Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

Undergraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Undergraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

Postgraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

EE1005 Digital Electronic Systems
EE2012 Linear Circuit Analysis
EE2013 Non-Linear Circuit Analysis
EE2014 Signals and Systems 1
EE2015 Signals and Systems 2
EE2016 Electrical Power Engineering I
EE2017 Electrical Power Engineering II
EE3011 Introduction to Electrical Power Systems
EE3012 Introduction to Electric Drives
EE3013 Electromagnetic Fields for Engineers
EE3014 Signal Processing
EE3015 Telecommunications I
EE3016 Control Engineering I
EE3017 Photonic Signals and Systems
EE3021 Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Commercial World and Work Placement
EE3023 Electronic Embedded Systems
EE3901 Biomedical Design
EE4001 Power Electronics, Drives & Energy Conversion
EE4002 Control Engineering II
EE4004 Telecommunications II
EE4007 Optical Electronics
EE4008 Digital Signal Processing
EE4010 Electrical Power Systems
EE4011 Radio Frequency IC Design
EE4014 Industrial Automation and Control
EE4015 Robotics
EE4016 Transmission Lines
EE4020 Project
EE6019 Research Report
EE6021 Industrial Placement
EE6022 Research Project
EE6034 Optoelectronic Devices and Applications
EE6036 Design of RF Integrated Circuits
EE6040 Mobile and Cellular Communications
EE6101 Advanced Analogue and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design
EE6102 Advanced Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design
EE6106 Robotics and Mechatronics
EE6107 Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Drives

EE1005 Digital Electronic Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): CE1005 or equivalent.

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 2hr(s) Other (Guided Project Work).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Alan Morrison, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Alan Morrison, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To provide students with a broad overview and introduction to digital electronics and electronic system design.

Module Content: Digital systems examples; Boolean algebra; system block diagrams; Boolean logic components; sensors and actuators; basic digital and sequential logic; Moore and Mealy state machines; asynchronous circuit design; using microcontrollers; analog to digital and digital to analog conversion; System design through project.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Solve Boolean logic and Boolean Algebra problems;
?Use Karnaugh-maps for the minimisation of Boolean expressions up to 5 variables;
?Design and implement synchronous and asnchronous sequential logic circuits;
?Program and interface to a microcontroller device;
?Apply the principles of A/D and D/A conversion for the capture and analysis of signals;
?Design and solve Boolean logic expressions and implement in elementary digital circuits;
?Design and implement a complex digital system using a modular approach;
?Work in a team environment to solve engineering problems and communicate their work effectively using reports and oral presentations in groups and as individuals.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 50 marks; Continuous Assessment 50 marks (Structured lab reports (15 marks); Group progress report (10 marks); Group final report (15 marks); Group video (5 marks); Group demonstration (5 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE2012 Linear Circuit Analysis (Last updated 13/09/2017)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 3hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Peter James Parbrook, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Prof Peter James Parbrook, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Staff, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To teach the fundamentals of linear electrical circuit analysis

Module Content: Circuit elements, laws and theorems of linear circuit analysis, application of circuit theorems to DC circuits, nodal analysis of DC circuits, Thevenin and Norton network theorems, maximum power transfer and superposition, network i-v characterisation, time-varying signals, complex magnitude and phase, AC circuit analysis, resonance, damping and Q factor, introduction to filters, first-order RC and RL networks, second order networks, step response.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Carry out nodal analysis of (i) passive, and (ii) first and second order DC and AC circuits.
?Analyse, by hand calculation, the time and (where applicable) frequency response of first and second order DC circuits composed of resistors, capacitors and inductors.
?Describe second-order circuit response in terms of Q factor, damping factor, natural frequency and damped natural frequency.
?Design simple first and second-order filter circuits which perform important electrical functions (e.g., filtering).
?Perform computer simulation of the circuits described above in the time and (where applicable) frequency domains.
?Construct first and second-order filter circuits and characterise their behaviour in the time and frequency domain.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (4 x Laboratory Reports (5 marks each) ; In-class Written Examination (10 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE2013 Non-Linear Circuit Analysis (Last updated 13/09/2017)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): EE2012

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 3hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Prof William Marnane, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To teach the fundamentals of non-linear electrical circuit analysis.

Module Content: Non-linear circuit elements, diodes and their application, linearisation and DC operating points, small signal circuit models, transistors as digital switches, transistors as amplifiers, fundamental MOSFET circuits, MOSFET digital logic circuits (NOR, NAND and NOR), load lines, amplifier configurations and applications; input and output impedance, voltage and current gain; fundamentals of operational amplifiers (op-amps), negative feedback in op-amp circuits; common op-amp applications.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Carry out small-signal linearization of a two terminal non-linear device about a DC operating point
?Predict, by hand calculation, the time domain waveforms and behaviour of common diode circuits (e.g., clipper, rectifier, clamp).
?Implement Boolean functions with MOSFET circuits operating as digital switches.
?Implement and analyse common transistor amplifier configurations and calculate important figures of merit.
?Implement and analyse common op-amp configurations.
?Perform computer simulation of the circuits described above.
?Design and construct non-linear electronic circuits and characterise their behaviour in the time and frequency domains.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (4 x Laboratory Reports (5 marks each) ; In-class Written Examination (10 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE2014 Signals and Systems 1 (Last updated 13/09/2017)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): MA1008

