Electronic Devices and Circuit Prototyping (H6099)

15 credits, Level 4

Spring teaching

Your studies in this module include:

  • semiconductor devices - diodes, junction transistors, field-effect transistors (FETs)
  • simple circuit applications - rectifiers and amplifiers
  • component specifications and selection
  • use of data sheets and applications notes
  • production of circuit diagrams
  • circuit simulation
  • circuit prototyping
  • development and testing
  • printed circuit board (PCB) production
  • final construction and testing
  • project team management
  • recording of work
  • technical report writing.


55%: Lecture
45%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical)


50%: Coursework (Report)
50%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: