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MECH7005 - Electrical Engineering 2

Title:Electrical Engineering 2
Long Title:Electrical Engineering 2
Module Code:MECH7005
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Mechanical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: GER KELLY
Module Author: GER KELLY
Module Description: This is a module on electrical and electronic engineering specifically designed for level 8 mechanical engineering students. It addresses (1) electronic circuits and (2) three phase electrical circuits which are necessary for (a) electrical signal processing and (b) an understanding of three phase power supplies and electric motor operation. The module encompasses operational amplifier circuits, three phase electrical circuits, dc and ac motors
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse three phase circuits and calculate current flows and voltage drops using complex analysis
LO2 Describe the construction and operation of DC and AC motors.
LO3 Explain the speed and torque characteristics of DC and AC motors
LO4 Appraise the operation and determine the output voltage for various operational amplifier circuit configurations.
LO5 Apply laboratory based three phase equipment and a computer aided learning system with software menu driven plug-in circuit board modules for experimental validation of operational amplifier circuit operation and three phase systems
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).
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.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

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

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Three Phase Circuit Analysis
Review of single phase AC circuit analysis. 3 phase supply; star and delta connected loads, 3 phase power. Transformers, efficiency and regulation.
Electrical Machines
Electrical machines - DC and AC construction. DC motors: speed and torque. The rotating magnetic field MMF wave. Induction motor - torque/speed; Power electronics – motor speed control.
Power Distribution and Safety Regulations
Three phase electrical supply system; switchgear; substation layout; maintenance and safety; codes of practice.
Laboratory Program
Computer aided laboratory learning and experimentation in all of the above areas
Operational Amplifier
Operational amplifier - equivalent circuit & virtual ground concept; Inverter and non inverting amplifier circuits - sign changing, scalar/gain and phase adjustment; Voltage follower operation; summing and difference amplifier; Integrator and differentiator circuits; Current-to-voltage and voltage-to-current converter.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Mid term 1hour assessment examination 1,2 25.0 Week 6
Other End of term 1 hour assessment examination 3,4 25.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Practical Work 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 Presentation of syllabus material itemised below 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Syllabus related practical work 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent learning of course material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Edward Hughes, John Hiley, Keith Brown, Ian McKenzie-Smith 2012, Electrical and Electronic Technology, 11th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 0273755102]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Fraser and Milne 1994, Integrated Electrical and Electronic Engineering for Mechanical Engineers, Mcgraw Hill Book Co Ltd [ISBN: 0077079736]
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
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