Guías Docentes Electrónicas
1. General information
Course:
ELECTRONICS II
Code:
59615
Type:
CORE COURSE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
385 - DEGREE IN TELECOMMUNICATI TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING
Academic year:
2022-23
Center:
308 - SCHOOL POLYTECHNIC OF CUENCA
Group(s):
30 
Year:
2
Duration:
C2
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: RAUL ALCARAZ MARTINEZ - Group(s): 30 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
E. Politécnica Cuenca (0.03)
INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA, ELECTRÓNICA, AUTOMÁTICA Y COMUNICACIONES
969 179 100 ext 4847
raul.alcaraz@uclm.es
It will be published at the beginning of the course.

2. Pre-Requisites

According to the UCLM regulation, no prerequiste courses can be established. Nonetheless, it is recommended that students have previously followed and, if possible, passed the courses of “Fundamentals of Mathematics I”, “Fundamental of Mathematics II”, “Fundamentals of Mathematics III”,  “Fundamentals of Physics I”, “Fundamentals of Physics II”, “Components and Circuits” y “Electronics Devices”. More precisely, students are required to undersand and handle basic concepts about derivation and intregration, solving systems of linear equations, spectrial analysis and Fourier Series, electromagnetism and wave propagation, analysis of electrical circuits, design of resonant circuits, physics of semiconductors, analysis of circuits with diodes, transistors and fotonic devices, and finally amplification. Students should also have some basic notions about the software Matlab. 

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Electronics plays a key role in many branchs of the Telecommunications engineering. Thus, this course exposes students for the first time to fundamental concepts of three-phase voltages and powers, transformers, single-phase and three-phase rectifiers, isolated and non-isolated dc-dc converters, single-phase and three-phase inverters, and photovoltaic installations. The knowledge gained in this course will hence be required to understand more advanced concepts in upper subjects related to high frequency electronics and medical devices. 


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E06 The ability to independently acquire new knowledge and techniques suitable for the design, development or operation of telecommunication systems and services.
E07 The ability to use communication and computer applications (office automation, databases, advanced calculation, project management, visualisation, etc.) to support the development and operation of telecommunication and electronic networks, services and applications.
E08 The ability to use computer tools to search for bibliographic resources or for information related to telecommunications and electronics.
E16 The ability to use different sources of energy, especially photovoltaic solar and thermal energy, as well as the fundamentals of electrical engineering and power electronics.
G01 Knowledge of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
G02 Correct, oral and written, communication skills.
G06 Knowledge of basic subjects and technologies, enabling students to learn new methods and technologies, as well as providing great versatility to adapt to new situations
G12 The ability to work in a multidisciplinary group and in a multilingual environment and to communicate, both in writing and orally, knowledge, procedures, results and ideas related to telecommunications and electronics
G13 The ability to look for and understand information, wether technical or commercial in different sources, to relate and structure it to integrate ideas and knowledge. Analysis, synthesis and implementation of ideas and knowledge.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
Realization of assemblies and measurements of circuits in the laboratory.
Correct use of oral and written expression to convey ideas, technologies, results, etc.
Use of electromagnetic induction applied to electrical engineering.
Use of ICT to achieve the specific objectives set in the subject.
Use of transformers and converters, rectifiers, amplifiers and generators.
Design of photovoltaic and thermal solar energy installations and their connection to the electricity grid.
Familiarization with the basic principles of power conversion.
Familiarization in the use of commercial circuits, interpreting the information provided by the manufacturers.
Knowledge of the legislation relating to photovoltaic and renewable energy installations.
Knowledge of photovoltaic and thermal energy generation devices.
Compression, analysis and synthesis of technical documentation and mastery of specific vocabulary.
Application of the principles of electrical engineering and power electronics to the conditioning of the signal to be distributed.
Understanding of single-phase and three-phase alternating current, and its applications
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Single-phase AC current
    • Unit 1.1: Basic definitions
    • Unit 1.2: Elemental circuits
    • Unit 1.3: Single-phase power
    • Unit 1.4: LAB 1. INTRODUCTION TO SIMULINK
  • Unit 2: Three-phase AC current
    • Unit 2.1: Three-phase AC voltage
    • Unit 2.2: Load connections
    • Unit 2.3: Three-phase power
    • Unit 2.4: LAB 2. THREE-PHASE CIRCUITS
  • Unit 3: Transformers
    • Unit 3.1: Introduction
    • Unit 3.2: Theory of operation
    • Unit 3.3: Classification
    • Unit 3.4: Tests
    • Unit 3.5: Performance and regulation
    • Unit 3.6: Measurement transformers
    • Unit 3.7: Autotransformers
    • Unit 3.8: Three-phase transformers
  • Unit 4: AC-DC Converters. Rectifiers
    • Unit 4.1: Introduction
    • Unit 4.2: Non-controlled rectifiers
    • Unit 4.3: Controlled rectifiers
    • Unit 4.4: LAB 3. RECTIFIERS
  • Unit 5: DC-DC Converters.
    • Unit 5.1: Introduction
    • Unit 5.2: Non-isolated buck converters
    • Unit 5.3: Non-isolated boost converters
    • Unit 5.4: Isolated and non-isolated buck-boost converters
    • Unit 5.5: LAB 4. DC-DC CONVERTERS
  • Unit 6: DC-AC Converters. Inverters
    • Unit 6.1: Introduction
    • Unit 6.2: Single-phase inverters
    • Unit 6.3: Three-phase inverters
    • Unit 6.4: LAB 5. INVERTERS
  • Unit 7: Photovoltaic and solar heating Installations
    • Unit 7.1: Solar heating installations
    • Unit 7.1: Isolated photovoltaic installations
    • Unit 7.2: Grid-connected photovoltaic installations
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

