Prototype and Practical Skills 2: Electronics Design

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Engineering
Course Code
ENGR 2200
Credits
4.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
36
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
New Westminster

Overview

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.
Methods Of Instruction

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

 

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Athabasca University (AU) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU APSC 2XX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR APSC 2XX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Justice Institute of BC (JIBC) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2016/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ENGR 2XX (4) 2016/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ECE 299 (1.5) 2018/05/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ELEC 299 (1.5), if transferring into the Electrical Engineering Program or UVIC CENG 299 (1.5) if transferring into the Computer Engineering Program 2016/09/01 to 2018/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ECE 299 (1.5) 2018/05/01 to -
Vancouver Community College (VCC) No credit 2017/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.