Analogue Circuits and Systems

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Analogue Circuits and Systems

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Engineering Science, Systems Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MATH 151 or ENGR 122; ENGR 142 or PHYS 115;

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course is a practically oriented introduction to analogue electronics. Topics covered include circuit theorems, transducers, power supplies, transistor amplifiers, operational amplifiers and circuits.

    Course Learning Objectives
    By the end of the course, students should be able to:
    1. Use a range of circuit analysis techniques to find unknown voltages and currents (BE graduate attribute 3(a))
    2. Understand the basic concepts of feedback and its application to amplifier circuits (BE graduate attribute 3(a))
    3. Calculate common Laplace transforms from first principles and by using a tables of common transforms and properties (BE graduate attribute 3(a))
    4. Produce mathematical models of electronic circuits and electromechanical systems and apply Laplace theory to the analysis of electronic circuits, electromechanical systems and communication systems (BE graduate attribute 3(c)) and 3(b))
    5. Use the Matlab programming language to solve problems in linear systems and signals (BE graduate attribute 3(f)).

    Tests 4x10%
    Assignments 2x10%
    Final Examination 40%

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