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


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Jianzhen Ou

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2946

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.10.007

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

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. 
Major topic areas are:

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

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onward. See the WAM information web page for more information.

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 actively participate in pre-recorded lectures, practical laboratories /simulation experiments, assignments and 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 throughout the semester.

There will be one design assessment and one design project 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. 

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.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Laboratory Assessment
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: Assignment (Individual)
Weighting 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4

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