Electronic Circuits - EENG3030

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Robert Oven checkmark-circle


The module provides techniques to design electronic circuits containing active and passive components and to appreciate the power issues and frequency response of circuits containing reactive elements. An introduction will be given to Electromagnetism for engineering purposes. An understanding of the fundamentals of Electronic Engineering is assumed and the module proceeds via a sequence of lectures supported by simple exercises designed to give practical experience of the concepts introduced in the lectures.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 38
Private study hours: 112
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

4 Assessed Laboratories - 2 hours, 7.5% each (30%)
1 problem solving assignment – 4 pages (10%)
2 hour examination (60%)

Indicative reading

• Storey, Neil, Electronics A Systems Approach (6th Edition), Pearson, 2017, ISBN 978-292-11406-4
• Floyd, Thomas, Electronics fundamentals: circuits, devices and applications (8th edition), Pearson 2013, ISBN-978-1292025681
• Horowitz, Paul and Hill, Winfield, The Art of Electronics (3rd Edition), Cambridge University Press, 2015, ISBN 978-0-521-80926-9
• Dorf, R, Introduction to Electric Circuits, (8th Edition), Wiley, 2011, ISBN 9780470553022.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. analyse and design electric circuits comprising active and passive components;
2. design simple amplifiers and understand electronic feedback;
3. interpret frequency responses;
4. understand introductory electromagnetism for engineers.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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