Course Title: 
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
Course Code: 
Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Introduction to Electrical Engineering' is a course offered in the first semester of  B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) program at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Objectives

The course will lay down the basic concepts and techniques of electrical engineering needed for advanced topics in AI. It will explore the concepts initially through computational experiments and then try to understand the concepts/theory behind it. It will help the students to perceive the engineering problems using the fundamental concepts in electrical engineering. Another goal of the course is to provide connection between the concepts of electrical engineering, mathematics and computational thinking.

Course Outcomes

CO1 To develop a basic understanding of the principles in electrical engineering.
CO2 To introduce the state of the art computational techniques that can be employed to analyse the structured problems in electrical engineering.
CO3 To enable the students to model engineering problems in the perspective of electrical engineering.
CO4 To facilitate the students to understand the intricate connection between mathematics, electrical engineering and computational thinking.


  PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12
CO1 3 3 2 2 3       3 2 3 3
CO2 3 3 3 3 3 2     3 2 3 3
CO3 3 2 3 3 3       3 2 3 3

Course Evaluation Pattern:

Internal – 75%

  • Assignments – 50% (20 assignments with equal credit)
  • Quiz- 25% (5 Quizzes with equal credit)

External – 25%

  • Project – 25%

Fundamentals of solid-state physics- Fundamental electrical laws – Fundamental circuit elements: Charge, Voltage, and Current Resistance -Ohm’s Law - Kirchoff’s Voltage Law - Kirchoff’s Current Law - Thevenin Equivalent Circuit - Norton Equivalent Circuit - Inductors and Capacitors - Impedance and AC Sinusoidal Signals - Operational Amplifiers - Semiconductor Devices - Transistors Circuits - Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog Conversion.

  1. John. O. Attia, “Electronics and Circuit Analysis using MATLAB”, CRC Press, 1999.
  2. Felix Huning, “Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering for Mechatronics”, De Gruyter, 2014.
  3. William Flannery, “Mathematical Modeling and Computational Calculus”, Vol-1, Berkeley Science Books, 2013.