2014-2015 - ELE1051 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

ELE1041 Elektriske kretser

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should have knowledge of applications with semiconductors and the use of semiconductor components in the construction of basic electronic circuits.
The student should acquire the knowledge and skills of creative collaboration on the development of an innovative idea in response to a specific problem ( Idelab -24 ).
  • Know how semiconductors such as diodes and transistors are built up and working.
  • Understand the use of diodes to create rectifiers, lock circuits, voltage multipliers.
  • Know the behavior of the transistor as amplifier and switch.
  • Know about circuits with the operational amplifier and the comparator.
  • Understand the behavior of various oscillator.
  • Know the fundamental behavior of voltage regulation on linear and switched power supplies.
  • Understand how different noise types occur in electronic systems.
  • Know the fundamental behavior of the conversion between analog and digital voltage (ADC and DAC) and phase-locked loops (PLL).
  • Able to use computer tools to simulate and construct electrical circuits.
  • Be able to analyze the causes of differences between theoretical constructions based on ideal models and practical designs.
  • Be able to establish a diagnostic procedure and following the troubleshooting process.
  • Be able to report their laboratory work in technical reports .
General knowledge:
   • The student will know Norwegian and English terminology for components and circuits.


The transistor as amplifying element and as a switch
Operational amplifier
Differential amplifier
Power amplifiers
Power supplies
Distortion and noise
A/D- and D/A-converters

Teaching Methods

Laboratory work

Teaching Methods (additional text)

The course is based largely on that students can apply theory from lectures to practical laboratory work by performing laboratory tasks. Two to three students working together in the lab.
The course is designed for online students. Online students need to campus one week (five days) to conduct mandatory laboratory assignments. It can be other arrangements if it is practical and resource terms acceptable to the college and students. Other arrangements must be cleared within the first month of the course.

Form(s) of Assessment

Home exam, 24 hours
Written exam, 5 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

• Written examination 5 hours (counts 51% of final grade).
• Individual home 24 hours (the extracted one laboratory task that students will write lab report to. The submitted lab report is graded. It counts 49% of the final grade.)
• Each part must be passed.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Graded by the internal examiner. External examiner is used every 4th year, next time in 2014/2015.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit examination on written exam and take-home examination.

Examination support

Approved calculator.

Coursework Requirements

• 5 assignments must be submitted according to specified deadlines and be approved to take the written exam.
• All laboratory assignments must be completed and approved to take the exam at home.
• Idélab 24: The student must have participated in Idélab-24, which is an idea competition that includes both introductory lectures and interdisciplinary teamwork. Approved participation presupposes filed and registered idea.

Teaching Materials

Textbook: "Electronic Devices" by Thomas L. Floyd, Prentice Hall, 9. edition.

Replacement course for

Parts of ELE3321 Elektronikk 2 og Lineær Systemteori

Additional information

Part of campus studies and flexible engineering education.