The automation and equipment used to manage water and energy systems are based on electronics. This course examines the fundamentals and applications of analog and digital electronics. Because most systems used today in the management of water and energy resources are based on microcontroller programming, a specific block is included so the student learns how to program and use them in systems that manage water and energy.
The systems and equipments used to manage hydraulic and energetic systems ares based on electronics. In this subject, we will study the fundamentals and application of analog and digital electronics. Having into account the fact that the majority of systems used in the management of hydric and energetic resources are based in the programmation of microcontrollers, we have included a specific item so that the studen learn how to program them and how to use them to develop systems to manage water and energy.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Capacity for continuous improvement, experimentation and innovation.
- Know the tools needed for assessing component selection strategies.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- To know the fundamentals of electronics and its application in systems to manage hydric and energetic resources.
- To design combinational circuits to solve problems about hydric and energetic resources management using logic gates, decodifiers and multiplexers.
- To implement sequential circuits to solve problems in the field of water and energy resources management.
- To use some timing digital circuits and to build some applications with them.
- To clasiffy the different logic families and their properties.
- To know the programmable logic devices available at the market according to the structure, programmation and working of the FPGAs.
- To learn how to program a microcontroller.
- To choose the most suitable microcontroller in an automation system.
- Using software to simulate the working of a microcontroler in an application of water and energy management.
- To put in practise the proccess to manufacture a printed circuit board, from its design to its physical implementation.
Methodology and grading
- Case studies: Learning through the analysis of actual or simulated cases in order to interpret and resolve them by employing various alternative solution procedures.
- Lecture: Pass on knowledge and activate cognitive processes in students, encouraging their participation.
- Problem-based learning: Develop active learning strategies through problem solving that promote thinking, experimentation, and decision making in the student.
- Project-based learning: Realization of a project to solve a problem, applying acquired learning and promoting abilities related to planning, design, performing activities, and reaching conclusions.
- Solving exercises and problems: Exercise, test, and apply previous knowledge through routine repetition.
- It is necessary to solve and deliver the proposed exercises at the end of each item through the virtual platform. It is necessary to make all the exercises to pass the subject.
At the end of the course, a test exam will be programmed, consisting of 30 questions with 3 possible answers, of which only one is correct.
Also, a classroom activity will take place at the University Miguel Hernández of Elche. Attendance at this conference is recommended, as students will learn how to use electronic measuring equipment and construction of PCB circuits to resolve some tasks about water and energy resources management.
The evaluation of the subject will be, considering the characteristics of the same and in order to encourage active student participation throughout the course, combining the completion of questionnaires, tasks, exercises and problems, with a final written exam.
Evaluation criteria for each of these activities is as follows:
1. Questionnaires on the subject in each teaching unit and fear, and whose weight on the final grade for the course will be a 40%.
For each teaching unit and issue a test between 10 and 30 multiple-choice questions (4 options), usually with a single real answer (in the event that there is more than one right will be notified to begin the test) will be scheduled. All questions have the same value in the unit rating of each test. As you advance in the subject deadline for completion of the test it opens. The opening and closing period the students will be notified. After the date of closure NOT be testing. Each test can be performed only once. The test is carried out on an on-line, and maximum execution time has previously been noted. The total number of tests of this method is adapted to the number of topics covered during the course. All tests have the same value for the status of that activity, so that the overall mark of this part will be the result of the arithmetic mean of the theoretical tests.
2. Performing practical tasks, exercises, or problems whose weight on the final grade for the course will be a 40%.
For each teaching unit a series of practical tasks, which consist in solving exercises, problems or other activities are scheduled. Also a deadline to be met the same is indicated. Each practical task is scored on 10 points. In the event that the teachers accept delivery of a task after the deadline, the task score may have some penalty (ranging between 20% and 30% over the initial 10). Exercises and tasks must be resolved individually, rewarding yourself originality and degree of contribution made, so that penalize those who are detected that are copied from foreign material or each other. The tasks proposed by block and thematic units will have the same value for the status of that activity, so that the overall mark of this part will be the result of the arithmetic mean of the evidence raised by the number of subjects.
3. At the end of the semester an exam on the theoretical and practical contents of the subject will be. The final exam will take place on the dates and official announcements set by the school secretary (June and September). The test will mean up to 20% of the final grade for the course will consist of solving a multiple choice questionnaire response. This questionnaire will be between 30 and 40 multiple choice questions with four alternatives, one true. All questions have the same value in the final grade.
To average between the various activities that make the subject a minimum of 4 points is required of 10 in each part (questionnaires, tasks and final exam).