20 credits at level HE6
The module is intended to provide the underpinning knowledge and understanding of electronic engineering that is most relevant to mechatronic engineering students
The principles of dc and ac voltage sources.
Series and parallel circuits dc and ac.
Kirchoffs and Theveninís theorems.
Capacitors and Inductors in dc and ac circuits.
Phase relationships in ac circuits illustrated and calculated using vector methods.
Power in circuits.
Electrical signals and noise.
A description of the functionality of:
diodes and transistors,
operational amplifiers and buffers,
logic gates, latches flip-flops and other basic logic building blocks.
other larger scale logic devices, e.g. processors, memory and other related devices.
A functional description of microcontrollers, how they are programmed and how they are used in e.g. embedded mechatronic systems, including an introduction to programming devices.
Electronic Power drives as used in Mechatronics:
A description of power drive devices and how they are used in relation to mechatronic systems.
Electronic Systems related to Mechatronics:
A description of the use of sensors, instrumentation, control and communication systems as in relation to mechatronic applications e.g. industrial, automobile and consumer electronics systems.
Lectures, simulation and CAD software will be used both in the lectures and also separately in tutorial work conducted by the students.
Case studies of system applications will be used to add to the student's appreciation of the subject.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||understand the fundamental principles of the relevant electrical engineering in relation to mechatronics.||be able to analyse standard formats of electrical circuits.|
|2.||understand the fundamental principles of the relevant electronic engineering in relation to mechatronics.||be able to analyse standard formats of electronic devices and circuits.|
|3.||understand the principles of procedural programming relevant to programming devices.||be able to programme microcontroller devices and systems that contain microcontroller devices|
|4.||understand the fundamental principles of the relevant electronic systems related to mechatronic engineering.||be able to describe and analyse at a system level the functioning of the key electronic systems that are related to mechatronics.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Circuit Analysis Demystified by D. McMahon
Hughes Electrical and Electronic Technology 10th Ed by Hiley, Brown and McKenzie-Smith
C Programming in Easy Steps by M McGrath 3rd Ed
|Host Subject Group:||Engineering|
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