Module title: Electrical Engineering

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE08101
Module leader: Francisco Vedreno Santos
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics

Module code: ELE07104
Module title: Engineering Principles (Electrical)
Examples of equivalent learning: Engineering principles to a level equivalent to SCQF level 7.

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Naren Gupta
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A participative approach is adopted in lectures, tutorials and practicals, with students being encouraged to interact in groups and with the module leader.

A class test in week 10 is very useful; it enables the students to concentrate on their studies (LOs 1 to 4). The revision for the class test helps them towards the preparation of their final examination and enables them to continue the revision work right up to the final exam in weeks 14 and 15 (LOs 1 to 6). Also, the feedback on the performance in the class test helps in motivating good students to continue to make high achievements; the weaker students get the opportunity to improve on their weaknesses.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The module helps the students in building up their confidence through feedback on a regular basis, Continued interaction with lecturer and peers helps them improve their teaching and learning skills. These skills will help them with employment and future career developments.

Research / teaching linkages
The module leader is an active researcher and ensures that he is up-to-date with the latest developments in his subject area. This gives him the opportunity to share his knowledge with the students, where applicable and as appropriate to the module learning outcomes.

Supporting equality and diversity
The style, pace of presentation and lecture notes are continually monitored and reviewed through feedback from students to ensure that they are suitable for all types of students, e.g. part-time, full-time, mature, overseas and those with special needs.

Formative Assessment:
Class tutorials provide the opportunity for formative feedback and assessment. Additionally, the class test serves both as formative and summative assessment (LOs 1 to 4).

Summative Assessment:
Assessment one is a lab report of 12 A4 pages, including diagrams, calculations, graphs and tables of results (LOs 1, 2).

The class test serves both as formative and summative assessment (LOs 1 to 4).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 126
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 20 1,2 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Class Test 30 1,2,3,4 10 HOURS= 1.5, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 50 1,2,3,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Network Theorems: Superposition; Thevenin’s; Norton’s; maximum power transfer.
Resonance: series and parallel resonance; resonant frequency; bandwidth; Q-factor.
Transients: time constant; exponential growth and decay curves.
Electromagnetic Fields: electromagnetic induction; self and mutual induction; static and dynamic induction; co-efficient of mutual inductance; co-efficient of coupling.
Electrical Machines: Introduction to transformers, motors and generators.
Three-phase Systems: balanced three-phase systems; star and delta connections; relationship between phase and line quantities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: apply network theorems to both ac and dc circuits;
LO2: understand and analyse series and parallel resonant circuits;
LO3: determine the transient response of R-L and R-C circuits subject to a step change in dc supply voltage;
LO4: understand and solve electromagnetic field problems;
LO5: understand the basics of electrical machines;
LO6: analyse three-phase balanced systems.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Electrical Engineering