Public University of Navarre

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Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 240207 Subject title: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 2º S
Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Comunicación
GALARZA GALARZA, MARKO (Resp)   [Mentoring ] DIAZ LUCAS, SILVIA   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Module: Basic training

Subject matter: Physics



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.


General proficiencies

CB4 - Ability to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized and non-specialized public.

G8 - Knowledge of basic materials and technologies that enable learning and development of new methods and technologies, as well as that they provide versatility to adapt to new situations.

G9 - Ability to resolve problems with initiative, decision making, autonomy and creativity. Capacity to communicate and transmit knowledge, abilities and skills of a technical engineer in computer science.

T1 - Capacity for analysis and synthesis

T3 - Oral and written communication

T4 - Capacity for problem solving

T8 - Autonomous learning


Specific proficiencies

FB2 - Knowledge and mastery of the basics of the theory of electrical circuits, electronic amplifiers, operational amplifiers, physical principle of semiconductors and electronic devices in analog and digital applications 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. To know the physical fundamentals and operation of components and photonic and opto-electronic devices. To know the basic structure of LEDs, lasers, solar cells and photodetectors.
  4. Efficiently simulate electronic devices and compare them with the theoretical and experimental results
  5. Select the electronic component or optoelectronic best suited for a given application, using the manufacturer's documentation.
  6. Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the major logic families.
  7. 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.




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  Student study and independent work  0  57
Total  76  74











The 15 hours of laboratory practical sessions will be distributed over multiple sessions from two to three hours each. These sessions will take place temporarily distributed throughout the entire semester, for its proper coordination with the concepts worked in the classroom.  Every practical work includes a previous work to do individually before the realization of the practical session. This work will be essential for the realization of the practice in the laboratory.






Weight (%) It allows
test resit
required grade
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Theoretical exam. It is weighted from 4.5 (out of 10) with the rest of evaluations. 75 % Yes 4.5
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Practice exam and reports from practices. It is weighted from 4.5 (out of 10) with the rest of evaluations. 25 % Yes 4.5


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 subject it must be obtained a score of more than 45% in each of the exams taken in the previous two points. Both are of recoverable character.

In order to be able to attend the theoretical A exam (and therefore opt to pass the subject), it is necessary to attend and participate in all the practices in the laboratory, as well as to carry out all the previous works of them.

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

If any of the marks in the exams does not reach 4.5, the final mark will be truncated to this value.

Extraordinary Evaluation

It will consist of theoretical and practical exams, which will allow the student who has not passed any of them in the ordinary assessment, to have a second opportunity to do so. For this reason, the conditions and format are identical to those of the ordinary exams.

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

If any of the marks in the exams does not reach 4.5, the final mark will be truncated to this value.



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- MOSFET and bipolar transistors



Experimental practice program

Practice sessions (15 hours):
1- Instrumentation 1
2- Instrumentation 2
3- The operational amplifier
4- Diodes
5- Transistors



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

Basic bibliography 

Title: Introductory Circuit Analysis
Authors: Robert L. Boylestad
Editorial: Pearson
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 1-292-09895-3, 978-1-292-09895-1

Title: Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory
Authors: Robert L. Boylestad
Editorial: Pearson
Edition: 2014
ISBN: 1-292-02563-8, 978-1-292-02563-6

Title: Microelectronic Circuits
Authors: Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith
Editorial: Oxford University Press
Edition: 2014, 2011, 2006
ISBN: 9780199339136, 978019532303, 9701054725

Title: 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






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