Electronics Engineering Fundamentals

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electronics Engineering Fundamentals

  • Host University

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Electronics Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED:

    Calculus I
    Calculus II
    Physics

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Electronics engineering fundamentals (280 - 15079)
    Study: Bachelor in Energy Engineering
    Semester 2/Spring Semester
    2nd Year Course/Lower Division

    Please note: this course is cross-listed under the majority of engineering departments. Students should select the course from the department that best fits their area of study.

    STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED:

    Calculus I
    Calculus II
    Physics

    Competences and Skills that will be Acquired and Learning Results:

    - To know the purpose and operation of analog and digital electronic systems
    - To be able to use electronic instrumentation and test circuits with it
    - To know and use major electronic components

    Description of Contents/Course Description:

    The subject involves the following activities:
    - Part 1 (theory/problems): Digital electronics, electronic circuits and instrumentation, and RC filters.
    - Part 2 (theory/problems): Diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers and A/D and D/A converters.
    - 4 lab sessions (laboratory).
    - Lab practice Individual Exam.

    The student must fulfill the below requirement to have the option to pass the subject:
    - To obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 10 (3points/10points) on each part of the subject (Part 1 and Part 2).

    The student must fulfill the below requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process:
    - To do the Partial Exam of the subject (Part 1) that will be held during the semester.
    - The attendance to the lab sessions is MANDATORY.
    - To obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 10 (3points/10points) in the Lab Practice Individual Exam. This exam is MANDATORY.

    The Final Exam has two differentiated parts (Part 1 and Part 2). The student will be exempt from being evaluated of Part 1 (theory/problems) within the Final Exam if his/her score on the Partial Exam was greater than or equal to 5 points/10 points.

    ORDINARY EXAM
    If the student fulfills the requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process, the final score will be obtained from:
    35% Partial Exam.
    - 15% Lab sessions.
    - 10% Lab practice Individual Exam.
    - 40% Final Exam.
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    If the student failed to fulfill any of the requirements to obtain a continuous assessment score, the score (outside the continuous assessment process) will be obtained from:
    - 15% Lab sessions.
    - 10% Lab practice Individual Exam.
    - 60% Final Exam.

    RETAKE EXAM
    The student that fulfills the requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process, maintains the same evaluation criteria than in ordinary exam, where the Final Exam refers to the retake exam.
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    If the student failed to fulfill any of the requirements to obtain a continuous assessment score, the score (outside the continuous assessment process) will be obtained only with the Final Exam (100%) from:

    - 45% Part 1.
    - 55% Part 2.
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    The student that fulfills the requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process, will be scored with the better of the two options above.

    Learning Activities and Methodology:

    - Theory classes (large group), problem resolutions classes (small groups), individual tutorials and student personal homework; oriented to theoretical knowledge acquisition.

    - Laboratory practices and problems resolution classes in small groups, individual tutorials and student personal homework; oriented to practical knowledge related with the fields of the course.

    - Computer sessions in small groups using CAD tools for electronics circuits simulations. The goal of these sessions is to encourage the use of the CAD tools to complement the theoretical-practical learning during the course.

    Assessment System:

    The subject involves the following activities:
    - Part 1 (theory/problems): Digital electronics, electronic circuits and instrumentation, and RC filters.
    - Part 2 (theory/problems): Diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers and A/D and D/A converters.
    - 4 lab sessions (laboratory).
    - Lab practice Individual Exam.

    ORDINARY EXAM
    The student must fulfill the below requirement to pass the subject:
    To obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 10 (3points/10points) on each part of the subject (Part 1 and Part 2).

    The student must fulfill the below requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process:
    To do the Partial Exam of the subject that will be held during the semester.
    The attendance to the lab sesssions is MANDATORY.
    To obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 10 (3points/10points) in the Lab Practice Individual Exam. This exam is MANDATORY.

    If the student fulfills the above requirements, the final score will be obtained from:
    - 35% Partial Exam.
    - 15% Lab sessions.
    - 10% Lab practice Individual Exam.
    - 40% Final Exam.

    The Final Exam has two differentiated parts (Part 1 and Part 2). The student will be exempt from being evaluated of Part 1 (theory/problems) within the Final Exam if his/her score on the Partial Exam was greater than or equal to 5 points/10 points.

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    If the student failed to fulfill any of the requirements to obtain a continuous assessment score, the score (outside the continuous assessment process) will be obtained from:
    - 15% Lab sessions.
    - 10% Lab practice Individual Exam.
    - 60% Final Exam (a minimum score of 3 points/10 points on each part is required.

    RETAKE EXAM

    The student must fulfill the below requirement to pass the subject:
    - To obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 10 (3points/10points) on each part of the subject (Part 1 and Part 2).

    The student must fulfill the below requirements to obtain a score related to his/her continuous assessment process:
    - To do the Partial Exam of the subject that will be held during the semester.
    - The attendance to the lab sessions is MANDATORY.
    - To obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 10 (3points/10points) in the Lab Practice Individual Exam. This exam is MANDATORY.

    The final score will be given by the best-score obtained from the following two approaches:

    Continuous assessment process:
    - 35% Part 1 (*).
    - 15% Lab sessions.
    - 10% Lab practice Individual Exam.
    - 40% Part 2 (*).

    Or, alternatively:
    - 45% Part 1 (*).
    - 55% Part 2 (*).
    (*) Related to the retake exam.

    Basic Bibliography:

    Thomas L. Floyd.. Digital Fundamentals. Pearson Prentice Hall..
    Thomas L. Floyd.. Electronic Devices. Pearson Prentice Hall..
    Thomas L. Floyd.. Electric Circuits Fundamentals . Pearson Prentice Hall..

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.