ENEL270-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Principles of Electronics and Devices

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


Linear amplifiers. Operational amplifiers. Operational amplifier circuits. Nonlinear devices: diodes & transistors. Switching circuits. Power supplies, AC to DC conversion.

Topics covered include:
• Linear amplifiers,  Input / Output resistance
• Negative feedback                
• Ideal opamps    
• Opamp circuits
• BJT  DC Circuits and Stability
• Design of BJT circuits
• FET and MOSFET physical characteristics and design
• MOS switching circuits
• Multistage amplifiers

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Analyze and design basic amplifier circuit
  • Design an OpAmp amplifier circuit for specific application
  • Analyze and design basic MOSFET switching circuit
  • Design and analyze multistage am[pilfer circuits
  • Perform experimental work to determine electronic circuits behavior  and specifications.


PHYS102, MATH103 or EMTH119; or Approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry



Course Coordinator

Maan Alkaisi


Phil Bones


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Quiz 5%
Test 20%
Labs 20%
Final Exam 55%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

A D Sedra & K.C. Smith; Microelectronic Circuits ; 7th Ed; 2015.

Recommended Reading

Boylestad, Robert L. , Nashelsky, Louis; Electronic devices and circuit theory ; 10th ed; Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,140.00

International fee $5,665.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

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  • ENEL270-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020