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IJIET 2016 Vol.6(9): 737-740 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.785

A Project Based Approach to Teaching Microelectronics Circuit Analysis and Design

Wenjie Chen and Feng Zhang

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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: cwj@mail.xjtu.edu.cn, feng.zhang@xjtu.edu.cn).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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