Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student understands fundamental analysis methods related to circuit theory and is familiar with the basic components used in electrical circuits. The student can use and apply this knowledge to simple analog and digital circuits and can do simple simulations and measurements of these circuits. In addition, the student knows how the essentials of the circuit analysis and design are linked to large and complex electronic circuits and has the needed knowledge to continue studies in microelectronic circuit design or radio engineering majors.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 16.09.2021 - 16.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jussi Ryynänen, Anu Lehtovuori

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Fundamental analysis methods related to circuit theory and basic components used in electrical circuits.

    - Small signal model

    - S-parameters

    - Feedback analysis

    - Basic concepts of digital circuits

    - Basic simulation and measurements (in two labs)

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exercises, simulations, and laboratory work. Final exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, exercises, and exam about 35h
    Simulations and laboratory assignments about 10h
    Independent work about 85h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture slides and selected parts from Sedra - Smith: Microelectronic Circuits (4th, 5th, 6th or 7th edition), and Pozar: Microwave Engineering

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.