ECTS - Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Introduction to Electrical Engineering (EE234) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Electrical Engineering EE234 3 1 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
PHYS 102 or equivalent
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Reşat Özgür DORUK
  • Instructor Dr. Mehmet BULUT
Course Assistants
Course Objectives
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to write the current-voltage relationship for basic circuit elements.
  • Will apply circuit analysis techniques.
  • Will apply Thevenin and Norton theorems.
  • Will define time constants for RL and RC circuits.
  • Calculate the individual and total impedance of a circuit against sinusoidal voltages or currents
  • Apply node, mesh, Thevenin and Norton methods to the analysis of alternating current circuits with sinusoidal inputs.
  • Evaluate the active and reactive powers of an alternating current circuit. Can evaluate and correct the power factor.
Course Content Definition of current, voltage, resistance, power, Kirchoff laws and resistive DC circuits, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, AC circuits, phasors, filters, reactive power, three-phase circuits and power, overview of combinational and sequential digital circuits and examples, diodes and transistors.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic concepts in electrical engineering
2 Voltage-Current Relationships, Ohm’s Law, Power Review last weeks topics
3 Fundamental network theorems and resistive circuits, Kirchhoff laws, Sign Conventions Review last weeks topics
4 Parallel and Series Circuits and their resistive versions Review last weeks topics
5 Nodal Analysis Review last weeks topics
6 Mesh Analysis Review last weeks topics
7 Midterm Exam Review all topics up-to this week
8 Circuits with dependent sources Review last weeks topics
9 Thevenin-Norton theorems Review last weeks topics
10 Alternating Current Concepts, Charge and Magnetism Review last weeks topics
11 Inductors and Capacitors Review last weeks topics
12 Initial condition response of AC circuits Review last weeks topics
13 Sinusoidal steady state analysis and impedance Review last weeks topics
14 Application of fundamental concepts in circuit analysis to AC network solutions Review last weeks topics
15 Power in AC circuits Review last weeks topics
16 Midterm exam Review all topics up-to this week


Course Book 1. Irwin and Nelms, Engineering Circuit Analysis, 11th Ed., Wiley

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 5 3
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 8 88
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences and the subjects specific to engineering disciplines; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas in the solution of complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to define, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; the ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions in such a way as to meet the specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to select, and use modern techniques and tools needed to analyze and solve complex problems encountered in engineering practices; the ability to use information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, and analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or research areas specific to engineering disciplines.
6 The ability to work efficiently in inter-, intra-, and multi-disciplinary teams; the ability to work individually.
7 (a) Sözlü ve yazılı etkin iletişim kurma becerisi; etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi. (b) En az bir yabancı dil bilgisi; bu yabancı dilde etkin rapor yazma ve yazılı raporları anlama, tasarım ve üretim raporları hazırlayabilme, etkin sunum yapabilme, açık ve anlaşılır talimat verme ve alma becerisi.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and adapt and excel oneself continuously.
9 Acting in conformity with the ethical principles; professional and ethical responsibility and knowledge of the standards employed in engineering applications.
10 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge of sustainable development.
11 Knowledge of the global and social effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety issues, and knowledge of the contemporary issues in engineering areas; awareness of the possible legal consequences of engineering practices.
12 (a) Knowledge of (i) fluid mechanics, (ii) heat transfer, (iii) manufacturing process, (iv) electronics and control, (v) vehicle components design, (vi) vehicle dynamics, (vii) vehicle propulsion/drive and power systems, (viii) technical laws and regulations in automotive engineering field, and (ix) vehicle verification tests. (b) The ability to merge and apply these knowledge in solving multi-disciplinary automotive problems.
13 The ability to make use of theoretical, experimental, and simulation methods, and computer aided design techniques in automotive engineering field.
14 The ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory 5 2 10
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 126