EEEN203 (2024) - Circuit Analysis


This course covers the analysis of analogue electrical and electronic circuits. Topics covered include basic circuit theorems, operational amplifier circuits, the use of phasors for AC circuit analysis and the Laplace transform for switched systems. The use of computational and measurement tools for circuit characterisation is also covered.

Course learning objectives

Students who pass this course should be able to:

  1. Formulate differential equation-based models of analogue circuits containing passive components and operational amplifiers. (BE graduate attribute 3(a,c))
  2. Use a range of circuit analysis techniques to find unknown voltages, currents and power. (BE graduate attribute 3(a))
  3. Apply phasor and Laplace transform based circuit analysis techniques. (BE graduate attribute 3(b))
  4. Describe, measure and characterise first and second order systems in the frequency domain. (BE graduate attribute 3(b))
  5. Competently use electronic test equipment to measure analogue circuit performance. (BE graduate attribute 3(d,e,f))
  6. Use industry standard software tools for the analysis of measured circuit data and simulate analogue circuit performance. (BE graduate attribute 3(f))
  7. Understand magnetic materials and analyse circuits that use transformers.

Course content

We’ve designed this course for in-person study, and to get the most of out it we strongly recommend you attend lectures on campus. Most assessment items, as well as tutorials/seminars/labs/workshops will only be available in person. Any exceptions for in-person attendance for assessment will be looked at on a case-by-case basis in exceptional circumstances, e.g., through disability services or by approval by the course coordinator.

Withdrawal from Course

Withdrawal dates and process:


Dr Christopher Hollitt

Jimmi Rosa

Teaching Format

Dates (trimester, teaching & break dates)

  • Teaching: 26 February 2024 - 31 May 2024
  • Break: 01 April 2024 - 14 April 2024
  • Study period: 03 June 2024 - 06 June 2024
  • Exam period: 07 June 2024 - 22 June 2024

Class Times and Room Numbers

26 February 2024 - 24 March 2024

  • Friday 11:00 - 11:50 – 120, Easterfield, Kelburn
26 February 2024 - 31 March 2024

  • Tuesday 11:00 - 11:50 – 120, Easterfield, Kelburn
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 11:50 – 120, Easterfield, Kelburn
15 April 2024 - 02 June 2024

  • Tuesday 11:00 - 11:50 – 120, Easterfield, Kelburn
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 11:50 – 120, Easterfield, Kelburn
  • Friday 11:00 - 11:50 – 120, Easterfield, Kelburn


There are no required texts for this offering.

Mandatory Course Requirements

If you believe that exceptional circumstances may prevent you from meeting the mandatory course requirements, contact the Course Coordinator for advice as soon as possible.


Assessment ItemDue Date or Test DateCLO(s)Percentage


Work submitted late will be penalised at 10%/day; work submitted more than a week late will not be marked.


Teaching Plan

Communication of Additional Information

The main means of communication outside of lectures will be the EEEN 203 web area at

Offering CRN: 33055

Points: 15
Prerequisites: (ENGR 122 or MATH 142); (ENGR 142 or PHYS 142 or 115);
Restrictions: ECEN 203
Duration: 26 February 2024 - 23 June 2024
Starts: Trimester 1
Campus: Kelburn