Bachelor Of Engineering Honours Degree In Electronic Engineering Programme

Bachelor Of Engineering Honours Degree In Electronic Engineering Programme

NUST code:

 TEE

DURATION:

5 Years

TYPE OF DEGREE:

HONOURS

CREDIT LOAD:

635

LEVEL 
 

 SADC-QF - Level 8

ACCREDITATION ORGANISATION(S):

Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE)

LEARNING MODES

CONVENTIONAL (Offered in Bulawayo Only) 
 

The Senate shall be the final authority for the interpretation of regulations.

The Senate reserves the right to alter, amend, cancel, suspend or replace any of the regulations. A student who has started a Programme of study following one set of regulations shall not be affected by regulations subsequently adopted unless agreed to in writing by the student.

 

 

NORMAL ENTRY
At least three `A' level passes in Pure/Additional/Mechanical Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

SPECIAL ENTRY
a) National Diploma in Electronic Engineering or Telecommunication Engineering
or Instrumentation and Control or Computer Engineering plus 2 years post ND working experience.
b) Higher National Diploma in Electronic Engineering or Telecommunication Engineering or Instrumentation
and Control or Computer Engineering plus 1 year post HND working experience.
MATURE ENTRY
Candidates should be at least 25 years of age with relevant work experience or other attainments.

The programmes constitute five academic years on full-time basis, each academic year representing a part of the degree Programme.
Part IV shall be spent on industrial training attachment with an appropriate organisation.
A student may be exempted, with the approval of the Senate, from a part or parts of the Programme if his/her qualifications are found adequate by the individual Departments and the Faculty.

PART I (125Credits)
Semester I
Module Code Module Description Credits
SMA1116 Engineering Mathematics 1A 10
TIE1101 Engineering drawing 10
TCE1103 Professional engineering skills 5
TEE1102 Electrical engineering workshop 5
TEE1131 Computer engineering and programming 10
TEE1143 Electrical engineering circuit analysis 10
TEE1154 Physics for electronic engineers 10
Total Credits 60

Semester II
SMA1216 Engineering Mathematics 1B 10
TEE1213 Electronic engineering devices and circuits 10
CTL1101 Conflict Transformation and Leadership 10
TEE1231 Software engineering 10
TEE1202 Electronic engineering workshop 5
TEE1214 Digital electronics 10
TEE1232 CAD for electronic engineers 10
Total Credits Semester II 65

PART II (140 Credits)
Semester I
Module Code Module Description Credits
SMA2116 Engineering Mathematics 2 10
TEE2104 Laboratory I 5
TEE2106 Design and project I 5
TEE2142 Electrical machines 10
TEE2151 Network theory 10
TEE2115 Analogue electronics 1 10
TEE2113 Digital devices and systems 10
TEE2141 Electrical measurements 10
Total Credits Semester I 70

Semester II
SMA2217 Engineering Mathematics 3 10
TEE2204 Laboratory II 5
TEE2206 Design and project II 5
TEE2212 Electronic drives 10
TEE2255 The professional engineer 10
TEE2233 Object oriented programming 10
TEE2256 Electromagnetic theory 10
TEE2215 Analogue electronics 2 10
Total Credits Semester II 70

PART III (130 Credits)
Semester I
Module Code Module Description Credits
SMA3116 Engineering Mathematics 4 10
TEE3104 Laboratory III 5
TEE3106 Design and project III 5
TEE 3151 Digital signal processing 10
TEE3113 Linear integrated circuits 10
TEE3122 Communication engineering 1 10
TEE3133 Software engineering applications 10
TEE3112 Microprocessors 10
Total Credits Semester I 70
Semester II
TEE 3241 Control engineering 10
TEE 3204 Laboratory IV 5
TEE 3206 Design and project IV 5
TEE 3232 Embedded computer systems 10
TEE 3231 Computer architecture and 10
Operating systems
TEE 3222 Communication engineering 2 10
TEE 3255 Engineering management 10
Total Credits Semester III 60

PART IV (120 Credits)
Semester I & II
Module Code Module Description Credits
TEE 4000 Industrial Attachment 120

PART V (120 Credits)
Semester I
Module Code Module Description Credits
TEE 5003 Honours project 50
TEE 5155 Project Management 10
TEE 5122 Communication systems performance 10
TEE 5142 Modern control engineering 10
Total Credits Semester I 80
Semester II
TEE 5223 Mobile communication 10
TEE 5233 High speed networks 10
Elective Modules Select II
TEE 5222 RF and microwave devices and circuits 10
TEE 5234 Advanced Software Engineering 10
TEE 5241 Industrial control 10
TEE 5221 Communication systems 10
TEE5211 Integrated circuits technologies 10
TEE 5212 Power electronics applications 10
Total Credits Semester II 40
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THE DEGREE 635

 

The purpose of the following course synopsis is to indicate the essential direction and broad scope of the content for each course.
PART I

SMA 1116 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 1A

Calculus  in  one  variable.  Limits  and  continuity  of  functions.  Differentiation.  Leibniz’s  Rule. L’Hopitals Rule. Elementary functions including hyperbolic functions and their inverses. Integration – techniques including reduction formulae. Applications – arc-length, area, volumes, moments of inertia, centroids. Plane polar coordinates. Complex Numbers: Basic algebra. De Moivre’s theorem. Complex exponentials. Linear Algebra: Vector algebra in 2 and 3 dimensions. Scalar and vector products. Equations of lines and planes.

TIE 1101 ENGINEERING DRAWING

 Introduction:  Plane  geometry.  First  and  third  angle  projection.  Dimensioning.  Pictorial  views. Freehand sketching. Drawing of common objects; sectioning. Intersections, Developments. Conventioning. Assembly Drawing. Exercises.

 TCE 1103 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SKILLS I

Study  methods;  Communication  principles;  Technical  definitions,  Descriptions  and  instructions; Tables and graphs; Letters. Memoranda and Curricula Vitae; Written reports; Word processing and computer jargon; Interview technique; Running a meeting; Reading, understanding and summarizing technical articles.

 PLC 1101 PEACE LEADERSHIP AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION I TEE 1102 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WORKSHOP

Safety regulations. Standard electrical and electronic symbols and circuit diagrams. Use of Electronic equipment: Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, Multi-meters, Electronic Kits. Soldering/unsoldering techniques Basic Circuit Development and PCB fabrication. Breadboard and veroboard

TEE 1131 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER ENGINEERING AND PROGRAMMING

History of computers. Applications of computers. Hardware and software. Computer components: types of computer systems, system features, central processing unit, memory, the mother board, the expansion bus, memory map. Storage devices. Operating systems: MSDOS, UNIX and Windows. Computer maintenance.

TEE 1143 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CIRCUIT ANALYSIS

General concepts of current, voltage and resistance. DC and ac circuits. Kirchoff’s Laws. Loop and nodal analysis of circuits (dc and ac). Delta-Wye conversions (dc and ac). Network Theorems (dc and ac). Capacitance. Inductance. Transient analysis of capacitive and inductive networks (for dc sources). Magnetism and introduction to magnetic circuits. Steady state response of capacitors and inductors to ac. AC power. Introduction to three phase ac systems.

TEE 1154 PHYSICS FOR ELECTRONIC ENGINEERS

Atomic arrangements, unit cell, crystal systems. Intrinsic and Extrinsic semiconductors. Contact phenomenon: P-N junction.

Applied mechanics. Statics: scalar and vector quantities, equilibrium, solution of pin jointed frames, stress and strain, pure bending theory, and pure torsion theory. Dynamics: kinematics, types and equations of motion, work done by a constant and a varying force, circular motion, rotational work, power and energy.

