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PH3074   Electronics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Lectures - Monday, Tuesday - 10:00, also Thursday week one Lab - Thursday or Friday - 10:00

This module provides a basic grounding in practical electronics. It introduces and develops the basic principles underlying the synthesis and analysis of analogue circuits. The module is divided into two parts: passive circuits, beginning with a review of dc circuit theory before moving onto complex impedance, passive ac circuits and diode applications; active circuits and amplifiers, including simple bipolar and FET amplifiers, operational and instrumentation amplifiers and applications.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PH2011 and pass PH2012 and ( pass MT2001 or pass MT2501 and pass MT2503 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures, tutorials or short lab sessions

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 120

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Coursework = 25%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment, capped at grade 7


Module teaching staff: Dr P Cruickshank

Additional information from school

Please see also the information in the School's Handbook for Honours modules available via This link also gives access to timetables for the modules.