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Module

SFY0012 : Electrical and Electronic Engineering O

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Neal Wade
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
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.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Exam revision.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion18:008:00Completion of lab report that covers two of the experiments.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical43:0012:00Lab activities in Merz Court labs if open. Emulation used if unable to access labs.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching101:0010:00Problem solving with support from lecturer (PIP / online, circumstances dependent)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study134:0034:00Individual review of teaching materials, wider reading and problem-solving activities.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time101:0010:00For expansion on syllabus content
Total100:00
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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60End of semester assessment for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills gained
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M40Based 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

Timetable