Analog Instrumentation

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Monitoring and programming (P1)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Purpose
Through theoretical and practical work on a selected problem, the students acquire knowledge in the electronics and computer engineering discipline, as well as use appropriate methods to document that the problem has a relevant social context. The problem is analysed by decomposition into sub problems in order to formulate a technical problem that can be solved by using analog electronic systems that interact with the environment in one way or another. The complete solution is assessed with respect to the relevant social context. Compared to the first semester, this semester focuses more on the continuous-time (analog) aspects of electronic systems as well as interaction with the surroundings in greater detail.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Shall have gained experience with theories and methods of calculation and simulation of linear electronic circuits, linear electro-mechanical systems, and/or other linear systems
  • Shall have acquired knowledge of methods for analysis of linear dynamic systems, including electronic circuits, described by differential equations
  • Shall have gained insight into basic feedback theory and its applications in electronic systems
  • Must master calculations with complex numbers, as used within the field of electronics
  • Shall have knowledge of recognized standards for documentation of electronic circuits, including electrical diagrams, PCB layout, etc.
  • Shall be able to demonstrate knowledge of theory and method to the extent of being able to explain and justify the project's theory and methods, including both selection and de-selection.
  • Shall master the relevant terminology

Skills

  • Shall have understanding of basic theories behind simple electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, operational amplifiers, etc., including calculation of these components
  • Shall be able to identify, analyse and formulate issues within the discipline through the use of contextual and technical analysis methods
  • Shall, based on the above, be able to create requirements and test specifications  that enable the completed system to be tested rigorously
  • Shall be able to use mathematical theories and methods to analyse problems involving linear dynamic components
  • Shall be able to simulate and design simple analog circuits, allowing specific, desired properties to be achieved.
  • Shall be able to design and implement basic analog and digital circuits and demonstrate that these work as intended
  • Shall be able to document and disseminate knowledge and skills with proper use of terminology, orally and in writing through a project report
  • Shall be able to analyse and reflect upon his/her own learning process using appropriate methods of analysis and experience from P0 and P1
  • Shall be able to analyse a technical-scientific problem under consideration of technological and societal contexts, and assess the technological and social consequences of proposed solutions.

Competences

  • Must be able to demonstrate, independently and in groups, the ability to plan, organize, implement and reflect upon a project that is based on a problem of relevance to society or industry, in which analog electronic devices play a central role
  • Must have acquired, independently and in groups, the ability to obtain the necessary knowledge of a contextual as well as of technical nature, and be able to formulate models of limited parts of reality to such a level of abstraction that the models can be used in the design, implementation and test of a comprehensive system to meet given requirements
  • Must be able to evaluate and take responsibility for science and technical solutions in a societal perspective.
  • Must be able to generalize and reflect upon the experience with project planning and cooperation for the further study acquired during the project work

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 15 ECTS project module, the work load is expected to be 450 hours for the student

Exam

Exams

Name of examAnalog Instrumentation
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Additional information

Project on 2nd Semester Electronics and Computer Engineering (BSc).

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnalog instrumentering
Module codeN-ED-B2-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Energy
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science