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof William Marnane, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Prof William Marnane, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Staff, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To teach the fundamentals of signals and systems in the context of engineering

Module Content: Continuous time systems analysis with illustrative applications. Linear and time-invariant systems, transfer functions. Fourier series, Fourier transform.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the abstraction concepts of signals and systems, the uses and properties of fundamental signals (step, ramp, impulse, pulse, exponentials and sinusoids), the uses and properties of systems (stability, memory, invertibility, time (in)variance and linearity.
?Describe the time represenation of signals and systems (convolution and impulse response)
?Describe the spectrall representation of signals and systems (Fourier analysis), the use of frequency response to characterize linear systems
?Apply concepts to Electrical Engineering problems, signals and systems
?Apply difference and differential equations to describe the behaviour of systems
?Analyse the response of linear systems to periodic and non-periodic signals
?Utilize the two Fourier representations to analyse linear system.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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EE2015 Signals and Systems 2

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): MA1008

Co-requisite(s): EE2014

Teaching Method(s):

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Gordon Lightbody, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Gordon Lightbody, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To teach the fundamentals of signals and systems in the context of engineering.

Module Content: System modelling and simulation; Linearisation; the state space module; Laplace transforms; Time and frequency response of linear systems; block diagrams; Feedback; Stability of linear systems; Introduction to discrete-time signals and systems.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Model and simulate nonlinear processes in Matlab/Simulink.
?Obtain the linear state-space representation of the system.
?Use the Laplace transform to obtain the process transfer function.
?Develop and simplify block diagram models of MIMO processes.
?Use the Laplace transform to determine the time response of a linear system and show how this response depends on the poles (and zeros) of the transfer function.
?Sketch the Bode frequency response plot and describe how the shape of these plots depend on the poles and zeros of the transfer function.
?Describe how feedback can be used to change system dynamic performance.
?Use the Routh-array technique to analyse the stability of a linear system.
?Specify correctly the sampling rate and choose the anti-aliasing filter.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (One Matlab/Simulink mini project).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE2016 Electrical Power Engineering I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To teach the fundamentals of the electrical power engineering.

Module Content: Electromagnetism Revision; Ferromagnetism; Self and Mutual Inductances; Transformers; Brushed DC Machines; Introduction to phasor analysis of ac power systems.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Apply the laws of electromagnetism to power components;
?Characterize these power components for their electrical properties;
?Apply these power components in suitable circuits and applications;
?Test, characterize, experiment with and report on commonly-used power machines.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 65 marks; Continuous Assessment 35 marks (Power Laboratory sessions: 15 marks; in-class written examination: 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time.) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time.) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE2017 Electrical Power Engineering II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To teach the fundamentals of the electrical power engineering.

Module Content: Single-phase and Three-Phase Power Circuits: AC Circuit Analysis, Real, Reactive and Complex Power, Power Factor Correction, Star, Delta Circuits; Electrical Safety and Wiring.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Apply the laws of electromagetism to power components;
?Characterize these power components for their electrical properties;
?Apply these power components in suitable circuits and applications;
?Provide an overview of dc and ac power systems;
?Test, characterize, experiment with and report on commonly used power machines.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 65 marks; Continuous Assessment 35 marks (Power laboratory sessions 15 marks; In-class written examination 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE3011 Introduction to Electrical Power Systems (Last updated 22/09/2017)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): EE2016, EE2017

Co-requisite(s): EE3012

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 2 x 3hr(s) Practicals (Laboratory).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To study power electronics and ac machines.

Module Content: Introduction to power electronics, dc-dc power converters (buck and boost in continuous and discontinuous modes) and induction machine (fixed and variable-speed operation, and machine test).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyze components, circuits and systems for power electronic converters
?Analyse the ac induction machine
?Build, characterize and test a power-electronics converter
?Characterize an induction machine.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (2 x Laboratory Reports (10 Marks each)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Spring 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE3012 Introduction to Electric Drives (Last updated 22/09/2017)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): EE2016, EE2017

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Practicals (Computer based).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To provide an understanding of the fundamental principles of electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles.

Module Content: Environmental impacts, mechanical system modelling, battery, fuel cell and hybrid and fuel cell vehicles, electrochemical storage, speed and torque control of electric drives.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyze energy sources
?Analyze electric and conventional powertrains
?Contrast and compare fuel consumption and carbon emissions (environmental impact) for various powertrains
?Model and simulate components, circuits and systems for energy systems and electric drives
?Design feedback loops for an electric drive.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 65 marks; Continuous Assessment 35 marks (Computer assignment 15 marks; In-Class Test 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE3013 Electromagnetic Fields for Engineers

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): MA2013

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nabeel Riza, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nabeel Riza, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To gain an understanding of electromagnetism and its application in Electrical Engineering. This module will focus on a physical understanding of electromagnetism using mathematics as a tool to solve problems.

