Module title: Transmission and Networks

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE10101
Module leader: Kamyab Givaki
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics

Module code: ELE09100
Module title: Electrical Systems
Examples of equivalent learning: Electrical Systems equivalent to SCQF level 9

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Francisco Vedreno Santos
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A participative approach involving students will be adopted in lectures, tutorials and case studies with students being encouraged to interact within groups and with the module leader.

Students will be encouraged to enhance their critical thinking and analysing skills through interactive tutorial sessions. These skills will be further strengthened through a mini project of a student's own choice on a relevant topic (LOs 1 to 4). The mini project will also be helpful in developing an appropriate level of research skills.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The module helps the students in building up their confidence through feedback on a regular basis. Continued interaction with the lecturer and peers helps them improve their teaching and learning skills. These skills will help them with employment and future career developments.

Research / teaching linkages
The module leader is an active researcher and ensures that he is up-to-date with the latest developments in his subject area. This gives him the opportunity to share his knowledge with the students, where applicable and as appropriate to the module learning outcomes.
Supporting equality and diversity.
The style, pace of presentation and lecture notes are continually monitored and reviewed through feedback from students to ensure that they are suitable for all types of students, e.g. part-time, full-time, mature, overseas and those with special needs. Extra support is provided to all students, as and when necessary, by the module leader and through the drop-in support sessions offered by the School.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment will be by examination, lab report and class test. Class tutorials and a mini project provide the opportunity for formative feedback and assessment. In the mini project there could be any combination of the learning outcomes 1 - 4.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 125
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 40 1-4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Transmission Lines: general transmission line equations; characteristic impedance; propagation constant; velocity of propagation; finite-length transmission line short-circuited and open-circuited at the distant end; equivalent $p and T networks for a uniform transmission line; reflection on transmission lines.

High Frequency Transmission Lines: losses; characteristic impedance; propagation constant; short-circuited and open-circuited loss-free lines.

Two-Port Networks: characteristic impedance; propagation constant; attenuation constant; phase control; iterative impedance; image-transfer constant; insertion loss; y-parameters; z-parameters; interconnected two-ports.

Prototype Filters: low-pass; high-pass; band-pass; band-stop.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse and determine transmission line parameters;
LO2: analyse transmission line parameters for application to specialised conditions, including high frequency lines;
LO3: derive and analyse equivalent $p and T networks for a uniform transmission line;
LO4: apply two-port network theory to prototype filters.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Transmission and Networks