Short Title:Electrical Fundamentals
Full Title:Electrical Fundamentals
Module Code:ELEC H1005
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:CIARAN YOUNG
Module Description:The module will familiarise the student with the principles of energy storage and transport in electrical and magnetic circuits. The module will provide the knowledge and skills required to safely build electrical circuits, and to measure and analyse the currents, voltage and power in the circuit.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the flow of power in electrical systems and common components.
LO2 Analyse AC circuits performing calculations for current/voltage in series and parallel resonant circuits. Power calculations in reactive circuits.
LO3 Calculate circuit parameters of three phase Star and Delta circuits.
LO4 Construct simple electrical circuits using correct safety procedures.
LO5 Measure power/power factor and voltage/current on simple installations adhering to safety procedures.
LO6 Interpret electrical motor control schematic diagrams to IEC 1082-1 standard.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Electrical energy: 20%
Electric field and voltage applied to metal wires and resistive elements. Flow of electrical energy in circuits. Conversion from electrical to thermal energy. Circuit laws and power transfer. Conversion of electromagnetic energy to mechanical work, intro to relays and motors.
20.00%
Use of AC sources. 25%
Energy storage in electric and magnetic fields. Capacitors, inductors and AC circuits. Introduction to phasor analysis
25.00%
AC circuit analysis. 25%
Power transfer in systems with reactive loads. Introduction to 3 phase systems. Line and phase voltage and current conversions. Power factor and concept of power factor correction.
25.00%
Use National Rules for Electrical Installations to select real components of electrical circuits: 15%
Wires, size, rating, insulation, terminations Protection; fusing, overloads, circuit breakers, earthing and bonding.
15.00%
Safe construction commissioning and operation of electrical equipment. 15%
Introduction to the wiring regulations. Operating procedures for electrical work and testing.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Safe use of tools and instruments in construction of electrical installations. electrical bonding for safety. Use of continuity testing to verify circuit construction. 4,5 6.00 Week 2
Laboratory Measurement of voltage and current in a single phase circuit 1,5 6.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Mid Term Assessment 1,2,5 10.00 Week 7
Laboratory Wire and test a simple industrial power circuit 1,4,5,6 6.00 Week 8
Laboratory lab test on wiring practice 4,5,6 6.00 Week 10
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 60.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

IT Tallaght 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 Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical laboratory Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical laboratory Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Geoffrey Stokes 2002, Practical Guide to the Wiring Regulations, 3rd Ed., Blackwell Science Publishing Oxford [ISBN: 0-632-05898-6]
  • Edward Hughes, John Hiley, Keith Brown, Ian McKenzie Smith,, Hughes Electrical & Electronic Technology, 10th ed Ed., Pearson Education Ltd UK [ISBN: 978-0-13-206011-0]
Recommended Book Resources
  • ETSCI 2009, National Rules for Electrical Installations, 4th Ed., ETSCI Ireland
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
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering 2 Mandatory