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SFY0012 : Electrical and Electronic Engineering O

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Salaheddine Ethni
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


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 completion18:008:00Completion of lab report.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture111:0011:00For expansion on syllabus content.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Exam revision.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials300:2010:00Pre-recorded lecture material Introduces learners to syllabus content
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00End of semester assessment.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical43:0012:00Lab activities.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching111:0011:00Problem solving with support from lecturer.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study132:0032:00Individual review of teaching materials, wider reading and problem-solving activities.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lecture materials, 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 tutorials.

Laboratory work requires the use of standard equipment to gather the required data. The report writing process is carried out Individually. This provides experience in the use of instruments and maintaining a logbook. Laboratory work is closely aligned with lecture material so that the learning is reinforced by the two approaches.

Individual study time is necessary to review lecture materials, write practical reports and wider reading.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70End of semester assessment for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills gained
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M30Based on experimental work
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.

Reading Lists