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ELEC6032 - Electrical Principles 2

Title:Electrical Principles 2
Long Title:Electrical and Electronic Principles 2
Module Code:ELEC6032
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Electrical Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARTIN HILL
Module Author: KEVIN DAVIS
Module Description: This module furthers the learners knowledge of electrical and electronic theory. The modules focuses on AC theory and simple analogue electronic circuit designs. The learner applied this theory in the contruction and testing of electrical installations and electronic circuits.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Translate the general principles of electromagnetic energy conversion to the generation of AC Electricity
LO2 Describe the construction and operation of DC and AC machines
LO3 Perform calculations to establish operating conditions in standard mains electrical circuits.
LO4 Explain and construct the controls and protection of domestic consumer installations.
LO5 Make meaningful measurements on electrical circuits and interpret the results to determine any faults present.
Pre-requisite learning
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Analysis of AC Electrical Circuits.
AC waveforms. Reactance and Impedance. Phasor Diagrams and complex notation. Active and Reactive Power. Analysis of resistors, capacitors and inductors in AC circuits (series - parallel combinations). Low and High Pass Filters. Resonance in AC circuits. Power factor correction.
Electrical Machines.
Construction of DC and AC machines. Difference between Motors and Generators. Speed and Torque performance of DC motors. The rotating magnetic field. AC motor performance.
Electrical Workshop.
Construction of socket outlet circuits.Study protective and control devices in domestic installations.Principles of safety, earthing techniques and components used. Testing of installations. Analysis of DC and AC motors.
Electronic Laboratory.
Amplification of analogue signals from sensors using Operational Amplifier circuits. Introduction to control and feedback. Basic Op-Amp circuits. Construct electronic circuits using semiconductor and discrete components. Perform measurements on these circuits to characterise the circuit operation
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 Electrical Workshop 4 15.0 Week 12
Performance Evaluation Electronic laboratories 5 15.0 Week 12
Multiple Choice Questions In class exam at end of week 6 1 10.0 Week 7
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 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 Syllabus and assessments 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Electrical Workshop 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Lab Electronic Laboratory 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 9.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • John Bird 2010, Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology, Fourth Edition [ISBN: 978-0-08-089056-2]
  • Neil Storey 2011, Electrical and electronic systems [ISBN: 0130930466]
  • Brian Scadden 2003, Electrical Installation Work, 5th Edition Ed., Newnes [ISBN: 0-7506-6619-6]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Electrotechnical Council of Ireland 2010, E.T.C.I Rules
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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CR_ESENT_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_EBSEN_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Building Services Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EMECH_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 3 Elective
CR_EBSEN_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Building Services Engineering 3 Mandatory

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