Module title: Electrical and Electronic Principles

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE07109
Module leader: Luigi La Spada
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics


2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jay Hoy
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LO’s
This module is delivered through a combination of directed reading, lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes. Lectures, including demonstrations, are used to introduce students to the syllabus material and will cover all Learning Outcomes. Extensive use is made of circuit analysis and basic design exercises to consolidate students' learning through independent study supported by tutorial and simulation classes (LO 1-6). Laboratory classes are used to reinforce theoretical understanding of syllabus material. Students perform prescribed experiments under close direction, to elucidate principles presented in lectures and tutorials LO 1-6). Experiments will predominantly be directed towards developing students' descriptive and analytical skills.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/scholarship
The lab exercises intoduce the students to investagive lab techniques. The main emphasis is on preparation & reflection which must be recorded in a log book. The students are provided with a lab sheet in which they must complete the theoretical work before they come into the lab. The exercise sheet then ‘guides’ the student through the practical providing boxes for drawings and results. The students are then asked to comment on their results and learning. All laboratories involve group collabiration work.
The use of simulation software as a design/analysis tool for the practical laboratory and supporting the tutorials is actively used due to its widespread use in industry.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided within the tutorial, simulation and practical laboratory sessions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is provided by:
Log Book (all outcomes) – 10%
Simulation Exercises (all outcomes) – 10%
Class Test 1 (LO1, LO2, LO3) – 40%
Class Test 2 (LO4, LO5, LO6) – 40%

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 10 1-6 23 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 5 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Practical Skills Assessment 5 4,5,6 24 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Class Test 40 1,2,3 13 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Class Test 40 4,5,6 26 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module will cover the following:
Kirchoff’s Laws
Network Theorems (Superposition, Thevenin’s & Norton’s Theorems)
Electrostatics, parallel plate, multi-plate, capacitor networks. Inductors.
Sinusoidal waveforms, RMS, reactance, impedance, and power applied to RCL series and parallel circuits.
Digital principles: Number systems, Logic Gates, Boolean algebra, DeMorgan’s theorem, Karnaugh maps
Digital circuit design & analysis: schematic diagrams, waveform diagrams
Analogue devices: diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers
Analogue circuits: rectification, basic biasing of transistors, inverting & non- inverting amplifiers

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: demonstrate a working knowledge of network theorems applied to d.c. circuits
LO2: define capacitance/Inductance and solve capacitive/Inductive circuits.
LO3: demonstrate a working knowledge of single phase a.c. circuits (LRC ccts).
LO4: design & analyse basic combinational logic circuits.
LO5: recognise basic electronic devices & explain their operation.
LO6: demonstrate a working knowledge of basic analogue circuits.