Module Overview

Circuit Theory

This module introduces the learner to basic electrical measurements and the fundamentals of electronic circuit theory.

Module Code

EENG H1015

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Basic Electrical Quantities and Instrumentation

Introduction to DC electrical measurements, DC current and Voltage. The ammeter, voltmeter and multi-meter, their use as measurement tools. The resistor in a DC circuit and Ohm's Law. Resistivity and temperature coefficient of resistance.

DC Circuit Theory

Resistive circuits. Resistors in series/parallel. The Wheatstone Bridge. Voltage and current divider rules. Power and energy in a resistive circuit. Maximum power transferred to a load resistor. Negative voltages and currents.

Network Theorems

Kirchoff's Voltage and Current Laws. The Superposition Theorem, Thevenin's Theorem for simplifying DC analysis. Loop Current Analysis and multi-source circuits.

Other Passive Devices in DC circuits

The Capacitor and Inductor in a DC network. Charging and discharging curves for the capacitor and inductor in a DC circuit.

The module is delivered through a series of lectures, laboratory activities as well as student self-directed learning including assessment activities.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50