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Electrical and Electronic Circuits and Devices

Module Aims

  • To provide the students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of electrical engineering (charge, voltage, current, power) as well as their application in components, topologies, and circuit analysis methods, circuits with non-linear and active devices.
  • Closely aligned with 1st year mathematics, it enables students to apply mathematical techniques in appropriate engineering contexts.
  • Students will be encouraged to develop problem-solving and modelling skills relevant to all branches of engineering.

By the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Show an understanding of fundamental electrical principles.
  • Appreciate fundamental aspects of diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers.
  • Understand the functionality of different electric and electronic circuits in either power transfer or information transfer roles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse electrical and electronic circuits using suitable techniques (node voltages, current, superposition, Thevenin, Norton).
  • Make appropriate assumptions to simplify and thus model real-life engineering problems.
  • Apply mathematical skills to solve electrical circuits (calculate voltages, currents and power dissipations) under DC, AC and transient conditions.
  • Undertake practical and numerical work and communicate results.