Electronic Circuits

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electronic Circuits

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of frequency analysis of circuits. Topics include: manual Bode plot techniques for plotting magnitude and phase, breakpoints analysis. Operational amplifiers; design of circuits using opamps, practical limitations, frequency response, stability. Noise in circuits. Introduction to analogue filters. Oscillators. Use of Spice-based simulation software to simulate electronic circuits. Laboratory practicals in building and testing of circuits on bread-board, power supplies, switched mode circuits, and mixed signal systems.

    30 lectures 5 laboratories

    DP requirements: Minimum of 40% for at least one class test.
    Assessment: Tutorials and Laboratories (6%), Class Test (14%), June Examination (80%).

    Course Entry Requirements: EEE2038W, EEE2039W.

Course Disclaimer

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.