To equip the students with the knowledge and techniques of analyzing electrical networks. The course introduces the analysis of AC circuits (comprising resistors, capacitors, and inductors) excited by sinusoidal sources. 2nd  ODE (RLC Circuits). The concept of complex frequency, single-phase circuit analysis, Phasors, complex impedance, star-delta transformation, Power Analysis, Application of Laplace Transforms in circuits analysis, and understand the two-port network. The purpose is to make students familiar with the modern hierarchy of AC circuits analysis and explain to them the state-of-the-art electrical network analysis.


Catalog Data:             Course Code:                           EE-218

                                    Course Title:                            Electrical Network Analysis (ENA)

                                    Credit Hours:                           3+1 (4)

                                    Course Designation:                 Core

                                    No of Sessions per week:        2 (Total 32 sessions)  

                                    Session Duration:                     90 min

Prerequisite:               Linear Circuit Analysis



  1.  C. Alexander and M. Sadiku, "Fundamentals of Electric Circuits", McGraw- Hill, 5th Edition, 2013


  1. J. D. Irwin and R. M. Nelms, "Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis", Wiley, 9th Edition, 2008
  2. S. Franco, "Electric Circuits Fundamentals", Oxford University Press, (Latest edition).
  3.  R E Thomas, A. J. Rosa and G. J. Toussaint, "The Analysis and Design of Linear  Circuits" John Wiley, 6th Edition, 2009.


Program Learning Outcome:      This course is designed in conjunction with the following PLOs.

PLO 1. Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PLO 2. Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PLO 3. PLO-03:  Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components, or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations

​Course Learning Outcome (CLO):    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

       CLO No

            Course Learning Outcome (CLO) Statements

      CLO Domain

  Mapped PLO

     Assessment Tool


Able to analyze RLC circuits and differentiate between Transient and Steady-State responses. Analyze time-domain phasors & frequency domain AC circuits (Current, Voltage & Impedance).

             C2 & C4

       PLO 1

 Assignment 1,  Quiz Q1, Mid Term Exam, Final Term Exam (FP1)



Analyze the time domain and frequency domain response of a single-phase circuit (AC Theorems Analysis). Analyze polyphase systems, AC Power analysis and Magnetically coupled circuits (Mutual Inductance)




         PLO 2

 Assignment 2,  Quiz Q2, Mid Term Exam, Final Term Exam (FP2)


Compute the circuits for constant/nonconstant forcing functions in time, frequency, and s domain, Appling Laplace transform and two-port networks



       PLO 3

Assignment, 3, Quiz Q3, Final Term (FP 3_


Evaluation Criteria:  

1. Assignments                                    15%

2. Quizzes                                            15%

3. Mid-Term Exam                                20%

4. Final Exam                                        50%




Course Contents / Topic of the Lecture

Quiz/ Assignment


                     WEEK 01

Analyzing First order Circuits Introduction to Capacitor & Inductor, understanding of Steady-state & transit response of RC & RL (1st Order Circuits) / Step response of an RL & RC Circuit



                    WEEK 02


Analyzing Second-order (2nd ODE) Circuits: Current and voltage transients, RLC circuits with DC and AC excitation, Finding initial & final value, The Source free series RLC Circuits,



                     WEEK 03


The Source fee Parallel RLC Circuits, Step Response of Series & Parallel RLC circuits. General Second-order circuits deriving equations (overdamped., underdamped. & critically damped cases).




                    WEEK 04


AC Steady-State Analysis

Introduction to Sinusoids and Phasors,  Phasors Relationships for Circuit Elements ( Time Domain & Phasors Domain) Impedance &  Admittance  & their Combination, Kirchhoff’s Laws in the Frequency Domain.



                     WEEK 05


Star-delta transformation in DC & AC , voltage-division relationship & current-division principle. Application of Single Phase circuits as Phase Shifter  & AC Bridges

Assignment 1


                    WEEK 06


AC Network Theorems, AC Circuit Analysis using

Nodal Analysis, Super Node, Mesh Analysis, and Super Mesh




                    WEEK 07


Analyzing circuit using Superposition Theorem and Source Transformation Theorem


    Quiz 1


                    WEEK 08


Thevenin and Norton Theorem, Summary, and Revision.




                    WEEK 09


                              Mid Term Exam



                    WEEK 10

AC Power Analysis, Instantaneous, and Average Power

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem, Effective or RMS Value, Apparent Power, Power Triangle, Power Factor, and Power Factor Correction



                   WEEK 11

Poly-phase circuits, phase sequence, vector diagrams for balance, and unbalanced three-phase networks, balanced three-phase voltages, balanced wye-wye connection, balanced wye-delta connection.



                  WEEK 12

balanced delta-delta connection, balanced delta-wye connection, power in a balanced system (power calculation)

Assignment 2


                   WEEK 13

Introduction to Magnetically coupled circuits, Q-Factor, mutual inductance, Linear  Transformer & Ideal Transformer and Power in Transformer 

Quiz 2 


                   WEEK 14

Understanding the Laplace & inverse Laplace transformation, properties of Laplace transformation



                   WEEK 15

Application of Laplace transform, circuit element model, circuit analysis.

Assignment 3



                  WEEK 16

Transfer function and their application as network stability, initial and final value theorems



                   WEEK 17

Understanding the concept of Two-Port networks,

Impedance Parameter (Z- Parameters), Admittance Parameters, (Y- Parameters), Hybrid Parameters,  (h- Parameters), Inverse  Hybrid Parameters, (g- Parameters), Transmission Parameters  (ABCD or T - Parameters), and two-port network application as transistor circuits,  

 Quiz 3


                      WEEK 18

     Final Term Examination




Course Material