SMA 1216 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 1B

Functions of Several variables: Partial derivatives, chain rules. Applications. Linear Algebra: Matrices basic operations, rank, inverses. Systems of linear equations. Determinants. Eigen values and Eigen vectors. Linear independence. Ordinary Differential Equations. First order differential equations. Integrating factors. Linear second order equations with constant coefficients. Variation of Parameters. Systems of equations. Applications of differential equations.

PLC 1201 PEACE LEADERSHIP AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION II TEE 1213 ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING DEVICES AND CIRCUITS

Rectifying and Zener diodes: structure, operation, characteristics and parameters. Diode applications: rectifiers and power supplies; clippers and clamps.  Schottky diode. Transistors. Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs): structure, terminals and operation; BJT configurations, static characteristics and parameters; biasing methods; d.c. circuit analysis and design. Darlington pair. BJT packages and data sheet. Field Effect Transistors (FETs): types, structure, terminals and operation. Configurations and static characteristics; d.c. circuit analysis. Power devices and heat sinks. Opto-electronic and photo- electronic  devices:  Light-Emitting  Diodes  (LEDs),  infra-red  diodes,  7-segment  displays,  Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs), photodiode and phototransistor. Applications. Thermistors: structure, types, operation and applications.

TEE 1232 CAD FOR ELECTRONIC ENGINEERS

Graphical techniques for drawing circuit diagrams, logic circuits, flowcharts. Concepts of engineering drawings. Presentation of graphs. Design of artwork for printed circuit boards. Use of pictures and cartoons. Use of CIRCUIT MAKER PRO program for graphical design.

TEE 1231 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Software development life cycle. Requirements,  specification, design implementation and testing, coding, maintenance. Function-oriented design methodologies. Documentation. Implementation strategies. Debugging, anti-bugging. Introduction to specifications, verification and validation. Elementary  proof  of  correctness.  Code  and  design  reading.  Structured  walkthroughs.  Testing strategies. Software reliability issues. Configuration Management. CASE tools. Programming languages. Compilers. The DotNet framework. Programming in C.

TEE 1202 ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING WORKSHOP

Measuring current-voltage characteristics for rectifying, Zener, light-emitting diode opto-electronic devices and thermistors. Diode rectifiers, clippers and clamps. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) static characteristics in Common-Emitter, Common-Base and Common-Collector configuration. DC biasing methods. Darlington pair.

TEE 1211 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS 

Numerical systems: Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal. System conversions. Mathematical operations in straight  and  BCD  code.  Logic  gates.  Truth  tables,  Boolean  algebra  theorems  and  K-maps. Minimization of logic expressions. Combinational logic applications and design: arithmetic circuits, encoders and decoders, code converters, multiplexers and de-multiplexers. Flip-Flops.


PART II

SMA 2116 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS II

Multiple Integrals.  Iterated integrals, change of order. Change of variable. Polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Applications in three dimensions. Vector Calculus. Scalar and vector fields. Directional derivatives. Gradient, divergence and curl. Line and surface integrals. Theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes. Fourier Analysis. Fourier Series. Half range series. Fourier integrals and transformations.

TEE 2142 ELECTRICAL MACHINES

Fields and magnetic circuits. Energy conversion phenomena. Three-phase theory. Transformers: principles, operation and construction. Special transformers. Principles, classification, characteristics and construction of synchronous, induction and dc machines. Single phase induction motors. Steady- state transient behaviour of machines.

TEE 2104 LABORATORY

This consists of number of experiments carried out in the laboratories to support the lecture materials of the semester.

TEE 2106 DESIGN AND PROJECT

Design of a circuit/system related to the current theoretical subjects. Literature review on a given topic, design, computer simulating and practical test.  Writing a technical report.

TEE 2151 NETWORK THEORY

DC circuits analysis. First order circuits: The source free RC and RL circuits, step response of RC and RL circuits. Second order circuits: The source free series and parallel RLC circuits, step response of a series and parallel RLC circuit.

