Mechatronics BEng/MEng

Analogue Electronics 2 ENG2004

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course will provide students with the circuit analysis techniques and skills which will enable them to understand, analyse and design basic analogue electronic circuits containing both passive and active components (including diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers)


2 lectures per week

Excluded Courses





85% Written Exam

15% Written Assignment

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ provide students with the circuit analysis techniques and skills which will enable them to design and analyse basic analogue electronic circuits containing both passive and active components operating under small ac signal conditions;

■ develop practical skills in measurement and analysis of electronic circuits.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ describe the key characteristics of operational amplifiers;

■ explain the effects of negative feedback on the gain, input and output impedance, bandwidth and frequency response of an op-amp circuit;

■ perform quantitative analysis of simple analogue circuits incorporating op-amps;

■ summarize the properties of passive and active components, including diodes and transistors;

■ explain the importance of impedance matching;

■ develop models of analogue sub-systems in terms of terminal and transfer functions;

■ construct Bode diagrams;

■ describe the steady state response of analogue circuits to small ac signals;

■ choose appropriate techniques for analysing small signal ac analogue circuits;

■ calculate the response of analogue electronic circuits containing passive and/or active elements to ac signals;

■ analyse non-linear circuits;

■ design high, low and band-pass filter circuits;

■ design simple transistor amplifiers;

■ simulate and design analogue electronic circuits using both negative and positive feedback;

■ construct practical analogue circuits;

■ apply conventional instrumentation to observe and measure analogue circuit behaviour, and troubleshoot such circuits;

■ assess the practical characteristics and limitations of analogue circuits.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.