Module Catalogues

Advanced Electrical Circuits and Electromagnetics

Module Title Advanced Electrical Circuits and Electromagnetics
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

To equip students with tools to analyse inter-related circuits and with the understanding of the nature of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields, which are important to engineering and applications.

Learning outcomes

A Understand the response of simple networks to transient signals, including the first order and second order circuits;
B Understand the magnetically coupled circuits and the concept of mutual inductance, the three phase networks and the concept of a balanced and unbalanced network, and the the interconnection of two port networks including maximum power transfer, insertion loss and impedance matching;
C Understand the Electrostatics and Magnetostatics, including the fundamental knowledges, boundary conditions and materials properties;
D Understand the use of Maxwell's equations in differential and integral form for engineering applications, and the energy aspects of electromagnetic fields and understand the principle and properties of the plane waves in free space and guided waves in guiding media;
E Be able to analyse the circuits and calculate voltages, currents and powers involved, and to analyse the EM fields and waves and calculate field intensity, flux density, potentials, currents and powers involved;
F Be able to perform measurements on the introduced circuits, to analyse and present results, and to provide an interpretation of those results;
G Be able to perform independent learning and master the problem solving and design skills.

Method of teaching and learning

This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures, problem classes, and laboratory work.