This course is divided into three main sections. Section 1 will run for the first 5 weeks of the semester and will expose students to general troubleshooting and problem solving techniques for advanced electronics circuits and systems. Sections 2 and 3 will run concurrently for the remainder of semester and are strongly focused on problem solving and effective troubleshooting of circuits and systems for telecommunication and for instrumentation and control, respectively. Manufacturers’ data sheets, schematic diagrams, systems design specifications and operation and service manuals will be provided. Students are required to use this information along with their knowledge of electronic circuits and systems designs to implement effective repairs or redesigns. Although fixed 4-hour sessions are timetabled each week students are encouraged to use the open lab hours to work on their assigned weekly task.
Students will be normally required to complete two sections - Section 1 and either Section 2 or Section 3 depending of their area of specialization (telecommunication or industrial automation).