Public University of Navarre

Academic year: 2019/2020 | Previous academic years:  2018/2019  |  2017/2018 
Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 253207 Subject title: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 2º S
Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Comunicación

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Module/Subject matter

Module: Basic formation

Matter: Physics



Basic electronic circuits. Electronic devices and components: resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, LED, laser, BJT and MOSFET transistors, operational amplifiers. Fundamentals of digital and analog electronics.


Prerequisites: to have studied Physics in the first semester.



General proficiencies

G2 - Teamwork.

G3 - Self-learning.

G7 - Ability to conceive, design, implement and operate systems and services in the field of Information Technologies and Communications

CB5 ¿ Students should develop the learning skills needed to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.


Specific proficiencies

1.4 - Understanding and mastery of the basics of linear systems and functions and transformed related, theory of electrical circuits, electronic circuits, physical principle of semiconductors and logic families, electronic devices and photonic, materials technology and its application for solving engineering problems.


Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the different semiconductor materials and their properties.
  2. Describe the characteristics, performance and applications of basic semiconductor devices (diodes, BJT, FET, etc.) as well as the operational amplifier.
  3. Correctly handle the tools, instruments and software applications available in the laboratories of the basic materials and properly carry out the analysis of the data collected.
  4. Apply the basic principles of competence 1.4 to the resolution of problems in engineering.
  5. Work in group effectively, identifying the objectives of the group and planning the work to achieve those objectives, as well as assuming the responsibilities and commitments associated with the assignment.
  6. Schedule the recommended tasks in such a way that they are made in accordance with the guidelines set by the teacher and on time. Assess the degree of compliance with the objectives of learning and detect problems in the own educational progress.




Methodology - Activity Presential Hours Non-presential hours
A-1 Theoretical classes/participatory classes 45  0
A-2 Cooperative learning activities 6 5
A-3 Practical sessions in small groups 15 12
A-4 Tutoring and evaluation activities 10 0
A-5 Study and autonomous student work 57
Total 76 74


The 15 hours of laboratory practices will be distributed in several sessions of two to three hours each. These sessions will be distributed throughout the entire semester, being coordinated with the concepts worked in class. It must be done a previous work for each practice, based on a circuit simulation software. Its implementation will be essential for the development of the practice in the laboratory.





Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Skills Training activities
1.4 A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5
G2 A-2, A-3
G3 A-5
G7 A-2, A-3
CB5 A-2, A-3





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Resultado de aprendizaje Sistema de evaluación Peso (%) Carácter recuperable
 1, 2, 4, 6  Theoretical exam. It is weighted from 5 (out of 10) with the rest of valuations.  75%  Yes
 3, 5, 6  Practical exam. It is weighted from 5 (out of 10) with the rest of valuations.  25%  Yes



The evaluation of the subject will be made taking into account the following sections:


A-   Theoretical and practical exam (75%)

B-   Practice work evaluation (25%)


To overcome the course it is required to obtain a score higher than 50% in each of the exams done in parts A and B. Both are of recoverable character.  


To attend the practical and theoretical exams of parts A and B, (and therefore be able to pass the subject), it is a compulsory condition to attend and participate in all the practices in the laboratory, as well as done all the previous works of the practices. To this end, flexibility mechanisms are offered for the recovery of these practices, as long as they are due to exceptional and duly justified circumstances that prevent attending a specific day.


The exams will be carried out on dates determined by the ETSIIT.


Extraordinary Evaluation


It will consist of exams allowing that the student who has not passed the ordinary evaluation, has a second chance to do so. Therefore, the conditions and the format will be similar to the ordinary exams.


The exams will be carried out on dates determined by the ETSIIT.




This course is common to the undergraduate degrees in computer engineering and telecommunication technologies. It aims to show the student what electronics is and its application to telecommunications and information processing circuits. The fundamentals of electronic circuits are collected in order to understand the basic workings of the building blocks of more complex elements, both in the field of analog electronics and in the field of digital electronics, but more focused on the first one. This course is intended to both establish the basis for further in-depth studies in electronics that are included in the telecommunications technologies degree as to show the students who do not have these subjects in their studies, simple but solid insight into the physical elements that are based on the existing systems of storage, processing and transmission of information.





Theory and problems (45 hours)

1. Introduction to electronics.

2. Components and electronic circuits.

3. The operational amplifier. 

4. Introduction to semiconductors. 

5. Diodes.  

6. BJT and MOSFET transistors.

Practical sessions (15 hours)

1. Instrumentation 1

2. Instrumentation 2.  

3. Operational amplifier.

4. Diodes.

5. Digital circuits.

6. Amplifiers.





Acceda a la bibliografía que su profesor ha solicitado a la Biblioteca.

Basic Bibliography:


Title: Microelectronic Circuits (Seventh Edition)

Authors: Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith

Editorial: Oxford University Press, 2014, 2011, 2006

ISBN: 9780199339136, 978019532303, 9701054725

Títle: Electronics. Second Edition
Authors: A.R. Hambley.
Editorial: Prentice-Hall 2000

ISBN: 0136919820, 84-205-2999-0


Title: Microelectronics

Authors: Jacob Millman, Arvin Gravel

Editorial: McGraw-Hill internacional Edition




Aulario. Laboratories of Electrical and Electronical Engineering Department.