Course Brief

Unit Abstract:

Circuits and their characteristics are fundamental to any study of electrical and electronic engineering and therefore a good understanding is important to any engineer.

The engineer must be able to take complex electrical circuit problems, break them down into acceptable elements and apply techniques to solve or analyse the characteristics. Additionally, fine tuning of the circuits can be performed to obtain required output dynamics.

This unit draws together a logical appreciation of the topic and offers a structured approach to the development of the broad learning required at this level. Learners will begin by investigating circuit theory and the related theorems to develop solutions to electrical networks.

In learning outcome 2 the concept of an attenuator is introduced by considering a symmetrical two-port network and its characteristics. The design and testing of both T and networks is also covered.

Learning outcome 3 considers the properties of complex waveforms and Fourier analysis is used to evaluate the Fourier coefficients of a complex periodic waveform.

Finally, learning outcome 4 introduces the use of Laplace transforms as a means of solving first order differential equations used to model RL and RC networks, together with the evaluation ofcircuit responses to a step input in practical situations.

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  • BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Automotive Engineering

    The Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Automotive Engineering programme will develop students into highly trained, competent professionals, who are able to meet the demands of employers in the automotive maintenance sector. This qualification also serves as the next step for students completing the SBCS Matriculation to HND (Engineering) programme and are interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree programme.

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