Basics of Electronics

Structure Type: Course
Code: ISTA0206
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Nykänen, Esko
Teacher Team: Käräjämäki, Esa ; Leppänen, Paavo ; Koski, Jari ; Niemi, Henry ; Nykänen, Esko ; Jäntti, Maarit
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-ST-2010   1 autumn   1.0   2010-08-24   2010-12-18  
I-ST-2010   1 spring   1.0   2011-01-05   2011-06-17  
I-ST-2011   1 autumn   1.0   2011-08-22   2011-12-23  
I-ST-2011   1 spring   1.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
I-ST-2012   1 autumn   1.0   2012-08-24   2012-12-18  
I-ST-2012   1 spring   1.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
I-ST-2013   1 autumn   2.0        
ST-2014   1 autumn   2.0        
ST-2015   1 autumn   2.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student understands the operation of the most important components of analogue electronics and is able to dimension and analyse small circuits and knows how to simulate an electronic circuit.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 54 h, which contains 28 h of contact studies.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Knowledge of DC circuits and AC concepts recommended.


An overview to electromechanical and semiconductive components used in electronics and their characteristics. The student is introduced to transistor and amplifier circuitries and structures of power sources. Simulation is used as a verification of circuitry.

Recommended or Required Reading

Course book and handouts

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, exercises and pc exercises

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.

Grade 3: The student knows well how to utilize the course contents.

Grade 1: The student knows those topics of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life requrements.

Assessment Methods