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Fundamentals of EMC (5 days)

Fundamentals of EMC* is a highly recommended, unique five day course that will provide you with the essential knowledge required to help manage EMC and achieve EMC compliance.

An understanding of EMC is essential for the reliable operation of electrical/electronics equipment and systems for the commercial, automotive and aerospace markets.

It is illegal to sell or operate electronic equipment or systems that are not compliant with the EMC Directive within the European Economic Area. 

This 5 day course consists of:

  • Four days of lectures and demonstrations
  • One day of practical demonstrations at our UKAS accredited Testing Laboratory to illustrate the commonly required EMC tests described in the EN61000-4-x series of standards, such as: Conducted Emissions; Radiated Emissions; Conducted Immunity; Radiated Immunity

Applying the knowledge and understanding from this course will improve the management of EMC, minimise the risk of unforseen problems and project/production delays in equipment manufacture thus reducing business risk.

The New EMC Directive

The new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU is now in force with no transition period. The implications of the new provisions will be discussed in this course.

Note: This course is also available specifically tailored to the railway industry. For more information click here.

*Please note that this course has previously been called Fundamentals of Design and Testing for EMC.

Bookings for this course can be made up to 14 days prior to the course start date. For bookings made closer to the start date, please call us for availability.

Upcoming Dates

27th - 31st Mar 2017
5 day Course
Price: £1835.00 + VAT
Location: York

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What is it about?

This course covers the basics of EMC from its underlying theory through to the standards and regulatory environment of testing - including design requirements and how to achieve EMC assurance or EMC product compliance.
  • Fundamentals of EM Waves and radiation mechanisms
  • Decibels and the units of ‘EMC’
  • The EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and implementing regulations
  • Implications on the new EMC Directive 2014/30/EU compared to the old one, 2004/108/EC

  • Commercial EMC standards
  • EMC measurement and testing
  • Overview of EMC design principles
  • Conducted interference (passive devices, filters, etc)
  • EMC on a PCB (PCB layout, decoupling, ‘chip’ characteristics, etc)
  • Screening and enclosures
  • Shielding modelling case studies (illustrating shielding examples using computational software)
  • Conformance Workshop – case studies
  • Technical documentation
  • EMC management strategies
  • Includes a day of demonstrations held at our Castleford UKAS accredited Laboratory to illustrate the commonly required EMC tests: Conducted emissions, radiated emissions, Conducted immunity (RF, EFTB, etc) and radiated immunity


Who should attend?

  • Practising engineers of MEng/BEng/BSc/HNC level
  • Managers concerned with the design, manufacture and testing of electrical/electronic products and for setting EMC requirements
  • Engineers/managers involved in the designing of EMC test facilities
  • Equipment designers and testers
  • Compliance engineers and managers
Previous course attendees have included personnel from SMEs, large industrial companies, multi-nationals, the Armed Forces and Government agencies from around the world.


What will I achieve?

  • The acquisition of fundamental EMC knowledge
  • An understanding of EMC regulations and standards
  • The ability to apply EMC knowledge to their particular situation
  • The ability to manage EMC effectively and achieve EMC assurance/compliance


Key Benefits

  • Learn to manage EMC effectively and achieve EMC compliance
  • Provides participants with an understanding of key subjects
  • Demystifies the world of EMC regulations & standards
  • Includes an all-day practical workshop at our accredited EMC test lab