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ELE 271 Measurements Laboratory
2016-2017 Summer term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesQuestion and Answer
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE203 CIRCUIT THEORY I.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveThe objectives of the course are to support basic theories that the students gain with Circuit Theory I course by performing experimental studies, teach the major measurement parameters and develop their evaluation skills on experimental results related to important circuit theories. 
Learning outcomes
  1. A student who completes the course successfully will Learn to design simple circuits,
  2. Use basic measurement devices,
  3. Define circuit variables and perform their measurements,
  4. Examine time varying responses through capacitive and inductive circuits,
  5. Observe and evaluate the results obtained from both theoretical and experimental studies.
Course Content1. Measurement of voltage, current and resistor values,
2. Using basic meters as an avometer in DC circuits
3. Experimental evaluation of Thevenin, Norton theorems and the superposition principle,
4. Power measurements in DC circuits,
5. Measurements of amplitude, frequency and phase of signals by using oscilloscope and analysis of Lissajous patterns,
6. Observation of the responses of the first order RL and RC circuits.
ReferencesExperiment Notes.
Nilsson J.W. and Riedel S.A., Electric Circuits, Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2011.
Hayt W.H., Kimmerly J.E., Engineering Circuit Analysis, Mc.Graw Hill, 1993. 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Voltage, Current and Resistor Values Measurements
Week 2Voltage, Current and Resistor Values Measurements
Week 3Using Basic Meters As An Avometer Ưn DC Circuits
Week 4Using Basic Meters As An Avometer Ưn DC Circuits
Week 5Assignment
Week 6Thevenin, Norton Theorems And Verification Of The Superposition Principle
Week 7Thevenin, Norton Theorems And Verification Of The Superposition Principle
Week 8Midterm Exam.
Week 9Power Measurement in DC Circuits
Week 10Power Measurement in DC Circuits
Week 11Measurement Of Amplitude, Frequency, Phase Of Signals And Lissajous Patterns
Week 12Measurement Of Amplitude, Frequency, Phase Of Signals And Lissajous Patterns
Week 13First Order RL And RC Circuits
Week 14First Order RL And RC Circuits
Week 15Assignment
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes1960
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes140

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 12 2 24
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)12224
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment224
Midterms (Study duration)133
Final Exam (Study duration) 155
Total Workload281460

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.   X  
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions. X   
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.   X  
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.  X  
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.   X 
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.  X   
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.  X  
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development. X   
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.X    
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English. X   
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities. X   
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems. X   
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem.  X  

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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