Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Engineering – Principles & Applications of Electronic Devices & Circuits

Course Code: L3E-A04
Enrolment Fee: £195.00
Format: On-line
Award: BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering
Accreditation: TECOL
Study Time: 60 Hours
Requirements: Min. 16 Yrs. *

This unit can be studied as a standalone TECOL BTEC Level 3 Award in Engineering, or as part of an Edexcel accredited BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering.

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to start your Award enrolment. To enrol on Certificate or Diploma courses please return to the correct page as listed on the right. – £195

Aim and Purpose

Electronics and electronic devices are used in a huge variety of manufactured products. From everyday popular items such as cameras and thermometers to the robotic welding machines used in industry, the use of electronics is continually growing.

Unit Introduction

This unit provides a practical introduction to basic electronic devices, and analogue and digital electronic principles. It provides learners with an opportunity to investigate the operation of diodes and transistors, two of the most important building blocks in electronic circuits. Learners will then go on to build and test circuits that make use of these devices and will consider the operation of integrated circuits such as the operational amplifier. Logic gates and flip-flops are also investigated both in practice and by using simple electronic principles, such as voltage gain or truth tables.

*You will be required to, have access to or, purchase an ‘electronics development kit’ (cost £50).

You can source your own parts or purchase a kit from us. The kit includes a multi-meter, breadboard, antistatic strap or gloves, battery holders, and all the analogue and digital components needed to complete assessment tasks

Select ‘Add to cart’ below to include your electronics kit. – £50

Finally, the unit will introduce learners to computer-based circuit design and simulation software packages that will allow them to build and test analogue and digital circuits. This will enable learners to recognise the importance of simulation software in the design of electronic circuits.

The overall aim of this unit is to build learners’ confidence in their ability to construct and test simple electronic circuits.

On completion of this unit you should:

1 Understand the function and operation of diodes, transistors and logic gates

2 Be able to build and test operational amplifier-based analogue circuits

3 Be able to build and test combinational and sequential logic circuits

4 Be able to use computer-based simulation software packages to construct and test the operation of analogue and digital circuits.


2 comments on “Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits
  1. Dave Hook says:

    Just purchased Course Code: L3E-A04 via paypal – how when do I purchase kit that goes with course please?

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