Electronic Systems Design

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe process of electronic device development and its life cycle.
  2. Describe production processes of electronic devices.
  3. Design electronic device on a printed circuit board level by using computer programs.
  4. Choose power supply for electronic device.
  5. Recognize causes of electromagnetic compatibility problems in electronic devices and understand solutions to mitigate them.
  6. Calculate parameters and choose components for thermal management in electronic device.
  7. Analyze compliance of electronic device design with legal requirements for placing electronic device on the market.
  8. Generate production documentation of electronic device.

Forms of Teaching





Field work


Independent assignments




Grading Method

By decision of the Faculty Council, in the academic year 2019/2020. the midterm exams are cancelled and the points assigned to that component are transferred to the final exam, unless the teachers have reassigned the points and the grading components differently. See the news for each course for information on knowledge rating.
Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 15 % 50 % 15 %
Seminar/Project 43 % 35 % 43 % 35 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 50 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 30 %
Exam: Written 50 % 20 %
Exam: Oral 30 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Electrical design; Electro-mechanical design; Mechanical design; Thermal design; Rapid prototyping.
  2. Printed circuit boards fabrication technologies; Surface mount technologies.
  3. Types of technical documentation; Record, accountability, liability; Preparation, presentation, preservation; Methods, visual techniques.
  4. Electronic equipment life cycle and documentation.
  5. Layout; Design; Manufacturing, testing & maintenance; Surface mount technologies.
  6. Rectifiers; Regulators.
  7. Switch mode power supply.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Batteries; Commercially available power supplies.
  10. Mechanisms of heat transfer; Heatsink design; Fans and forced air cooling.
  11. Grounding, Shielding.
  12. Noise reduction; Electrostatic discharge.
  13. Overvoltage & overcurrent protection.
  14. Reliability modeling; Maintenence & life cycle costs; Redundancy, Fault tolerance; Availability.
  15. Final exam.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Computing (study)
Elective Courses (6. semester)
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (study)
Elective Courses (6. semester)


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H. Džapo, Ž. Lučev Vasić (2015.), Računalom podržano projektiranje elektroničkih uređaja, upute za laboratorijske vježbe, Sveučilište u Zagrebu Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva
Kim R. Fowler (1996.), Electronic Instrument Design, Oxford University Press
Tim Williams (2013.), The Circuit Designer’s Companion, Elsevier
Henry W. Ott (1988.), Noise reduction techniques in electronic systems, Wiley-Interscience


ID 183473
  Summer semester
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures
12 Exercises
12 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
70 Good
50 Acceptable