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ZUG2033 - Basic Analogue Electronics

Undergraduate – Module

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this module is offered.


Business, Engineering and Technology


South Africa
On-campus block of classes

  • Semester 1, 2019 (Mainstream Programme)
  • Semester 1, 2020 (Extended Programme)

12 credits, NQF Level 6


In this module students will be introduced to the fundamentals of electronic circuit analysis and design. The topics covered in this course include, sinusoidal steady-state analysis using phasors and complex impedances, feedback concepts, solid-state electronics, solid-state diodes and diode circuits, field-effect transistors, bipolar junction transistors and single and multi-stage amplifiers.


On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:

1Analyse & design basic circuits using important concepts from circuit theory
2Analyse & design basic circuits using diodes, BJTs and FETs
3Analyse & design circuits using operational amplifiers.
4Analyse & design A/D and D/A circuits.


Coursework assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Workload requirements

The module equips the student to perform analysis, design and performance assessment of basic analogue circuits and systems. There will be a combination of lectures, that will include interactive elements, tutorial work that will be done on an individual basis and experimental work to be conducted in the laboratory. All outcomes will be assessed by means of tutorial work, laboratory, class tests and final examination.

Chief examiner(s)





Basics of Electrical and Optical Physics, Basic Mathematical Concepts, Advanced Mathematical Concepts


Differential and Integral Calculus, Advanced Differential and Integral Calculus, Electrical Engineering Fundamentals