Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Code Name Level Year Semester
EEE 201 Circuit Theory I Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 3 + 2 150 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Jasna Hivziefendić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jasna Hivziefendic Jasna Hivziefendić, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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The course has been designed to introduce fundamental principles of circuit theory commonly used in engineering research and science applications. Techniques and principles of electrical circuit analysis including basic concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, impedance, Ohm\'s and Kirchoff\'s law; basic electric circuit analysis techniques, Thevenin\'s theorem, Norton\'s theorem, resistive circuits, transient and steady-state responses of RLC circuits; First and second order RLC circuits.

DTo develop problem solving skills and understanding of circuit theory through the application of techniques and principles of electrical circuit analysis to common circuit problems. Course goals are:
1. To develop an understanding of the fundamental laws and elements of electric circuits.
2. To learn the energy properties of electric elements and the techniques to measure voltage and current.
3. To be able to analyse the electrical circuits and learn the time domain analysis methods

  1. Circuit Variables
  2. Circuit Elements
  3. Simple Resistive Circuits
  4. Techniques of Circuit Analysis (The Node-Voltage Method)
  5. Techniques of Circuit Analysis (The Mesh-Current Method)
  6. The Operational Amplifier
  7. The Operational Amplifier
  8. Mid-term
  9. Inductance, Capacitance and Mutual Inductance
  10. Response of First-Order RL and RC Circuits (Natural response)
  11. Response of First-Order RL and RC Circuits (Step response)
  12. Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits (Introduction to the RLC Circuits)
  13. Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits (Natural response)
  14. Natural and Step Responses of RLC Circuits (Step response)
  15. Overview

  1. Resistance Measurements, Potentiometer Characteristic
  2. DC Voltage and Current Measurements
  3. Ohm’s Law Application
  4. AC Voltage and Current Measurements
  5. Series-Parallel Network and Kirchoff’s Law

  1. Wheatstone Bridge
  2. Superposition, Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems
  3. Power in DC Circuits and Maximum Transfer Theorem
  4. DC RC Circuit and Transient Phenomena
  5. DC RL Circuit and Transient Phenomena

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)125
Lab/Practical Exam(s)115
Final Exam140
Total: 105
Learning outcomes
  • 1. Explain the concepts and parameters associated with: voltage, current, power, energy, resistance, capacitance and inductance
  • Explain concepts in the mathematical model used for description of the circuits
  • Apply Kirchhoff\'s laws, linearity, superposition, in the design and analysis of circuits
  • Analyze circuits made up of linear lumped elements
  • Work with minimum supervision, both individually and as a part of a team, demonstrating the interpersonal, organisation and problem-solving skills supported by related attitudes necessary to undertake employment.
  • 5. Analyze circuits containing resistors and independent sources using techniques such as the node and mesh-current methods
  • To transform circuits using Thevenin and Norton equivalent
  • James W. Nilsson, Susan A. Riedel. Electric Circuits, 7th Edition, Pearson

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)450
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 300
Midterm Examination (1 week) 20
Final Examination(1 week) 20
Preparation for Midterm Examination 200
Preparation for Final Examination625150
Assignment / Homework/ Project 130
Seminar / Presentation 130
Total Workload: 150
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 6