Module Content: Static Electric and Magnetic Fields; Moving Charges; Dynamic Electromagnetic Fields; Boundary Conditions; Interaction of Electromagnetic waves with matter; Plane Wave Solutions; Poynting Vector; Antennas.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Give a description of what causes electromagnetic waves.
?Solve problems in electrostatics and magnetostatics using fundamental laws/equations of electromagnetism.
?Give a physical description of how electric and magnetic polarizability arise and their equation representations including capacitance and inductance.
?Demonstrate an understanding of Maxwell's Equations and be able to apply them to solve some basic problems in linear homogeneous isotropic media including application in motors and generators.
?Demonstrate knowledge of how to solve problems involving electromagnetic waves at boundary interfaces including transformers.
?Give a description of the physical and mathematical basis of polarization of an electromagnetic wave and wave propagation in bounded and freespace unbounded mediums.
?Solve for power flow of an electromagnetic wave.
?Describe the electromagnetic wave radiation from antennas.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks (Written Paper); Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Two In-Class Tests, each 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment. Students who do not attend the in-class tests will be assigned a mark of zero for this component of assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE3014 Signal Processing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): EE2013; EE2014; EE2015 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 3hr(s) Practicals; 12 x 1hr(s) Tutorials.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Richard Kavanagh, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Richard Kavanagh, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Staff, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To apply frequency-domain techniques for the analysis of circuits in the analogue domain. To apply such frequency-domain techniques for the design of analogue filters. Some introductory insights into the operation and choice of digital filters will also be provided.

Module Content: Application of Fourier Series and Fourier Transforms; s-plane Analysis and Design methods; Transient responses - relationship to poles; Frequency response; Filter design; Common Filter Types Butterworth, Chebyshev, Bessel, Elliptic; Active filter design; Passive filter network design. Digital filters: Shannon Sampling Theorem; comparison of analogue and digital filters; Frequency-sampling method for FIR filter design; comparison of FIR and IIR filters.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Apply s-domain and s-plane techniques to represent transfer functions and use these to analyze simple passive networks.
?Perform in-depth analysis of low pass, high pass, band stop and band pass Butterworth and Chebysev filters, in addition to an appreciation of the relative merits of these filters and of Bessel and Elliptic filters.
?Design the filters in as both active and passive circuits.
?Design, simulate (via Matlab), build (using breadboards), measure (using signal generators and oscilloscopes) and compose a written performance report pertaining to two types of analogue filter (two sample op-amp-based filters will be designed and constructed)
?Use the frequency sampling method for designing FIR digital filters.
?Make a detailed comparison of different analogue filter types and compare the performance of analogue and digital filters.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (software-based assignments and reports 13 marks; design and construction of electronic circuits 7 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE3015 Telecommunications I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2. (as determined by course schedule).

No. of Students: Max 120.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 3hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Kevin McCarthy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Kevin McCarthy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To introduce the principles of modern communication systems.

Module Content: Types of electronic communication systems; public switched telephone network; mobile/cellular communication systems; radio wave propagation; analogue and digital modulation techniques; noise; data communications networks; line codes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyse and use mathematical expressions describing different modulation types and the associated bandwidth.
?Analyse and use mathematical expressions for radio wave propagation and associated calculation of received power.
?Analyse the operation of transmitter/receiver systems including the effect of noise.
?Describe the principles and operation of the Public Switched Telephone Service (PSTN).
?Describe the principles and operation of Mobile/Cellular systems.
?Describe the principles and operation of data and communication network.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (laboratory work 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Spring 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE3016 Control Engineering I

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 3hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Gordon Lightbody, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Gordon Lightbody, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Staff, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To teach the fundamentals of Control Engineering.

Module Content: Classical Control: principles of control; stability using Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist; relative stability; design of compensators in the frequency domain; Root Locus design; PID controllers and tuning techniques;
Practical issues-cascade control; windup, etc; introduction to digital control.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Design PID, phase-lead and phase-lag controllers in the frequency domain;
?Analyse the stability and performance of a closed-loop system from its Nyquist and Nichols plots;
?Predict the closed-loop performance of a process from its open-loop poles and zeros, using the root-locus method;
?Design PID, tacho-feedback and phase-lead compensators using the root-locus method;
?Design and simulate classical controllers using Matlab/Simulink.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (Laboratory work x 20 marks and Design Project x 20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE3017 Photonic Signals and Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): MA2013

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Nabeel Riza, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Prof Nabeel Riza, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Staff, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To gain an understanding of photonics and its application in Signals and Systems. This module will focus on a physical understanding of photonics using physics and mathematics as a tool to solve signals and systems design problems

Module Content: Nature of Light; Electromagnetic Waves, Light and Polarization; Interference, Coherence and Diffraction; Optical Building Blocks: Components- Acousto-Interferenace, Liquid Crystal, Mechanical, Fibre-Optic, Planar-Optic and Integrated Optic (Waveguide) Devices; Design of Photonic Systems using Optical Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Acousto-Optic and Liquid Crystal and Liquid Devices.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Give a description of the fundamental nature of light propagation, optical refractive index, Light Particle (Photon) behaviour, light electron interaction, laser operation and fundamental Forces of Nature;
?Solve problems in light propagation and polarization behaviour in media using fundamental electromagnetic wave theory and Jones vector polarization analysis;
?Give a physical and mathematical description of RF interference, light interference, coherence and difraction properties and their equation representations including for interferometry-based applications;
?Give a description of the physical and mathematical basis of optical building blocks that includes accousto-optic, liquid crystal, liquid, Mechanical, Fiber-Optic, Planar-Optic and Integrated Optic (Waveguide) Devices and their application to electrical and optical signal modulations;
?Demonstrate an understanding of optical device properties and be able to apply them to design photonic systems for tasks across various science and engineering applications in medicine, information communications, aerospace and industrial sectors.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (1 in-class test).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Spring 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE3021 Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Commercial World and Work Placement

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2. (Semester 1 and Semester 3 of Third Year and Semester 1 of Fourth Year.).

