical situations.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
A combination of practical exercises and project work in the laboratory with academic support.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   2.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   36.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Demonstrate basic knowledge in the electronics field.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Demonstrate specific skills in technical areas applicable to the practice of electronic engineering.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Accurately present and interpret data.

  Coursework   100%
  Portfolio of laboratory logbook and practical work
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary Assessment - Repair deficiences in original / repeat module with attendence

Outline Syllabus:
Electronic skills, tools and techniques: wiring; soldering and de-soldering: component recognition, identification and selection; data books, application notes and suppliers catalogues. Make and test project 1: construction and testing of a small electronic unit. Make and test project 2 and 3: further exercises in the design, construction and testing of small electronic systems, one digital and one analogue. During the course of these projects, students will be introduced to the following software package: Proteus - PCB schematic design and capture, manual and automatic track layout. Students will be introduced to Surface Mount Technology. The importance of sustainability in electronic manufacture will be introduced, including: the WEEE Directive, the RoHS Directive and whole life sustainability factors. The students will be introduced to some of the ethical aspects of electronic manufacturing by considering such issues as ethical sourcing of raw materials and the ethical implications of offshore manufacturing.

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