Courses - Faculty of Engineering


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Stage I

ELECTENG 101
15 Points

Electrical and Digital Systems

An introduction to electrical, computer and electronic systems and technology. Digital circuits and analysis techniques, computer organisation. Analog circuits and analysis techniques. Inductive power transfer, power systems and electric machines. Communication systems.

Restriction: ELECTENG 202, 204, 208, 210

Stage II

ELECTENG 202
15 Points

Circuits and Systems

Aims to provide a good understanding of the way electrical circuits work. It covers DC and AC circuit theorems and analysis; transient analysis, including the Laplace transform; transfer functions; AC power calculations; and time and frequency representation of signals.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 101

ELECTENG 204
15 Points

Engineering Electromagnetics

Electrostatics (Coulomb’s and Gauss’s Laws, scalar potential, energy, capacitance, dielectrics), magnetostatics (Biot-Savart and Ampere’s Laws, moving conductors, magnetic forces/torques, ferromagnetic hysteresis, inductance, magnetic materials), electromagnetic induction (Faraday’s and Lenz’s Laws). Transmission lines subjected to pulse excitation, magnetic circuits and single-phase transformers. Introduction to computational electromagnetics.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 101

ELECTENG 208
15 Points

Electric Circuit Analysis

Aims to provide a good understanding of the way electrical circuits work. The course covers DC and AC circuit theorems and analysis. It also introduces some semiconductor devices (diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers) and gives examples of their applications.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 101

Restriction: ELECTENG 202 or 291

ELECTENG 209
15 Points

Analogue and Digital Design

Project-based course introducing the process of electrical engineering design. Students will research a diverse range of practical problems and develop solutions and prototypes, test and evaluate hardware and software solutions, and communicate the design and results.

Prerequisite: COMPSYS 201, and ELECTENG 202 or 291

ELECTENG 210
15 Points

Electronics 1

Semiconductor devices and applications, diodes, bipolar junction transistors and operational amplifiers. Elementary device physics. Linear and non-linear devices, terminal characteristics, small-signal modelling and analysis. Frequency-dependent behaviour of circuits and analysis methods. Linear and non-linear circuits such as amplifiers and switching circuits. Biasing, coupling and bypass techniques. Operational amplifiers, frequency-dependence and characteristic limitations, frequency selective and non-linear switching circuits.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 101

ELECTENG 291
15 Points

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

AC and DC circuit analysis in the context of linear electrical and electronic systems. Time and frequency domain approaches to describing and analysing electrical networks and systems.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 101

Restriction: ELECTENG 202

ELECTENG 292
15 Points

Electronics

Electronic devices and circuits for solving engineering problems. Analysis of linear and non-linear microelectronic circuits and their practical applications.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 202 or 291

Restriction: ELECTENG 210

Stage III

ELECTENG 303
15 Points

Systems and Control

Introduction to linear, time-invariant, continuous-time system theory from both a time-domain and frequency domain standpoint. This leads on to the fundamental body of knowledge underlying the control and enhancement of system behaviour, with application to the analysis and control of electrical systems.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 202

ELECTENG 305
15 Points

Applied Electronics

An advanced treatment of electronic circuits including a rigorous treatment of feedback, device limitations, noise effects, stability, and design considerations. Emphasis on common practical circuits taken from analog and switching applications.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 202 or 291, and 210 or 292

ELECTENG 307
15 Points

Fields and Waves

Transmission lines subjected to AC excitation, the Smith chart, introduction to matching network design and introduction to antennas for radio systems. Maxwell’s equations in differential and integral form, divergence and Stokes’ theorems, skin effect and uniform plane waves (lossless/lossy media, reflection and transmission, polarisation). Case studies in computational electromagnetics.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 204

ELECTENG 309
15 Points

Power Apparatus and Systems

Introduces students to three-phase electric machines and power system components. Covers theory, modelling and practical aspects for synchronous machines, induction machines, transformer connections, transmission lines and substation components.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 204

ELECTENG 310
15 Points

Electrical Engineering Design 1

An appreciation of the design process as applied to various electrical and electronic engineering systems. Design skills are enhanced through a variety of engineering projects which typically introduce students to modelling, simulation and analogue and digital electronic hardware design.

