10 credits at level HE4
• To enable students to appreciate fundamental concepts in electrical & electronic systems
• To carry out experimental investigations to support the theoretical concepts
• To promote problem solving skills using a variety of techniques
Circuit Theory – Ohms law. Resistance, inductance and capacitance. Devices in series and parallel. Charging and discharging of devices. Apply Kirchoff’s Laws to analyse circuit problems. Transient conditions in RC and RL circuits. Effects of sinusoidal voltages and currents in RC, RL and RLC circuits. Power and energy in ac-circuits. Simple bridge circuits. Rectification and regulation.
Magnetic field effects. Electromagnetic induction including hysteresis and coupling.
Principles of electrical machines – AC & DC generators. AC & DC motors. Transformers.
Properties of conductors, insulators and semi-conductors. Function of semi-conductors, diode and transistor action. Simple logic circuits. Transistors used as amplifiers and switches. Integrated circuits, basic computer elements and opto-electronic devices.
Delivery of this module will concentrate on promoting problem solving skills using known and accepted mathematical techniques and scientific principles.
The delivery will be structured as follows:
Formal lectures to deliver the specified curriculum 24 hours
Tutorials and problem solving support in order to reinforce the lectures 10 hours
Laboratory sessions used to determine the limitations of the scientific principles
of the syllabus 6 hours
Assignments specific to the laboratory sessions 16 hours
Two phase tests in order to assess previous unseen questions that are similar
to the ones illustrated in the problem solving sessions 2 hours
Self directed learning specific to the syllabus content 42 hours
Total time: 100 hours.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Analyse specific problems using appropriate analytical techniques||Develop solutions associated with electrical & electronic principles using appropriate analytical techniques|
|2.||Assess the sensitivity of the obtained results||Analyse results obtained using suitable analysis|
|3.||Appreciate the application of different theories presented in this module||Apply principles of vehicle electronic engineering systems to solve realistic problems.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Laboratory assignments||Phase tests|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Electrical Technology – Edward Hughes
Electronic Principles and Applications – John B Pratley – 1998 ISBN 0-340-69275-8
Applied Electronics – John C Morris – 1997 ISBN 0-340-65284-5
|Host Subject Group:||Engineering|
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