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EE10142: Electronic laboratory techniques & professional engineering practice I

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 50%, EX 50%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 50%)
  • Laboratory coursework (CW 25%)
  • PEP (CW 25%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The unit aims to provide students with skills in the areas of practical electrical and electronic laboratory work, the influence of finite tolerances in measurements and components, the proper presentation of data and the ability to manipulate and derive other information from this. It further aims to provide students with an introduction to the Engineer's role in society and some of the aspects involved in running Engineering Businesses.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit, a student will be able to demonstrate the proper techniques for performing a range of measurements in an electrical laboratory environment and be able to manipulate the measured data to derive supplementary information, for example error estimations or derived parameters. Following practical work students should be able to report their findings in a succinct manner. Students should also show a basic understanding of how an Engineering Business operates, satisfying commercial, legal and professional requirements.

Skills:
The required skills, in terms of a proper approach to measurement techniques, estimating and processing errors, and reporting etc, will be taught, facilitated and tested through a combination of lectures, tutorial exercises, a comprehensive series of practical measurement exercises. Students should also be able to interpret simple accounts, and develop simple management plans taking into account legal and professional requirements.

Content:
Lectured

Content:

Dimensional analysis, unit multipliers (f, p, n, μ, m, k, M, G, T).
Function & curve sketching - poles, zeroes & asymptotes
Log-linear & log-log plots, decibel notation.
Errors - random & systematic
Accuracy and precision in measurements
Errors in voltage and current measurements
Plotting error bars and extracting derived error bounds
The market, Finance, Project and risk management, Quality Assurance, sustainable design and manufacture, Waste management, Health and Safety, Professional & Product Liability, Code of Conduct, Ethics

Laboratory Work: Measurement of circuit variables, translation to linear relationships, plotting of graphs including estimate of errors, derivation of slope/intercept values including error bounds.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE10142 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • UEEE-AFB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB13 : BEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

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