EEEN3001J Electronics for Sensors

Academic Year 2021/2022

This course deals with the analysis and design of electronic circuits that are used with sensors to deliver reliable information in digital form.

Topics include: overview of sensing systems and sensor examples, signal transport and condition, op-amps for sensing applications, instrumentation amplifier, oscillators, sampling, analogue to digital conversion, filters. Some common sensors are covered during the course through application examples.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to

- Understand and compare the different ways of obtaining and transmitting information from sensors
- Explain how op-amps can be used to derive useful data from sensors and design circuits for this purpose
- Understand the concept of the differential signal and the associated differential amplifier
- Design feedback oscillators including nonlinear amplitude control
- Explain the process and requirements of sampling
- Recall and analyse circuits for analogue to digital, and digital to analogue conversion
- Analyse and design passive/active filters

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, homework, and lab assignments.
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

EEEN2001J or Module on linear circuits including op amps.

EEEN3003J is a co-requisite.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
EEEN2001J - Intro to Circuits and Systems, EEEN2002J - Electronic Circuits, EEEN2005J - Circuits and Systems.

EEEN3003J - Signals and Systems

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Final Examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Laboratory and Homework Assignments Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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