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EE10218: Electronic systems design and manufacture 1

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Period:
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Technical Report (CW 40%)
  • In-Lab assessment (CW 60%)
Supplementary Assessment:
EE10218A Reassessment coursework (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the key concepts required for the manufacture of electronic circuits including Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design, soldering, surface mount and packaging. To gain experience in making simple circuit boards. To gain an insight to important practical aspects of electronic components including parasitic elements, real world behaviour and connections.
The unit will also complement the practical aspects of electronic circuit manufacture with theoretical background on electronic components, design tools, PCB manufacture techniques, and some design techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit students will be able to:
* manufacture a simple 2 sided PCB board;
* solder through hole and surface mount components onto a PCB;
* conduct basic electronic testing of a PCB circuit;
* construct and test a supplied PCB circuit;
* design a simple Operational Amplifier circuit by adjusting resistor components.

Skills:
Practical soldering and electronic construction; PCB manufacture using a milling machine; basic electronic circuit testing and debugging. All these skills are taught, facilitated and assessed.

Content:
Principles of PCB manufacture, fundamentals of passive components, practical construction techniques including soldering and reflow for surface mount, principles of connectors, wires and tracks, basics of electronic systems packaging, design tools for simulating electronic circuits, simple operational amplifier circuits, placement of electronic components, power management for electronic circuits - with basics of power supplies and delivery on PCBs.

Programme availability:

EE10218 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)

Notes:

  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
  • Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures.
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