FYS3220 – Linear Circuit Electronics

Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

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 an understanding of how signals are handled by the electronics in both time and frequency domain.

Learning outcome

After having finished the course:

  • you will 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 affect the behavior and stability of electronic circuits.

  • you have knowledge about the relationship between the analog 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.

Admission to the course

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.

Special admission requirements

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).

Formal prerequisite knowledge

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


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 the final examination. The grade will be based on a final oral or written examination (4 hours). An oral or written examination will be decided after registration for the course 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.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 24, 2020 8:11:10 AM

Facts about this course

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)