Electrical and Computer Engineering

Circuit Analysis and Laboratory

Circuit Analysis and Laboratory
Analysis of electric circuits including transients, sinusoidal steady-state, and power. Includes labs.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesC S 142 & MATH 113 & PHSCS 220; Average of B or better in completed Math, Physics & Computer Science courses, or advisor approval.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining EC EN 240
Course Outcomes: 

Electronic Circuits

  • Ability to analyze simple DC and AC circuits using the basic laws of electronics, phasor analysis, and mathematics.
  • A basic understanding of diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers, and how they are used.
  • The ability to analyze simple first order transient circuits including RL and RC circuits.
  • A basic understanding of frequency response and its applications.


  • Ability to write computer code that implements simple state machines on a microcontroller.
  • An understanding of analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters and their implications for embedded computing.
  • The ability to interface microcontrollers to a variety of sensors and actuators, including DC and servo motors.


  • The ability to use electronic instruments to test and debug electronic circuits.