Hardware and software tools available at eletronics laboratory will be used to develop the proposed hands-on experiments


7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E16 G01 G02 G06 0.8 20 N N Theory concepts will be covered along several sequential lectures.
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E16 G02 G06 G12 0.6 15 Y N The instructor will solve some problems on the blackboard, but students will be sometimes asked in class to solve one or several problems on their own. If needed, this activity will be retaken in a global final exam covering all theory concepts of the course.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E16 G02 G06 G12 0.6 15 Y N Students will be required to do weekly homework, consisting of solving one or several problems. If needed, this activity could be retaken in a global final examen covering all theory concepts of the course.
Laboratory practice or sessions [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E06 E07 E08 E16 G01 G02 G06 G12 G13 0.8 20 N N Attendance is not mandatory but highly advisable.
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Group Work E06 E07 E08 E16 G01 G02 G06 G12 G13 0.8 20 Y N Students will be required to complete a technical inform for each hands-on activity. This document will include theoretical analysis, simulation and measurement on the analyzed electronic circuits. If needed, every hands-on activity could be retaken in a special timetable, agreed with the instructor. Plagiarism detection in every technical inform will entail a score of 0 points for all students involved in this fraud.
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Other Methodologies E06 E07 E08 E16 G01 G02 G06 G12 G13 0.04 1 N N Resolution of doubts and supervision of individual learning progress of students.
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E06 E07 E08 E16 G01 G02 G06 G12 G13 2.2 55 N N Out-of-class study to prepare the course's activities and final exams.
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E06 E07 E08 E16 G01 G02 G06 G12 G13 0.12 3 Y Y Theory concepts will be assessed through a single written examination (final exam). If needed, this exam could be retaken. Every fraudulent activity during these exams will entail a score of 0 points.
Final test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E06 E07 E08 E16 G01 G02 G06 G12 G13 0.04 1 Y Y Skills associated with the hands-on experiments will also be assessed through a single written examination. If needed, this activity could be retaken in a similar test. Every fraudulent activity in these examinations will entail a score of 0 points.
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 10.00% 0.00% Assessment of the problems solved by students in class and out of class
Final test 60.00% 70.00% A final exam assessing all theory concepts
Laboratory sessions 10.00% 10.00% Assessment of the reports submitted for hands-on experiments
Final test 20.00% 20.00% Assessment of laboratory skills by written and/or oral examinations
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 4 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 12.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    To pass the course, students will have to satisfy the next requirements:
    - A minimum mark on the final written examination about hands-on experiments of 3.5 points (over 10).
    - A minimum mark on the final written exam about theory concepts of 3.5 points (over 10).
    - A final weighted mark on the course equal or higher than 5 points (over 10).
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Those students unable to follow regularly the course will have to contact by email with the instructor. Moreover, every student will be able to choose a non-continuous evaluation whenever she/he has participated in activities awarded with less than 50% of the semester score and regular lessons have not yet finished. Nonetheless, in no case those activities submitted for assessment during previous weeks will not be re-evaluated.

