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Analogue Electronic Systems

Module summary

Module code: ELEE1116
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Engineering and Science
Department: Engineering Science
Module Coordinator(s): Karim Nasr



The main aim of this course is to equip students with a deep knowledge and understanding of the main components and building blocks of analogue electronic circuits and systems. The course will cover the mathematical underpinnings and theories of operation as well as analysis, simulation and design of analogue electronic circuits with a focus on practical applications.

Learning outcomes

1. Analyse and design analogue electronic circuits using a variety of techniques.
2. Understand the theory of operation of the main components used in analogue electronic systems.
3. Analyse and deign amplifiers, op amps circuits and filters.
4. Understand the principles of feedback theory and operation of oscillators.

Indicative content

Problem-based learning and research informed teaching approaches will be used throughout the course to engage and develop students' abilities. The following main topics will be covered:

1. DC and AC circuit analysis techniques.
2.Theory of operation of the main components used in analogue electronic circuits and systems including diodes, transistors and op amps.
3. Amplification and the design of amplifiers and their different classes.
4. Filters, feedback theory and oscillators.

Teaching and learning activity

• Use of software tools to analyse, design and build circuits and system blocks as well as practical testing.
• Design and implementation of analogue electronic circuits and systems.


Method Summative Assessment - Report
LO - 1-4
Grading - Numeric
Weighting: 40%
Word Length: 1200
Outline Details: Technical report (Background research and design problem).

Method Summative Assessment - Examination
LO - 1-4
Grading - Numeric
Weighting: 60%
Outline Details: Two-hour unseen closed book.

Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning
Tutorials and regular timely feedback.

In order to meet professional body requirements, students are expected to pass this course at 40% overall and with a minimum of 30% for each component.

Students are required to pass all elements of summative assessment in order to pass the course.