ECI533 - Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation

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Subject Title
Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation

Subject Description
This subject is an introduction to the principles of operation of electronic devices, and their applications in chemical instrumentation. It covers the fundamental DC and AC theory required for studies in electronics. Theory and operation of various diodes and transistors are studies. The laboratory segment emphasises measurements, tests and troubleshooting.

Credit Status
One credit towards the CHY program.

Prerequisites: CMI333, PHY273 / PHY353

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • To provide basic DC and AC theory
  • To provide understanding how semiconductor devices operate
  • To discuss the application of electronic devices in chemical instrumentation
  • To provide the rudiments of measurements and troubleshooting

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.