Course Details

ELE 110 Introduction to Electrical Engineering
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Section: 21
Supervisor(s):Dr. Şölen Kumbay Yıldız
E7Friday09:00 - 11:45
Section: 22
Supervisor(s):Dr. Gürhan Bulu
E8Friday09:00 - 11:45

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 26/05/2022.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveThe course aims at making an introduction to circuit theory and presenting basic behaviours of semiconductors to the students. This course also prepares the students to their disciplines and accelarates their orientation to their profession by having basic background knowledge like Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, semiconductor materials, their conduction and applications. 
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will; Perform basic circuit analysis considering current and voltage variables,
  2. Learn simple resistive circuits and analysis methods,
  3. Understand the semiconductor materials and their conduction behaviours,
  4. Aware of basic electronic components and their functions, i.e. different types of diodes,
  5. Learn the structure and behaviour of a basic PN junction,
  6. Use the applied methods to analyse the basic circuits,
  7. Learn Electrical and Electronics Engineering in general and their ethical concerns.
Course Content1. Ohm's law, energy, power, independent and dependent sources
2. Resistive circuits and Kirchhoff's laws
3. Thévenin's, Norton's and superposition theorems
4. Circuit analysis techniques
5. Semiconductors, electrons and holes
6. Conduction in semiconductor materials
7. Semiconductor junctions, diodes
8. Transistors (BJT, JFET etc.) 
ReferencesNilsson J.W. ve Riedel S.A., Electric Circuits, Pearson- Prentice Hall, 2011.
C. C. Hu, Modern Semiconductor Devices for Integrated Circuits, 2010. 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Main areas and systems in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Ethics, Ohm's Law, Energy, Power, Independent and Dependent Sources
Week 2Series and Parallel Circuits
Week 3Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws
Week 4Thévenin's, Norton's and Superposition Theorems
Week 5Mesh and Nodal Analysis
Week 6Midterm Exam I
Week 7Introduction to Semiconductors (atoms, bonding, electrons and holes, intrinsic semiconductors, doping, p-type and n-type semiconductors)
Week 8Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors (effective mass, energy bands, Fermi distribution)
Week 9Motion and Recombination of Electrons and Holes (mobility, conductivity, drift and diffusion current)
Week 10PN junction (i.e., silicon diode) (equilibrium, reverse bias, forward bias, diode equation)lications
Week 11PN junction (i.e., silicon diode) (equilibrium, reverse bias, forward bias, diode equation)
Week 12Diode types (solar cell, LED, laser, tunnel diode etc.)
Week 13Midterm Exam II
Week 14Transistors (BJT, FET etc.)
Week 15Preparation for final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes250
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes150

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14342
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)22040
Final Exam (Study duration) 12020
Total Workload3146144

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.    X 
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.     X
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.X    
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.  X   
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.  X  
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.X    
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.X    
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.   X 
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities. X   
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.  X  
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.   X 

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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