Course Details

ELE110 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

2023-2024 Spring term information
The course is open this term
Name Surname Position Section
Prof.Dr. Çiğdem Seçkin Gürel Supervisor 21
Şölen Kumbay Yıldız Supervisor 22
Weekly Schedule by Sections
Section Day, Hours, Place
21 Wednesday, 13:40 - 16:30, E3
22 Tuesday, 08:40 - 11:30, E3

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.

ELE110 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Program Theoretıcal hours Practical hours Local credit ECTS credit
Undergraduate 3 0 3 5
Obligation : Must
Prerequisite courses : -
Concurrent courses : ELE112
Delivery modes : Face-to-Face
Learning and teaching strategies : Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving
Course objective : The 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 : A student who completes the course successfully will; Perform basic circuit analysis considering current and voltage variables, Learn simple resistive circuits and analysis methods, Understand the semiconductor materials and their conduction behaviours, Aware of basic electronic components and their functions, i.e. different types of diodes, Learn the structure and behaviour of a basic PN junction, Use the applied methods to analyse the basic circuits, Learn Electrical and Electronics Engineering in general and their ethical concerns.
Course content : 1. 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.)
References : Nilsson 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
Weeks Topics
1 Main areas and systems in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Ethics, Ohm's Law, Energy, Power, Independent and Dependent Sources
2 Series and Parallel Circuits
3 Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws
4 Thévenin's, Norton's and Superposition Theorems
5 Mesh and Nodal Analysis
6 Midterm Exam I
7 Introduction to Semiconductors (atoms, bonding, electrons and holes, intrinsic semiconductors, doping, p-type and n-type semiconductors)
8 Electrons and Holes in Semiconductors (effective mass, energy bands, Fermi distribution)
9 Motion and Recombination of Electrons and Holes (mobility, conductivity, drift and diffusion current)
10 PN junction (i.e., silicon diode) (equilibrium, reverse bias, forward bias, diode equation)lications
11 PN junction (i.e., silicon diode) (equilibrium, reverse bias, forward bias, diode equation)
12 Diode types (solar cell, LED, laser, tunnel diode etc.)
13 Midterm Exam II
14 Transistors (BJT, FET etc.)
15 Preparation for final exam
16 Final exam
Assessment Methods
Course activities Number Percentage
Attendance 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Application 0 0
Field activities 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Midterms 2 50
Final exam 1 50
Total 100
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade success 50
Percentage of final exam contributing grade success 50
Total 100
Workload and ECTS Calculation
Course activities Number Duration (hours) Total workload
Course Duration 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Specific practical training 0 0 0
Field activities 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, etc.) 14 3 42
Presentation / Seminar Preparation 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework assignment 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Midterms (Study Duration) 2 20 40
Final Exam (Study duration) 1 20 20
Total workload 31 46 144
Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes
Key learning outcomes Contribution level
1 2 3 4 5
1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.
2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.
3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.
4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.
5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.
6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.
7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.
8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.
9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.
10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.
11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.
13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.
1: Lowest, 2: Low, 3: Average, 4: High, 5: Highest
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