No. of Students: Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Lectures; Seminars; Workshops; Placements.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Staff, School of Engineering.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the world of commerce and broaden their engineering experience by (i) assisting students in obtaining a work placement in a commercial organisation or research institute (ii) developing career planning and transferrable skills.

Module Content: Developing job search and transferable skills. Internship or placement in an enterprise relevant to Electrical, Electronic or Microelectronic Engineering.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
? Develop transferable skills, such as report writing and seminar presentation.
?Research job and careers options

? Develop professional skills in an enterprise relevant to Electrical, Electronic or Microelectronic Engineering.

?Work effectively in a commercial organisation or research institute.
?Develop an appreciation of workplace health and safety.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Based on assessment of written assignment (60 marks) and student seminar (40 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Work Placement.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination. No supplementary Examination required.

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EE3023 Electronic Embedded Systems

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 2hr(s) Practicals; 1 x 4hr(s) Other (project).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Emanuel Popovici, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Emanuel Popovici, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Dr Alan Morrison, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To teach the principles of embedded systems design by following a system level design flow. A special emphasis will be on integrating, analyzing and optimizing performance for hardware-software systems.

Module Content: System level design, introduction to processor architecture, hardware-software partitioning, introduction to embedded C programming, real-time embedded systems, low energy embedded systems, system integration.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the embedded systems design flow;
?Explore embedded systems processing architectures;
?Elaborate on concepts including real-time, low power embedded systems, smart sensors, and applications;
?Integrate, debug, optimise and test hardware and software systems;
?Use low power hardware:
Systems on Chip (SoC)
?Efficient Interfaces with different sensors/actuators;
Power management and optimisation.
?Read and write C programs for embedded systems
?Analys/minimise energy in embedded platforms.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (4 structured Labs of equal weighting (20 marks); Project Report (20 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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EE3901 Biomedical Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 15 ((will vary depending on clinical mentor availability)).

Pre-requisite(s): None. In the event of more students than available places, selection will be based on academic record and individual interview.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Padraig Cantillon-Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To introduce the student to the process of innovation and design in the biomedical/clinical environment through a combination of lectures, problem-based and mentored learning.

Module Content: Design strategies (e.g. TRIZ) considering product development techniques, human factor engineering, safety and testing. Market analysis techniques. Intellectual property, patents and an introduction to IP law with particular application to biomedical systems and devices. Commercialisation pathway (e.g. device regulation, insurance etc.). Case studies. Team project to design a biomedical device, process or system.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe and apply design strategies such as TRIZ;
?Describe the fundamentals of intellectual property law and patents with application to biomedical devices;
?Describe the commercialisation pathway for biomedical devices;
?Perform a preliminary market survey to identify commercial conditions for a new concept/device and critically assess the feasibility of a new concept or device in the biomedical field;
?Evaluate the intellectual property landscape for a new biomedical concept;
?Design a solution for a well-defined biomedical engineering device or system as part of a team of 3-5 students.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Continuous Assessment (In-class tests - 20 marks; individual goal attainment within team - 25 marks; individual written report- 30 marks; team seminar presentation - 25 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50% If a student misses 1/3 of scheduled classes, without supplying relevant documentation to the module co-ordinator, they automatically fail the module.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students must submit alternative assessment, as prescribed by the module co-ordinator.).

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EE4001 Power Electronics, Drives & Energy Conversion

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): EE3011 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To study power-electronics and electric-drive systems based on an integrated automotive powertrain.

Module Content: Dc-dc converters; isolated converters; inverters; grid-tied converters; control.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Characterize and analyze components, circuits and systems for power electronic converters and electric drives.
?Develop the energy system and dynamically control an ac machine and a grid-tied active PFC stage.
?Design and specify components, circuits and systems for energy-storage systems, power electronic converters and electric drives.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (In class written examination (25 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE4002 Control Engineering II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 1, Max 90.

Pre-requisite(s): EE3016 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Gordon Lightbody, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Gordon Lightbody, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To extend the fundamentals of control to include digital and state space control techniques.

Module Content: Modern Control: Introduction to state-space techniques, solution of state equations; Controllability; Pole placement regulator design; Observability; Estimator design. Non-linear Control. Digital Control: Review of Digital Control basics; Direct design techniques; Pole placement design; State-space control; System identification.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Correctly specify sampling rates and anti-aliasing filters for digital control applications.