AC circuits analysis: Kirchoff’s law in the frequency domain. Sinusoidal steady analysis. Frequency response. Series and parallel resonance. Filters. Transfer functions.

Advanced circuit analysis: Applications of Laplace Transform, Fourier series and Fourier Transform to circuit analysis.

Two-port networks: Impedance parameters, admittance parameters, hybrid parameters, transmission parameters, relationship between parameters, interconnection of networks.

TEE 2113 DIGITAL DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Flip-Flops  review.  Master-slave  Flip-Flops.  Shift  registers.  Counters:  asynchronous,  with  mod numbers < 2N,  synchronous, down counters, up/down counters, integrated circuits counters. Registers. Memory devices: magnetic memories, semiconductor memories: ROM, static and dynamic RAM. Applications.

TEE 2115 ANALOGUE ELECTRONICS I

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) h-parameters and equivalent circuits.   Single stage small-signal amplifiers  analysis:  Common  Emitter  (CE),  Common  Base  (CB),  Common  Collector  (CC). Multistage amplifiers. Coupling methods, frequency response, analysis and design. Differential amplifier, Darlington pair. Negative feedback amplifiers. Large signal amplifiers: class A, class B and class C. Circuits analysis and design.

TEE 2141 ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENTS

Basic electrical measuring devices, ammeters, voltmeters. Measurement of non-electrical parameters. Transducers and their operating principles. Signal conditioning. Oscilloscopes as measurement instruments. Recording measurement devices. Electronic measuring instruments, digital voltmeters, multimeters. Measurement of AC power.

SMA 2217 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS III

Laplace  Transforms.  Definitions.  Basic  ideas.  Applications  to  ordinary  differential  equations. Statistics. An introduction to Applied Statistics. Introduction to probability and distribution theory. Descriptive statistics/initial data exploration. Summary statistics, graphical presentation data. Point estimation/test of hypothesis. Interval Estimation. Analysis of Variance. Regression analysis.

TEE 2212 ELECTRONIC DRIVES

Power electronic devices: characteristics, drive requirements and device protection. Converters: DC- DC, DC-AC, AC-AC, AC-DC, and control techniques. Power and distortion factor. Special transformers. Application of AC and DC motors. Special motors. Motor control: variable speed drives, regenerative braking, slip energy recovery, four- quadrant operation. Selection and sizing of motor- drive systems. Transducers for power electronics applications.

TEE2204 LABORATORY

This consists of number of experiments carried out in the laboratories to support the lecture materials of the semester.

TEE 2255 THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

Research techniques, project proposals, technical report writing and bibliography. General research survey on technological developments. Brief history of engineering. Engineering boards, ethics.

TEE 2206 DESIGN AND PROJECT

Design of a circuit/system related to the current theoretical subjects. Literature review on a given topic, design, computer simulating and practical test. Writing a technical report.

TEE 2233 OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

Process-oriented software development: functions, pointers and arrays. Process-oriented analysis, design and implementation, and testing using C++. Data-oriented software development: structures, dynamic memory allocation, file handling, and relational database. Object-oriented software development: encapsulation, polymorphism and inheritance. Object-oriented analysis, design and implementation using C++ classes and objects. Structures.

TEE 2256 ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY

Maxwell’s equations. Laplace and Poisson equations and their solution. Boundary conditions. Plane waves in a perfect dielectric; propagation in imperfect dielectric. Propagation in imperfect conductors, skin effect. Generalized wave equation, field distributions in rectangular waveguide. Radiation field, dipoles, radiation resistance, impedance, mutual impedance, linear arrays.

TEE 2215 ANALOGUE ELECTRONICS II

FETs circuits. Optoelectronic devices and thermistor circuits. Positive feedback. Oscillators and Multivibrators. Sine-wave oscillators- Wien-bridge and R-C-shift types. Astable, Mono-stable and Bi- stable multivibrators. RF and crystal oscillators. Voltage regulators. Linear ICs basic building blocks.

