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Electronics Minor Descriptions

 

Minor in Electronics (15 credits)

 

Students must complete ALL four compulsory theory courses (PHYS 2401, PHYS 2402, PHYS 3201 and PHYS 3203) AND one practical course (either PHYS 3163 or PHYS 3202) to satisfy the requirements for a Minor in Electronics.

 

Semester I

PHYS 2401       Optoelectronics

PHYS 3201       Advance Electronics and Control Theory

 

Semester II

PHYS 2402       Digital Circuits and Logic Design

PHYS 3203       Microprocessor and Modern Digital Design

 

AND EITHER

PHYS 3202       Practical Electronics I (yearlong)

OR

PHYS 3163       Electronics Laboratory (yearlong)

* Credits for all yearlong courses are given at the end of the second semester only.

 

LEVEL: II
SEMESTER: I
COURSE CODE: PHYS 2401
COURSE TITLE: OPTOELECTRONICS
NO. OF CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: PHYS 1110 AND PHYS 1111 OR PHYS 1212 OR PHYS 1223

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of analog electronics. It begins with semiconductor theory and its application to various electronic and optoelectronic devices. Semiconductor diodes, zener diodes and bipolar junction transistors, their types, construction, related theory, I/V characteristics, biasing techniques, ac/dc analysis and their applications are studied. Optoelectronics related to devices/systems such as light emitting diodes, laser diodes, optical detectors, fiber-optics and solar cells are discussed along with applications. The course provides the fundamentals for other electronics courses in particular the course on PHYS 3201 - Advance Electronics and Control Theory for which it is the prerequisite. Assessment and evaluation is done in the form of in-course tests and a final examination.

 

Assessment:

Coursework (Two in-course tests @ 20% each) 40%

Final Examination (one 2-hour paper) 60%

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LEVEL: II
SEMESTER: II
COURSE CODE: PHYS 2402
COURSE TITLE: DIGITAL CIRCUITS AND LOGIC DESIGN
NO. OF CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: PHYS 1110 AND PHYS 1111 OR PHYS 1212 OR PHYS 1223

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of digital electronic and logic circuit design. It covers basics of digital electronic i.e. logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic minimization & implementation, logic families, number systems, binary codes and binary arithmetic. Combinational and sequential logic circuit design fundamentals are explained along with their applications. Various type of registers and counters along with design steps and applications are also covered in this course. As such it provides building blocks for the other courses in particular the course PHYS 3203 Microprocessor and Modern Digital Designfor which it is the prerequisite. Assessment and evaluation is done in the form of in-course tests and a Final examination.

 

Assessment:

Coursework (Two in-course tests @ 20% each) 40%

Final Examination (one 2-hour paper) 60%

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LEVEL: II
SEMESTER: I
COURSE CODE: PHYS 3201
COURSE TITLE: ADVANCE ELECTRONICS AND CONTROL THEORY
NO. OF CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: PHYS 2401 OR PHYS 2163

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course deals with two major areas of electronics. First part deals with the advance analog electronics and covers the concept of feedback, feedback amplifiers, multivibrators, differential amplifiers, operational amplifiers; related theory and their applications. Second part deals with control theory and explores modeling, analysis and design of feedback control systems using classical approach. This course builds foundation for the course ECNG 3019 - Advance Control System Design and prepares students for automation industry.  This course will be assessed through in-course assignments and a final examination.

 

Assessment:

Coursework (Two in-course tests @ 20% each) 40%

Final Examination (one 2-hour paper) 60%

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LEVEL: III
SEMESTER: II
COURSE CODE: PHYS 3203
COURSE TITLE: MICROPROCESSOR AND MODERN DIGITAL DESIGN
NO. OF CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: PHYS 2402 OR PHYS 2162

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The main objective is to build a strong foundation for the students in the area of modern digital electronics and microprocessors fundamentals and to expose them to the entire digital systems design process from gate level to system level. An overview of advanced digital system design technologies and industrial grade Electronics Design and Automation (EDA) tools is provided to develop skilled manpower in the highly demanding area of System- On- Chip Design and to encourage entrepreneurship.

 

Assessment:

Coursework (Two in-course tests @ 20% each) 40%

Final Examination (one 2-hour paper) 60%

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LEVEL: III
SEMESTER: I & II
COURSE CODE: PHYS 3163
COURSE TITLE: ELECTRONICS LABORATORY
NO. OF CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: PHYS 2401 AND PHYS 2402 OR PHYS 2162 AND PHYS 2163

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This laboratory course addresses the practical component of the Electronics Minor and covers all topic areas taught in four courses of the minor. This course provides the necessary practical knowledge in the field of basic as well as advance analog and digital electronics. The purpose of this laboratory course is to give students hands-on experience and to allow them to test the principles which they learn from the theoretical components of the courses. The students will be expected to perform the laboratory exercises and collect their data and depending on the complexity of the exercise will submit the written report at the end of the exercise or submit it the following week for assessment.

 

Assessment:

Coursework 100%

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LEVEL: III
SEMESTER: I & II
COURSE CODE: PHYS 3202
COURSE TITLE: PRACTICAL ELECTRONICS I
NO. OF CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: PHYS 2401 AND PHYS 2402 OR PHYS 2162 AND PHYS 2163

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This laboratory course addresses the practical component of the Electronics Minor and covers all topic areas taught in four courses of the minor. This course provides the necessary practical knowledge in the field of basic as well as advance analog and digital electronics. The purpose of this laboratory course is to give students hands-on experience and to allow them to test the principles which they learn from the theoretical components of the courses. The students will be expected to perform the laboratory exercises and collect their data and depending on the complexity of the exercise will submit the written report at the end of the exercise or submit it the following week for assessment.

 

Assessment:

Coursework 100%

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