1 x 2-hour lecture-1 weekly
3 x 1-hour lecture-2s per semester
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 2-hour practical weekly
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ENGR1030, ENGR1205, ENGR8703 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Year 10 Mathematics
Examination, Assignment, Workshop Practice (Project Assembly), Workshop Practice (Online-Quizzes), Practicals and Project.
Topic description
Electronics provides students with an understanding of basic electronics. It includes:

  1. Digital Electronics: digital design concepts, number systems and signed numbers, combinational logic and design, minimisation of logic expressions, hazards, sequential logic and design, finite state machines
  2. Analog Electronics: circuit variables and elements, simple resistive circuits, techniques of circuit analysis
  3. Microprocessors: introduction to microprocessors, sensors and motors, microprocessor programming
  4. Workshop Practice: bonding methods, soldering and flux, planning and designing electronic equipment, printed circuit boards and microelectronics
Educational aims
This topic aims

  1. To provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of combinational and sequential digital logic
  2. To develop the fundamental theoretical and practical skills required to carry out the design and analysisof digital electronic circuits
  3. To introduce the elements and basic operation of a microprocessor
  4. To introduce the manufacture and processes of thick and thin film microelectronics, printed circuit boards, and surface mount packages, the processes, practice, and assessment of soldering, component mounting and other connection methods, and fire safety
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Analyse, design and construct simple digital circuits
  2. Analyse, design and construct simple finite state machines
  3. Understand and apply basic principles of electric circuit theory
  4. Understand and use electrical components and instruments
  5. Have knowledge and understanding of microprocessors, motors and sensors
  6. Write simple programs for a microcontroller
  7. Have knowledge and understanding of microelectronics, printed circuit boards and surface mount technology
  8. Perform and assess electronics assembly tasks, such as soldering and wiring