Public University of Navarre

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Double Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Technology Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 247108 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: Basic training

Matter: Fundamentals of Electronics



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

Generic skills

G2 - Teamwork

G3 - Autonomous learning

G7 - Ability to conceive, design, implement and operate systems and services in the field of ICT.

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


Specific proficiencies

1.4 - Understanding and mastery of the basic concepts of linear systems and related functions and transforms, theory of electrical circuits, electronic circuits, the physical principle of semiconductors and logic families, electronic and photonic devices, materials technology and its application to solve 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 subjects and correctly carry out the analysis of the data collected.
  4. Apply the basic principles of proficiency 1.4 to the resolution of engineering problems.
  5. 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.
  6. Plan the recommended tasks so that they are carried out according to the guidelines set by the teacher and in the expected time. Evaluate the degree of compliance with the learning objectives and detect problems in the training 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 Student study and autonomous work   0 57
Total 76 74







The 15 hours of laboratory practical sessions will be distributed in several sessions of two to three hours each. These sessions will take place temporarily distributed throughout the semester, for the proper coordination with the concepts worked on in the classroom.  Every practical work includes a previous work to do individually before the realization of the practical session and based on a circuit simulation software. Its realization will be fundamental for the development of the practice in the laboratory.


















Learning outcome Assessment activity Weight (%) It allows test resit Minimum required grade
 1, 2, 4, 5 Theoretical exam. It is weighted from 5 (out of 10) with the rest of valuations. 75 Yes 4.5
2, 3, 4, 5 Practice exam. It is weighted from 5 (out of 10) with the rest of valuations. 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 overcome the subject it must be obtained at least a 50% score in both the theoretical and practical exams. Both are of recoverable character.

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 the previous exams, to have a second opportunity to do so. For this reason, the conditions and format are identical to those of the ordinary assessments.

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.

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: Fundamentos de circuitos electrónicos
Authors: 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
Ediciones: 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