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Compulsory workshop course for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering students.
This course is a one-day introduction to Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly and soldering electronic components.Activities include:• Basic through-hole soldering• Basic surface mount soldering• Board assembly according to BOM• Identifying frequently used components• Clean, tin and exchange tips• Removal of components using soldering braid• Flux removal with an IPA based solution• Inspections and board handling• Crimping connectors on cable endsAdditional topics covered:• Health and safety• Cored wire alloys and fluxes• Electrostatic precautions
At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:LO1: Perform basic soldering and wiring of PCBs and components (WA3, WA5)LO2: Identify electronic components used in PCBs (WA5)LO3: Work safely with soldering and electronic equipment, including awareness of electrostatic discharge (WA5, WA6)LO4: Appreciate the time, skill and attention required for the fabrication of a simple electronic system (WA6)LO5: Interpret bill of materials and schematics (WA5)
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Approval into the BE(Hons)
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Contact HoursWorkshops: 8 hours Total 8
For further information see
Electrical and Computer Engineering