ENEL270-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Principles of Electronics and Devices

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


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:
1. Analyze and design basic amplifier circuits
2. Design an OpAmp amplifier circuit for specific application
3. Analyze and design basic MOSFET switching circuit
4. Design and analyze multistage amplifier circuits.
5. Perform experimental work to determine electronic circuit behaviour and specifications.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


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.

Boylestad, Robert L. , Nashelsky, Louis; Electronic devices and circuit theory ; 11th ed., Pearson new international ed; Pearson Education, 2014 (EBook https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/canterbury/detail.action?docID=5176598). (Earlier editions of both books are also good value if you can find them second hand).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,153.00

International fee $5,667.00

* 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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