Prerequisite: COMPSYS 201, and COMPSYS 209 or ELECTENG 209, and ELECTENG 202 or 291, and COMPSYS 202 or SOFTENG 281

ELECTENG 311
15 Points

Electrical Engineering Design 2

The formal introduction to the design process is completed by one or more open-ended projects which typically include elements of design from concept to working prototype.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 310

ELECTENG 331
15 Points

Signals and Systems

Introduction to continuous-time and discrete-time signals and systems. Spectral analysis and representation of analog and digital signals, and linear, time-invariant systems. Conversion between analog and digital signals. Systems for manipulating and filtering signals in hardware and software.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 202 or 291

Restriction: ELECTENG 303

ELECTENG 332
15 Points

Control Systems

Introduction to modelling in the time-domain and frequency domain. The fundamental body of knowledge underlying the control and enhancement of system behaviour, with application to the analysis and control of systems.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 202 or 291

Restriction: ELECTENG 303

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

ELECTENG 700A
15 Points

ELECTENG 700B
15 Points

Research Project - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on project work carried out on a topic assigned by the Head of Department. The work shall be supervised by a member of staff.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 310, 311, and 30 points from ELECTENG 303, 305, 309, 331, 332

Restriction: ELECTENG 401

To complete this course students must enrol in ELECTENG 700 A and B

ELECTENG 701
15 Points

Mobile Wireless Engineering

Aspects of the design and planning of mobile radio systems. Radio propagation for mobile radio systems (multipath, narrowband and wideband channels, channel characterisation and measurements), propagation modelling (free-space, plane-earth, diffraction). Frequency reuse and interference, outage probabilities, system performance evaluation, space diversity, MIMO and millimetre-wave systems.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 307 or 721 or 737

ELECTENG 703
15 Points

Advanced Power Systems - Level 9

Electricity markets: structure, pricing, optimisation, ancillary services; Power system protection practices; Distribution network development: Smart Grid, Demand Side participation; HVDC and FACT Devices Theory and Application; Renewable energy grid integration.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 731

Restriction: ELECTENG 738

ELECTENG 704
15 Points

Advanced Control Systems - Level 9

Advanced theory of modern control systems with emphasis on optimisation techniques for both deterministic and stochastic processes. State-space modelling of dynamic systems and choice of suitable performance criteria. Adaptive, nonlinear and sliding mode control systems. Core concepts are extended by an individual research project in which a challenging control problem is analysed and solved.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 722

ELECTENG 706
15 Points

Topics in Digital Signal Processing - Level 9

An advanced treatment of digital signal processing topics with an emphasis on state of the art techniques. Case studies of digital signal processing methods used to solve practical problems in science and engineering.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 733

ELECTENG 711
15 Points

Studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1

Advanced course on topics to be determined each year by the Head of Department.

ELECTENG 712
15 Points

Studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2

Advanced course on topics to be determined each year by the Head of Department.

ELECTENG 713
15 Points

Studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 3

Advanced course on topics to be determined each year by the Head of Department.

ELECTENG 714
15 Points

Studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 4

Advanced course on topics to be determined each year by the Head of Department.

ELECTENG 715
15 Points

Studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 5

Advanced course on topics to be determined each year by the Head of Department.

ELECTENG 716
15 Points

Studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6

Advanced course on topics to be determined each year by the Head of Department.

ELECTENG 721
15 Points

Radio Engineering

Matching networks, waveguides, transmitter/receiver design, noise, non-linear behaviour, antennas, applications in computational electromagnetics. Fundamentals of radio propagation, tropospheric effects, diffraction, link budgets, point-to-point link design, multipath propagation, introduction to area coverage (mobile radio) systems. Introduction to radar systems, the radio spectrum and exposure standards.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 307

Restriction: ELECTENG 421, 737

ELECTENG 722
15 Points

Modern Control Systems

State space analysis, relationship to transfer function methods, controllability and observability, multivariable plant. Computer simulation. Stability considerations. State variable feedback. Digital control system, design and realisation of digital controllers, adaptive controllers. Nonlinear systems, phase-plane and describing function techniques, Lyapunov's method of stability analysis, design of controllers for non-linear systems. Variable structure systems.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 303 or 331 or 332

Restriction: ELECTENG 422, MECHENG 720, 724

ELECTENG 724
15 Points

Special Topic

An advanced course on topics to be determined each year by the Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

ELECTENG 726
15 Points

Digital Communications

Advanced principles and techniques in digital transmission systems: base-band and pass-band digital systems. Geometric representation of signals: theory of orthonormal signals, correlation demodulators, optimal detector. Digital phase (PSK) and frequency (FSK) modulation. Digital communication systems with noise. Information theory, capacity theorem and applications. Signal and information coding: data compression, digital transmission, error detection and correction, block and convolutional codes. Noise, thermal noise, noise figure. Traffic theory. Digital networks and OSI model.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 303 or 331, and 732

Restriction: ELECTENG 426, 741

ELECTENG 731
15 Points

Power Systems

Builds on the knowledge of three-phase power systems components to understand modelling, formulation and typical analysis carried out by electricity transmission, distribution and generation entities. Load flow, fault, stability and power quality. Supplemented by laboratories where students learn to use professional software to implement the theoretical aspects.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 309

