Prototype and Practical Skills 2: Electronics Design

Science & Technology
Course Code
ENGR 2200
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered


Course Description
This project course will introduce students to electronics circuits. Students will design and prototype circuits that incorporate sensors, electromechanical actuators, and embedded computers.
Course Content

This project course will introduce students to electronic circuits, sensors, and electromechanical actuators.

Students will learn to safely:

  • Work with basic circuit components and elements such as batteries, power supplies, resistors, capacitors, inductors, and LEDs (light emitting diodes);
  • Prototype electronic circuits on bread boards;
  • Solder electronic circuit components;
  • Use various types of power supply circuits;
  • Use temperature, pressure, light, motion, magnetic field, humidity, and various other types of sensors;
  • Connect sensors to embedded computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino;
  • Interpret real world measurements within the embedded computer from the connected sensor;
  • Use motors, relays, servos, solenoids, and various other types of electromechanical actuators;
  • Use the requisite driver circuits for various electromechanical actuators.
Learning Activities

Demonstrations, lectures and hands on lab work.

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will decide on the exact evaluation criteria.

Labs (separate from projects): 10%

Quizzes: 10%

Project 1: 15% – 20%

Project 2: 15% – 20%

Project 3: 15% – 20%

Final Project: 20% – 35%

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the procedures for working safely in an electronics workshop;
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of electronic systems design and integration;
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of passive electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors;
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of active electronic elements such as batteries and power supplies;
  • Design and prototype with various types of sensors, such as temperature and pressure, and their requisite amplifier circuits;
  • Design and prototype with various types of electromechanical actuators, such as motors and relays, and their requisite driver circuits;
  • Design and prototype with embedded computers such as the Raspberry Pi and Arduino.
Textbook Materials

Teaching materials will be decided by the instructor at the time of the course offering. Students consult Douglas College bookstore for current required text/materials. The following resources could be considered:

  • Douglas College Custom Courseware on Electronics Design
  • "Practical Electronics for Inventors" by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk, current edition
  • "Make: Electronics (Learning by Discover)" by Charles Platt, current edition
  • "Electronics from the Ground Up: Learn by Hacking, Designing, and Inventing" by Ronald Quan, current edition








Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for ENGR 2200
Athabasca University (AU) No credit
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU APSC 2XX (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) No credit
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR APSC 2XX (3)
Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) No credit
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit
University Canada West (UCW) No credit
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGR 2XX (4)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ECE 299 (1.5)
Vancouver Community College (VCC) No credit

Course Offerings

Summer 2023