Short Title:Power Engineering
Full Title:Power Engineering
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SEMT H3002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:This module forms an introduction to electrical power systems and typical components found in such systems. The module deals with a broad range of theory and analysis relating to energy distribution, circuit and electromagnetic theory, behaviour of circuits under differing loading conditions, implementation of power factor correction and the use of electrical drives. An integrated Project contributes towards the final mark of this subject.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe methods of generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation of electrical power and explain the basic operation of major components in electrical power distribution.
LO2 Analyze RLC series and parallel single phase ac circuits and explain active, reactive and apparent power and impliment power factor correction.
LO3 Analyze balanced and unbalanced three-phase star and delta connected ac circuits.
LO4 State some of the basic laws of electromagnetism (Faraday's Law, Lenz's Law, Lorentz Force, Fleming's Left and Right Hand Rules) and use them to explain the operation of common electrical machines.
LO5 Impliment correct electrical safety procedures to work and perform measurements on electrical circuits.
LO6 Define a problem, analyse , design, implement and evaluate a solution as part of a project, while considering all ethical implications.
LO7 Communicate effectively as part of a team, as well as formally presenting their findings verbally and in written documents.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assemble and test a power distribution panel. 1,5 8.00 Ongoing
Assignment Design a low voltage power distribution circuit. 1 6.00 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Assemble and test a motor starter control panel. 1,5 8.00 Ongoing
Laboratory Analyse performance of dc motors and three phase induction motor. 4 5.00 Week 10
Project Project Report, presentation and demonstration 6,7 13.00 Week 12
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 Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical Laboratory Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Outside of class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Theodore Wildi 2006, Electrical machines, drives, and power systems, 1 Ed Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, New Jersey [ISBN: 978-0131969186]
  • Thomas Floyd, Principles of electric circuits, 7 Ed Ed. [ISBN: 978-0132453127]
  • Tony Sung 2010, Advanced Electrical Services Engineering Volume 1, 1st Ed. [ISBN: 978-9881954817]
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 6 Mandatory
TA_EAELE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering 6 Mandatory
TA_EELEC_D Bachelor of Engineering In Electronic Engineering - Add On Year 2 Mandatory