Electronics with Music BEng/MEng

Electromagnetic Compatiblity 3 ENG3023

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The course introduces students the origins of unwanted electromagnetic emissions in terms of the electric and magnetic fields causing them. It provides students with the ability to analyse the propagation of electromagnetic waves in various media.


2 lectures per week

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements


Recommended Entry Requirements


Excluded Courses





80% Examination

20% Laboratory report

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of this course are to:

■ introduce the origins of unwanted electromagnetic emissions in terms of the electric and magnetic fields causing them;

■ provide practical illustrations of EMC concepts developed in the lectures.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ manipulate the equations of electromagnetism;

■ appreciate propagation of electromagnetic waves in free space and along transmission lines;

■ be familiar with the causes of electromagnetic interference and be able to design electronic and electrical equipment which satisfy electromagnetic compatibility requirements.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.


Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.


Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.


Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.