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Development of electromagnetic compatibility courses at the City University of Hong Kong

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2 Author(s)
Sai-Wing Leung ; City University of Hong Kong ; Kwok-Hung Chan

EMC compliance is a mandatory requirement for electronic and electrical devices export to European countries and the USA. Hong Kong is an export-oriented city with 23% of the total export in electronic and electrical products; knowledge in EMC design and standards are highly desirable to engineers in Hong Kong. To cater for these particular needs of the local industry, EMC was introduced as an undergraduate course in 1994, prior to the effective date of implementation of EMC Directive 89/336/EEC in 1996. After 15-years of development and modification, the EMC course has now become one of the most popular postgraduate courses in Hong Kong. The course includes lectures, EMC standard interpretation, case studies, together with an emphasis on the hands-on experience of EMC tests and facilities in the EMC test laboratory. In this paper, a summary of the development of the EMC course at the City University of Hong Kong in the last decade are presented, and some possible future EMC needs are discussed at the end.

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IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 1 )