Courses & Units

Engineering Circuit Theory KNE122


Introduces fundamental concepts in circuit theory and electrical engineering. The unit aims to develop a systematic approach to circuit analysis and an understanding of electrical phenomena.Topics covered include DC circuit theory - Kirchhoff's laws and circuit reduction; superposition, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems; maximum power theorem, loop and nodal analysis; inductance and capacitance, transient behaviour of R-L and R-C circuits; steady state AC circuit theory - periodic wave forms, average and RMS values; phasors, R-L, R-C and R-L-C circuits, impedance, power, power factor, complex power; matching; three-phase circuits; introduction to the electricity distribution system.


Unit name Engineering Circuit Theory
Unit code KNE122
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Teaching staff


Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

3 lectures, 1 tutorial weekly (13 wks), 2x3-hr practical lab sessions, and 2x3-hr computer simulations practicals during the semester.


3-hr final exam (50%), coursework with 2 mid-term 90 minutes written tests (40%) and 4 pracs/computer labs with reports (10%)

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