Basic Electrical Engineering II

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Basic Electrical Engineering II

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline: Divided into Modules D, E and F

    Module D: Introduction to Microprocessors
    24 lectures

    Outline: This module aims to develop an understanding of microprocessors and includes: a history of computers and microprocessors; analog and digital systems; sampling and A to D conversion; simple microprocessor systems; introduction to a microcontroller; structured assembler programming; building from components to systems; connecting external devices to the microprocessor and simple control loops.

    DP requirements: Satisfactory completion of coursework.

    Assessment: Projects and Assignments (20%), Hands-on Computer Examination (20%), November Examination (60%).

    Module E: Analog Electronic Design
    24 lectures, 4 tutorials and 1 practical.

    Outline: This module aims to develop an understanding of the operation of electronic devices such as bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors. It exposes students to the design of common circuits incorporating these devices including, but not limited to amplifiers, current sources and mirrors and voltage regulators. In addition operation of operational amplifiers and other basic analog circuit building blocks; design of fundamental circuits based around simple integrated circuits such as inverting and non-inverting amplifiers and switching circuits; and basic parameters of the components used, will be demonstrated in the context of reliable circuit design.

    DP requirements: Satisfactory completion of coursework.
    Assessment: Assignments (20%), Project (15%), Class quiz (written) (5%), November Examination (60%)

    Module F: Laboratories
    4 practicals

    DP requirements: Satisfactory completion of coursework for each and every module.
    Assessment: On practical work.

    Course Entry Requirements: CSC1015F, CSC1017F, MAM1018F/S or PHY1013F/S

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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