EEEN3001J Electronics for Sensors

Academic Year 2024/2025

Restriction: Beijing-based students only.

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

Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Group Work Assignment: Labs Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 14, Week 15 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Exam (In-person): End of term exam End of trimester
2 hr(s)
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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Name Role
Dr Min Wan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer