Public University of Navarre

CastellanoEuskara | Academic year: 2024/2025 | Previous academic years:  2023/2024 
Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering
Course code: 246109 Subject title: FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory 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: Transversal technological training

Subject: Electronics



The fundamentals of electronic circuits are collected in order to understand the basic functioning of the building blocks of more complex elements, both in the field of analogue electronics and in the field of digital electronics, although more focused on the first of them. Specifically:

  • Basic concepts of electronic circuits. Amplifiers. The op-amp.
  • Introduction to semiconductors for electronics and optoelectronics. Diodes. MOSFET and BJT transistors.
  • Circuits based on op-amps.


General proficiencies

Generic skills

CG6 - Understand the basic concepts of electronic circuits and devices, the physical principle of semiconductors and logic families, the design of electronic systems and their application to solve engineering problems.

CB2 - Students must know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study.

CB3 - Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

CB5 - Students must have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.


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

R1. Describe the different semiconductor materials and their properties.

R2. Describe the characteristics, performance and applications of basic semiconductor devices (diodes, BJT, FET, etc.) as well as the operational amplifier.

R3. Correctly handle the tools, instruments and software applications available in the laboratories of the basic subjects and correctly carry out the analysis of the data collected.

R4. Work effectively in a group, identifying the group's objectives and planning the work to achieve them, as well as assuming the responsibilities and commitments associated with the assigned task.

R5. Understand equipment and product manuals and specifications in English. Search for information in books and online resources in English.









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-7 Student study and autonomous 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 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.















Learning outcome Assessment activity Weight (%) It allows test resit Minimum required grade
R1, R2, R4 Written tests: Theoretical exam. It will be weighted from 5 (out of 10) with the rest of the evaluations. 75 Yes 4.5
3, 5, 6, 7 Experimental Work Tests and Reports: Practice Exam. It will be weighted from 5 (out of 10) with the rest of the ratings 25 Yes 4.5

Ordinary Evaluation  

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 pass the subject, a grade of more than 50% is required in each of the tests carried out in the two previous points. Both are recoverable.

In order to be able to take the A and B exams (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 in a group. To this end, flexibility mechanisms are offered in the recovery of these practices as long as they are due to exceptional and duly justified circumstances that prevent attendance on a specific day.

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

Extraordinary Evaluation

It will consist of theoretical-practical 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



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.

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: Fundamentos de circuitos electrónicos
Authore: Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku
Editorial: McGRAW-HILL
Ediciones: 5
ISBN: 978-607-15-0948-2

Title: Electronic devices
Authors: Thomas L. Floyd
Editorial: McGRAW-HILL
Ediciones: 10
ISBN: 0-13-441444-6, 978-0-13-441444-7

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






Aulario. Laboratories of Electrical and Electronical Engineering Department.