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SFY0012 : Electrical and Electronic Engineering O

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Neal Wade
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


Introduce electrical and electronic engineering principles, including theory, problem solving and laboratory work. Practical experience in the measurement of electrical quantities, use of a log-book and report writing.

Outline Of Syllabus

Basic concepts: Coulomb’s law, permittivity, potential difference, energy, power, resistance, inductance, capacitance
DC circuits: Ohm’s law, series and parallel circuits, open and short circuits, conductance, Kirchoff’s laws, circuit analysis, network theorems (Thevenin and Norton), simple network analysis
AC theory: AC properties of capacitors and inductors, series and parallel AC circuits, motor principles, electromagnetic laws of Faraday and Lenz
Electronic devices: principles of semi-conductors, PN junctions and transistors
Digital electronics: number systems and base conversions, binary arithmetic, twos complement subtraction, AND, OR, EX_OR, NAND, NOR, simple logic circuit design and analysis

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Written Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion43:0012:00Completing 4 lab reports
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Exam Revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical43:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study134:0034:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures and notes provide all the knowledge-based requirements of the course. Each lecture topic carries a core set of questions, which define the main areas of assessment. These questions form the basis for the small group teaching (tutorials).
The practical work is a group activity, requiring individual written reports. This provides experience in the use of instruments and maintaining a log-book. The laboratory scripts form part of the lecture material to ensure that students are well prepared for the practical sessions.
Private study time is considered necessary to review material and for writing 4 practical reports.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A80N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M20There are 4 reports
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The exam is designed to assess both the understanding and problem solving ability of the student, primarily in the core areas defined by the Tutorial questions. The assessment of the 4 practical reports provides an evaluation of the students' skills in achieving results as part of a group, recording them in a log-book and distilling this into a formal report.

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