Course Description

Course Name

Basic Electrical Engineering II

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

20 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline: Divided into Modules D, E and F

Module D: Introduction to Microprocessors
24 lectures

Outline: This module aims to develop an understanding of microprocessors and includes: a history of computers and microprocessors; analog and digital systems; sampling and A to D conversion; simple microprocessor systems; introduction to a microcontroller; structured assembler programming; building from components to systems; connecting external devices to the microprocessor and simple control loops.

DP requirements: Satisfactory completion of coursework.

Assessment: Projects and Assignments (20%), Hands-on Computer Examination (20%), November Examination (60%).

Module E: Analog Electronic Design
24 lectures, 4 tutorials and 1 practical.

Outline: This module aims to develop an understanding of the operation of electronic devices such as bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors. It exposes students to the design of common circuits incorporating these devices including, but not limited to amplifiers, current sources and mirrors and voltage regulators. In addition operation of operational amplifiers and other basic analog circuit building blocks; design of fundamental circuits based around simple integrated circuits such as inverting and non-inverting amplifiers and switching circuits; and basic parameters of the components used, will be demonstrated in the context of reliable circuit design.

DP requirements: Satisfactory completion of coursework.
Assessment: Assignments (20%), Project (15%), Class quiz (written) (5%), November Examination (60%)

Module F: Laboratories
4 practicals

DP requirements: Satisfactory completion of coursework for each and every module.
Assessment: On practical work.

Course Entry Requirements: CSC1015F, CSC1017F, MAM1018F/S or PHY1013F/S

*Course content subject to change