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.


Intended learning outcomes (ILO)
  • ILO1 – After the "AC analysis and power" part of the course, students will be able to interpret quantities such as amplitude, phase, frequency, magnitude, or power to perform Alternating Current (AC) analysis on simple circuits. This will be assessed with exercise assignments.
  • ILO2 – After the "Frequency analysis and filters" part, students will be able to interpret quantities such as poles, zeros, and resonance. They will apply this to perform frequency analysis through transfer functions and be able to build basic filters (order 1 and 2 mostly). This will be assessed through exercise assignments and one simulation assignment.
  • ILO3 – In the "Analog versus digital circuits and introduction of MOS transistor" part, students will clarify the main differences between analog and digital circuits. They will also interpret how the MOS transistor works. This will be assessed through exercise assignments.
  • ILO4 – After the "digital circuits and basic processor architecture" part, students will be able to analyze basic binary and digital circuits (logic gates, latches, multiplexers, adders, etc.). They will be able to also describe the main blocks of a simple processor. This will be assessed through exercise assignments and one simulation assignment.
  • ILO5 – After the "systems and data converter" part, students will be introduced to basic concepts and circuits performing data conversion. They will have an intuitive understanding of concepts such as quantization and sampling and be able to describe basic data converter topologies. This will be assessed through exercise assignments and one simulation assignment.
  • ILO6 – In addition, after the course, students will be able to interpret the main blocks of modern electronic systems and identify their general role. This will be assessed through the last reflective assignment on systems. 
  • ILO7 – Students will practice also their communication skills in exercise return sessions and discussion sessions, and be able to communicate with an international group of teachers and students. This will not be formally assessed but practiced through the course.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2023 - 30.05.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Katsuyuki Haneda, Martin Andraud, Juha Mallat

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:

    In this course, the student gets to know some fundamental analysis methods and basic components used in electrical circuits (from basic components to several blocks of an electronic system such as data converters). The student finds a link between theory and practical measurements. The student can practice these skills also in other courses to strengthen knowledge of electrical circuits.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    There is no final exam, but the evaluation is made by earning points for every activity. Grades are calculated regarding the number of points accumulated during the whole course: Exercises, assignments on hands-on work, and simulation assignments.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, Exercises and Hands-on exercises about 60 h
    Independent work 70 h: Reading material, independent exercise assignments and simulation assignments using the Kicad software


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses: registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( 

    The present course is primarily intended for students in the "Digital Systems and Design (DSD)" bachelor program, but other students are also welcome to attend given the prerequisite. However, students of the bachelor program in Electrical Engineering, who have Electronics and Electrical Engineering as a major (EST) are not allowed to include the course in their degree as this course is considered redundant with other courses in their major.