Electronic Circuit & Systems Design (H7076)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

Topics include:

  • filters: frequency domain analysis, gain and phase and use of the s variable
  • types of filter response, low-pass, band-pass and relation to the transfer function
  • design of low-order active filters from pole-zero locations
  • Butterworth, Chebyshev and Elliptic responses with design from tables and computer programs
  • small-signal analysis with matrix-based nodal analysis for circuits using operational amplifiers
  • computer-based analysis in the frequency domain and time domain
  • circuits: instrumentation amplifiers, logarithmic amplifiers, oscillators, mixers and other communication circuits
  • analysis and design considering temperature compensation and stability
  • coursework: design project of a small analogue circuit, computer-aided printed circuit layout, building and testing, computer-aided analysis.


65%: Lecture
35%: Practical (Laboratory, Practical)


30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 51 hours of contact time and about 99 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: