Electrical Circuits & Devices (H6098)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module is an introduction to the fundamentals of electrical engineering. The main aim of this module is to introduce the basic concepts of circuit theory and to develop an in-depth understanding of the behaviour of electrical circuits built of basic components such as resistors, inductors and capacitors. The module provides the students with essential techniques to analyse electrical circuits such as node voltage and loop current methods, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, transient analysis of RL, RC and RLC circuits, phasor techniques for AC steady-state analysis, and many more. The knowledge and insights gained in this module provide a fundament for more advanced modules investigating electrical, electronic and electromechanical systems.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 48 hours of contact time and about 102 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2020/21. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.