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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)J M Redoute (Clayton), S M Low (Sunway)


Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of linear electronic circuit analysis and design. At the completion of the unit students will develop skills in using industry standard SPICE software and use of state of the art prototyping and measurement tools for linear electronic circuit analysis and design. The topics covered in this course include, sinusoidal steady-state analysis using phasors and complex impedances, frequency response of circuits in gain and phase, small signal response, feedback concepts, solid-state electronics, solid-state diodes and diode circuits, field-effect transistors, bipolar junction transistors, single-transistor amplifiers, multistage amplifiers.


An understanding of semiconductor devices and their uses as near linear amplifiers. More generally, an understanding of linear systems, and of how non-linear systems can be approximated by linear systems, and the advantages of doing so.


Laboratory and assignment work: 30%
Examinations (3 hours): 70%.
Students must achieve a mark of at least 45% in each assessment component and an overall mark of at least 50% in order to achieve a pass grade.

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Arthur Lowery

Contact hours

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week