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ES191 - Electrical and Electronic Circuits

  • Module code: ES191
  • Module name: Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To present, in context, the fundamental concepts of circuits, devices and systems that underpin all branches of Engineering. Students will study fundamental mathematical operations of AC quantities including phasors, vectors and complex numbers. Students will study basic electronic components that make up more complex electrical and electronic circuitry. Students will also study basic control systems theory relevant to all engineering disciplines including negative feedback systems. Students will also study the basics of electrical power. To encourage development of problem solving and modelling skills in order that more advanced material can be tackled in later years.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: • Understand basic principles in electrical and electronic circuits. • Appreciate fundamental aspects of transistor, diode and operational amplifier operation. • Make appropriate assumptions to simplify and thus model real-life electrical and electronic components. • Calculate and measure circuit parameters.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 hours of lectures, 2 hours of revision lectures, 20 hours of laboratory exercises, 2 hours of computer-based formative tests. Total of 54 hours.

Other essential notes

Outline Syllabus: DC circuit analysis, AC Circuit Analysis AC Power Diodes and transistors Operational amplifiers Analogue amplifiers and circuits Basic digital electronics Active and passive filters (RC filters, op-amp filters etc)

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES191-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Written Report (10 page length) 20%
  1st Formative Computer-based Test 0%
  2nd Formative Computer-based Test 0%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G406) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering (G408) - Year 1
  • BEng Engineering (H113) - Year 1
  • MEng Engineering (H114) - Year 1
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H216) - Year 1
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H217) - Year 1
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H315) - Year 1
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H316) - Year 1
  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H335) - Year 1
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H336) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H605) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering (H606) - Year 1
  • BEng Electronic Engineering (H63W) - Year 1
  • MEng Electronic Engineering (H63X) - Year 1
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH75) - Year 1
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH76) - Year 1
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 1
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN15) - Year 1
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