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EENG H1020: Electrical
Science
Short Title:
Electrical Science APPROVED
Full Title:
Electrical Science
Module Code:
EENG H1020
ECTS credits:
5
NFQ Level:
6
Module Delivered in
8 programme(s)
Module Contributor:
Morris Rimbi
Module Description:
This module introduces the learner to the fundamental concepts in electrical science.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
1. Demonstrate an understanding of electrical safety, basic first aid for electric shock and workshop risk assessment, and
deomstrate a knowledge of energy efficiency and on the safe disposal of electrical waste, including its impact on the
environment
2. Demonstrate a knowledge of the basic laws used in electrical science and the ability to derive and manipulate simple
formulae used in its study and to solve simple AC problems.
3. Show an understanding of the characteristics of reactive elements in AC circuits.
4. Demonstrate the ability to choose equipment and components and to carry out experiments to verify electrical laws and
knowledge of how to analyse, evaluate and present the experimental data.
5. Show an understanding of basic electric and magnetic field theories
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EENG H1020: Electrical
Science
Module Content & Assessment
Indicative Content
Safety and the Environment
Electrical safety. Electric shock and factors affecting its severity. Basic first aid techniques for electric shock. Idea of risk assessment in
workshop. PPE. Workshop electrical safety system. Tools/power tools. Testing on 'live' equipment. Personal injury. Manual handling.
Working in limited space/at height. Duty of care. WEEE Directive, Environmental impact of electrical waste. Safe disposal of electrical
waste. Introduction to energy efficiency in the design and implementation of basic circuits and wiring systems.
AC Analysis
This aspect of the subject builds upon the AC analysis presented in Circuit Theory in semester 1. Definition of cycle, period, frequency and
amplitude of sinusoidal waves. Equation of sinusoidal waves in the time domain and the concept of phase shift. Phasor representation of
sinusoidal waves. Characteristics of passive components in ac circuits. Concept of reactance and impedance of passive components.
Analysis of series and parallel RL, RC and RLC ac circuits using complex numbers in rectangular and polar forms. Series and parallel
resonance in RLC circuits. RC and RL transient analysis.
Fields and Electromagnetic Theory
The nature of electrical current and electrical charge. Capacitors and capacitance: electric fields, dielectrics, parallel plate capacitor,
capacitors in series and in parallel, applications of capacitors. Concept of magnetic fields, field strength and flux. Simple magnetic circuits.
B-H curves. Induced emf, self-inductance and inductors, inductors in series and in parallel, energy stored in an inductor, mutual induction.
Applications of electromagnetic induction: The transformer, it’s operation and application. Electric bell, solenoid, moving coil instruments.
Indicative Assessment Breakdown
%
Course Work Assessment %
50.00%
Final Exam Assessment %
50.00%
Course Work Assessment %
Assessment Type
Assessment Description
Outcome
addressed
% of
total
Assessment
Date
Lab work
Five labs consisting of hardware based experiments in which the
students must build and analyse RC and RLC circuits. The results of
this analysis will also be compared to the theoretical results.
None
40.00
n/a
Practical/Skills
Evaluation
Tests and assignment sheets to evaluate the students theoretical
knowledge of the subject.
None
10.00
n/a
Final Exam Assessment %
Assessment Type
Assessment Description
Outcome
addressed
% of
total
Assessment Date
Formal Exam
End-of-Semester Final Examination
None
50.00
End-of-Semester
ITB reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment
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EENG H1020: Electrical
Science
Indicative Module Workload & Resources
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
Floyd T.L 1998, Electronics Fundamentals, 4th Ed., Prentice-Hall [ISBN: 0 1383 5216X]
Thomas L. Floyd 2000, Principles of electric circuits, Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 0130959979.]
Ralph J. Smith, Richard C. Dorf 1992, Circuits, devices, and systems, 5th Ed., Wiley New York [ISBN: 04718 39442.]
Christopher R. Robertson 2001, Fundamental electrical and electronic principles, 2nd Edition Ed., Newnes Oxford [ISBN:
0750651466]
John Bird,, Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology, Second Edition, 2nd Ed., Elsevier- Newnes [ISBN: 0750665505.]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
Module Delivered in
Programme
Code
Programme
Semester
Delivery
BN_ECNG4_8
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Computer Engineering in Mobile Systems [240 ECTS
credits]
2
Mandatory
BN_EMEC4_8
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering [240 ECTS credits]
2
Mandatory
BN_EELTC_7
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering [180 ECTS credits]
2
Mandatory
BN_EMECH_D
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering [180 ECTS credits]
2
Mandatory
BN_ECOMM_7
Common Entry to Year 1 of Bachelor of Engineering (allowing later specialisation in Computer
Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering in Year 2)
2
Mandatory
BN_ECOMM_8
Common Entry to Year 1 of Bachelor of Engineering Honours (allowing later specialisation in
Computer Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering in Year 2)
2
Mandatory
BN_EELTC_C
Higher Certificate in Engineering in Computer Engineering [120 ECTS credits]
2
Mandatory
BN_EMECH_C
Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering [120 ECTS credits]
5
Mandatory
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