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Introduction to Electronics (5 cr)

Code: TE00CE12-3002

General information


01.06.2022 - 16.09.2022


29.08.2022 - 16.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching


Engineering and Business


Kupittaa Campus

Teaching languages

  • English


40 - 70

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Information and Communications Technology


  • Jaakko Lamminpää


  • PIOTK22
    Degree Programme in Information Technology, Cyber Security and IoT


After completing the course the student:
- is able to use multimeter and oscilloscope
- can name common components used in electronics and knows their basic characteristics
- can calculate currents, voltages and resistances as well as powers in simple circuits
- knows the basics of digital and analog blocks and their couplings in electronics.


- Basic concepts of Circuit analysis and measurements: current, voltage, resistance, power
- Active and passive components used in electronics
- Basics of analog and digital electronics


Material available for this course in Itslearning including slides and example calculations as well as links to online material.
In independent study you can use any electronics book for engineers (introductory level) and any available online material.

Teaching methods

Lectures, preliminary assignments and calculations, laboratory work.

Exam schedules

The emphasis is on the laboratory reports. The date for the laboratory test can be found in ITSlearning.
One laboratory session at the end of the course is for completing a missing lab work or redoing a failed assignment.
Grade for a passed lab work cannot be raised.

International connections

Flipped learning, hands on working, combining theory and practice during lab work.

Completion alternatives


Student workload

Lectures: 7x 2 h = 14 h
Lab. sessions: 13x 3 h = 39 h
Independent study: 20 h
Preliminary assignments: 26 h
Finishing reports: 26 h

Content scheduling

Course includes building simple circuits on a protoboard and basic measurements. This includes the use of a protoboard, multimeter, signal generator and oscilloscope. After learning to use these instruments, we build circuits with transistors, operational amplifiers and logic gates.

Course is held in Autumn 2022.

More accurate description and timetable is found on ITSlearning.

Evaluation scale


Assessment methods and criteria

Course consists of two parts:
- Introduction to circuits and measurement techniques (weight 60 %)
- Introduction to electronics (transistors, opamps and logic gates) (weight 40 %)

Both parts need to be completed with a passing grade.
Missing work receives a grade of -3.
Only tasks returned on time will be evaluated.

Redoing failed or missing parts must be agreed with the teacher separately. Laboratory work or reports with passing grade cannot be retaken.

Assessment criteria, fail (0)

Does not meet the requirements for the grade 1.

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

- can build a simple circuit by connecting components to the protoboard.
- can measure the resistance, voltage and current from different branches of the circuit.
- knows the basic laws of electronics
- All assignments are returned, even if the reports are lacking.

Assessment criteria, good (3-4)

- can apply Kirchoff's laws to analyze the circuit
- knows and understand the concept of power
- preliminary calculations and measurements are mostly correct
- reports are done with care and include the relevant information

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

- has grasped the fundamentals of electric circuits
- can choose the correct components for different situations
- can analyze the circuit and understands how it functions
- can evaluate the results critically
- reports are precise, stylish and show analysis of the circuit


High school mathematics courses (higher or subsidiary level)
Primary+secondary school and vocational school maths curriculum and course: Introduction to Mathematics and Physics
equivalent skills