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## CSM1259 - Electrical and Electronic Principles (2019)

MODULE TITLE | Electrical and Electronic Principles | CREDIT VALUE | 15 |
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MODULE CODE | CSM1259 | MODULE CONVENER | Dr Declan Vogt (Coordinator) |

DURATION: TERM | 1 | 2 | 3 |
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DURATION: WEEKS | 0 | 10 | 0 |

Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) | 60 |
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This hands on module gives you the chance to explore basic electrical and electronic concepts, using a combination of a theoretical and practical approach to applications, and troubleshooting.

This module is a prerequisite 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.

The main aims of the module are to develop your understanding of a wide range of electrical and electronic engineering concepts principles. This module will give you confidence in using and developing basic electrical/electronic designs through circuit diagrams, mapping circuit diagrams to physical circuits, building physical circuits and using laboratory test and measurement equipment.

On successful completion of this module,** you should be able to:**

**Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:**

1 Understand electrical concepts, and demonstrate competence in the analysis of both direct current and alternating current electrical circuits;

2 Confidently use standard laboratory instrumentation;

3 Recognise electronic devices and their applications;

**Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:**

4 Comprehend engineering concepts, model these concepts mathematically, form a rigorous solution and assess the practical limitations of such solutions;

**Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and Knowledge:**

5 Show skills in problem solving, numeracy, practical engineering laboratory work, data analysis and presentation.

**Fundamentals:**

- Introduction: electricity, electrical charge, current, voltage, conductance and resistance, electrical and electronics systems, signals, physical quantities and measurement;

- 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 Laws, dependent voltage and current sources, resistors in series and parallel, resistive potential dividers, power dissipation in resistors;

- DC circuits: Norton’s theorems, superposition, nodal analysis, mesh analysis, solving simultaneous circuit equations, choice of techniques;

**Electrical engineering:**

- Basics of Alternating Voltages and Currents: voltage and current, phasor diagrams, impedance, complex notation;

- 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;

- 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;

- AC Circuits: RC and RL circuits, RLC circuits, resonance, series and parallel relationships;

- 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:**

- Digital Systems: binary quantities and variables, logic gates, Boolean algebra, combinational logic, Karnaugh maps, automated methods of minimisation, propagation delay and hazards, number systems and binary arithmetic, numeric and alphabetic codes, examples of combinational logic design;

- Diodes and Applications: introduction to semiconductors, diodes and characteristics, diode rectifiers, power supplies, and special purpose diodes;

- Transistors: DC operation of field-effect transistor (FET), the FET as a switch, DC operation of bipolar junction transistor (BJT), BJT class A amplifiers, BJT class B amplifiers, the BJT as a switch, applications of transistors;

- Operational Amplifiers: introduction to the operational amplifier, comparators, summing amplifiers, integrators and differentiators, oscillators, active filters, voltage regulators, application assignment.

Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities | 58.00 | Guided Independent Study | 92.00 | Placement / Study Abroad |
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Category | Hours of study time | Description |

Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities | 30 | Lectures |

Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities | 18 | Laboratory Sessions |

Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities | 10 | Tutorials |

Guided Independent Study | 92 | Private Study |

Form of Assessment | Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) | ILOs Assessed | Feedback Method |
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Tutorial Exercises | One for each major topic, (typically 2-4 hours of work) | 1, 4, 5 | Self-Assessment |

Coursework | 30 | Written Exams | 70 | Practical Exams |
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Form of Assessment | % of Credit | Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) | ILOs Assessed | Feedback Method |
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Lab Report | 20 | 1,500 words | 1-5 | Written |

Ten Weekly Online Concept Quizzes | 10 | 30 minutes | 1, 3-5 | Automatic and Group (in Class) |

Examination | 70 | 2 hours | 1, 3-5 | Tutor Meeting |

Original Form of Assessment | Form of Re-assessment | ILOs Re-assessed | Time Scale for Re-reassessment |
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Summative Assessment | Additional Assessment | As Above | August Ref/Def period |

Examination | Additional Examination | As Above | August Ref/Def period |

One piece of Coursework (30%) and/or one Exam (70%).

information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

**Web based and electronic resources:**

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

**Further reading list:**

Horowitz and Hill, The Art of Electronics, now in its 3rd edition, (but any edition will be useful), Cambridge University Press - the single best reference on electronics, and highly recommended if you take this up as a profession or hobby.

Reading list for this module:

Type | Author | Title | Edition | Publisher | Year | ISBN | Search |
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Set | Storey, Neil | Electrical & Electronics Systems | 1st | Pearson Prentice Hall | 2004 | 978-0130930460 | [Library] |

Set | Horowitz, P. and Hill, W. | The Art of Electronics | 3rd | Cambridge University Press | 2015 | 978-0521809269 | [Library] |

CREDIT VALUE | 15 | ECTS VALUE | 7.5 |
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PRE-REQUISITE MODULES | None |
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CO-REQUISITE MODULES | None |

NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) | 4 | AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING | No |
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ORIGIN DATE | Thursday 06 July 2017 | LAST REVISION DATE | Thursday 18 July 2019 |

KEY WORDS SEARCH | Electrical Electronics Engineering |
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