 
PART III

SMA 3116 ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS IV

Differential Equations. Power series solutions. Singular points. Frobenius method. Special functions and their properties. Legendre polynomials, Bessel functions. Partial Differential Equations. Solution of the partial differential equations. Method of separation of variables. Numerical Methods. Errors, absolute and relative. The solution of nonlinear equations. The solution of linear systems. Interpolation and polynomial approximation. Curve fitting. Numerical differentiation and integration. Approximate solution of differential equations.

TEE 3151 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

Analysis  of continuous  and  discrete signals  and  systems.  Fourier series  and  transforms.  Laplace transforms, Z transforms, transfer functions, analysis of stability, probabilistic convolution, impulse response and transfer functions.

TEE 3104 LABORATORY

This consists of number of experiments carried out in the laboratories to support the lecture materials of the semester

TEE 3113 LINEAR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Operational amplifier circuits: comparators, inverting and non-inverting amplifiers, mathematical operations, oscillators and multivibrators, active filters. Voltage regulators.

Timer ICs and their applications. Instrumentation amplifiers. Analogue-to-Digital converters and Digital-to-Analog converters.


TEE 3122 COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING I

Introduction  to  communication  systems.  Telecommunication  signals.  Analogue  cellular  systems. Amplitude modulation. Angle modulation. Multiplexing methods. Noise in communication systems.

TEE 3133 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

Databases. Data-oriented software development and implementation using SQL. Web development. Java programming.

TEE 3106 DESIGN AND PROJECT

Design of a circuit/system related to the current theoretical subjects. Literature review on a given topic, design, computer simulating and practical test.  Writing a technical report.

TEE 3112 MICROPROCESSORS

Basic  concepts  of  microprocessors.  Architecture  and  Operation.  Instruction  sets  and  assembly language programming. Subroutine, interrupts, I/O. Applications of microprocessors.

TEE3241 CONTROL ENGINEERING

Examples of controlled processes, objectives and terminology, open and closed-loop controllers. Modeling by transfer functions; Simple servomechanisms; derivation of transfer functions from specifications.  Time  and  frequency–response  specifications.  Direct  analysis  and  design;  stability, Routh criterion. The ITAE and other performance criteria. Examples of servo design. Frequency- response analysis and design. Root-locus methods; system analysis and design.

 TEE 3232 EMBEDDED COMPUTER SYSTEMS

 Applications of embedded systems. Microcontrollers: memory maps, programming languages, I/O, timers, interrupts, hardware interfacing. Picocontrollers: memory maps, SFRs, stacks, programming languages, oscillator types, configuration fuses, watchdog timers, code protection.

 TEE 3204 LABORATORY

 This consists of number of experiments carried out in the laboratories to support the lecture materials of the semester

 TEE 3222 COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING II

 Introduction  to  digital  communication  systems.  Digital  modulation  and  demodulation.  Digital transmission and multiplexing. Digital cellular systems.

 TEE 3206 DESIGN AND PROJECT

 Design of a circuit/system related to the current theoretical subjects. Literature review on a given topic, design, computer simulating and practical test.   Writing a technical report.

TEE 3231 COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND OPERATING SYSTEMS

 Evolution of computers hardware for Von Neumann machines. Operating systems for single tasking. Process scheduling for concurrent operation. Inter-process communication. Deadlock avoidance. Memory management. Virtual memory. Architectures for parallel processing. Computer networking.

 TEE 3255 ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

 Based on “Management by Engineers” by D. Johnson through group discussion and talks by external speakers. Centred on industrial organizations; reviews and performance measures, planning and managing change, development and motivating groups, leaderships and  communication; financial management; business environment; companies; basic accounts.

 PART IV

 TEE 4000 INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT

 Familiarization with actual plan organization and operations, training in practical engineering work for graduate engineers, exposure to as many of the following as possible; industrial management, plant maintenance, design and development, service/field engineering; working with planning, manufacturing, production and marketing departments, industrial research.

