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Fundamentals of Electronic Measurement - ELE00003F

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Frank Stevens
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: F
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module summary

Electronic Engineers need to understand how to build, measure and evaluate electronic circuits. This module combines scientific theory and hands-on laboratory experience to provide you with a grounding in the use of electronic measurement equipment, fundamental components, and both digital and analogue circuit design.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

The module aims to introduce:

  • the basic components used in electronics and to reinforce this with laboratory classes
  • standard test equipment and laboratory techniques
  • the main building blocks of digital circuits.

Analogue: Resistive circuits - use of Ohm s Law, measurement of current and voltage, potential divider, and characteristics of diodes/LED s. AC signals in resistive circuits, rectifier circuits, RC circuits, and internal resistance of DC/AC power supplies.

Digital: Binary numbers, TTL logic, logic gates (AND, OR, NOT and XOR), Truth tables of logic gates. Functionality of some common digital integrated circuits, timing diagrams.

The module includes extensive use of the laboratories to illustrate the operation of circuits and components with modern test equipment and also to develop laboratory skills.

Module learning outcomes

On completion of this module students are expected to be able to:

  • understand the basic principles and use of standard laboratory techniques and equipment to build and test simple circuits
  • understand the basic function of resistors, diodes, capacitors and logic gates in electronic circuits
  • build simple electronic circuits and observe their behaviour using standard laboratory equipment
  • understand voltage and current in electronic circuits
  • write lab reports which include clear recording of experimental observations and data analysis.


Task Length % of module mark
Log Book 1 Lab 1
N/A 10
Log Book 1 Lab 2
N/A 10
Log Book 1 Lab 3
N/A 10
Log Book 2 Lab 4
N/A 11
Log Book 2 Lab 5
N/A 12
Log Book 2 Lab 6
N/A 12
Log Book 3 Lab 7
N/A 11
Log Book 3 Lab 8
N/A 12
Log Book 3 Lab 9
N/A 12

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam 24 hrs
Fundamentals of Electronic Measurement
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students will receive written feedback on their coursework within 4 weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

+ Boylestad, Robert. L. Introductory Circuit Analysis , Prentice Hall, 2000. 9th Edition. ISBN 0139271872 / 0130155373.

+ Floyd, Thomas L. Electric Circuits Fundamentals , Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. 7th Ed.ISBN 0132197103 / 0132047349.

+ Horowitz, P., The Art of Electronics , Cambridge university press, 1989, 2nd EditionISBN 0521370957.

+ Mano M. M., 'Digital Design', 3rd Ed., ISBN 0130355259

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.