Module IED-1051:
Electronics Laboratory Level 1

Module Facts

Run by School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Dr Roger Giddings

Overall aims and purpose

Introduce standard laboratory equipment and techniques. Support taught courses by looking at practical examples that highlight important engineering concepts. Develop formal report writing.

Course content

• Combinational logic circuits, sequential logic circuits and a design project. • DC and AC circuit measurement techniques, basic AC circuits, Time constants, Resonant circuits. Operational amplifiers and transistor circuits. • Lab. based experiments:- for example Temperature dependence of a metal and a semiconductor, and characteristics if different dielectrics. • Analogue and Digital communication systems. • CAD Design of Combinational and Sequential Logic circuits. PSpice AC and DC analysis. • Writing detailed technical reports on lab experiments with additional background information.

Assessment Criteria







Learning outcomes

  1. Microelectronics

  2. Analogue Circuits

  3. Op-Amp and Transistor Circuits

  4. Technical writing skills

  5. Digital Circuits

  6. Introduction to Communications

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Lab-book write up S1 21.6
Comms-Multiple choice questions 10.8
Practical work undertaken in lab S1 21.6
Formal Technical Report 10
Practical work undertaken in lab S2 14.4
Lab-book write up S2 21.6

Teaching and Learning Strategy


2 x 1 hour lecture (Week 1 + Week 16)


2 x 3 hour labs over 12 weeks Semester 1 1 x 3 hour labs over 12 weeks Semester 2

Private study 90

Transferable skills

  • Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team

Subject specific skills

  • Solve problems logically and systematically;

Courses including this module

Compulsory in courses: