Short Title:Circuits & Schematics
Full Title:Circuits & Schematics
Module Code:CDES H1002
 
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 aim of this module is to provide the learner with an understanding of the role of computers as a design tool for electrical and electronic engineering design and to enable them to understand the role of fundemental electronic components and train them in the appropiate use of basic electronic test equipment. The student will be able to create, read and interpret electrical and electronic engineering drawings. The student will also be able to explain the role of resistors, capacitors and diodes in circuits as well as make measurnments of circuit values using standard test equipment. The student will be able program and interface a controller with external electrical components.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use a computer-aided design [CAD] software application so as to facilitate organisation of a file structure and proper use of directories and reporting methods.
LO2 Use the basic functionality of a standard CAD package for drawing and drafting of basic electrical and electronic systems and components
LO3 Use the modification tools to implement specified changes in an existing drawing or schematic.
LO4 Use the functionality of the package to simulate and test electrical and electronic systems.
LO5 Use the CAD software to prepare good quality schematics of electrical and electronic for commercial applications.
LO6 Organise a file structure and produce good quality hardcopy of completed work with the appropriate title blocks
LO7 Identify resistor, capacitors and diodes. Read resitor colour codes. Make measurements of voltage, current, resistance using multimeters. Use a oscilloscope to measure amplitude, phase and period of a time varying waveform.
LO8 Program and make electrical connections to a recognised controller to interface with external devices.
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) %
Revision
Revision Of Concepts and Terminology, Customisation of the Menu Bar; Introduction to drawing standards, ISO and BS, using drawing templates, use of layering, proper organisation of work, hierarchical drawings, producing hard copy.
7.00%
Modification and Organisation of Drawing Files:
Using the CAD tools to modify drawings; creating Electrical and electronic schematics from a free hand sketch; Moving and Copying elements of drawings; Inserting saved drawings; Creating reports with appropriate format; Saving reports to files.
10.00%
Simulation
Create, modify and test a range of electrical and electronic circuits and using builtin test devices to probe operation of system.
33.00%
Electronic Design
Understanding the role of resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors in electronic circuits. Be able to identify common circuit components and read manufactures silk screened identifiers. Be able to use standard laboratory test equipment to measure voltage, curent, resistance, amplitude and period of variables within a circuit.
35.00%
Controllers.
Programming controller to respond to external inputs and affect external output devices.
15.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Demonstrate a knowledge of file structure, library files and the use of directories to assist proper organisation of work 1,6 0.50 Week 1
Continuous Assessment Verify Ohms Law 7 5.00 Week 1
Continuous Assessment Develop new drawings from sketches for DC circuits 1,2,3,4,5,6 5.00 Week 2
Continuous Assessment Effects of connecting resistors in series and in parallel. 7 5.00 Week 2
Continuous Assessment Create a circuit to test AC opetation of circuit. 1,2,3,4,5,6 5.00 Week 3
Continuous Assessment Design of a voltage divider. 7 5.00 Week 3
Continuous Assessment From an existing drawing add additional functionality to AC simulation circuit. 2,3,4,6 5.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Introduction to the Oscilloscope. 7 0.50 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Simulate a three phase circuit. 1,2,3,4,5,6 5.00 Week 5
Continuous Assessment Using the oscilloscope to make measurements. 7 4.00 Week 5
Continuous Assessment Simulate an Electrical motor starter. 1,2,3,4,5,6 5.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Preformance of Si Diodes. 7 5.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Design with LEDs and Zener diodes. 7 5.00 Week 7
Continuous Assessment Simulate use of Operational Amplifiers. 1,2,3,4,5,6 5.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment Preformance of a half-wave recitifier. 7 5.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment Digital Logic design. 1,2,3,4,5,6 5.00 Week 9
Continuous Assessment Introduction to Arduino micro-controller 1,6,8 5.00 Week 9
Continuous Assessment Interface Arduino to hardware. 1,6,7,8 5.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment A project brief that requires students to demonstrate their CAD skills in layout, editing, and enhancing a schematic design to a recognised standard 1,2,3,4,5,6 10.00 Sem 1 End
Continuous Assessment Arduino Project. 1,5,6,7,8 10.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

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
Laboratories Practical Work in a Computing Laboratory 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Laboratories Practical work in an Electronics lab 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratories Practical Work in Computing Labortory 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Laboratories Practical Work in Electronics Lab 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Banzi, Massimo 2009, Getting started with Arduino, O'Reilly Beijing [ISBN: 9780596155513]
  • Course notes on MultiSim design.
  • Thomas Floyd 2010, Electronics Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices & Applications, 8th Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0135072956]
  • Course notes on electronic design., n/a
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