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

Electrical conduction theories, conducting materials and insulators, magnetic and dielectric properties and materials, electrostatics and magnetostatics, steady electric currents, the magnetic field of steady electric currents, Ampere's law and its applications, electromagnetic induction, Faraday's law and its applications, electromagnetism, simple transmission lines, magnetic circuits, permanent magnets, inductors, transformers, introduction to electrical machines.

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

ELECTENG 209
15 Points

Analogue and Digital Design

This project-based course provides an introduction to real-world design of analogue and digital circuits. Practical skills will be gained in electronic circuit analysis, use of CAD tools, PCB design and construction, circuit testing and calibration using laboratory equipment. Appropriate design methodology will be developed in a practical framework.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 101, 202, ELECTENG 205 or COMPSYS 201, ELECTENG 207 or 210

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

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

Electronics 2

The operation, analysis and design of a range of electronic devices and systems will be discussed, taking examples from the full spectrum of electrical engineering. Such analysis will consider non-ideal circuit models and their frequency dependence. Selected applications will be taken from the fields of signal conditioning, amplifiers, communications systems and energy conversion.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 202, 207 or 210

ELECTENG 307
15 Points

Transmission Lines and Systems

The basic concepts of electromagnetism are completed with a formal treatment of Maxwell's equations and their applications, including electromagnetic wave propagation, transmission lines, the Smith chart, and an introduction to antennas and radio systems.

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: ELECTENG 202, ELECTENG 203 or COMPSYS 202, ELECTENG 205 or COMPSYS 201, ELECTENG 206 or 209, ELECTENG 207 or 210

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 or ELECTENG 203, 205, 206, 207

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

ELECTENG 700A
15 Points

ELECTENG 700B
15 Points

Research Project

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 303, 305, 310, 311

Restriction: ELECTENG 401

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

ELECTENG 701
15 Points

Wireless Communication

Aspects of the design and planning of wireless communication systems. Introduction to cellular system design. Issues related to radio propagation: multipath, path loss prediction, channel characterisation. System aspects: cellular technologies, system planning and reliability estimation. Wireless systems and standards.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 421 or 721

ELECTENG 703
15 Points

Advanced Power Systems

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 411 or 731

Restriction: ELECTENG 738

ELECTENG 704
15 Points

Advanced Control Systems

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 422 or 722

ELECTENG 705
15 Points

Heavy Current Electronics

Selected advanced topics in the design and control of power electronics are presented. Topics include: analysis of power electronic circuits using state space techniques with suitable applications; design and application of switch mode resonant converters; scalar and vector control of AC induction motors; advanced magnetics modelling.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 414 or 734

ELECTENG 706
15 Points

Digital Signal Processing

Advanced digital signal processing of discrete-time deterministic and stochastic signals. System response to stochastic signals; adaptive systems; Gauss-Markov processes; Wiener and Kalman filtering. Estimation and decision theory. Linear algebra in DSP: linear vector spaces; vector and matrix norms; fundamental matrix subspaces; inverse problems; conditioning and regularisation; singular value decomposition. Research projects with challenging digital signal processing problems.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 413 or 733

ELECTENG 709
15 Points

Image Processing and Computer Vision

Two-dimensional signals and systems and methods of analysis. Digital image manipulation, enhancement and restoration techniques. Two-dimensional digital filters and their application. Colour image processing. Computer vision concepts and tools. Quantitative image analysis and information extraction.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 413 or 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 Systems

Transmission lines and waveguides, impedance matching, devices. Radio propagation, antennas and arrays. Radio system design – mobile, point-to-point, area coverage.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 302 or 306 or 307

Restriction: ELECTENG 421, 737

ELECTENG 722
15 Points

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

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.

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, 732

Restriction: ELECTENG 426, 741

ELECTENG 728
15 Points

Sensor Networks

Data acquisition. Sensor classification and characteristics. Physical principles of sensing. Interface electronics. Noise. Application examples. Architecture for sensor networks. Network node structure. Protocols and layers. Positioning and timing. Energy efficient algorithms. Wireless sensor network design, testing and validation. Sample applications. Network software design tools.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 305 or COMPSYS 305 or MECHENG 370

Restriction: ELECTENG 428

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 302 or 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

Restriction: ELECTENG 412

ELECTENG 733
15 Points

Signal Processing

Analog signals and systems: Spectral analysis, linear time-invariant systems, power spectral density, correlation, and the Weiner-Khinchine theorem. Digital signals and systems: Sequence classification, linear and circular convolution and correlation, Z-transform, discrete Fourier transform, causality and stability conditions. Random signal analysis: Representation, functions of a random variable, multiple random variables, random vectors, correlation, stochastic processes, stationarity, ergodicity, and spectral analysis.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 303

Restriction: ELECTENG 413

ELECTENG 734
15 Points

Power Electronics

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 303

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

Restriction: ELECTENG 416

ELECTENG 737
15 Points

Advanced Radio Systems

Advanced topics in radio system and high frequency electromagnetic design including: transmission lines and waveguides; impedance matching; radio frequency devices; radio propagation; antennas and arrays; mobile/point-to-point/area coverage systems. Core taught skills are extended by a focused laboratory programme and an individual research project involving techniques for high frequency system characterisation.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 302 or 306 or 307

Restriction: ELECTENG 421, 721

ELECTENG 738
15 Points

Selected Topics in Advanced Power Systems

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 411 or 731

Restriction: ELECTENG 703

ELECTENG 739
15 Points

Special Topic

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

Prerequisite: Permission of the Head of Department

ELECTENG 740
15 Points

Special Topic

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

Prerequisite: Permission of the Head of Department

ELECTENG 741
15 Points

Advanced Digital Communications

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, 732

Restriction: ELECTENG 426, 726

ELECTENG 787
15 Points

Project X

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

ELECTENG 788A
15 Points

ELECTENG 788B
15 Points

Project Y

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

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

ELECTENG 789
30 Points

Project Z

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

ELECTENG 795
45 Points

ELECTENG 795A
15 Points

ELECTENG 795B
30 Points

Research Project (Electrical and Electronic)

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

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)

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

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

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