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Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITB5003
Curriculum: IT 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 1 (2023-2024)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Mäkinen, Seppo
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2023-2024

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3005IT2023-1, IT2023-1A, IT2023-1B2023-08-28 – 2023-12-16Smail MenaniEnglish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student is able to understand the basic electronic components, as well as the essential characteristics of the electronic circuits. The student is able to design electronic circuits and design circuits by calculating components and know how to simulate circuits. In addition, students will be able to build a small electrical circuits, able to measure the electrical properties and is able to document the circuits and measurements.

Student's Workload

135 h containing 70 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


An overview to the electromechanical components and the semiconductor components of electronics. Transistor and amplifier circuits, the structure of power supplies. Correct operation of the circuits is checked with simulation. Laboratory exercises will help the student to understand desing of electronics and will help the students to make technical documents. The use of multimeters, oscilloscopes and signal generators. The students will become familiar with energy technology by, e.g., using oscilloscope in measuring current and voltage as a function of time and by using the oscilloscope’s mathematical in-built functions to calcaulte power as a function of time.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

B. Grob: Basic Electronics, 8th edition, McGraw-Hill. M E. Schultz: Grob’s Basic Electronics, 11th edition, McGraw-Hill. Horowitz and Hill: The Art of Electronics. Horowitz and Hill: Student Manual. Material prepared by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, assingments and laboratory exercises.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to creatively apply the contents of the course with different kinds of problems.
Grade 3: The student is able to individually utilize the methods discussed on the course.
Grade 1: With guidance, the student can utilize the methods discussed on the course.

Assessment Methods

Homework exercises, assignments, laboratory exercises and an examination.