Short Title:Electrical Engineering 1
Full Title:Electrical Engineering 1
Module Code:ELEG H1002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Mechanics and metal work
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:CIARAN YOUNG
Module Description:This module will introduce and develop the student’s understanding of the theory of alternating current and voltage. AC and DC machines will be introduced. The effect of circuit components on the relationship between voltage and current will be covered including their effect on both single phase and 3 phase AC power and DC power.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe an alternating voltage and current.
LO2 Describe the basic principles of electric fields, magnetic fields, the electromagnetic spectrum and electro-magnetism and their roles in the operation of electrical systems.
LO3 Describe the principle and operation of AC machines.
LO4 Describe the principle and operation of DC machines.
LO5 Analyse and perform calculations using the general sinusoidal equation for AC waveforms.
LO6 Describe the effect of capacitance, inductance and resistance when applied to AC circuits.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Equipment familiarisation (assessed by individual report in class) 1,2 5.00 Week 2
Laboratory DC generator / motor lab (group in lab assessment) 4 5.00 Week 4
Laboratory Determination of Load Characteristic of a 3 Phase induction motor. 1,2,3,6 5.00 Week 6
Laboratory Phase angle lab (group in lab assessment) 1,3,5,6 5.00 Week 8
Laboratory RC Circuits (individual simulation in computing lab) 1,3,5,6 5.00 Week 10
Laboratory Transformers (group in lab assessment) 1,3,5,6 5.00 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 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 Lecture 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Independent learning 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
Lecture Lecure 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Course notes supplied by lecturer
Recommended Book Resources
  • J.O. Bird 2000, Electrical Principles and Technology for Engineering, Newnes
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_EAMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 2 Mandatory
TA_EAMEC_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EAUTO_D Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Automation) 2 Mandatory