Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 10.12.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II 2018-2019 (autumn)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

1. Design a physical user interface for a device.

2. Choose the most common requisite passive and active components for a device.

3. Dimension the power supply and thermal equilibrium for the device.

4. Determine the constraints for component selection and circuit design arising from operating conditions.

5. Prepare drafts for documentation on the manufacture of the casing for the device and be able to select a suitable manufacturing method.

6. Determine the bases, objectives and most common problems in shielding the device against interference.

7. Select the appropriate measurement instruments and connections for inspecting the device.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Essences of electronic equipment and systems, edge conditions met in design and means to improve the level of design and

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

-arrangements, starting point, a small example

-electronic key function

-environment and electronic devices

- electromagnetic compatibility

- user interface (vision, hearing etc.)

-passive component selection

-active components

-enclosure requirements and materials

-enclosure design and manufacturing basics

-power supplies

-experimenting, testing and documentation

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, practical exercise.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

A virtual project. Thus nothing needs to be built ! Written document, on
paper, describing all design and manufacturing details of a small
electronic device for the authors own use. Technical correctness,
mechanical design w.r.t. manufacturing, necessary electronic
dimensioning calculations. Software, when applicable, only as a
flowchart. At least five relevant paper references (scientific and
technical journals, books etc.).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures contact teaching 24

Self supported study  109

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Hambley: Electronics (Prentice Hall)

Millman&Grabel: Microelectronics (McGraw-Hill)

Sedra &Smith: Microelectronic circuits (Oxford university press)

Meeldijk: Electronic components (John Wiley)

Jensen: Electronic component reliability (John Wiley)

Ludvig-Becker: Electronics quality management handbook (McGraw-Hill)

Haskell: Portable electronics product design and development (McGraw-Hill)

Eskelinen&Eskelinen: Microwave mechanics (Artech House)

Lecture slides.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basics of electronics.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Each lecture covers roughly one topic from the detailed course content.
Lectures start at 12.15.00 or so, depending on situation. A break,
already outlined by our ancestors, is held inbetween.


Registration and further information