Course Title: Circuit and System Simulation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Circuit and System Simulation

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Omid Kavehei

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2450

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.07.10

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are expected to have successfully completed the following courses

MATH2160 Engineering Mathematics A,
MATH2161 Mathematics for ECE,
EEET2248 Engineering Methods, and
EEET2249 Circuit Theory
or you are familiar with foundations of engineering mathematics and circuit theory. Prior knowledge of Matlab and SPICE is necessary.

Course Description

This course develops skills required for appropriate modelling and simulation of electronic circuits and systems. Numerical methods, device modelling, advanced simulation of analogue circuit, and simulation of digital systems are at the core of this course. The course puts a focus on research and will be of project-based nature.
Major topic areas are:

  • Numerical methods
  • Parametric, Temperature and Performance analyses
  • Statistical analyses: Monte Carlo, Sensitivity, Worst Case
  • Analogue and Digital Simulation

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH073 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering):

     1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
     2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
     2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply numerical methods to circuit and system simulation
  2. Apply advanced considerations in circuit and system simulation
  3. Design and implementation of simulation setup
  4. Interpret, extract, analyse and present simulation result

Overview of Learning Activities

You are expected to attend and actively participate in lectures, conduct practical laboratories /simulation experiments and multiple research project works.

Lectures in this course tend to deliver basic information and examples of different nature for different applications. Labs will deliver a guided ground for students to review and implement examples. Laboratory will be conducted in the 1st half of the semester and feedback for this early assessment will be given.

There will be two research projects with optional sub-topics covering different aspects of the course. Main topics will be identified by the lecturer. Marking criteria will be discussed in the lectures. Submission of the projects will be scheduled for the 2nd half of the semester.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

The assessment tasks for this course comprise laboratory exercises and individual research projects.

Assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task: Laboratory
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: Research Project 1 (Individual)
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3: Research Project 2 (Group)
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4