53424 - Electrical Services Design 1

Full Title:Electrical Services Design 1
Module Code:53424
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 air-conditioning, lighting, system controls, to lift motors etc. This module will provide an opportunity for the students taking the Electrical option to develop expertise in this area with a particular focus the requirements for domestic and similar buildings. The aims of this module are: 1.To enable students to calculate power requirements for equipment and for domestic and similar buildings. 2.To enable the student to specify electrical services in buildings to appropriate standards. 3.To understand the operation of the electrical equipment found in buildings. 4.To understand how electrical power is supplied to buildings.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Calculate electrical power requirements for equipment and for buildings.
  2. Summarise how electrical power is supplied to buildings.
  3. Specify and detail electrical services in a safe manner.
  4. Interpret current electrical engineering standards for domestic and commercial buildings.
  5. Summarise the operation of electrical appliances and equipment

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Electrical Safety, Earthing, RCD's
Power Factor Correction systems
Electrical Power Distribution from National Grid to within buildings
Switchgear and overcurrent protection
Metering, Tarriffs and Load factor
Testing and verification of installations
Principles of artificial lighting
Electric Water and Space Heating
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Practical laboratory-based exercises and directed assignments 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 100 40 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 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 100 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.
Reassessment Description
Electrical Power measurements have significant H&S risks and may only be attempted in a supervised laboratory. A limited period of time will be made available to learners seeking to recover experimental and other CA. Any augmented CA will be considered by the Autumn Board Meeting

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
  • Trevor Linsley 2005, Basic Electrical Installation Work, 4th Ed.
  • Brian Scaden 2002, Electrical Installation Work, 3rd Ed., Newnes
  • ETCI 2008, National Rules for Electrical Installation, 4th Ed., ETCI Dublin
  • CIBSE 2009, SLL Lighting Handbook, CIBSE
  • CIBSE 2000, Guide H Building Control Systems, CIBSE
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.esb.ie
  • Website: www.etci.ie
  • Website: www.sei.ie

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EELES_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Systems 5 Group Elective 2