LIN155 - Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques

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Subject Title
Electronic Lab Instrumentation and Techniques

Subject Description
This is the first course in electronic lab instrumentation and techniques. It is intended to introduce the student to a variety of electronic components including a method of producing a working electronic assembly using reasonably priced commercial kits. Electrical tests on the assembly are carried out using laboratory instruments such as a DMM, oscilloscope and a power supply. The course includes a survey of electrical safety and a practical course on soldering. Workplace safety and WHMIS are also covered.

Credit Status
One subject credit in first semester of all ECET (Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology) programs.

One credit towards the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training, Applied Electronic Troubleshooting Techniques certificate program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand and apply general workplace safety practices and procedures.

2. Recognize and understand the elements of electrical safety in the workplace.

3. Take necessary precautions when using hazardous materials, applying an understanding of WHMIS practices and procedures.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of proper soldering techniques using discrete components and a printed circuit board.

5. Demonstrate knowledge of and the proper use of electrical hand tools.

6. Identify electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, light emitting diodes (LEDs), switches, etc., their related schematic symbols, identifying marks and pin-outs.

7. Explain in simple brief terms the function of electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, light emitting diodes (LEDs), switches etc.

8. Use a digital multimeter (DMM) to measure resistance, voltage and current.

9. Use the oscilloscope for basic measurements, i.e., amplitude and period (frequency).

10. Effectively set-up and use a D.C. power supply.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.