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COURSE TITLE: Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals for ICT II







The weekly hours committed to the unit will typically include four (4) hours of formal delivery and
practical computer labs, as well as two (2) hours of independent study.

The normal weekly workload will be:

Lecture: 2 hours
Laboratory/Practical: 2 hours
Independent Study: 2 hours


Aims/ Description:
This introductory course in AC systems and electronics covers AC waveforms and sources, capacitive and
inductive circuits as well as the operation and application of the most common semiconductor devices
including: diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field effect transistors, and operational amplifiers. Circuits
using these systems devices will be studied and analyzed. Laboratory exercises will include construction
and modeling of these systems to verify the concepts introduced and the application of the theory.

The student will be able to:
Cognitive Domain
Knowledge and Comprehension
1. describe the characteristics of capacitors
2. describe the characteristics of inductors
3. describe the characteristics of AC waveforms and signals
4. describe the atomic structure and characteristics of semiconductors.
5. explain the characteristics and specifications of the different types of diodes.
6. describe the physics structures of Biplolar Junction Transistors and Junction Field effect
7. describe the operation of Operational amplifiers.
8. describe the operation of commonly used DC power supplies

Application and Analysis

9. analyze simple AC circuits.
10. troubleshoot power supplies and amplifier circuits

Psychomotor Domain

1. assemble simple semiconductor circuits e.g. single stage amplifiers, and rectifier circuits.


1. Characteristics of AC Waveforms
2. Principles of Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields
3. Magnetic Devices and Electromagnetic Induction
4. Principles of Capacitors
5. Capacitors in AC Circuits
6. Inductors
7. Inductors in AC Circuits
8. Universal RC/RL Time Constant Curves
9. Transformers
10. Introduction to Semiconductors
11. Diode Applications
12. Special Purpose Diodes
13. Bipolar Junction Transistors
14. Transistor Amplifier Circuits
15. Field Effect Transistors and amplifier circuits.
16. Operational Amplifiers
17. Oscillators


The role of the lecturer is as a facilitator to formally deliver lectures using a variety of methods which
include the use of whiteboard and marker and multimedia presentations. Supervised Laboratory/Practical
exercises are used to reinforce the concepts taught during formal lectures.


# Assessment Type %
1 Laboratory Exercises 25
2 Quizzes 15
3 Assignments 10
4 Final Examination 50

Assessment Element 1 Laboratory Exercises

Weighting: 25%
Assessment type: Exercises will be used to verify and demonstrate theoretical concepts
Duration: 2 hours
Special facilities Electrical or Communications Systems Laboratory
Assessment Element 2 - Quizzes
Weighting: 15%
Assessment type: Students will be tested on concepts and principles
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Special facilities Classroom

Assessment Element 3 - Assignments

Weighting: 10%
Assessment type: This assessment will address the application of the concepts and
principles to a given problem
Duration: 2-3 weeks
Special facilities: Internet access; library facilities

Assessment Element 4 - Examination

Weighting: 50%
Assessment type: Questions will cover the material in the areas of study.
Duration: 2 3 hours
Special facilities: Examination conditions

To assist learning, the assessment process is designed to provide the student with timely and regular
formative feedback. The assessments are such that the Learning Outcomes of the unit will be assessed on
more than one occasion by using a variety of methods. Attendance at practical sessions is a pre-requisite
for the validation of any work assessed through practicals. Students must demonstrate a satisfactory level
of competency in the various skills required to solve everyday business problems, which in turn exhibits
the full range of student learning.

The main assessment instruments for this unit are: quizzes, assignments, practical exercises, application
problems and a final examination which tests knowledge, understanding and application of the various
concepts taught.

Aggregation and reassessment rules

The four assessment elements can be aggregated to form a single overall mark. If a reassessment is
required then it of any component is required, this can only be carried out during the normal reassessment
period if the practical work associated with the course has been completed. If this is not then no
reassessment would be considered, and the course will have to be repeated when it is next offered.

Recommended Text: Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory,

Boylestad and Nashelsky, Prentice Hall

Other references:
Course Author :- ICT Programmes
Date :- 2014
Course Instructors :- Devanand Girdharrie (MSc), Donald Walker
Contact Information Email: devanand.girdharrie@utt.edu.tt
Ph.: 642-8888 ext. 32211
Availability times in office 4 hours per week (also available by
:- appointment)