ENG06034 2013 Electrical Principles Engineering M and E 101

General Details

Full Title
Electrical Principles Engineering M and E 101
Transcript Title
Electrical Principles
Code
ENG06034
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Tom OCallaghan
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EELEC_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronics SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMECL_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECL_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_ETRON_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EGENE_X07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EGENE_X06 201700 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EELCO_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EMECH_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics
Description

This module is designed to help the students get an understanding of basic principles of a.c and d.c. electricity. Topics covered include: current, voltage, pwer and Ohm's Law, Capacitors, AC Sine wave, Electromagnetism, Inductors, Transformers, AC and DC motor operational principles.  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Apply basic electrical circuit theory and perform calculations of component values and electrical quantities in DC circuits , and series AC circuits.

2.

Apply Kirchhoff's Laws and Thévenin's Theorem to the solution of DC circuit problems.

3.

Perform calculations on RC and RL series circuits under transient conditions.

4.

Describe the principle of operation, construction, and applications, of common electromagnetic machines and devices.

5.

Define common electrical units, and show their interrelationships.

6.

Perform calculations on series magnetic circuits.

7.

List the characteristics of modern electric cells, describe charging methods, and perform calculations on associated quantities.

Module Assessment Strategies

This is achieved by combined theory and practical contect to help the student understand the range of fundemental theories of electrical principles. The assessment method combines lab work (20%), Continous assessment of theory (10%) and final exam (70%).

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to current, votage and power including safety significance.
  2. Basic DC circuits.
  3. Cells and charging.
  4. DC circuit theory including Kirchoff's laws.
  5. Electrostatics, time constant, and charging/discharging with series capacitor - resistior circuit.
  6. Magnetism, electromagnetism, and magnetic circuits.
  7. Electromagnetic induction. D.C motor.. AC motor and generator.
  8. Mutual Inductance and Transformer principles of operation.
  9. Basic AC circuits.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Other Exam Written Exam Oct Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Written Report Practical lab sessions and report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Practical work in laboratory 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

 Essential Text

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Bird, John

Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology

Newnes

2007

 Recommended Reading

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Reobertson, CR

Fundamental Electrical and Electronic Principles, Second Edition.

Newnes

2001

Rizzoni, G

Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering 

McGraw Hill Higher Education

2007

 

Other Resources

Hand out notes from lecturer and powerpoint for each lecture. Electrical/Electronic kit to be acquired or provided by IT Sligo at the beginning at the semester and brought by student to each laboratory session.

Additional Information

This module may prove challenging for first year students to absorb the theory and achieve all the learning outcomes in one semester as this module requires technical understanding and comprehension. There may be need for additional tutorial support here.

Practical work very important and so scheduled weekly to enable student understand the theoritical concepts.