?Analyse the dynamics of discrete and mixed signal systems.
?Implement digital controllers through emulation.
?Design digital controllers using inverse model and pole-placement techniques.
?Identify discrete time models from experimental data, using the least square algorithm.
?Utilise state space theory for conversion of state-space models to transfer functions and vice-versa; transforming state-space models into other representations; solve for the state trajectory; determine the transition matrix; convert a continuous model into a discrete time model.
?Design a state space controller. This includes how to analyse the state space model for controllability; regulator design using the pole-placement technique for high order processes; the design of controllers for tracking applications and how to use Ackermann's gain formula.
?Design an estimator for use within a state space control scheme.
?Apply the separation principle to design a state-space compensator which uses a full state estimator.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (Matlab/Simulink mini project).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE4004 Telecommunications II

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 130.

Pre-requisite(s): EE3015 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Colin Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Colin Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To study the principles of modern digital telecommunication systems.

Module Content: Source coding techniques; Fundamental limits in information theory; Error control coding; Digital modulation/detection techniques and associated reliability.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?State and use information-theoretic constructs to characterise source coding efficiency and channel capacity.
?Design single error correcting linear block codes.
?Perform relevant Galois field calculations and analyse the performance of BCH/RS error correcting codes.
?Derive optimum detection conditions, in terms of signal to noise ratio, for digitally modulated data subject to additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN).
?Describe/analyse digital modulations using vector space representations.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (In-class written examinations).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE4007 Optical Electronics

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 130.

Pre-requisite(s): UE2003 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 28 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 6hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Peter James Parbrook, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Prof Peter James Parbrook, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Dr Fatima Cristina Garcia Gunning, Tyndall Institute.

Module Objective: To present the principles and applications of semiconductor optoelectronics and photonics and their application in high bandwidth fibre optic communication systems.

Module Content: Introduction to quantum mechanics and application to semiconductor optoelectronic devices: quantum confinement, elementary band structure. Fundamentals of laser operation and design, Semiconductor emitters: Light Emitting Diodes and Lasers. Wavelength stability in semiconductor laser devices. Non communications based applications of optoelectronic devices. Optical detectors-principles, analysis and design.
Optical communication theory. Properties of optical fibres. Non-linear phenomena insingle mode fibres. Passive optical components. Optical sources for lightwave system applications. Modulation of optical sources. Optical detectors - principles, analysis and design. Optical receiver design. Optical amplifiers.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Solve problems related to the design of enhanced efficiency light emitting devices, the use of semiconductor lasers in optical communications and other applications.
?Design an optical fibre communication link.
?Solve problems related to the propagation of light in and between optical components and the impact polarization, attenuation, dispersion, electrical signal modulation bandwidth and other factors may have on system bandwidth or sensitivity.
?Describe, analyse, compare and utilise a variety of passive and active optical components, particularly optical waveguides, modulators, amplifiers, light emitting devices and optical detectors.
?Solve analytical and design based problems related to optical communications networks including the passive and active optical components that constitute an optical communications system.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (In-class written examination (10 marks); Laboratory Report (10 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE4008 Digital Signal Processing

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): EE3010

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 2 Other (Design Exercise).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof William Marnane, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Prof William Marnane, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To study the design and implementation of Digital Filtering and spectral analysis techniques.

Module Content: FIR Filter Design; Z-Transforms; IIR Filter Design; Bilinear Transformation; Fast Fourier Transform; Spectral Estimation.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Derive the Fast Fourier Transform implementation of the Discrete Fourier Transform.
?Use the Z-Transform for the analysis and design of Infinite Impulse Response Filters.
?Design an appropriate FIR or IIR Filter, given a filter specification.
?Design an appropriate digital filter and compose a written report outlining the design choices, given an unseen signal and filtering requirement.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks (Written paper); Continuous Assessment 20 marks (Design Exercise (two design exercises for 10 marks each)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE4010 Electrical Power Systems (Last updated 22/09/2017)

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): EE3011; EE3012 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Dr Ray O'Gorman and Staff ESBI.

Module Objective: To develop the theory and application of electrical power systems tracing the processing of energy from generation, through transmission and distribution to final utilization in electrical form.

Module Content: Overview of electrical power supply systems. Energy sources. Generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy. Three-phase ac circuit theory, network equations and power flow. Unbalanced three-phase systems. Symmetrical components and sequence networks. Synchronous generators: torque equation and equivalent circuit, real and reactive power flow. Power transformers: equivalent circuit, per-unit theory, three-phase and auto- transformers, Transmission lines and faults: symmetrical and asymmetrical faults, utility/consumer interface: loads, wiring, protection, system modelling.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the trends in global electrical energy requirements.
?Analyse the options available for bulk electrical power generation.
?Assess the environmental impact of fossil fuel, nuclear fission and hydroelectric power generation technologies andperform a critical comparison of the choices.
?Analyse the operation of synchronous generators, transformers, transmission lines and other equipment in the electrical grid.
?Analyse and solve the normal balanced operation of electrical power generation and transmission systems.
?Develop a familiarity with modern industry-standard computer aided engineering software for electrical systems analysis and design.
?Analyse and solve the abnormal operation and protection of electrical power systems which arise from the onset of asymmetrical faults within the network.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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EE4011 Radio Frequency IC Design

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 120.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Design Exercise).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Kevin McCarthy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Kevin McCarthy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To present design techniques for integrated RF transceivers.