Restriction: ELECTENG 411

ELECTENG 732
15 Points

Communication Systems

Analog AM and FM modulation. Noise in AM and FM systems. AM modulators and demodulators. Coherent and non-coherent receivers. Superheterodyne receivers. Multiplexing: FDM, TDM, CDMA. Pulse modulation. Nyquist theorem; PCM modulation and multiplexing. Baseband digital transmission; optimal filtering; matched filter detection; probability of error. Intersymbol interference, waveform coding and data compression, base-band data transmission. Introduction to digital systems and modulations.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 303 or 331

Restriction: ELECTENG 412

ELECTENG 733
15 Points

Digital Signal Processing

Analysis and manipulation of discrete-time signals and systems. Spectral representations and analysis using the z-transform, discrete Fourier transform and fast Fourier transform. Introduction to stochastic processes. Hardware systems for processing digital signals.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 303 or 331 or ENGSCI 311 or 313

Restriction: ELECTENG 413

ELECTENG 734
15 Points

Power Electronics - Level 9

Selected advanced concepts in power electronics are introduced through a practical and research based individual design project, utilising modern power converter topologies with supporting lectures that include: inductive power transfer and control, DC-DC converter design and control, high frequency magnetics design, semiconductor switches, practical design issues, controlled rectifiers and PWM converters with application to conventional and brushless DC motors.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 305, 310, 311

Restriction: ELECTENG 414

ELECTENG 735
15 Points

Green Energy Technologies

Advanced green energy technologies with examples from current industry practice and cutting edge research developments. Topics include: renewable energy systems, distributed power generation, energy storage techniques, transportation electrification, power converters for renewable energy integration, soft-switched resonant converters, wireless power transfer, new semiconductor devices, motor drives, and LED lighting.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 734

ELECTENG 736
15 Points

Analog and Digital Filter Synthesis

Filter concepts and network functions, a review of approximation techniques and frequency transformations, leading to a thorough treatment of passive, active and digital filter implementations.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 303 or 331

Restriction: ELECTENG 416

ELECTENG 737
15 Points

Advanced Radio Engineering - Level 9

Advanced topics in radio system and high frequency electromagnetic design including: Matching networks, waveguides, transmitter/receiver design, noise, non-linear behaviour, antennas, applications in computational electromagnetics. Fundamentals of radio propagation, tropospheric effects, diffraction, link budgets, point-to-point link design, multipath propagation, introduction to area coverage (mobile radio) systems. Introduction to radar systems, the radio spectrum and exposure standards. Students will also undertake an individual research project involving high frequency systems design.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 307

Restriction: ELECTENG 421, 721

ELECTENG 738
15 Points

Selected Topics in Advanced Power Systems - Level 9

Electricity markets: structure, pricing, optimisation, ancillary services; Power system protection practices; Distribution Network Development: Smart Grids, Demand Side Participation, Integration of DG/renewable sources and Electric Vehicles. Core concepts are extended by an individual research project, a self-guided protection laboratory and industry engagement in advanced power system practices.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 731

Restriction: ELECTENG 703

ELECTENG 739
15 Points

Special Topic - Level 9

An advanced course on a topic to be determined each year by the Head of Department. Includes a substantial individual research project.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

ELECTENG 740
15 Points

Special Topic - Level 9

An advanced course on a topic to be determined each year by the Head of Department. Includes a substantial individual research project.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

ELECTENG 741
15 Points

Advanced Digital Communications - Level 9

Advanced topics in modern digital communication systems and networks including: Advanced digital modulation theory and practice in single and multi-user communications systems; advanced information theory including single and multiple source coding; modern error control coding methods and applications; traffic theory and application in communication systems and networks. Theoretical knowledge is extended by an advanced laboratory programme and research projects.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 303 or 331, and ELECTENG 732

Restriction: ELECTENG 426, 726

ELECTENG 770
15 Points

Capstone Project

Final year team exercise with students in multi-disciplinary roles, with focus on electrical and electronic engineering, integrating technical learning into realistic design outcomes. Comprehensive investigation of an open-ended, complex, real or synthetic computer, electrical and software engineering problem with simulated professional design office constraints. Includes technical, economic and environmental impact components to complete a scheme assessment report.

Prerequisite: 75 points from Part III courses listed in the BE(Hons) Schedule for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation

ELECTENG 787
15 Points

Project X - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

ELECTENG 788A
15 Points

ELECTENG 788B
15 Points

Project Y - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ELECTENG 788 A and B

ELECTENG 789
30 Points

Project Z - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

ELECTENG 795
45 Points

ELECTENG 795A
15 Points

ELECTENG 795B
30 Points

Research Project (Electrical and Electronic) - Level 9

Students are required to submit a report on a topic relevant to the specialisation, as assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ELECTENG 795 A and B, or ELECTENG 795

ELECTENG 796A
60 Points

ELECTENG 796B
60 Points

ME Thesis (Electrical and Electronic) - Level 9

Students are required to submit a thesis on a topic assigned by the appropriate Head of Department.

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

To complete this course students must enrol in ELECTENG 796 A and B

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