Circuits and Systems

EEE20002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • 66 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with the fundamental concepts and laws of electric circuits including an overview of systematic methods and skills required to analyse electric circuits. Your knowledge of the concepts and methods of electric circuits will be extended to more general dynamical systems. The knowledge and analysis methods learnt in this unit will contribute to 3rd and 4th year units in electrical, electronic, computer, mechatronic and biomedical engineering.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Apply circuit laws and theorems to the analysis of DC circuits, operational amplifier circuits and transient performance of RLC circuits. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)

2. Apply the phasor technique and circuit laws and theorems to the analysis of steady state AC circuits and AC powers. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)

3. Apply Fourier series, Fourier transform and Laplace transform approaches to circuit analysis. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2)

4. Design electric circuits and construct, measure and analyse these circuits. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S2, S3)

5. Report laboratory experiment results (K1, K2, S1, S2).

Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
K1 Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences.
K2 Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools.
K3 Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
S1 Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
S2 Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
S3 Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design.
A2 Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.