Module Content: Architectures of modern RF Tranceivers; performance specifications such as noise and non-linear effects; oscillators; mixers; phase-locked loops; low noise amplifiers.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Partition an RF system into functional sub-blocks.
?Determine characteristics such as noise figure and non-linear effects.
?Analyse and design RF oscillators.
?Analyse and design RF mixers.
?Analyse and design an RF phase locked loop.
?Analyse and design an RF low noise amplifier.
?Use a simulation tool to design/analyse a typical RF block or system and communicate the findings in a report.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (Other (Design exercise)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE4014 Industrial Automation and Control

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 30 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Richard Kavanagh, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Richard Kavanagh, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To provide an insight into the design of automation systems and associated hardware elements.

Module Content: PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers); Industrial Communications including Profibus and SCADA-based systems; Components: Sensors (Non-Vision); Use of software observers. Vision Systems: Homogeneous transformations; Image Processing techniques; Perspective Transformations; Workcells.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Perform analytical calculations for design purposes and to describe and analyze some of the fundamental technologies associated with workcells and automation systems.
?Design algorithms for the filtering of camera images and identification of the objects therein.
?Perform calculations and develop transformations for camera-based systems relating world and image frames.
?Analyze the range of applications of Profibus and the technologies available for Profibus-based automation systems.
?Develop a ladder-diagram, PLC-based controller for a wide variety of automation systems.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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EE4015 Robotics

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 50.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Project on analysis of forward and inverse kinematics of some typical robotic structures).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Richard Kavanagh, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Richard Kavanagh, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To provide an insight into various robotic structures and their associated components and control.

Module Content: Perspective transformations; Palletizing and depalletizing; Basic configurations of serial robots; Spatial descriptions and transformations; Forward kinematics; Inverse kinematics; Continuous path control; Jacobians; Trajectory generation of robots and mechatronic systems.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Utilize homogeneous transformations to solve engineering problems in applications such as palletizing and depalletizing.
?Analyze a wide variety of previously unseen robotic structures including frame assignment and forward kinematic analysis, principally for the purpose of hand matrix derivation.
?Develop inverse kinematic equations and perform numerical solutions of inverse kinematics problems for robotic structures.
?Write a detailed engineering report based on a software-based project (utilizing Mathematica), in which the forward and inverse kinematics of prescribed robots are investigated in detail.
?Formulate interpolation-based strategies for trajectory generation for robots and other automation and servo-based systems.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (Project Report on a Mathematica-based analysis of selected robotic structures (20 marks); In class test(s) (5 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE4016 Transmission Lines

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Max 130.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 4 x 3hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Colin Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Colin Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To study transmission line circuit theory applicable to RF and microwave electronics.

Module Content: Analysis of transmission lines and reflection phenomena; Impedance matching techniques; Analysis of coupled lines; S parameters and their applications; Masons signal flow rules; Smith Chart.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Use the lumped element equivalent circuit model of a transmission line to derive relationships between the primary (i.e. R, L, G and C) and secondary (i.e. characteristic impedance and propagation constant) line constants.
?Formulate and solve phasor-based equations governing, for example, the input impedance, SWR, incident, reflected and total voltages and currents at arbitrary locations in both lossless and lossy transmission lines with load termination Zl.
?Deduce the S-parameters for one and two port circuits via phasor-based analysis of the appropriately terminated circuits.
?Deduce and apply, using Mason's Signal Flow rules or algebraic manipulation, specified circuit ratios (e.g. effective input/output reflection coefficients, voltage gain, transducer and operating power gains etc.) to characterise linear two port networks.
?Employ the Smith chart to graphically estimate such parameters as reflection coefficients, impedances and standing wave ratios of lossy and lossless transmission line circuits.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (Project/Laboratory work (5 marks per laboaratory assessment)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE4020 Project

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Max 80.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Project Work).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Alan Morrison, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Staff, Tyndall Institute.

Module Objective: To provide students with the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to a substantial electrical engineering problem requiring analytical and/or design and/or experimental effort.

Module Content: Topic chosen in consultation with supervisor.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Plan an engineering project with resource and time constraints.
?Conduct research into an engineering problem including the use of printed and computer-based literature.
?Apply technical knowledge and skills to solving an engineering problem as part of a project team.
?Manage an engineering project with respect to a plan incorporating intermediate and final goals.
?Communicate the results of an engineering project by means of an oral presentation, by means of written reports and by means of a practical demonstration of the project outcomes during a public open day.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Continuous Assessment 300 marks (Performance (75 marks); Presentations including seminar and open day (60 marks); Reports including preliminary and final (165)). (Oral if required).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Resubmit Continuous Assessment (whether passed or failed) (Resubmit final project report only).

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EE6019 Research Report

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 or 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s):

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Michael Peter Kennedy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering).

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Engineering.

Module Objective: To provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their aptitude for research in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Module Content: Topic chosen in consultation with Supervisor and approved by the Head of Department.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Disseminate/communicate their work through seminar presentations, oral examinations in the presence of an extern.
?Write research reports
?Plan and develop milestones.
?Demonstrate their aptitude for research in electrical and electronic engineering.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (Interim Report 80 marks, Final Report 120 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students failing this module must repeat it as prescribed by the Departament.). Failed elements of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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EE6021 Industrial Placement

Credit Weighting: 30

Semester(s): Semester 3. (Summer months).

