Physics Department

Certificate (Cert) in Electronics I

Key Feature

Code                              PX112

Module                         PHYS3011

Duration                       2 months

Registration                 Anytime

Teaching                       Distance learning

Credits                           10

Tuition Fees                 $400    


The “Electronics I” module is a foundational course designed for BSc Physics students that covers the essential concepts of electronics. The module includes:

  • Diodes: p-n junction diode, n-type and p-type doped semiconductors, rectification, and Shockley diode equation
  • Transistors: npn bipolar junction transistor, current-gain, and operation in saturation and linear modes
  • Operational amplifiers: circuits analyzed using the “golden rules,” ideal operational amplifier, operational amplifier with negative feedback, and non-ideal operational amplifiers
  • Digital logic gates: binary and hexadecimal number representations, and truth-tables for gate functions
  • Flip-flop circuits: used for storing numbers and performing adding and counting operations
  • Conversion methods: techniques for converting analogue signals to digital signals and vice versa.


The objectives of the module are to:

  • Introduce students to the basic principles of electronics and their practical applications
  • Provide students with a strong understanding of diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers, and digital logic gates
  • Develop students’ skills in designing and analyzing simple electronic circuits
  • Equip students with knowledge of analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion methods
  • Enable students to use basic electronic components in simple circuits

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the module, students will be able to:

    • Understand the basic principles of diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers
    • Analyze and design simple electronic circuits using diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers
    • Understand the principles of digital logic gates and flip-flop circuits
    • Design and analyze simple digital circuits using logic gates and flip-flops
    • Understand the principles and applications of analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion methods
    • Apply the principles of electronics in various fields such as communications, computing, and instrumentation.
      PHYS3011 - Electronics I
      1. Diodes and Applications
      2. Transistor
      3. Transistor Functions
      4. The Characteristics of an Ideal Operational Amplifier I
      5. The Characteristics of an Ideal Operational Amplifier II
      6. Operational Amplifiers in Practice
      7. Understanding Digital Logic Gates
      8. Sequential Logic Design with Flip-Flops
      9. Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Converters
      10. Project report


      Entry Requirements

      High School diploma, A-levels, GCSE, Foundation Year (or relevant) in Physics and Mathematics.

      English language: GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level. If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component. Proficiency or Lower Certificate in English, or good writing and communication skills in English (at the discretion of the Committee).

      Basic Information Technology skills.

      Efficient way of study 

      Every video-lecture is supported by
      a text-book which consists of the
      speech-text and the Power Point Presentation

      Electronics Unleashed Now

      Learn Electronics Principles

      for Real-World Applications


      Explore the World of Electronics

      Explore the potential of diodes, transistors, amplifiers, logic gates, flip-flops, ADCs, DACs, and integrated circuits. Enroll now to start your electronics journey.

      Way of study

      Watch Videolectures



      Assignment & Project


      Final viva (live video)


      Get your Degree awarded


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