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ENSC3017 Circuits and Electronics
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2022 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 elective
- Topics covered include DC and AC electrical circuit analysis techniques; network reduction techniques; two-port networks; time and frequency behaviour of circuits with energy storage elements; large and small signal analysis; device modelling; principles of amplifier design; digital abstraction; A/D conversion; and fundamental principles and techniques of digital systems and logic design. Emphasis is placed on practical applications of the above concepts.
- Students are able to (1) analyse circuits using network reduction techniques, superposition, and s-domain analysis; (2) analyse circuits comprising non-linear elements such as transistors, using the concepts of load lines, operation points and small-signal analysis; (3) apply principles of amplifier design and identify their benefits and limitations; (4) employ operational amplifiers to process analog signals; (5) explain digital encoding of information and its associated benefits/limitations; (6) apply Boolean Algebra to describe the function of a given digital circuit; (7) implement a given Boolean function using MOSFET transistors as building blocks; (8) build memory elements such as latches and flip-flops; (9) construct simple electronic analog/digital circuits and analyse their performance; and (10) work effectively as part of a team and communicate results in a concise technical report.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory reports; (2) quizzes; and (3) mid-semester and a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Wen Lei
- Unit rules
- completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including [(ENC2001 Motion and ENSC2002 Energy) or ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals] and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus)
- Contact hours
- lectures/practical classes: 4 hours per week; labs: 9 hours per semester
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