Mechatronics BEng/MEng

Electronic System Design 3 ENG3026

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course presents an introduction to specification driven design of analogue systems. Topics covered are low frequency precision design, design of ground and differential signals and low noise design.


2 lectures per week

Excluded Courses





90% Written Exam

10% Written Assignment

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to develop student's ability to design analogue and mixed-mode electronic systems.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ define the common error sources in analogue systems;

■ construct equivalent models of circuits to enable parametric comparison of designs;

■ identify the dominant error sources in specific circuits and quantify their magnitude;

■ optimise the design of a circuit susceptible to a number of error sources;

■ use a rational framework for specification led design;

■ evaluate competing designs against multiple design criteria.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.