—Microelectronics circuit analysis and design is one
of the most important courses for all undergraduate majors in
the School of Electrical Engineering. However, traditional
lecture teaching method suffers from the disadvantage of low
efficiency, large amount of time consuming and passive learning
habits. This paper discusses the use of project based approach to
improve the quality of teaching/learning for analog circuit
design. The proposed methodology has been applied in several
electrical engineering courses. The method allows students to
better understand some complex circuit and physical-level
phenomena, by describing them at a higher abstraction level. In
addition to enhance their understanding of design problems and
skills, students become more motivated and satisfied. As an
application, a case study is considered in this work: a square
wave and triangular wave generator.
—Microelectronics circuit, project based
approach, teaching strategies.
The authors are with the School of Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong
University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710048, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Cite: Wenjie Chen and Feng Zhang, "A Project Based Approach to Teaching Microelectronics Circuit Analysis and Design," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 737-740, 2016.