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Saint Louis University

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE


Department of Electronics Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering (BSECE)

OUTCOMES-BASED SYLLABUS
AY 2009-2010 Curriculum

1. Name of Course (Descriptive Electronic Devices and Circuits


Title)
2. Course Number ECE 311F
3. Semester and Year Offered 1st Semester 3rd Year
4. Credit Units and Student
5 Units, 90 Hours
Learning Time (SLT)
5. Pre-requisite (if any) Phys2a and Phys2aL

6. In this lecture course the students are given basic knowledge on the theory of semiconductors, operations
of a pn junction diode and a bipolar junction transistor. Describe the operation of rectifiers (half wave and
Course Description fullwave) as well as clippers and clampers. Show the operation of a small signal amplifiers : the common
emitter circuit, common base circuit and the common base circuit. The course is supplemented by a
training video presentation using tel a train.

7. School’s Vision and Mission Saint Louis University, School of Engineering and Architecture graduates should be able to:

VM 1: Apply the Christian tenets of honesty, service, dedication and deep sense of moral responsibility.
(Christian Spirit)
VM 2: Demonstrate technical competence and ingenuity maximizing their talents and full potentials in the
practice of the engineering profession. (Competence)
VM 3: Adopt engineering technology and research skills that will foster innovativeness vital to national
progress and development (Creativity)
VM 4: Use human, physical and intellectual resources for community-related extension projects (Social
Involvement)

8. Program Educational The BSECE Program shall produce graduates who are able to:
Objectives (PEO)
PEO 1: Employ an open mind but critical approach to the analysis of problems and design of systems,

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keeping in mind the technical, professional, societal, environmental, economic and ethical
dimensions of any solution.
PEO 2: Apply their talents and full potentials in the practice of their profession guided by the Christian
tenets of honesty, service, dedication and a deep sense of moral responsibility.

PEO 3: Pursue advance education, research and development, and other creative efforts in science and
technology.

PEO 4: Participate actively to address social, technical and business challenges vital to national progress
and development.

9. Program Outcomes By the time of graduation, the students of the program shall be able to:

apply a wide range of skills in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences to the
PO 1
practice of Engineering;
PO 2 design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data;
design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constrains such
PO 3 as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and
sustainability in accordance with standards;

PO 4 work effectively as a member and leader in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;

PO 5 formulate and solve Engineering problems;


PO 6 act in accordance to professional, social and ethical responsibility
apply an in-depth understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic,
PO 7
environmental and societal context;

communicate effectively in written and oral forms using both English and Filipino as well as in
PO 8
graphical forms;

practice life-long learning and exhibit the willingness and capability to be current and relevant
PO 9
with the developments in the field of Engineering;
PO 10 apply current trends and developments in the field of Engineering;

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PO 11 use appropriate techniques, skills and modern engineering tools for Engineering practice;

demonstrate a keen awareness of contemporary issues and their impact on the practice of
PO 12
Engineering profession;
PO 13 participate in the generation of new knowledge and developmental projects;
preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage” by showing a deep and
PO 14 principled understanding of how Engineering is related to a larger historical, social, cultural,
and political processes;

practice Christian values in their personal and professional endeavors as Louisians in the
PO 15
service of the CICM mission.
10. Course- Level Outcomes By the end of the semester, the student can:
(CLO)
CLO 1: Describe the theory of operation of semiconductor materials and differentiate a semiconductor
from conductors and insulators
CLO 2: Describe a pn-junction diode; identify the terminals, construction and operation and solve
accurately problems pertaining to diode models and their applications as rectifiers, clippers
and clampers, and present the other types of diodes
CLO 3: Describe the theory of operation of a bipolar junction transistor, types, construction and their
input and output characteristic curves
CLO 4: Show the operation , solve and analayze the biasing techniques employed to bipolar junction
transistor and as well as the ac analysis of common emitter, common collector and common
base circuits

11. Topic- Level Outcomes

Topic-Level Outcomes
By the end of the topic,
Assessment Outcomes-
Main Topics) Time Allotment the student should be able
Strategies based Evidence
to:

