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Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2023-2024 (archived)

Module ENGI2181: Electronics 2

Department: Engineering

ENGI2181: Electronics 2

Type Tied Level 2 Credits 20 Availability Available in 2023/24 Module Cap Location Durham
Tied to H100
Tied to H103


  • MATH1551, ENGI1141


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • To provide a working knowledge of electronics and computing


  • Electronics: Analogue electronic circuits, digital electronics, logic and microprocessor design, instrumentation, measurement and signal processing
  • Laboratories and data analysis

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • At the end of the year the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, theory and application of engineering electronics.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Selection and application of appropriate analysis techniques
  • Observation and recording of experimental data
  • The competent and safe use of laboratory equipment
  • Planning, implementation and reporting of a computing exercise
Key Skills:
  • Numerical skills
  • Teamworking
  • Time and resource management

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • The course in Electronics is covered by lectures which are reinforced by regular problem sheets, leading to the required problem solving capability.
  • The topics covered in this module are analytical by nature and are assessed most effectively by timed, written examination which enables each student to demonstrate an ability to analyse and solve new problems.
  • The laboratory programme also provides formative, hands-on experience in the subject area of electronics.
  • The assignment is introduced through an introductory lecture. It gives experience of engineering simulation, based on student-led learning from structured tutorials, before completion of a group-based electronics design and simulation activity.
  • Students are able to make use of staff 'Tutorial Hours' to discuss any aspect of the module with teaching staff on a one-to-one basis. These are sign up sessions available for up to one hour per week.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 42 2 per week 1 hour 42
Assignment Lecture 1 1 hour 1
Tutorial Hours As required weekly sign up sessions up to 1 hour 8
Electronics Laboratories 3 1st and 2nd term 3 hours 9
Report writing, formative exercises and self study 140
Total 200

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Examination Component Weighting: 80%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written Examination 2 hours 100%
Component: Coursework Component Weighting: 20%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Assignment 100%

Formative Assessment:

Laboratories, Problem Sheets

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University