ELEC06018 2019 Electrical Signals Systems and Technology 201

General Details

Full Title
Electrical Signals Systems and Technology 201
Transcript Title
Electrical Signals Systems and
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Subject Area
ELEC - Electrical Science
MECT - Mechatronics
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Michael Casey
Programme Membership
SG_EMTRN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering

Electrical Signals, Systems & Technology 201

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Predict the effect of AC circuit elements on circuit performance


Use phasor diagrams to solve ac problems and calculate ac voltages and currents in various circuit configurations


Use power triangle to calculate circuit current elements


Calculate power factor correction requirements calculate transformer efficiency and motor efficiencies


Wire a simple Electric circuit according to  power wiring diagrams and in a safe manner

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to AC Theory: Circuit elements and their characteristics. Current and voltage relationship. Root Mean Square, Phasors and solution of AC problems using phasors, Resonance, real, apparent and reactive power.  Power triangle and solving multiple power scenarios, Instantaneous power in AC circuits, power factor, apparent power, reactive power, power triangle, complex power. Power factor correction. Parallel and series circuit elements AC to DC Conversion: single and three phase rectification methods.

 Electromagnetism magnetic fields and field calculation in solenoids Hysteresis Permeabilities of a Medium-Laws of Magnetic Force-Magnetic Field Strength (H)-Magnetic Potential-Flux per Unit Pole-Flux Density (B)-rellation Between B, H, I and Force on a Current-carrying Conductor Lying in a Magnetic Field-Ampere's Faradays law and Lenz’s law

Transformers: Constructional features, No load and load conditions. Transformer efficiency.  Auto transformers. Separation of  losses.

Introduction to wiring practices in electrical workshop

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous assesment Coursework Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical / Laboratory Engineering Laboratory Electrical workshop 3 Weekly 3.00
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Handbook of Small Electric Motors William H. Yeadon McGraw-Hill 2001

Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, C. K. Alexander and M. N. O. Sadiku, McGraw-Hill

Principles and applications of Electrical Engineering Georgio Rizzoni McGraw Hill 2005

Other Resources


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