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EE10168: Circuit theory

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 20%)
  • Examination (EX 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
EE10168 - Reassessment Examination (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To introduce the principles of electrical circuit analysis and simulation.
To introduce the use of electrical circuits in measurement systems.
To introduce the use of nonlinear elements (diodes) and active devices (operational amplifiers) in electrical circuits.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student will have demonstrated the ability to: Calculate element voltage and current relationships under dc, ac and transient conditions. Understand and accurately apply Kirchhoff's laws to circuit analysis. Design simple instrumentation circuits and use an oscilloscope for making measurements. Design simple amplifier circuits.

Skills:
Numeracy; problem solving; working independently.

Content:
DC circuits, resistors, Kirchhoff's Laws, electrical instrumentation, operation and appreciation of accuracy and errors. AC circuits and transient responses, use of an oscilloscope. Diodes and diode circuits. Ideal operational amplifier operation.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EE10168 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
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  • UEEE-AKB01 : BEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB12 : BEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB14 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB15 : BEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AFB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AKB02 : BEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM13 : MEng(Hons) Computer Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM12 : MEng(Hons) Electrical Power Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM14 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering with Space Science & Technology with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM15 : MEng(Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AFM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEXX-AKM02 : MEng(Hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKM16 : MEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AFB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering (Year 1)
  • UEEE-AKB16 : BEng(Hons) Robotics Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 1)

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