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Help! Course Selection: Analogue Electronics versus Digital Electronics

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Hi,

I am a student at the University of Waterloo and am entering my 3rd year of my BSc.

I have an elective this semester and I thought I would take an electronics course. I feel like it would be useful for a bunch of things.

In terms of my future career, and what skills would be applicable for me, and attractive to companies, which course should I take? Analogue Electronics or Digital Electronics.

Here are the course descriptions:
Analogue Electronics: p and n materials, pn diodes, junction and FET transistors. Transistor amplifiers and their equivalent circuits. Operational amplifiers. Oscillators and power supplies. Computer simulation of devices and circuits.
Digital Electronics: Logic gates, flip-flops and shift registers. Binary numbers and Boolean algebra. An introduction to microprocessors. This will include arithmetic logic units, parallel input/output ports, assembly language and a number of examples

Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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Hi,

I am a student at the University of Waterloo and am entering my 3rd year of my BSc.

I have an elective this semester and I thought I would take an electronics course. I feel like it would be useful for a bunch of things.

In terms of my future career, and what skills would be applicable for me, and attractive to companies, which course should I take? Analogue Electronics or Digital Electronics.

Here are the course descriptions:
Analogue Electronics: p and n materials, pn diodes, junction and FET transistors. Transistor amplifiers and their equivalent circuits. Operational amplifiers. Oscillators and power supplies. Computer simulation of devices and circuits.
Digital Electronics: Logic gates, flip-flops and shift registers. Binary numbers and Boolean algebra. An introduction to microprocessors. This will include arithmetic logic units, parallel input/output ports, assembly language and a number of examples

Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
Analog isn't required? That seems like the bread and butter electronics course for EE's to me, if you're not doing a computer engineering track I would stick with analog but they might organize things differently in your school than in American schools.
 
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Analog isn't required? That seems like the bread and butter electronics course for EE's to me, if you're not doing a computer engineering track I would stick with analog but they might organize things differently in your school than in American schools.
I would second that.

Either way, as an EE, you would have to know both, but the analog electronicss course is more essential.

Reminds me of Adel Sedra, the co-author of the legendary microelectronics book who is at Waterloo.
 

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