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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering Online Course

Free Online Course: Electronics and Circuits I (ELEC 215)

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Professor John Boye are offering the opportunity to access ELEC215: Electronics and Circuits I online for free (no credit) for students interested in learning more about electrical engineering. Access to the course will include two (pre-recorded) 75-minutes lecture videos weekly, lecture notes, tests, etc. The course will run from the week of Aug. 19, 2013 through November 2013. A computer with a high-speed internet connection will be necessary to access the course via UNL's Blackboard system.

To indicate your interest or to learn more about this free course, please fill out the INTEREST FORM to the right.

Course Description: Electrical Engineering 215 (Electronics and Circuits I)

  • Introduction to electrical engineering circuit theory. Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis theorems applied to steady-state DC resistive circuits. Analysis of transient RLC circuits. Introduction to sinusoidal (AC) steady-state circuits. Prerequisites: Algebra and some trigonometry. Some calculus will help but is not required. (We will cover necessary calculus concepts when needed.)

Professor John Boye grew up in Lincoln, graduating from Lincoln Southeast High School. He has worked for Hughes Aircraft Company in Culver City, Calif., and is a partner and president of Neurintel, LLC, an engineering consulting firm. He has been teaching electrical engineering at UNL for more than 35 years. He has received numerous teaching awards, including being named the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/CASE 2000 Nebraska Professor of the Year.

Boye is involved in systems research and consulting and has written the book, One Hundred Years of Excellence: The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska 1895-1995, that surveyed the accomplishments and growth of the Electrical Engineering Department from its earliest days. Boye also served the department as assistant chair for 8 1/2 years and interim chair for 2 1/2 years. He is a registered professional electrical and computer engineer in the state of Nebraska.


  • Registration for the Fall 2013 ELEC 215 is closed. Thank you for your interest.