Introduction to EMC

Training Course

Training Course

This course provides an introduction to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) for those that are new to EMC or need a refresher. The basics of EMC are explained together with the method of demonstrating compliance with the EU EMC Directive 2014/30/EU for CE marking and UK EMC regulations for UKCA Marking and other relevant directives and regulations. Electromagnetic resilience for safety is outlined. The types of EMC standards and EMC testing are described.

TÜV SÜD additionally offers the opportunity to deliver this training as a dedicated in-house course, delivered solely to your organisation to meet your needs and requirements. To receive a quote and find out more information, please contact us at [email protected]

course benefits

This course is delivered by one of TÜV SÜD's leading industry experts who have leading knowledge from their decades of experience. TÜV SÜD’s small class sizes enhance the trainer-delegate relationship to ensure our delegates leave with confidence in the knowledge they have acquired throughout the training course and include a globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate upon completion.

All of our physical classrooms come with refreshments and lunch as standard.

Who will benefits

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Owners
  • Operators
  • Maintainers with compliance responsibilities involved in the development or supply of electrical and electronic equipment.

Learning objectives

  • Learn the basic mechanisms of EMC.
  • Understand the EMC requirements of EMC Directive 2014/30/EU and CE Marking.
  • Understand the differences for UKCA Marking under UK EMC Regulations SI 2016 No. 1091.
  • Identify relevant EMC standards for CE marking.
  • Identify relevant EMC standards for other industries with EMC requirements.
  • Understand how to make a Declaration of Conformity.
  • Understand the need for electromagnetic resilience for functional safety.
  • Understand the contents of a commercial test standard and the method of test.
  • Understand the purpose of EMC test plans, test preparation, and the content of test reports.

course agenda

Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility: Definition of EMC, emissions and immunity, EMC and the product cycle, reliability aspects of EMC, the decibel, interference in the time and frequency domain, coupling mechanisms, electromagnetic fields, near and far fields, differential and common mode cable coupling.

EU and other Regulations: UKCA marking and regulations, EMC directive 2014/30/EU and CE marking, apparatus and fixed installations, excluded equipment, apparatus conformity process, declaration of conformity, radio equipment directive, low voltage directive, machinery directive, medical device regulations EU and UK, medical device standards, difference with US requirements.

Other industries with EMC requirements: Marine equipment directive and UK regulations, UNECE 10.04 automotive regulations, aerospace RTCA/DO-160/ED-14, military standards, requirements and exclusions.

Functional Safety Considerations: Electromagnetic resilience and safety requirements, regulations and standards, functional safety process and immunity testing.

Test Standards: Commercial standards bodies, application and revision of standards, basic standards, harmonised/designated generic standards, harmonised/designated product standards, CISPR emission standards, conducted emission test, harmonics voltage fluctuation and flicker emission test, radiated emission test, CISPR and other immunity standards, IEC EN 61000-4-x series basic immunity standards and test, in-situ test.

EMC Documentation: Test plans and preparation, immunity performance criteria, test setup, test reports.


Instructor-led training course.

Upon completion, you will receive your globally recognised TÜV SÜD certificate on Introduction to EMC.

Learning assessments

Class exercises.

Trainer bio

Peter Dorey, Principal Consultant, TÜV SÜD.

This course is presented by Pete Dorey BSc (Hons) CEng MIET of TÜV SÜD. Pete is a Principal Consultant and has worked in electromagnetic disciplines since 1980.


Payment options depend on delivery method of the course:

  • E-learning courses - select credit card payment on checkout.
  • Instructor-led/public courses - currently payable by invoice only.

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