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Practices in Basic Electronics 2

Semester 2

The practical components of the level 2, semester 2 electronics courses will be explored in this laboratory course. The analytical and hands-on skills developed will be tested in a major project design that must be completed by the end of the semester. Where applicable, courses that were adopted from the electrical and computer engineering programme in St. Augustine will share similar laboratory exercises.

Experiments will be assigned in accordance with the selected courses. A major design project to explore and apply the newly developed hands-on and analytical skills is an integral part of this course. A formal project report and demonstration of prototype must be presented at the end of the semester.

  • Design and analysis of analogue circuits via hardware designs and software simulations;
  • An interactive web-based design and analysis of a motor controller to perform a specific task.
  • Application of mathematical modeling to the design of control circuits.
  • Application of mathematical modeling to the design of control circuits.
  • The use of spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes to analyze electrical communication signals.
  • Development and verification of electrical models for semiconductor devices.
  • Performance analyses of semiconductor devices and circuits via simulation software (PSPICE) and hardware designs.

Six Laboratory reports (equal weighting)                       30%

One major design project                                              70%

The breakdown for the design project is as follows:

o   Oral Presentation (10%)

o   Prototype construction and test (30%)

o   On-the-job performance (10%)

o   Written Project Report (20%)

Learning Objectives: 

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Design and analyze various analogue circuits and systems including amplifiers, oscillators and voltage regulators
  • Design and construct printed circuit boards (PCB) for specific circuit designs
  • Effectively trouble-shoot basic analog, digital and communication circuits and systems
  • Design, analyze and optimize basic communication circuits
  • Use spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes to analyze the signal quality of electrical communication signals
  • Work in teams to accomplish assigned task
  • Write technical reports and make oral presentations
ELET1400 and ELET1405

Reference Textbook:

  1.  “Lab Manual for Modern Electronic Communication”, by Mark E. Oliver, Jeff Beasley, and David Shores: Prentice Hall; 9 edition (June 28, 2007)
  2.  “PSPICE for Basic Circuit analysis” by Joseph Tront; McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math; 2 edition (December 19, 2005)
  3. Digital Electronics Laboratory Experiments Using the Xilinx XC95108 CPLD with Xilinx Foundation : Design and Simulation Software” by James Stewart, April 2003
  4. Computer Simulated Experiments for Electronic Devices Using Electronics Workbench Multisimby Richard H. Berube, 2003

Internet Sources:

1.      NESIMI ERTUGRUL; “New Era in Engineering Experiments: an Integrated and Interactive Teaching/Learning Approach, and Real-Time Visualisations” online at:


3.      Electronics project ideas:

Course Code: 
3 Credits
Level 2
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