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PRELIMS
1. Semiconductor Theory: TLO 1: Identify Lecture, assignment At least 70% of
1. Atomic structure semiconductors, and film showing the students in
2. Energy levels 6 conductors and insulators. using tel a train, quiz the class get 50%
3. Doping Process Present the two types of of the total score
and major exam
4. P-type and n-type semiconductor semiconductor materials: of the
materials n and p type assessment
semiconductors strategy

2. The pn-junction diode: TLO 2: Describe a pn- Lecture, assignment At least 70% of
1. Electronic symbol junction diode; identify the and film showing the students in
2. Physical construction terminals, construction using tel a train ,quiz the class get 50%
3. Operation: 3 of the total score
and operation and major exam
a. Forward bias of the
b. Reverse bias assessment
c. Volt-current characteristic curve strategy

3. Diode Models: TLO 3: Show the Lecture, assignment At least 70% of


1. First approximation 5 analysis of a diode circuit and film showing the students in
2. 2nd approximation using different diode using tel a train, quiz the class get 50%
3. 3rd approximation of the total score
models and major exam
of the
assessment
strategy

4. First Diode application TLO 4: Describe the Lecture, assignment At least 70% of
1. Rectifier: operation, solve and and film showing the students in
a. Half wave 5 analyze rectifier circuits using tel a train, quiz the class get 50%
b. Full wave: center tap of the total score
and major exam
transformer type and of the
bridge type assessment
strategy

5.Second diode application TLO 5: Show the Lecture, At least 70% of


1. The clipper 3 operation, analyze and assignment, quiz the students in
draw output waveform and major exam the class get 50%
of the total score
corresponding to an input

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signal to a clipping circuit of the


assessment
strategy

6. Third diode application TLO 6: Show the Lecture, At least 70% of


1. The clamper operation, analyze and assignment, quiz the students in
draw output waveform and major exam the class get 50%
3 of the total score
corresponding to an input
of the
signal to a clamping circuit assessment
strategy

7. Special Purpose Diodes TLO 7: Present the other Lecture, At least 70% of
1. Zener diode types of diodes and their assignment, quiz the students in
2. Light emitting diode application/s and major exam the class get 50%
3. Photo diode of the total score
4. Varactor diode 5 of the
5. Pin diode assessment
6. Schockley barrier diode strategy
7. Tunnel diode
8. Gunn diode
9. IMPATT diode
MIDTERMS
8. The Bipolar junction TLO 8: Present and Lecture, At least 70% of
Transistor: describe the types, assignment,quiz, the students in
1. Types and electronic symbols construction, operation, film showing using the class get 50%
2. Physical construction of the total score
analyze and solve dc tel a train and major
3. Diode equivalent circuit of the
4. EIA standard of coding transistors circuits of bipoar junction exam assessment
5. Theory of operation transistors strategy
6. Biasing rules 25
7. Transistor biasing techniques:
a. Fixed bias
b. Self bias

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8. BJT Transistor model for ac TLO 9: Present the ac Lecture, At least 70% of
analysis model of a bjt and the assignment, quiz, the students in
1. The h-parameter model 5 conversion of the model and major exam the class get 50%
2. Conversion of the h-parameter of the total score
into the common emitter,
model into the following BJT of the
configurations: common collector and assessment
1. Common emitter common base circuits strategy
2. Common Collector
3. Common Base

FINALS
9. Analysis of a small signal amplifier TLO 10: Analyze and Lecture, At least 70% of
Using the exact h-paramater model solve problems on ac assignment, quiz, the students in
1. Common emitter circuits of small signal and major exam the class get 50%
2. Common collector of the total score
amplifiers by determining
3. Common base 10 of the
voltage gain, current gain, assessment
power gain, input and strategy
output resistances

10. Analysis of small signal amplifiers TLO 11: Present, Lecture, At least 70% of
using the simplified Tee model of analayze and solve assignment, quiz, the students in
the transistor problems on single stage and major exam the class get 50%
1. Common emitter 10 of the total score
small signal amplifiers
2. Common Collector of the
3. Common base using approximate assessment
analysis strategy

