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CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

MECH 368/4 - Electronics for Mechanical Engineers


COURSE OUTLINE (Winter 2014-2015)
Lectures: X
Tutorial: XA
Labs: XI
XJ
XK
XL
Tutorial: XB
Labs: XM
XN
XO
XP

TJ
T
T(1)
T(2)
J(1)
J(2)
J
F(1)
F(2)
M(1)
M(2)

11:45-13:00
16:15-17:05
17:30-19:20
17:30-19:20
16:30-18:20
16:30-18:20
16:35-17:25
16:30-18:20
16:30-18:20
16:30-18:20
16:30-18:20

Rm: FG-C080
Rm: FG-B050
Rm: H-1053-00

Rm: FG-B050
Rm: H-1053-00

NOTE: Students repeating the course must repeat all labs.


COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. H. Hong
LAB COORDINATOR: Mr. T. Wen

Office: EV-004.231
Office: SH-1060

ext: 3154
ext: 3127

Assignment Marker: Hamed Badihi <h.badihi@gmail.com>, EV-001.207, ext. 7121


Tingting Shu <anny.buaa@gmail.com>, EV-S2.105, ext: 7063
Tutorial XA & XB: Hamed Badihi <h.badihi@gmail.com>, EV-001.207, ext. 7121
Labs XI, XJ, XM, XN: Kirankumar Kuruvinashetti <kiranshetti021@gmail.com>, ext. 7090
Labs XK, XL, XO, XP: Dongdong Zheng <ddongzheng@gmail.com>, EV-S2.105, ext. 7063
TEXTBOOK: Electronics for Mechanical Engineers ISBN: 9781259068997, McGraw-Hill, 2012.
Create Print from: "Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering"
by: Giorgio Rizzoni, 5th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.
I.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course exposes students to the essentials of electronic technology and the rudiments of
design so that they, as mechanical engineers, can understand the operation of basic electronic
circuits in the field of controls and instrumentation. The course covers basic circuits, including
linear and non-linear circuit analysis, basic semiconductor electronic devices, and electronic
systems, including digital and analog systems, and analog-digital interface circuits.
The following applied knowledge and skills will be acquired upon completion of the course:
Understanding the role and analysing the behaviour of various types of electronic circuits.
Learning the tools and techniques, and laboratory equipment, for analysing the operation of
electronic circuits.
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II. LECTURE TOPICS AND SCHEDULE (dates are tentative, subject to change):
Lectures
Date
Topic
Chapter
1,2,3
Jan. 8,13,15
Introduction - electric circuits
1, 2, 3.5 onwards
4,5,6,7
Jan. 20,22,27,29
Semiconductors and Diodes
9
8,9,10,11
Feb. 3,5,10,12
Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT)
10
12,13
Feb. 17, 19
Field Effect Transistors (FET)
11
February 23 to March 1, Mid-Term Break
14
March 3
MID-TERM EXAM #1, 1 hours, Tuesday,
11:45-1:00
15,16
Mar. 5,10
Field Effect Transistors (FET) - continue
11
17,18,19
Mar. 12,17,19
Operational Amplifiers
8
20
March 24
TBA
21
Mar. 26
Digital Logic Circuits
13
22
March 31
MID-TERM EXAM #2, 1 hours, Tuesday,
11:45-1:00
23,24
Apr. 2,7
Digital Logic Circuits continue
13
25,26
Apr. 9,14
Digital Systems
14

