Design & Technology Education MDTechEd

Electronics 1 EDUC1101

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces students to key concepts in electronics. The students will develop theoretical and practical understanding of analogue and digital electronics, including operational amplifiers and transistors.


One meeting, 2 hours per week.

Excluded Courses





One exam (60%); Class Set Exercises (class tests) (40%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This programme will introduce students to baseline knowledge and understanding of principles, laws and concepts that enable them to analyse, design and test a range of analogue and digital circuits.


This course enables students to have the knowledge to meet the GTCS Standard for Provisional Registration as follows:


2.1.1 Have knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development

2.1.2 Have knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of pre-school, primary or secondary curriculum

3.1.1 Plan coherent, progressive and stimulating teaching programmes which match learners' needs and abilities

3.1.2 Communicate effectively and interact productively with learners, individually and collectively


The course will also develop the following graduate attributes: Subject Specialists; Investigative; Independent and Critical Thinkers; Resourceful and Responsible; Confident; Adaptable.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Describe the relationship between voltage, current and resistance and apply this numerically to solve a range of problems.

■ Describe Kirchoff's Current and Voltage Laws and apply these numerically to solve a range of problems.

■ Systematically analyse selected circuits to establish magnitudes for common electrical quantities including voltage, current, resistance and power.

■ Describe common applications for logic gates circuits and relate these to logic functions.

■ Identify a range of common operational amplifier configurations/circuits and explain their core operating principles.

■ Identify a range of common transistor types and circuits.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must have an 80% attendance or better at all timetabled classes. Students must achieve at least a D3 grade. Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.