Module Code:53425
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:Electrical services are an important part of every modern building – from the supply of single or three-phase power to lighting, air-conditioning system controls, lift motors etc. This module will provide an opportunity for the students taking the Electrical option to develop greater expertise in this area with an emphasis on the requirements of commercial and industrial applications. 1. To provide the graduate with the skills to specify electrical services in a building in conformance with normal safety and commercial standards. (This subject to be considered in conjunction with ELECTRICAL SERVICES DESIGN 1) 2. To provide the detailed information on the principles and practice of Electrical Services Design in buildings and the procedures for designing power, lighting, fire safety, security and communication systems.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Apply procedures for designing electrical power systems
  2. Apply procedures for designing lighting systems
  3. Apply the ETCI regulations of current electrical engineering standards for domestic and commercial building.
  4. Interpret design requirements for (i) fire safety (ii )security (iii) communication systems and (iv) vertical transport systems.
  5. Analyse electrical systems designed by third parties (sub-contractors).

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Understanding ETCI Regulations
Safety and protection, over-current protection, cable sizing procedures (incl. Voltage drop calculations.), short circuit protection, fault calculations, discrimination, electric shock protection, fibrillation, earthing and bonding, functions of ELCB and RCD devices, protection against indirect contact
Cable Systems
Types of cables, types of conductor, insulation and protection, cable support and housing systems, cables run in void spaces, current rating of cables.
Protective Equipment
Fuses, miniature circuit breakers, MCCBs, air circuit breakers, performance characteristics (I versus t; fault energy etc.), overload and short circuit operation, discrimination and circuit breakers, fault calculations.
Wiring distribution systems
Electrical distribution schematics, construction of main and distribution boards, sub main system design and diversity, final sub circuits, lighting circuit design, circuit loading, power circuits design, distribution systems to motors, worked examples.
Tungsten Filament and discharge lighting principles. Selection of lighting systems, Lighting design calculations. Efficacy and environmental issues. Emergency Lighting (I.S. 3217)
Security, Fire, Communications and Vertical Transport systems
Intruder alarm systems and detection principles. Code of practice for fire detection (I.S. 3218). Fire detection principles. Telephony and computer networking principles and practice. Lifts, escalators, characteristics and specification of lifts, prime movers, controls, typical layouts, safety, testing of lifts, prime movers, controls, typical layouts, safety.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Special Regulation
The Laboratory based experiments in this module have H&S implications and may only be attempted under supervision.

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Directed assignments and practical laboratory-based exercises and experiments designed to implement and to reinforce the theory presented in lectures 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 100 40 n/a 0
Presentation Individual presentation on an aspect of electrical services design researched by the student 1,2,3,4 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
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 End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 50.00 100 40 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.

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 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 1.50 Every Week 1.50
Independent Study No Description 3.50 Every Week 3.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • ETCI, National Rules for Electrical Installations, ETCI – Ireland, 2008, 4th edition
  • Brian Scadden, Electrical Installation Work, Newnes, 2007, 6th edition
  • Trevor Linsley 2005, Basic Electrical Installation Work,, 4th Ed Ed., Newnes
  • CIBSE, CIBSE Guide H Building Control Systems, CIBSE, 2000
  • CIBSE, CIBSE Guide G Transport Systems, CIBSE, 2001
  • Behrouz A. Forouzan 2003, Data Communications and Networking, 3rd Ed.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 6 Group Elective 2