Applied Electronics


The main objectives of this course are:
• Develop knowledge on electronics around typical applications.
• Became acquainted with electronics components, its main features and its selection.
• Acquire skills to implement and evaluate electronic circuits.
• Learn how to design some typical circuits such as power supplies, or circuits with operational amplifiers.
• Know the tools and testing instruments for testing of electronic circuits

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Dawei Liang


Weekly - 5

Total - 74

Teaching language




Electrical circuits


The Art of Electronics, 2ª edição, Paul Horowitz e Winfield Hill, Cambridge Press, 1989.

Princípios de Electrónica 1, A.P. Malvino, 6ª edição, McGraw Hill 1999

Princípios de Electrónica 2, A.P. Malvino, 6ª edição, McGraw Hill 2000

Eletrónica Aplicada, Acácio Amaral, Edições Silabo 2021

Lab projects, available in CLIP

Teaching method

Lectures and lab sessions

Evaluation method

Theoretical component: 3 writen tests about the concepts of the labs classes (60%).

Practical component:

- 3 practical lab assignments, assessed during the lab sessions (20%), no reports.

- 1 short project, assessed by a report (20%)

Each test have not a required minimum grade, but each component has to reach ≥9.5.

The ''''frequency'''' grade is the pratical component, which being ≥9.5,  allows the student to require final exam and will be used to compute the final grade.

The ''''frequency'''' grade (if ≥9.5) can be used in the next years,


Subject matter

The course program will be developed around selected projects that provide a good representation of analog electronics applications.

The projects will be initially presented in the class (problem-solving) sessions, providing the full theoretical framework, where the dimensioning of the projects will be performed.

In the labs, the students will do theirs specific project specification, simulation and testing in breadboard.

The typical projects will be under the topics:

  1. From the transistor to the operational amplifier (OPAMP)
  2. The OPAMP as a toolbox.
  3. Power supply design,
  4. Switched mode power supply

Each project will be adjusted or changed aligned to the perceived market needs and the professors’ experience.


Programs where the course is taught: