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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Circuit Analysis Techniques
Module Code EE203
School School of Electronic Engineering
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Marissa Condon
Semester 2: Marissa Condon
Autumn: Marissa Condon
Module TeachersMarissa Condon
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Quiz on Assignment that is worth 100%

To develop electrical network modelling and analysis skills.

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyse linear RLC circuits.
2. Perform transient analysis of first and second order circuits.
3. Analyse basic nonlinear circuits.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture125total module hours inclusive of lectures, tutorials, quizzes and independent study
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Linear Circuit Analysis
Kirchhoff’ Laws, Nodal analysis. Superposition.

Linear Circuit Analysis
Solution of first and second order differential equations. Switching circuits. Laplace techniques.

dependent sources
Circuits with dependent voltage and current sources

diode circuits
Circuits such as rectifiers, clippers and clampers

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Loop QuizQuizzes on assignments on the analysis of linear and nonlinear circuits80%As required
Loop QuizQuizzes on the analysis of circuits20%As required
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • J. David Irwin, R.M. Nelms: 2015, Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis, 11, Wiley,
  • R.C.Dorf/J.A. Svoboda: 2013, Introduction to electric circuits, 9,
  • Giovanni Saggio: 2014, Principles of analog electronics, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group,
  • Ozgur Ergul: 2017, Introduction to Electrical Circuit Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, 9781119284949
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Date of Last Revision28-FEB-12

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