11. Cascaded amplifiers: TLO 12: Present the Lecture, At least 70% of
1. RC coupled different methods of assignment, quiz, the students in
2. Direct coupled 10 coupling amplifiers; and major exam the class get 50%
3. Transformer Coupled of the total score
analyze and solve
of the
problems on cascaded assessment
amplifiers strategy

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13. Grading System

Preliminary Period Midterm Period Final Period


Quizzes 45% 45% 45%
Class Participation/ Assignments/ Problem Set/ 15% 15% 15%
Recitation/ Board work
Major Exam 40% 40% 40%
Total 100% 100% 100%

Final Grade = (Prelim + Midterm + Final)/3

14. Course- Level Curriculum Map

Program School’s
Program Outcomes Educational Vision and
Objectives Mission
Course- Level Outcomes (CLO)

PEO 2
PEO 3
PEO 4
PO 10
PO 11
PO 12
PO 13
PO 14
PO 15
PE0 1

VM 1

VM 2

VM 3

VM 4
PO 1
PO 2
PO 3
PO 4
PO 5
PO 6
PO 7
PO 8
PO 9
CLO 1 Describe the theory of operation I I I I I I I
of semiconductor materials and
differentiate a semiconductor from
conductors and insulators
CLO 2 Describe a pn-junction diode; I I I I I I I I
identify the terminals, construction
and operation and solve
accurately problems pertaining to
diode models and their

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applications as rectifiers, clippers


and clampers, and present the
other types of diodes
CLO 3 Describe the theory of operation I I I I I I I I I
of a bipolar junction transistor,
types, construction and their input
and output characteristic curves
CLO 4 Show the operation , solve and I I I I I I I I I
analayze the biasing techniques
employed to bipolar junction
transistor and as well as the ac
analysis of common emitter,
common collector and common
base circuits
Legend: I- Introductory E- Enhance D- Demonstrate

16. Topic-Level Outcome Map

Course Learning Outcomes


Topic- Level Outcomes
CLO 1 CLO 2 CLO 3 CLO 4
Identify semiconductors, conductors and insulators. Present the two types of
TLO 1 X
semiconductor materials: n and p type semiconductors
Describe a pn-junction diode; identify the terminals, construction and
TLO 2 X X
operation
TLO 3 Show the analysis of a diode circuit using different diode models X
TLO 4 Describe the operation, solve and analyze rectifier circuits X
Show the operation, analyze and draw output waveform corresponding to an
TLO 5 X
input signal to a clipping circuit
Show the operation, analyze and draw output waveform corresponding to an
TLO 6 X
input signal to a clamping circuit
TLO 7 Present the other types of diodes and their application/s X
Present and describe the types, construction, operation, analyze and solve dc
TLO 8 X X
circuits of bipolar junction transistors
TLO 9 Present the ac model of a bjt and the conversion of the model into the common X

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emitter, common collector and common base circuits


Analyze and solve problems on ac circuits of small signal amplifiers by
TLO 10 X X
determining voltage gain, current gain, power gain, input and output resistances
Present, analyze and solve problems on single stage small signal amplifiers
TLO 11 X X
using approximate analysis
Present the different methods of coupling amplifiers; analyze and solve problems
TLO 12 X X
on cascaded amplifiers

17. References

Floyd, Thomas (2002). Electronic Devices (6th edition); Upper Saddle River; New Jersey 07458, Pearson Education, Inc.

Roden, Martin S. and Carpenter, Gordon L.. Electronic Design (3rd edition); Burbank CA, Dicovery Press

A. Main Reference/s

Roden, Martin S. and Carpenter, Gordon L.. Electronic Design (3rd edition); Burbank CA, Dicovery Press
Boylestad, R.L. (2006). Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory. 9TH Ed. Prentice Hall International, Inc.
Grob,B. (2004). Basic Electronics. 9th Ed. New York; McGraw-Hill.
Malvino, A. P. (2002). Electronic Principles. 6th Ed. New York: McGraw- Hill.

B. Books

C. Journals

D. Electronic Sources

Prepared By: Reviewed by: Noted and Endorsed by:

PAUL C. ANG ENGR. Mildred M. MArtinez,MEP Dr. Cynthia L. Posadas, Phd


FACULTY, ECE Department Head,ECE Department Dean
School of Engineering and Architecture