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Module Title LC Electrical Engineering 1
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Module Code 04 30326
Module Lead TBC
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-40 hours
Tutorial-6 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-20 hours
Guided independent study-134 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description In this module, the fundamentals of electronic and electrical engineering are covered. It will begin with analogue circuits describing the fundamentals of circuit analysis and the design of analogue devices. The fundamentals of digital systems will then be covered using Boolean algebra and related techniques to analyse digital circuits up to an introduction to flip flops. Finally Electrical power and machinery systems will be introduced.


Analogue Circuits.

Analysis of circuits:
  • Basic circuit variables and sources
  • Impedance, resistance, reactance, Ohm’s law and terminal equations of resistors, capacitors and inductors, phasor description by analogy with vectors.
  • Series and parallel connections, voltage and current division and duality
  • Kirchoff’s laws
  • Mesh analysis and nodal analysis directly and with matrices
  • Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems
  • Maximum power theorem
  • Resonance
Design of devices by applying circuit laws:
  • Diodes in polarity protection and power-on indicators
  • Inverting op-amp amplifier
  • Differential op-amp amplifier
  • Application of sources, LED indicators, diode protection and op-amp in a 4-point resistance measurement from a strain gauge applicable to a model bridge
Digital Systems

  • Introduction to data types: rational, irrational, integer and binary numbers.
  • Variable representing binary signals.
  • Combinations of binary variables (bits and words)
  • Representations of integer and fractional numbers using binary bits – emphasis that all representations are simply bit-patterns.
  • Stimuli of multi-bit inputs.
  • Truth tables.
  • Introduction to basic logic gates: AND gates, OR gates and Inverters, symbols, truth tables and Boolean equation representation.
  • Circuit diagram representation of Boolean equations, Boolean equation representation of circuits.
  • Canonical, sum-of-product representation of circuits and equations.
  • Basic rules of Boolean algebra minimisation of Boolean equations by algebraic manipulation.
  • The K-map.
  • Boolean minimisation by use of the K-map.
  • Introduction to the concepts of space and time relating to Boolean variables (functions of time).
  • Introduction to Set-Reset, D-type, T-type and JK flip-flops, described via timing waveforms and transition tables.
  • Conversion of flip-flops to other forms of flip-flops.
  • Simple counters and shift-registers (if time permits).
Electrical Power and Machines:
  • Magnetic Circuits
  • Magnetic Fields, Circuits and Materials, Transformers, Inductors
  • DC Machines Theory and Operation
  • Power in reactive circuits, power factor
  • RMS values
  • Diode based Rectifier
  • Three Phase Systems and power
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Explain using mathematical arguments the origin and nature of the physical laws and design rules required for the analysis and design of analogue and digital circuits and electrical machines.
  • Solve problems involving the analysis and design of analogue and digital circuits and electrical machines.
Assessment 30326-02 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (70%)
30326-03 : Coursework : Coursework (30%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
One 3-hour formal written examination (70%) to be held during the University's examination period (May/June) plus assessment of laboratory work (30%).

One 3-hour formal written examination (70%) to be held during the University's supplementary examination period and/or assessment of laboratory work (30%), as relevant. Internal hurdle:
Passing the written exam and the laboratory assessment is required in order to pass the module.
Other Dubai version of Birmingham-based module 28604
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