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Electrical and Electronic Systems

Module aims

  • This module introduces the three-phase electrical supply system by which electricity is generated and transported from local and national power sources.
  • It discusses challenges of maintaining fixed 50Hz in the grid with alternative energy sources and constantly changing consumption, as well as the harmonics and power factor due to non-linear consumers.
  • The module also introduces students to digital systems and digital signal processing techniques that include analogue to digital and digital to analogue conversions, design of infinite impulse response (IIR) and finite impulse response (FIR) filters and Fourier transforms techniques.
  • Fundamentals of fibre optics are covered as well.

By the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Show knowledge of fundamental principles of electricity generation, transportation and maintaining the fixed 50 Hz.
  • Apply mathematical and software skills to model, analyse and simulate the harmonics and power quality occurring due to non-linear consumption.
  • Differentiate between combinational and sequential circuits, understand the concepts and techniques for finite state machine (FSM) design.
  • Apply mathematical and software skills to solve digital logic problems.
  • Undertake modelling and numerical work and communicate results orally and by a written report.