MG6024 – Electronic Design

Module code
Module title
Electronic Design
To enable students to gain the skills necessary for electronic circuit design.
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Plan and implement the design of an electronic system.
2.Design, manufacture and populate printed circuit boards for prototype development.
3.Install and commission a small electronic system.
4.Apply fault-finding techniques.
5.Work as a member of a team and communicate effectively with customers, peers, technicians and engineers.
The course is designed around a project platform. Students are required to design required hardware and software to provide the platform with sensors and actuators. Project management software is introduced to simulate a real project. Software is used to design required hardware and a microprocessor is programmed in a relevant high level language. The process will cover:

The steps of the design process for a specific project.
Estimation of the time plan, resources and budget.
The creation of a design.
The circuit design is tested on a simulation package.
The circuit boards are populated.
The circuit boards are installed and tested in an experimental platform.
The system is evaluated against the design specifications.
Team roles and functions are practised and contributions are evaluated.
Outcomes are reported to peers.
Monitoring of ethical behaviour and interpersonal skills