Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng (ELEC1103)


This unit of study aims to develop knowledge of the fundamental concepts and building blocks of electrical and electronics circuits. This is a foundation unit in circuit theory. Circuit theory is the electrical engineer's fundamental tool.
The concepts learnt in this unit will be made use of heavily in many units of study (in later years) in the areas of electronics, instrumentation, electrical machines, power systems, communication systems, and signal processing.
Topics: a) Basic electrical and electronic circuit concepts: Circuits, circuit elements, circuit laws, node and mesh analysis, circuit theorems, energy storage, capacitors and inductors, circuits with switches, transient response, sine waves and complex analysis, phasors, impedance, ac power.; b) Project management, teamwork, ethics; c) Safety issues

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Further unit of study information


Lecture 2 hrs/week; Laboratory 3 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/week.


Through semester assessment (40%) Final Exam (60%)


James Nilsson and Susan Riedel/Electric Circuits/9th/2011/13:978-0-13-705051-2// James Nilsson and Susan Riedel/Introduction to Multisim/2011/13:978-0-13-213234-3//

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Basic knowledge of differentiation & integration, and HSC Physics

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.