No. of Students: Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): EE6019

Teaching Method(s): Other (Project Work).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Michael Peter Kennedy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering).

Lecturer(s): Prof Michael Peter Kennedy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Staff, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the world of industry and broaden their engineering experience by assisting students in obtaining a work placement in a commercial organisation or research institute.

Module Content: Developing job search and transferable skills. Internship or placement in an enterprise relevant to Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Work in a commercial organisation or research institute, relevant to Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
?Develop career planning and transferable skills such as report writing and presentation skills.

Assessment: Total Marks 600: Continuous Assessment 600 marks (Interim Report 100 marks, Final Report 500 marks) ).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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EE6022 Research Project

Credit Weighting: 30

Semester(s): Semester 3. (Summer months).

No. of Students: Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): EE6019

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Other (Project Work).

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Michael Peter Kennedy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering).

Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Engineering.

Module Objective: To provide students with the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to a substantial design problem requiring analytical and/or design and/or experimental effort.

Module Content: Topic chosen in consultation with supervisor and approved by the Head of Department.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Pursue project work in a research environment;
?Plan and develop milestones;
?Research and implement within a chosen theme;
?Write a minor thesis.

Assessment: Total Marks 600: Continuous Assessment 600 marks (Interim Report 100 marks, Dissertation 500 marks.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 50%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: No Supplemental Examination.

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EE6034 Optoelectronic Devices and Applications

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 130.

Pre-requisite(s): UE2003 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 28 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Practicals.

Module Co-ordinator: Prof Peter James Parbrook, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Prof Peter James Parbrook, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Dr Fatima Cristina Garcia Gunning, Tyndall Institute.

Module Objective: To present the principles and applications of semiconductor optoelectronics and photonics and their application in high bandwidth fibre optic communication systems.

Module Content: Introduction to quantum mechanics and application to semiconductor optoelectronic devices: quantum confinement, elementary band structure. Fundamentals of laser operation and design, Semiconductor emitters: Light Emitting Diodes and Lasers. Wavelength stability in semiconductor laser devices. Non communications based applications of optoelectronic devices. Optical detectors-principles and design.
Optical communication theory. Properties of optical fibres. Non-linear phenomena in single mode fibres. Passive optical components. Optical sources for lightwave system applications. Modulation of optical sources. Optical receiver design. Optical amplifiers.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Solve problems related to the design of enhanced efficiency light emitting devices, the use of semiconductor lasers in optical communications and other applications.
?Design an optical communication link.
?Solve problems related to the propagation of light in and between optical components and the impact polarization, attenuation, dispersion, electrical signal modulation bandwidth and other factors may have on system bandwidth or sensitivity.
?Describe, analyse, compare and utilise a variety of passive and active optical components, particularly optical waveguides, modulators, amplifiers, light-emitting devices, and optical detectors.
?Solve analytical and design based problems related to optical communications networks, including the passive and active optical components that constitute an optical communications system.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks (In class written examination (10 marks); Laboratory Report (10 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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EE6036 Design of RF Integrated Circuits

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Max 120.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures; Other (Design Exercise).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Kevin McCarthy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Kevin McCarthy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To present design techniques for integrated RF transceivers.

Module Content: Architectures of modern RF Tranceivers; performance specifications such as noise and non-linear effects; oscillators; mixers; phase-locked loops; low noise amplifiers.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Partition an RF system into functional sub-blocks.
?Determine characteristics such as noise figure and non-linear effects.
?Analyse and design RF oscillators.
?Analyse and design RF mixers.
?Analyse and design an RF phase locked loop.
?Analyse and design an RF low noise amplifier.
?Use a simulation tool to design/analyse a typical RF block or system and communicate the findings in a report.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 80 marks; Continuous Assessment 20 marks ( Design exercise).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE6040 Mobile and Cellular Communications

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): EE4004 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Colin Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Colin Murphy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Dr Kevin McCarthy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To study modern systems of mobile and cellular communications

Module Content: Spectral analysis of data signals, performance of single symbol transmission and detection via coherent and noncoherent demodulation, multiuser/multicarrier transmission systems, binary Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) error control codes, architecture and operation of modern mobile and cellular communications systems including cellular standards, Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) and wireless Personal Area Networks (PANs).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Calculate the power spectral density and bandwidth requirements of coded modulations;
?Quantify the reliability of single symbol detection for popular M-ary modulations and simplex signalling in Gaussian noise (coherent demodulation) and slow, nonselective Rayleigh fading channels (noncoherent demodulation);
?Describe and analyse such contemporary multicarrier/multiuser systems as orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), frequency hopping/direct sequence spread spectrum and code division multiple access (CDMA);
?Use LDPC techniques to protect data against transmission errors;
?Describe the operation of modern cellular communications systems;
?Analyse at a block level transceiver systems for cellular communications such as 3G and LTE;
?Outline and analyse at a block level communications systems for wireless Local Area Networks such as the IEEE 802.11 family;
?Describe at a block level the operation of Personal Area Network systems.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 60 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks ( laboratory report.).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward.

