Aims/Description: This module gives you a hands-on appreciation of the design, manufacture and operation of electrical and electronic products. It will consist of lectures plus up to six laboratories. There will be two types of laboratories: (a) Deconstruction, and (bi Construction. In (a) you will be guided through the deconstruction of defunct commonplace electrical products. You will discover how the products are made and how the various sub-components interact. In (b) you will build some simple electrical/electronic systems. The lectures will be used to facilitate the labs and will include discussions of the material characteristics of the products alongside issues of recycling and sustainability.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Electronic and Electrical Engineering):

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