• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Mathematics, Photonics, Physics, Software Engineering, Engineering More...
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jonghyuk Kim
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course introduces the students to the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering. It provides the students with an understanding of basic electrical quantities, circuit elements and circuit analysis techniques. It also provides an understanding of the principles and operation of diodes and operational amplifiers. Specific topics include:

  • Fundamental electrical quantities (charge, current, voltage) and circuit elements (resistor, capacitor, inductor, voltage and current sources).
  • Circuit Analysis Techniques: Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, Mesh current and Node voltage analysis, Thevenin and Norton Equivalent circuits, Superposition, Maximum power transfer, Wheatstone bridge
  • First-order RC and RL Circuits with DC inputs: Time constant, Transient and steady state responses.
  • Diodes: Basic diode concepts and diode circuit modes, applications (rectifier and wave shaping circuits), Zener diodes.
  • Introduction to Operational Amplifiers: Ideal op-amp, Basic Op-amp configurations, Summing point constraint.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Having successfully completed this course, students should be able to:

  • Knowledge base
    • Describe the circuit elements and theorems from the first principles.
    • Be comfortable with the tools of mesh/node analysis to systematically solve electrical circuits. 
    • Analyse the time responses of first-order switching circuits (RL and RC). 
    • Explain the operation of basic electronic devices (diode and operational amplifier), theirs uses and limitations. 
  • Engineering ability
    • Understand the concept of linear system and superposition in engineering problems. 
    • Apply appropriate mathematical tools for modelling and solving linear system. 
    • Critically analyse the experimental results and understand the limits of theories in real system. 
  • Practical skills
    • Simulate simple circuits using computer-aided tool (PSpice). 
    • Be fluent in using electronic equipments (e.g. Oscilloscope and signal generator) for analysing electronic circuits with resistors, capacitors, inductors and diodes.
    • Write a lab report with an appropriate level of detail and insights, for understanding by others not familiar with the lab procedure.
    • Implement and demonstrate a working diode-rectifier circuit using a prototyping boards

Indicative Assessment

Mastering on-line assignment (15%), Laboratory (25%), Mid Exam (20%) and Final Exam (40%)

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Weekly average contact hours will be 5hrs and expected non-contact study hours are 5 hrs including 3 hrs of problem sets

Prescribed Texts

Nilsson and Riedel, “Electric Circuits,” 9th edition, Pearson, 2011


Preliminary Reading

  1.  Floyd and Buchla, “Electronics Fundamentals: Circuit, Devices and Apps,” 8th ed.
  2. Hambley, “Electrical Engineering: Principles and Apps,” 5th ed.

Areas of Interest

  • Mathematics
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electronics
  • Communications
  • Robotics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Computer Engineering




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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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2014 $2952
2013 $2946
2012 $2946
2011 $2946
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2009 $2850
2008 $2592
2007 $2298
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $2190
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2005 $3534
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7566 21 Jul 2014 01 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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