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EE6101 Advanced Analogue and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Domenico Zito, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Prof Michael Peter Kennedy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Dr Domenico Zito, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: The study of the principles of advanced analogue and mixed-signal IC design in silicon technology.

Module Content: Theory, analysis and design of analogue and mixed-signal ICs in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies;
Noise in devices and circuits; voltage and current references; gm/C filters;sample and hold circuits; switched capacitor filters;
Precision data converters: analog-digital converter (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter sigma delta low pass data converters.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Perform noise analysis on circuits containing resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, transistors and operational amplifiers;
?Design analog and mixed-signals integrated circuits with optimized performance;
?Analyse sample-and-hold circuits, taking into account non-idealities;
?Design bipolar and MOS circuits for bandgap references;
?Perform the spectral transformations in a typical signal processing chain resulting from anti-alias filtering, sampling, analog-to-digital conversion up- and down-sampling, digital-to-analog conversion, and reconstruction filtering;
?Use the bilinear transform to design first- and second-order discrete time filters;
?Model and analyse switched-capacitor circuits in the time and z-domains;
?Analyse and design digital to analog converters;
?Analyse and design analog to digital converters.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 140 marks (2 x 70 marks); Continuous Assessment 60 marks (2 x 30 marks (written solutions of exercises and reports on mini-projects)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 2 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 2 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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EE6102 Advanced Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuit Design

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): EE6101 Advanced Analogue and Mixed-Signal IC Design

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Domenico Zito, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering).

Lecturer(s): Prof Michael Peter Kennedy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Dr Domenico Zito, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: The study of the principles of advanced RF IC design in silicon technology.

Module Content: Theory, analysis and design of radiofrequency transceivers for wireless applications in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies.
Wireless applications; transceiver architectures; systemsand circuits design challenges; system and circuit specifications; design constraints and technology limitations; circuit topologies and design techniques for the main building blocks and subsystems. Low noise amplifiers, voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs); mixers; power amplifiers.
Phase locked loop (PLL); single loop PLL: high frequency prescalers and dual modulus prescalers, phase detectors, charge pumps, loop filters, VCOs, sideband noise spurs and harmonics; fractional -N synthesizers; direct digital synthesis.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and analyze the main challenges at system and circuit levels for the implementation of radiofrequency transceivers and their building blocks in silicon technology;
?Design the building blocks of radiofrequency transceivers for wireless applications by means of advanced circuit topologies and design techniques;
?Analyse and design phase-locked loops and frequency synthesizers.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 140 marks; Continuous Assessment 60 marks (2 x 30 marks (written solutions of exercises and reports on mini-projects)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 2 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 2 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (15 minutes reading time) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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EE6106 Robotics and Mechatronics

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s):

Co-requisite(s):

Teaching Method(s): 48 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Richard Kavanagh, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr Guangbo Hao, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Dr Richard Kavanagh, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To provide the student with theoretical and practical knowledge and practice on serial robotics (kinematics and dynamics), the corresponding mechanisms, including parallel mechanisms and compliant mechanisms and manipulators, thereby simultaneously providing examples of mechatronic systems.

Module Content: Serial robotics: Basic Configurations; Spatial descriptions and transformations; Forward and inverse kinematics; Jacobians; Trajectory following; Robotic dynamics; Robotic parallel mechanisms (closed-loop mechanisms) and compliant/flexure mechanisms and manipulators; DOF and kinematics of parallel mechanisms; Kineto-static and dynamic modelling of compliant mechanisms; Mechatronics; Outline of mechanical, electrical actuation sensor and software elements of mechatronic components; Contromechanics with examples.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyze a wide variety of previously unseen robotic structures, including frame assignment and forward kinematic analysis, principally for the purpose of hand matrix derivation;
?Develop inverse kinematic equations and perform numerical solutions of inverse kinematics problems for robotic structures;
?Formulate interpolation-based strategies for trajectory generation for robots and other automation and servo-based systems;
?Identify various types of robotic mechanisms including parallel mechanisms and compliant mechanisms, and calculate their DOF;
?Derive the kinematic and dynamic equations of rigid-body robots;
?Develop kineto-static (load-displacement) and dynamic equations of compliant mechanisms;
?Complete two robotics projects, both utilizing appropriate software, and requiring problem solving and report writing skills.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 160 marks; Continuous Assessment 40 marks (2 x 20 marks: two software-based analysis/design-based assignments with reports).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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EE6107 Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Drives

Credit Weighting: 10

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 32.

Pre-requisite(s): EE4001 or equivalent

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 36 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Lecturer(s): Dr John Hayes, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Staff, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Module Objective: To study advanced power electronics and electric drives.

Module Content: Power semiconductors; power converter circuits; control of a power (voltage and current modes); high-frequency magnetics; d-q Modeling of converters and machines; computer simulation: PSPICE, Matlab-Simulink.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Analyze, solve, design, and model components, circuits, and systems for power electronics and electric drives.
?Analyse, model, control and design power electronics converters and specify circuit components based on converter requirements.
?Analyse, model and control an electric drive system.

Assessment: Total Marks 200: Formal Written Examination 100 marks; Continuous Assessment 100 marks (In-class written examination (50 marks); Assignments (2 x 25 marks)).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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