What is this course ?

These pages are a combination of two Surrey University final year projects by an Electronic Engineering student, and an Information System Engineering student (Anthony Sims). The course is about Digital Electronics as covered in the first year of a students time at Surrey.

What are the main aims of this course ?

"I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand."


The above quote (from an ancient Chinese Taoist named Confucius) sums up the main aim of this online course. As well as textual information for you to read and attempt to understand, there are also interactive sections for you to get involved with. Hopefully by practising some of the important information that is brought to you within these web pages, you will be able to understand enough about combinational and sequencial circuits that you can not only pass your exam, but increase your grade to 2nd or 2:1 standards.

So who is this course aimed at ?

First year Electronic & Electrical Engineering students at the University of Surrey are the main people to be targetted. Students in the 1st and 2:1 levels of understanding will not benefit as much from this course as those who are at the moment failing, getting 3rd or 2nd type marks. This is because those students who are not doing so well at digital electronics need more help in understanding the material. Throughout the course students should find simple, easy to understand explanations of every section of the course.

What does this course not provide ?

Effort! No matter how accurate and complete the course has been developed, it cannot be said that this set of pages will give you all you need to pass an exam with flying colours. You the student need to put in the effort to read, participate and hopefully understand the material that has been provided.
These pages are strictly to be used in conjunction with lectures and course notes, these pages should not be viewed as a direct replacement of a lecturer. Information within your course may differ as time and technology progress.

Where can i find more information ?

Information on digital logic can be found within the University Library, your lecture notes, lectures or indeed the internet (beware as internet information can be misguiding). More information about computer aided learning can be found anywhere on the internet. Tools used to make CAL courses are always under-development. You may be able to read the final year project report of either Anthony Sims (2003) or Robert Ellis (2000) supervised by Dr Kieth Bateson, the reports contain information on CAL, its uses within Surrey University, and tools that may be used for CAL projects.