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Course content

The course deals with analysis and construction of analog electronics. Transfer functions, Fourier, Laplace, Bode-plot, and Nyquist diagrams are essential topics. Analytical methods and simulators are used to gain understanding of how signals are handled by the electronics in both time and frequency domain.

Learning outcome

After having finished the course:

  • You master time and frequency analysis of analog electronic circuits and signals both analytical and with simulations.

  • you have knowledge about analog passive and active components and how these can be exploited to construct amplifiers, oscillators, regulators and filters.

  • you have knowledge about positive and negative feedback and understand how the poles and the 0-point affects the behavior and stability of electronic circuits.

  • you have knowledge about the relationship between the analogue and digital world. You can find computer algorithms for analog circuits and you know the relationships between the Laplace and Z-transforms and Fourier and DFT/DTFT transformations.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).


The following HSE courses must be taken in the same semester or earlier than FYS3220:

Recommended previous knowledge

Overlapping courses

Information about overlapping courses may not be complete. Contact the Department of Physics if you require more information,


The course extends over one full semester having 5 hours of lectures per week (teaching and problem solving). In addition, there are 3 compulsory practical exercises in the laboratory, the duration of each is 4-6 hours. All the compulsory laboratory exercises must be approved before you are eligible for exam.

Regulations for mandatory assignments can be found here.

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


Three compulsory lab journals must be approved before final examination. Grade will be based on final oral or written exam (4 hours). Oral or written exam will be decided after registration is finished.

Examination support material

Approved calculator

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)