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Analogue Engineering - ELE00045H

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Jeremy Everard
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2022-23 to Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To provide an understanding of the underlying circuit principles of analogue filters including a variety of filter approximations and thereby to synthesise these filters using passive and active components
  • To introduce ADC and DAC topologies and their performance characteristics
  • To introduce power circuits including switched mode power supplies and switching audio amplifiers

Graduate skills aims:

  • To develop skills in the selection and application of appropriate numeric and algebraic techniques

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Understand various ADC and DAC topologies and their limitations
  • Be able to design and build analogue filters
  • Be able to calculate the order and type of filter based on specifications
  • Be able to implement analogue filters using passive LC and active circuits
  • Be able to design simple SMPSU and switching amplifiers

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to explain and evaluate advanced technical concepts concisely and accurately
  • Be able to select, adapt and apply a range of mathematical techniques to solve advanced problems
  • Have developed skills in problem solving, critical analysis and applied mathematics


Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Analogue Engineering Exam
1.5 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Analogue Engineering Exam
1.5 hours 100

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme.  We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments.

A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback.  This can be found at

The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme.  In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work.  Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period.  The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline.  The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback.  The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum.  Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate.  Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date. 

Indicative reading

Design of Analog Filters – Rolf Schauman, Mac E. Van Valkenburg, Oxford University Press ISBN:0195118774
Passive and Active Filters, Theory and Implementations - Wai-Kai CHEN, Wiley
Analog Filter Design - M.E. Van Valkenburg, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Razavi, B, ‘Fundamentals of Microelectronics’, John Wiley and Sons 2008, ISBN 978-0-471-47846-1
Floyd, TL, ‘Electronic Devices’, Macmillan Publishing 1991. ISBN 0-02-946362-9
Paul Grey, Paul Hurst, Stephen Lewis, Robert Meyer, ‘Analysis & Design of Analogue Integrated Circuits’, Wiley, 2003. ISBN 0-471-37752-X
Abraham I Pressman 'Switching Power Supply Design', McGraw-Hill, 1998. ISBN 0-070-522367

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.