Engineering and design

Electrical Circuits & Devices

Module code: H6098
Level 4
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Laboratory, Workshop, Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

Topics covered on this module include:

  • DC circuits: Ohm's law
  • Kirchhoff's laws, node and mesh analysis
  • Thvenin's theorem, Norton's theorem, superposition principle
  • AC circuits: inductance (L) and Capacitance (C)
  • sinusoidal steady-state, phasors
  • energy dissipation and storage
  • frequency response of R-L, R-C and R-L-C circuits, resonance
  • transient response of R-L, R-C and R-L-C circuits
  • operational amplifiers: inverting, non-inverting and differential amplifiers
  • integrators and differentiators
  • simple filters
  • semiconductor devices: diodes, junction transistor as a switch, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, Combinational logic
  • simple circuit applications: rectifiers.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of basic circuit principles
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of basic circuit design
  • Design simple circuits to a specification
  • Build and test circuits in the laboratory