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ELEC7007 - Electrotechnology

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Title:Electrotechnology
Long Title:Electrotechnology
Module Code:ELEC7007
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Electrical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2015/16 ( January 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARTIN HILL
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: An intermediate Course on Electrotechnology aimed at non-Electrical Engineers
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Determine values of Impedance, Resistance and Reactance in parallel circuits.
LO2 Describe how 3-phase supply is generated and connected to the National Grid and the effect of low power factor on the supply system.
LO3 Detail the 3-phase low and medium voltage system and the application of 3-phase supply to single phase and 3-phase loads.
LO4 Detail the principle of operation of 3-phase induction motors and various starting and control circuits.
LO5 Use cable tables to select suitable cables for specified conditions and load.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Parallel Circuits
Analyse basic parallel circuits with resistive, inductive and capacitive components and determine circuit power factor.
Three Phase Alternator
Generation of 3-phase supply, factors effecting generated e.m.f and frequency of supply. Generated voltage level, stepping up voltage to national grid levels, stepping down voltage from national grid to consumer levels, etc. Describe the effect of low power factor on the supply system
Three Phase Systems
Detail the 3-phase low and medium voltage system and the application of 3-phase supply to single phase and 3-phase loads
Three Phase Induction Motors
Detail the principle of operation of 3-phase induction motors and various starting and control circuits
Cable Selection
Use cable tables to select suitable cables for specified conditions and load.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab - Parallel Circuits 1 5.0 Week 3
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab - Power Factor 2 5.0 Week 5
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab - Star/Delta Circuits 3 5.0 Week 7
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab - AC Motor Torque Characteristics 4 5.0 Week 9
Short Answer Questions Mid Semester Exam 3 15.0 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation Lab - Motor Starting 4 5.0 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
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.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Practical Skills 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Practical Skills 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Directed Learning 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • John Hiley & Keith C. Brown & Edward Hughes & Ian Mackenzie Smith 2012, Electrical and Electronic Technology, 11th Ed., Pearson ed [ISBN: 0273755102]
  • John Bird 2013, Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology, 5th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 0415662869]
  • C.R. Robertson 2008, Further Electrical and Electronic Principles, 3rd Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 0750687479]
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
CR_EMANF_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering 5 Elective
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Elective
CR_EMECN_7 Parttime - Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 5 Elective

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