Module Overview

Circuits & Schematics

The aim of this module is to provide the learner with an understanding of the role of computers as a design tool for electrical and electronic engineering design and to enable them to understand the role of fundemental electronic components and train them in the appropiate use of basic electronic test equipment. The student will be able to create, read and interpret electrical and electronic engineering drawings. The student will also be able to explain the role of resistors, capacitors and diodes in circuits as well as make measurnments of circuit values using standard test equipment. The student will be able program and interface a controller with external electrical components.

Module Code

CDES H1002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Revision Of Concepts and Terminology, Customisation of the Menu Bar; Introduction to drawing standards, ISO and BS, using drawing templates, use of layering, proper organisation of work, hierarchical drawings, producing hard copy.

Modification and Organisation of Drawing Files:

Using the CAD tools to modify drawings; creating Electrical and electronic schematics from a free hand sketch; Moving and Copying elements of drawings; Inserting saved drawings; Creating reports with appropriate format; Saving reports to files.


Create, modify and test a range of electrical and electronic circuits and using builtin test devices to probe operation of system.

Electronic Design

Understanding the role of resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors in electronic circuits. Be able to identify common circuit components and read manufactures silk screened identifiers. Be able to use standard laboratory test equipment to measure voltage, curent, resistance, amplitude and period of variables within a circuit.


Programming controller to respond to external inputs and affect external output devices.

Module Content & Assessment
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