    To pass the course, students will have to satisfy the same requirements as before, i.e.:
    - A minimum mark on the final written examination about hands-on experiments of 3.5 points (over 10).
    - A minimum mark on the final written examination about theory concepts of 3.5 points (over 10).
    - A final weighted mark on the course equal or higher than 5 points (over 10).

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
In this second opportunity to pass the course, 100% of the semester score could be achieved. Thus, three assessment activities will be conducted, i.e.:
- A single final written exam covering all theory concepts. In test will allow student to globally retake the final written examen for theory, assessment of active participation and assessment of problem solving and/or case studies. This examination will be awarded with 70% of the semester score.
- A final written examination on hands-on activities. This test will be awarded with 20% of the semester score.
- New submission of the technical informs for all or some hands-on experiments proposed along the course. These activities will be re-worked in a special timetable agreed with the instructor. These informs will be awarded with 10% of the semester score.

To pass the course, students will have to satisfy the next requirements:
- A minimum mark on the final written examination about the hands-on experiments of 3.5 points (over 10).
- A minimum mark on the final written exam about theory concepts of 3.5 points (over 10).
- A final weighted mark on the course equal or higher than 5 points (over 10).

Finally, in case of failing the course, global score for theory or laboratory (if it was passed) will be maintained for the next offering, unless the student voluntarily decides to retake the corresponding set of assessment activities.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
If students passed laboratory or theory activities in the preceding course, only an exam covering hands-on experiments or theory concepts will have to be tackled (unless the student voluntarily decides to retake both assessment activities). Otherwise, students will have to take two exams, one covering theory concepts and another assessing laboratory skills. The grading scheme will award 70% of the final mark on the course for theory exam and 30% for laboratory test. For both examinations, a minimum mark of 3.5 points (over 10) will be required to pass the course. Moreover, the final weighted average mark will have to be equal or higher than 5 points (over 10).
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Other Methodologies] 1
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 55
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 3
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 1

Unit 1 (de 7): Single-phase AC current
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 2 (de 7): Three-phase AC current
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1.5
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 3.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 3.5

Unit 3 (de 7): Transformers
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 4 (de 7): AC-DC Converters. Rectifiers
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 3
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 4.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 4.5

Unit 5 (de 7): DC-DC Converters.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 2.5
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 7.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 7.5

Unit 6 (de 7): DC-AC Converters. Inverters
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 2.5
Laboratory practice or sessions [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 4.5
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Group Work] 4.5

Unit 7 (de 7): Photovoltaic and solar heating Installations
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3.5
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 3.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Problem solving and exercises] 3.5

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: All theory and laboratory activities will be sequentially conducted along the semester. Moreover, a detailed schedule of the course containing deadlines for all assessment activities will be published in the learning platform (Campus Virtual) before the course starts.
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Andres Barrado Problemas de electrónica de potencia Pearson Prentice Hall 978-84-205-4652-0 2007 Ficha de la biblioteca
Díaz Corcobado, Tomás Instalaciones solares fotovoltaicas McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España 978-84-481-7169-8 2010 Ficha de la biblioteca
Hart, Daniel W. Power Electronics McGraw-Hill 9780073380674 2008 Ficha de la biblioteca
Miguel Pareja Radiación solar y su aprovechamiento energético Marcombo 978-84-26-7155-93 2010 Ficha de la biblioteca
Ned Mohan, Tore M Undeland y William P Robbins Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design John Wiley & Sons 9780471226932 2002 Ficha de la biblioteca
Thomas L. Floyd Electric Circuits Fundamentals Prentice Hall 9780132197106 2007 Ficha de la biblioteca



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