Short Title:Electrical Circuits 1
Full Title:Electrical Circuits 1
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ELSC H1001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:LIAM CLANCY
Module Description:This subject aims to cover the basic elements of direct current circuits. The student is familiarised with a range of components, measurement techniques and important issues surrounding electrical safety when constructing and testing DC circuits. Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, The Principle of Superposition, Thevenin's Theorem and Mesh Current Analysis are all introduced and used to analyse circuits. The behaviour of capacitors and inductors in DC circuits is explored.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 List and explain the importance of health and safety issues associated with electrical systems.
LO2 Be able to use scientific notation, engineering notation, metric prefixes and metric unit conversions.
LO3 Describe the basic electrical quantities of charge, current, voltage, energy and work.
LO4 Use Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, The Principle of Superposition, Thevenin's Theorem and Mesh Current Analysis to analyse circuits.
LO5 Analyse the behaviour of capacitors under DC excitation.
LO6 Construct electrical circuits, perform DC measurements and write a report to record and discuss results obtained.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Variety of laboratory practicals based on the investigation of rules for analysing circuits with DC excitation. 6 24.00 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Practical test 6 6.00 Week 10
Other Mid-term examination and Moodle Quizzes. 2,3,4 10.00 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 Delivery of Lecture Material 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Laboratory Practicals 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Review of lecture material and problem solving 3.00 Every Week 3.00
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
Lecturer/Lab Delivery of Lecture Material & Practicals 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Review of lecture material and problem solving 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Thomas Floyd 2009, Principles of electric circuits, 9 Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 978-0132453127]
  • Thomas L. Floyd, David M. Buchla 2009, Electronics Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices & Applications, 8 Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9780135096833]
  • Hughes, Hiley, Brown, McKenzie-Smith 2012, Electrical and Electronic Technology, 11 Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 978-0273755104]
  • William H. Roadstrum and Dan H. Wolaver 1993, Electrical engineering, 2nd ed Ed., John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 0471510432]
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_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory
TA_EAENS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Engineering Software 1 Mandatory
TA_EAELE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory
TA_EAENS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Software 1 Mandatory
TA_EELEC_C Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic Engineering 1 Mandatory