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Electronics: sensing, logic and actuation

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  • Points: 30
  • Code: T212
  • Level: 2
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Gone from knowing almost nothing about electronics, to be able to understand and design a simple circuit. The materials are excellent and the support from the tutors really good. You will learn to use a software that will allow you to design and test circuits. So far the module I enjoyed the most.

Albert Picher

Course starting: October 2020

Review posted: September 2021

Excellent module. Well structured and supported. Great content that is applicable and transferable to the real world. Tutors were excellent and the fact you're working with things that are either right or wrong (work or do not) makes it great to follow. There's nothing worse than modules which present subjective ideas which are marked on an opinion rather than hard fact.

Course starting: October 2018

Review posted: February 2020

This was a thoroughly enjoyable module - my best yet.
The supplied books were exceptionally well-written.
The module team declared that they were trying to help students as far as possible to pass this module - and they achieved this I believe. The tutor-marked assignments were available around two months upfront of their submission date. There were notes against the questions indicating when you were able to attempt to answer them - very useful.
There is no physical exam for this module - you complete an End-of-module assessment.

Students don't actually build real, physical circuits. Excellent simulation software (Multisim Live) is made available - this was great fun to use as it permitted you to try different component values and circuit designs very easily. It also saves you getting solder spatter in your eyes! Operational amplifiers (op-amps) were particularly interesting.

The other experience was the OpenEngineering Laboratory experiments. This is very clever, allowing students to complete physical experiments with real circuits and components in a safe environment. Again, thoroughly enjoyable.

I highly recommend this module.

Good luck!

Desmond Joseph McNelis

Course starting: October 2017

Review posted: November 2018

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