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Module Title Electromagnetics, Antennas and Propagation
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 24083
Module Lead Dr C. Constantinou
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-36 hours
Tutorial-4 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours
Exclusions
Description The aims of this course are to:
  • Review the mathematical techniques on which electromagnetics rely
  • Make students aware of analytical methods
  • Make students aware of computer aided design
  • Give insights on the operating principles of a number of electromagnetic components
  • Understand the basic principles of antenna operation, analysis & design
  • Understand the physics of radiowave propagation at a number of frequency bands and environments
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Solve problems using special functions, partial differential equations, and vector calculus using analytical and numerical techniques;
  • Choose suitable electromagnetic based tools for the analysis of components;
  • Use electromagnetic CAD tools;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles behind electromagnetic analysis;
  • Describe the operation of and perform design calculations on selected electromagnetic systems;
  • Model and select relevant physical propagation mechanisms from particular frequency bands and propagation environments;
  • Describe simple propagation models quantitatively and perform simple coverage and interference prediction calculations;
  • Use statistical techniques in radiowave propagation modelling;
  • Propose appropriate measurement methodologies to support the creation of radiowave propagation prediction models;
  • Discuss recent research results in this topic area.
Assessment 24083-01 : Module mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Main assessment:
(40%) end of module assessment:
Option A: 1.5 hour closed book examination at end of module (centrally timetabled in main January exam period)
Option B: Open book assessment comprising short questions with a mixture of multiple choice or open answers released and submitted via Canvas.

(60%) two computing assignment reports each worth 30% submitted after January exam period (Canvas submission)

Supplementary/Reassessment:
Reassessment to match the main assessment method with due consideration made to any restrictions imposed at the time of reassessment. Students can carry forward passed assessment components from main assessment.
Other None
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