Electrical Circuits & Systems I

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electrical Circuits & Systems I

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module covers AC and DC electrical circuits by focusing on aspects circuit behaviour such as steady state behaviour, transient response, transfer functions, frequency response. The module also features an introduction to control systems. 

    Learning Outcomes
    Predict the AC and DC steady-state responses of given circuit designs.
    Use transfer functions to predict steady-state AC and DC responses of linear systems.
    Sketch dynamic system responses from pole-zero maps.
    Derive frequency-response characteristics from transfer functions.
    Use measured frequency-response data to approximate transfer functions of “black-box” systems.
    Describe the principles and elements of feedback control systems, including specific reference to the design structure of a position-control servomechanism.
    Construct and analyse block diagrams representing physical structures (including control systems).
    Assess the stability of control systems
    Construct, test and analyse electronic circuits in a laboratory, and report findings.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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