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Course module: 202001497
Circuits & Electronics
Course info
Course module202001497
Credits (ECTS)3
Course typeCourse code module component
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact E.J. Faber
Lecturer E.J. Faber
Examiner E.J. Faber
Contactperson for the course E.J. Faber
Academic year2021
Starting block
Application procedure-
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Students are able to characterise and analyse electric circuits regarding 1st and 2nd order systems in the frequency (filters) domain with the aid of various signal descriptions, complex number theory and differential equations; furthermore, students are able to characterise and analyse electronic implementations of these systems.
Finally, students are able to analyse, design and synthesis circuits containing active elements (i.e. Bipolar Junction Transistors used as switch and as (audio amplifier), Opamps used in various circuit configurations).
The foundation of Smart Technology is Circuits and Electronics in which passive and active electronic components and the analysis and operation of basic electric circuits (transients, filtering, amplification, etc.) will be laid down. To be more precise, the following topics will be treated: signal descriptions in time and frequency domain (e.g. average values, RMS values, Fourier series); the passive components R, L and C and their current, voltage and power relations; complex impedances; 1st and 2nd order passive filters; electronics such as the active (semiconductor) components diodes, LEDs, bipolar junction transistors (both as a switch and as an amplifier) and Opamps.

This is the Circuits & Electronics part of module 2020000979202000980 - Smart Technology (B-CREA) with course code 202001497 for pre-master students.
If you want to enroll, please contact K. Zalewska (

Prerequisite Knowledge
Self study materials can be found in:
Neil Storey, "Electronics, A Systems Approach", 6th edition, Pearson Education Limited, 2017. Chapters of interest are:
Chapter 1 (back to basics); Chapter 3.1 - 3.7 (DC network theory); Chapter 4.1 - 4.4, 4.7 - 4.8 (capacitors); Chapter 5.1, 5.4 - 5.5, 5.8 -5.9 (inductors); Chapter 6.1 - 6.2 (i-v relationships in R, C and L for sinusoidal functions); Chapter 8.1 – 8.4, 8.10 (filters); Chapter 9.1 – 9.4 (1st order systems); Chapter 14.1 – 14.4 (basic concepts of amplification)
Participating study
Bachelor Creative Technology
Required materials
Neil Storey, “Electronics, a systems approach”, 6th edition, Pearson Education, Inc, 2017. ISBN-13: 9781292114064, ISBN-10: 1292114061. Book for Circuits and Electronics and reference book for the complete Smart Technology track.
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Instructional modes


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Project supervised
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Circuits & Electronics

written lab reports and assignments, written exams (open questions)

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