Electrical Circuits & Devices (H6098)
15 credits, Level 4
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.
37%: Practical (Laboratory, Workshop)
30%: Coursework (Problem set, Professional log, Report)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 49 hours of contact time and about 101 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.