Unit 1: Electronic Principles

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Unit 1: Electronic Principles

The main objective of this Unit is to expose the learners to a better understanding of the operation and application of a number of analogue electronic circuits.

This unit provides learners with an understanding of Electrical Circuits theorems and calculations. The unit will develop learner’s knowledge by understanding the operation and troubleshooting of simple electronic circuits. It provides opportunities for learners to investigate practically by means of hands on experiments.


Electronic Principles forms part of the Course in Electrical / Electronics Technology.

This is a 60 hr guided learning unit.  Lessons are held as indicated on the prospectus and website.                          

Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of electrical and electronic theory

Unit Content

  • The nature of electronic signals
  • Types of waves
  • Units of measurement used in electronics
  • Components and their symbols
  • Colour coding of resistor

Learning Outcome 2: Build and test analogue electronic circuits

Unit Content


  • Passive electronic circuits
  • Analogue electronic circuits
  • Digital electronic circuits
  • Circuit construction

Learning Outcome 3: Describe the function of electronics components

Unit Content

  • Electronic devices

Learning Outcome 4: Demonstrate the principles of operation of basic test equipment

Unit Content


  • Testing of electronic circuits         

The following are the suggested pre-requisites and/or entry requirements needed:


  • Good Knowledge of English, Basic Mathematics.

Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.

MCAST Certificate of Attendance

  • An MCAST Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those candidates who attend at least 80% of the lessons.

MCAST Certificate of Achievement

  • An MCAST Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those candidates who satisfy the 80% attendance criteria and also choose to sit and pass the course assessment/s.

  • Students who opt not to sit for the assessment or fail (the assessment/s) will however be awarded the MCAST Certificate of Attendance provided that they fulfill the minimum attendance criteria as stated above.

If the student intends to obtain a Certificate of Achievement, she/he is required to sit for an assessment/s.  Assessment/s may take various forms such as a home assignment, class assignment, practical test and time constrained test.  However, the assessment/s is not compulsory and an applicant may choose not to sit for it.

There are no additional costs or special materials/equipment to bring.

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