units

ECE4023

Faculty of Engineering

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Dr Mehmet Yuce

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

This unit is a study of passive and active electronic components and devices and how they perform at radio and microwave frequencies. Physical RF circuits are to be designed, built and tested in the laboratory and as design projects. Extensive use is made of modern RF simulation and design software.

Outcomes

  • To educate the student about the unique nature of working at RF and microwave frequencies
  • To give the student the necessary analytical skills to analyse RF and microwave electronic components, circuits and systems
  • To teach the student to design RF and microwave circuits and systems
  • To give the student the skills to utilise sophisticated RF and microwave EDA software and to use RF and microwave test equipment to develop RF and microwave electronics

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%.
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

ECE2021 or PHS2022 and ECE2041 and ECE2061

Co-requisites

Prohibitions

ECE4204, ECE5203, ECE5204