Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM1259 - Electrical and Electronic Principles (2012)

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MODULE TITLEElectrical and Electronic Principles CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODECSM1259 MODULE CONVENERDr Gareth Kennedy (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 10
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 73
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This course offers a comprehensive and practical exploration of basic electrical and electronic concepts, using a combination of theoretical and a hands-on approach to applications, and troubleshooting. This module is a pre-requisite for subsequent modules, including the Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport second year module, in the BEng Mining Engineering and BSc/MEng Renewable Energy degree programmes.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The main aims of the module are to develop the students understanding of a wide range of electrical and electronic engineering principles. This module will enable the student to gain confidence in using and developing basic electrical/electronic equipment design (e.g. circuit diagrams), physical circuits, and using laboratory test and measurement equipment.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:

1. An understanding of electrical concepts, and competence in the analysis of both direct current and alternating current electrical circuits.

2. Confidence in the use of standard laboratory instrumentation.

3. A fundamental understanding of electronic devices and their applications.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:

4. Knowledge of engineering concepts, to model these concepts mathematically and to form a rigorous solution.  To assess the practical limitations of such solutions.

Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:

5. An ability in problem solving and numeracy, practical engineering laboratory skills, data analysis and presentation

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Fundamental Basics 1. Introduction: Electricity, electrical charge, current, voltage, conductance and resistance, electrical and electronics systems, signals, physical quantities and measurement. 2. Electric circuits: SI units, common prefixes, electrical circuits, circuit symbols, direct current and alternating current, resistors, capacitors, and inductors, voltage sources and current sources. Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s law, resistors in series and parallel, resistive potential dividers, power dissipation in resistors. 3. DC circuits: Norton’s Theorems, Superposition, Nodal Analysis, Mesh Analysis, Solving Simultaneous Circuit Equations, Choice of Techniques. Electrical Engineering 4. Basics of Alternating voltages and currents: Voltage and Current, Phasor Diagrams, Impedance, Complex Notation. 5. Inductance and magnetic fields: Electromagnetism, Reluctance, Inductance, Self-inductance, Inductors, Inductors in Series and Parallel, Energy Storage in an Inductor, Mutual Inductance, Transformers, Transient (or DC) response of inductors, AC response of inductors, Circuit Symbols. 6. Capacitance and electric fields: Capacitors and Capacitance, Electric Fields, Capacitors in Series and Parallel, Voltage and Current, Energy Stored in a Charged Capacitor, Transient (or DC) response, AC response, Circuit Symbols. 7. AC Circuits: RC and RL circuits, RLC circuits, resonance, series and parallel relationships. 8. Power in AC circuits: Power in Resistive Components, Power in Capacitors, Power in Inductors, Circuits with Resistance and Reactance, Active and Reactive Power, Power triangle, Power Factor Correction, Power Transfer, Power Measurement. Electronic Engineering 9. Digital Systems: Binary quantities and variables, Logic gates, Boolean algebra, Combinational logic, Karnaugh maps, automated methods of minimization, propagation delay and hazards, number systems and binary arithmetic, Numeric and alphabetic codes, Examples of combinational logic design 10. Diodes and Applications: Introduction to semiconductors, diodes and characteristics, diode rectifiers, power supplies, and special purpose diodes. 11. Transistors: DC operation of Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), BJT class A amplifiers, BJT class B amplifiers, The BJT as a switch, DC operation of Field-Effect Transistor (FET), FET amplifiers, Feedback oscillator, Troubleshooting, Application assignment. 12. Operational Amplifiers: Introduction to the operational amplifier, Comparators, Summing amplifiers, Integrators and differentiators, Oscillators, Active filters, Voltage regulators, Application assignment.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 40.00 Guided Independent Study 110.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 32 Lectures
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 4 Laboratory sessions
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 4 Tutorials
Guided independent study 110 Private study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method

 

     
Tutorial exercises One for each major topic 1,2,4 Self-assessment
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 30 Written Exams 70 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method

Coursework: Laboratory report (20%) - plus online quiz assessment (10%) based on all four practical laboratories

30 1500 words 1-5 Written
Examination 70 2 hours 1-5 Tutor meeting
         
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
Summative assessment Additional assessment As above August Ref/Def period
Examination Additional examination As above August Ref/Def period
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

As above 1 piece of CW 30% and/or 1 Exam 70%

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Web based and electronic resources:

 

ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages

 

Further reading list:

 

Neil Storey, Electronics: A Systems Approach, Prentice Hall, 3/E, 2006, ISBN-10: 0273694340                                

 

Thomas L. Floyd, Electronics Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices and Applications: Prentice Hall, 7/E, 2007, ISBN-10: 0131995855

 

Allan R. Hambley, Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications, Prentice Hall, 4/E, 2007, ISBN-10: 0131989227.   

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Storey, Neil Electrical & Electronics Systems 1st Pearson Prentice Hall 2004 10: 0130930466 [Library]
Set Hughes,E Electrical and Electronic Technology Pearson 2012 978-0131143975 [Library]
Set Warnes, Lionel Electronic and Electrical Engineering Principles and Practice Macmillan 10: 0333990404 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 1 (NQF Level 4) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 17 October 2012
KEY WORDS SEARCH Electrical Electronics Engineering