Course Title: Electronic Engineering 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Electronic Engineering 3

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Thach Nguyen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2029

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 07.03.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To successfully complete this course, you should have basic knowledge of circuit analysis and the ability to solve basic problems of DC and AC circuits incorporating operational amplifiers. You are required to have successfully completed the course EEET2255 Electronics or an equivalent course or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Course Description

This course presents concepts and techniques to understand and overcome the non-ideal behaviour of actual electronic devices and circuits, in order to meet a given system specification. System, signal, circuit and component considerations are incorporated.

Topic areas: Feedback system theory. Non-ideal operational amplifier behaviour. Circuit configurations using operational amplifiers. Feedback system stability and response. Transfer functions, poles and zeros. Two-port theory and applications. Design in the time and frequency domains.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

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. Read a specification sheet and to understand whether a specific device is suitable for a design in mind. Create a simple PSpice model of the part incorporating data from the datasheet. Use the data from the datasheet for the evaluation of the circuit’s performance (PSpice and manually).
  2. Identify the feedback topology used in a circuit. Determine the appropriate feedback constant. Calculate the open-loop gain and input-, output resistances. Find closed loop parameters of the circuit. Transfer between different representations of gain: voltage, current, etc.
  3. Derive the appropriate two port parameters in pronumerals. Calculate the appropriate two ports parameters of both open-loop circuit and the feedback network.
  4. Use the Laplace Transform for the circuit conversion. Derive a Transfer Function (TF) of a simple circuit in pronumerals.
  5. Sketch Four Screens of Electronic Systems’ representation including the Transfer Function, the Pole-Zero Diagram, the Magnitude and the phase Bode Plots and the Transient Response. Reconstruct the three screens of the Four Screens Representation out of any given screen.
  6. Evaluate the level of stability of an electronic circuit. Understand a behaviour of a circuit with feedback. Identify simple pole compensation techniques.


Overview of Learning Activities

  • Attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
  • Completion of tutorial questions and laboratory projects designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on your progress and understanding;
  • Completion of written assignments consisting of numerical and other problems requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter as well as computer-based PSpice simulations; and
  • Private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and numerical problems.


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access online course information and learning materials through myRMIT Studies and will be able to buy copies of additional materials at RMIT Bookshop. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. Students will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work.

The recommended textbook for this course will be announced at the beginning of the semester.


Overview of Assessment

 ☐ This course has no hurdle requirements.

The assessment for this course include:

  • PSpice home Assignments
  • Class tests
  • Laboratory work
  • Project work
  • Final Examination

PSpice assignments, class tests and laboratory/project work will be used to provide feedback to you on your progress in the course during the semester.

Assessment tasks

Early Assessment Task: Laboratory and Project work

Weighting 28%

This assessment task supports CLOs; 1, 2, 4 and 6

Assessment Task 2: PSpice home Assignments

Weighting 16%

This assessment task supports CLOs: 1, 4 and 5

Assessment Task 3: Class tests

Weighting 16%

This assessment task supports CLOs: 2 and 3

Assessment 4: Final Examination

Weighting 40%

This assessment supports CLOs: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6