Course Details

ELE 607 Electromagnetic Compatibility
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Supervisor(s):Dr. Birsen Saka
OnlineMonday10:00 - 12:45

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Department Faculty 
Course objectiveThe aim of the course is to give concepts of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), and to teach the relevant methods and strategies to design electromagnetic compatible system and circuits. 
Learning outcomes
  1. Understand the concepts of electromagnetic compatibility
  2. Learn static charge generation and ESD protection methods
  3. Identify low and high frequencies coupling mechanisms
  4. Design electromagnetic shield and filters
  5. Learn the EMC regulations, test and measurements
Course ContentIntroduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Review of EM Field Theory,
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) sources, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
Shielding Theory and Practice, Grounding, Cabling, EMI Filters, EMC Regulations and tests, Frequency Assignment and Spectrum Conservation.
References1) Ott H.W., Noise reduction techniques in electronic systems, John Wiley & Sons, 1988.
2) Kodali V. Prasad, Engineering Electromagnetic Compatibility: Principles, Measurements, Technologies, and Computer Models, John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
3) Paul C., Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility, John Wiley & Sons, 1992.
5) Saka B., ELE 707: EMC Course Notes.

Course outline weekly

Week 1Concepts of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and definitions
Week 2Basic concepts of EM Field Theory, EMC units, radiation and frequency spectrum
Week 3Natural and man made sources of EMI
Week 4Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), static charge generation, ESD protection
Week 5Plane wave shielding theory and shielding effectiveness
Week 6High and low impedance fields, practical shielding problems and tests
Week 7Grounding
Week 8Capacitive coupling, inductive coupling, cable shielding
Week 9Midterm Exam
Week 10EMI Filters, Passive components, filter theory and characteristics, ABCD parameters
Week 11Lump element EMI filters, distributed element EMI filters
Week 12EMC Regulations and standards
Week 13EMC test sites and measurements
Week 14Frequency Assignment and Spectrum Conservation
Week 15Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam160
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes140
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes160

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities133
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14798
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)14545
Final Exam (Study duration) 15050
Total Workload31108238

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has general and detailed knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in addition to the required fundamental knowledge.   X 
2. Solves complex engineering problems which require high level of analysis and synthesis skills using theoretical and experimental knowledge in mathematics, sciences and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.    X
3. Follows and interprets scientific literature and uses them efficiently for the solution of engineering problems. X   
4. Designs and runs research projects, analyzes and interprets the results.X    
5. Designs, plans, and manages high level research projects; leads multidiciplinary projects.X    
6. Produces novel solutions for problems.  X  
7. Can analyze and interpret complex or missing data and use this skill in multidiciplinary projects. X   
8. Follows technological developments, improves him/herself , easily adapts to new conditions.  X   
9. Is aware of ethical, social and environmental impacts of his/her work. X   
10. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral form effectively; uses English effectivelyX    

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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