III. LABORATORY:
The laboratory sessions provide the student with the opportunity to build and test a number of
analog and digital circuits as well as to become familiar with basic electronic test equipment
such as oscilloscopes, DVM's, counters, power supplies and curve tracers. In general, the
experiments can only be completed within the allotted time if the student is prepared and
organized. To ensure adequate participation by all students, lab groups are limited to a
maximum of three (3) students. Each group must submit one lab report on the following
lab period.
Attendance and participation in the lab will be verified by the lab instructor during each
session.
Every student must sign the LAB ATTENDANCE SHEET; this is to verify that you have
performed the lab.
The experiments are:
#1 Familiarization with Laboratory Equipment
#2 Diodes and Power Supply
#3 BJT Transistors
#4 Operational Amplifiers and their Applications
#5 Design of Modulo-4 Up/Down Synchronous Counter
The lab manual is available on the Moodle course web-page.
Week of January 12th is week #1. Week of January 19th is week #2.
Commencement of labs is on week of January 19th (week #2).
Commencement of tutorials starts on Thursday January 15th (week #1).
Tutorial #1: Jan.15, Jan.20
Tutorial #2: Jan.22, Jan.27
Tutorial #3: Jan.29, Feb.3
Tutorial #4: Feb.5, Feb. 10
Tutorial #5: Feb.12, Feb.17
Tutorial #6: Mar.5, Mar.10
Tutorial #7: Mar.12, Mar.17
Tutorial #8: Mar.19, Mar.24
Tutorial #9: Apr.2, Apr.7
Tutorial #10: Apr.9, Apr.14

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IV. GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES


As you are progressing through this course, you will be learning and practicing attributes that
engineering students shall achieve upon graduation.
The following graduate attribute will be included in the course:
"Problem analysis: An ability to use appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, analyze, and
solve complex engineering problems in order to reach substantiated conclusions."
TEACHING Mechanical engineering students consider that electronics and digital systems are
out of discipline studies which belong to electrical engineering. Today's mechanical engineers is
required to be multidisciplinary, needing basic fundamental knowledge and practice to
communicate with electrical and computer science engineers and technical personnel with
respect to analog and digital electronics, microprocessors and software programming. The
objective of the course is to provide basic understanding and knowledge of analog and digital
electronics to mechanical engineering students for their ability to communicate and interact.
PRACTICE Problems and practices given in the assignments and labs will involve
significantly the activities and practical tools as required to learn the fundamentals of electronics.
EVALUATION These aspects of the graduate attribute will be evaluated through the
assignments, lab reports and examinations. In particular, the two Mid-Terms and Final Exam
grades will be used as assessment and reporting of this graduate attribute with respect to nonmechanical engineering "problem identification and formulation" through electronics problem
analysis and solving, where the student will:
Read and understand the problem
Answer the questions: What information is given? What information is missing?
Identify unknowns, ambiguities, and assumptions
Describe given facts and inputs of the problem
Clearly describe the requirements of the solution
Describe in general yet clear terms what a solution would look like

V.

GRADING:
Assignments
Mid Term #1
Mid Term #2
Lab Work
Final
Total

10 %
10 %
10 %
10 %
60 %
100 %

Mid-terms and final exam


are closed book.

NOTE: - An incident report shall be filed for any homework or lab reports containing
plagiarism.
- All students must read and be familiar with Academic Integrity, Code of
Conduct, and What is Plagiarism? These subjects can be found on the Concordia
web-site at: http://www.concordia.ca/students/academic-integrity.html
- Additional information can be found in Section 17.10 on pages 56-62 of the 20142015 Undergraduate Calendar.
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NOTE: - NO LATE assignments will be accepted beyond the date of submission, and a mark
of zero will be given. Assignments submitted under my office door, or in my
mailbox, or by email, will not be accepted. Assignments must be submitted in class.
NOTE: - In order to achieve a passing grade in the course, the student must have a 50%
passing grade on the combined two Mid Terms plus Final Examination. If the
total grade in the three exams is less or equal to 25%, this will constitute a course
repeat (R grade).
- The student must also achieve a 50% passing grade on the Assignments, and a 50%
passing grade on the Laboratory Work.
- If a student misses any lab, this will constitute a grade of INC (incomplete).
NOTE: - Only certain types of non-programmable calculators are permitted in ENCS midterms
and final exams. Please have your calculators approved with an ENCS stamp.
NOTE: - The possession of cell or smart phones is strictly prohibited during all exams.

"In the event of extraordinary circumstances beyond the University's control,


the content and/or evaluation scheme in this course is subject to change".

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