|Semester 2 Credit Value:||15|
Electrical/Electronic Engineering first degree or other equivalent qualification.
The principal aim is to provide the student with experience of carrying out experimental work in the students' subject area. The student will also develop important transferable skills like planning, safe working practices, general experimental techniques and report preparation.
The specific experiment allocated to individual students will depend on each student's subject area/degree programme. However, experimental work will be restricted to the following areas: the principles and analysis of Induction Motor Drive, Power Electronics Converter and Switched Mode Power Converter, control and measurement techniques of motor drive circuits and power converters, the principles and analysis of Digital Control Systems and Servomechanisms, determination of System Identifications of different controllers and generating software for Programmable Logical Controllers.
Generic skills outcomes apply to this module which will benefit all students. Additionally, depending on the subject area of each student's experiment, they will attain the following knowledge outcomes:
An understanding of the principles of power electronic converters.
An understanding of the principles of induction motor drives.
An understanding of the principles of servomechanisms and system identifications.
An understanding of the principles of digital control systems.
An understanding of the principles of programming a programmable logic controller.
The ability to communicate within a research team and to work in a given time limit.
The skill to analyse experiment setups and to identify measurement equipment.
The ability to identify the outcomes of an experiment, to discuss results and to validate results against theoretical knowledge.
The skill to write a technical report.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||45:00||45:00||0:00||Report|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||0:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||7||3:00||21:00||0:00||Labs and milestones|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||83:00||83:00||0:00||Reviewing lab worksheet; general reading; group meetings; reading and answering questions on a paper|
Lecture to provide core material and introduction. Problem solving is introduced through practical sessions.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||2||M||10||Five experiment milestones (of equal weighting).|
|Report||2||M||90||20-25 pages to include a large number of diagrams, tables and print outs|
The problem solving aspect of the practical work enables students to demonstrate that they are able to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations. The report provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the course material.
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