 PART V

 TEE 5003 HONOURS PROJECT

 Selection of a problem, research, planning of possible solutions, selection of an optimal solution, acquisition of components, testing, construction of a prototype, writing of the final report.

 TEE 5122 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS PERFORMANCE

 The concept of noise characterization and receiver performance. Overview of contemporary communication systems link budget. Random processes and spectral analysis: linear systems; the Gaussian random process; error probabilities for binary signaling; performance of baseband binary systems detection of band-pass binary signals.

 TEE 5142 MODERN CONTROL ENGINEERING

 State Space Analysis: State-space methods of analysis and design. Observability and controllability. Pole placement for the optimization response. State observers and pole placement design with state observers. Multi-input, multi-output systems and cross-coupling problems. Digital Control: Digital time control systems. Modeling of Sampled Processes. Transient response. Steady state response. Stability. Design of Digital Controllers. Root Locus.

 TEE 5155 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 Project proposal writing- types of proposals; Project definition, life cycle, and systems approach; Project scoping, work definition, and work breakdown structure (WBS); Project time estimation and

scheduling  using  GANTT,  PERT  and  CPM.  Project  costing,  budgeting,  and  financial  appraisal; Project control and management, using standard tools of cost and schedule variance analysis; project management use-case through  practical,  example projects; use of computers in project management, some software tools for PM e.g.  MSProject; PM techniques e.g. PRINCE2.

 TEE 5223 MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

 Introduction to mobile communications. Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) General Packet Radio System (GPRS). The Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). Long term Evolution (LTE). IEEE 802.16 and WIMAX.

 TEE 5233 HIGH SPEED NETWORKS

 A comprehensive view of high-speed LAN, MAN, and ATM technologies and standards. Evolution towards broadband integrated services digital network (B-ISDN).

 TEE 5212 POWER ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS

 Review of power electronic devices: ratings, performance and applications. Switch mode DC-DC and DC-AC converters. Control techniques: square wave and PWM outputs. Implementation: hardware, software, implementation problems. Harmonics and interference: EMI reduction, regulation, regulations, filtering. Resonant-mode converters: zero-current and zero-voltage. Switch mode and interruptible power supplies. Static var. compensators, HVDC transmission. Special transformers for switched power applications. Variable speed drivers, control schemes and performance.

 TEE 5222 RF AND MICROWAVE DEVICES AND CIRCUITS

 Oscillators: Magnetrons, Gunn and Impatt diodes, Other group III-V semiconductor devices. Amplifiers: Bipolar Junction Transistors and GaAs. FET amplifiers, low noise broadband and power amplifier design. Mixers: the mixing process, noise and noise figure measurement, single ended, single balanced and double balanced mixers. Control Devices: P.I.N. diode modulators, switches and phase shifters.

 TEE 5241 INDUSTRIAL CONTROL

 Industrial control situations, process control; instrumentation, actuators, transducers and controllers; hybrid systems; time-domain analysis, state-space analysis, stability; computer control; system characterization, algorithm design, feedback control for digital systems, PLC applications.

 TEE 5234 ADVANCED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

 Software Measurement & Testing; Software Design & Architecture, Computational Models: UML and MVC modeling, Access Control & Privacy Policies, Agents & Multi-Agent Systems, Data Structures and their Implementation in C++ or Java, Database Technology, Parallel & Distributed Systems, Software Engineering of Internet Applications.

 TEE 5221 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

 Optical fiber systems, sources, transmission and system characteristics; digital systems, signal processing, data transmission, switching, satellite communications, television systems

 TEE 5211 INTEGRATED CIRCUITS TECHNOLOGIES

 Microelectronics procedures for Si and GaAs. Logic families: TTL, ECL, I2L, MOSFET, CMOS and

PMOS. Introduction to FPGAs. Nano-electronics concepts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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