Full Title: Electrical Principles
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:EENG E7002
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 2 - 2013/14 ( February 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The aims of this module are to introduce the vocabulary, terminology, symbols and notation relating AC circuits. To enable the student extend their knowledge from DC circuits to AC and apply the basic laws and theorems as were applied to DC circuits. To be able to recognise, select, apply, test and measure basic AC circuits.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Recognise and interpret basic AC circuits.
  2. Examine the behaviour of Capacitors, Inductors and transformers in AC circuits.
  3. Apply circuit and component laws to AC circuits.
  4. Grasp basic Electrical Science definitions and principles.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Magnetic fields, electromagnetism, electromagnetic induction, applications of electromagnetic induction
Alternating Current and Voltage
Sine waves, voltage and current values of Sine waves, angular measurements of a sine wave, Ohm's law and Kirchoff's laws in AC circuits, superimposed DC and AC voltages, nonsinusoidal waveforms
Capacitors
Capacitors in AC circuits
RC Circuits
Impedance and phase angle in series RC circuits, impedance and phase angle in parallel RC circuits, power in RC circuits, filters
Inductors
Inductors in AC circuits
RL Circuits
Impedance and phase angle in series RL circuits, impedance and phase angle in parallel RL circuits, power in RL circuits, filters
RLC Circuits
Impedance and phase angle in series RLC circuits, impedance and phase angle in parallel RLC circuits, power in RLC circuits, resonance, filters, gain (attenuation), dB scales.
Transformers
Mutual Inductance, basic transformer, step-up transformer, step-down transformer, loading the secondary, reflected load, impedance matching
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Special Regulation
Students must obtain an overall pass mark of 40% of which they must have achieved a minimum of 35% in the continuous assessment element and 30% within the final written exam.

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Other Online Quizzes. 1,2,3,4 30.00 0 0 Every Week 0
Class Test A written examination will be given half way through the semester. It will test the students understanding of the content covered in the first half of the semester and give them an appreciation of the level of understanding needed for the main exam at the end of the semester. 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 Week 6 60
Class Test A written examination will be given near the end of the semester. It will test the students understanding of the content covered in the second half of the semester and give them an appreciation of the level of understanding needed for the main exam at the end of the semester. 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 Week 12 60
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam Students are examined on content covered in the semester. 1,2,3,4 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
In the case of a student having failed this module overall and has achieved less than 40% for their CA element they will be given an opportunity to repeat some aspect of their CA in order that they can reach but not exceed a 40% mark in their CA element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Floyd, Thomas L., Electronics fundamentals : circuits, devices and applications [ISBN: 9780135096833]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: Moodle

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 2 Mandatory