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Module Title
Introduction To Industrial Electronics
Reference EN2511 Version 4
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved August 2016 SCQF Points 15
Amended September 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
By the end of this module, students should have an awareness of common electronic circuits, systems and techniques used for measurement and control in industrial environments.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Describe types of industrial measurements, sensors and devices.
2 Apply basic electrical circuit theorems.
3 Design and analyse common types of analogue and digital circuits.
4 Report on observations made on electronic circuits.

Indicative Module Content
- Application of theorems to analyse circuits. - Techniques for measuring physical parameters. - Design of basic sensor circuits. - Signal rectification and associated circuits. - Characteristics of: op amps, diodes and logic gates. - Flip flops and counters. - Numbering systems. - DAC/ADC conversion.

Module Delivery
This is a lecture based course supplemented with tutorial sessions, laboratory exercises and directed study.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only [for the purposes of the Key Information Set (KIS)]
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 4
Description: A report on a practical laboratory-based investigation.
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Two online assessments taken over the semester.

Explanatory Text
To pass the module, you must achieve at least a 40% weighted average mark in the exam and coursework. In addition you need to achieve at least 35% in both the individual exam and coursework components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A >70%
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 0-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Completion of all stage 1 modules.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 JACOB, J.M., 1988. Industrial Control Electronics, Applications and Design. Prentice Hall.
2 BEARDS, P., 2002. Analog and Digital Electronics. 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall.
3 BIRD, J.O., 2003. Electric Circuit Theory and Technology. 2nd Edition, Newnes.


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