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Unit information: Electrical Systems Engineering in 2016/17

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Unit name Electrical Systems Engineering
Unit code EENG17300
Credit points 10
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Neville McNeill
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

EENG11002

Co-requisites

EMAT10100 or EMAT10004

School/department Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering

Description

This unit aims to inform the student of the basic concepts of electrical engineering. The unit will use a high level approach in order to highlight the diversity of disciplines, ranging from high power networks to micro-control systems, involved in electrical engineering. Although many of the fundamental concepts will be studied, the second year electrical engineering units will supply more of the detail and rigorous analysis. Teaching will be based on an applications approach where electrical equipment already familiar to the student will be used to illustrate the salient information. It is further intended that teaching will make extensive use of demonstrations.

Intended learning outcomes

Having completed this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. List the elements that comprise a typical electrical engineering system
  2. Describe the practical and theoretical operation of system elements
  3. Indicate everyday examples of the use of system elements
  4. Apply techniques such as drawing diagrams and making simple calculations to practical design and also examination situations

Teaching details

Lectures and Laboratory classes

Assessment Details

Name: Terminal Exam

Exam, 2 hours, 100% (All ILOs)

Reading and References

No specific recommended text. You are encouraged to browse the Library catalogue for suitable supporting texts.

Keywords: introduction, fundamentals, electrical engineering, power electronics, power converter, control, dc machine.

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