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BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Year of entry: 2021

Course unit details:
Electronic Circuit Design II

Unit code EEEN20025
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? No


This unit will cover the following:

(1)    Fundamental concepts

(2)    Ideal linear op-amp circuits, such as inverting  amplifier, non-inverting amplifier, summing amplifier,          instrumentation amplifier, Wheatstone bridge

(3)   Phase-sensitive demodulation (lab)

(4)   Non-ideal linear op-amp circuits, such as voltage follower, inverting amplifier, non-inverting amplifier

(5)   Static limitations of op-amp circuits, such as bias current, offset current, offset voltage

(6)   Dynamic limitations of op-amp circuits

(7)   Non-linear op-amp circuits

(8)   Filter design, such as low-pass (including 2nd order Butterworth low-pass), high-pass, band-pass, notch and    all-pass filters


Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Electronic Circuit Design I EEEN10029 Pre-Requisite Compulsory


The course unit aims to:

  • To understand fundamental electronic circuits for engineering applications.
  • To gain ability of analysing and designing electronic circuits.
  • To gain practical skills by building and testing electronic circuits in lab, using real electronic components.

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

Knowledge and Understanding:

  •  Understand common analogue circuits
  •  Knowledge of analysing electronic circuits in time and frequency domains

Intellectual Skills:

  •  Application of analytical approaches in time and frequency domains to simple linear and non-linear circuits
  • Select component types and values in common circuit configurations

Practical Skills:

  •  Assembly electronic circuits using real components
  • Test electronic circuits on bread-board
  • Analyse the measurement results from the circuits.

Transferable skills and personal qualities:

  •   Problem solving
  •  Group working
  •  Report writing 

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 80%
Written exam 20%

Written Examination:

Four questions, answer all questions

Duration: 2 hours

Calculators are permitted

This examination forms 80% of the unit assessment


Two laboratory sessions

Laboratory duration: 6 hours

Each lab session is assessed by 2% attendance and 2% performance

All students must attend all lab sessions. Otherwise, his/her report will not be marked.

Laboratory assessments are weighted 20%

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 22
Practical classes & workshops 6
Tutorials 2
Independent study hours
Independent study 70

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Wuliang Yin Unit coordinator

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