Module title: Electrical Supply

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE09103
Module leader: Savvas Papadopoulos
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics

Module code ELE08101
Module title Electrical Engineering
Examples of equivalent learning Electrical engineering equivalent to SCQF level 8

2019/0, 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: Malcolm Renton
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
The module is delivered through an integrated combination of lectures, tutorials and software based exercises, covering all 3 learning outcomes. The lectures are delivered through PowerPoint with frequent use of internet links and student activity in the form of interactive examples. The tutorial sessions also allow the students to work informally in collaboration with their peers. Finally the software exercises primarily provide an opportunity to put into practice simulation of the work covered in the lectures on industrially recognised software, Amtech ProDesign, or equivalent.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
The software used is industrially recognised software, Amtech ProDesign, or equivalent. This provides them with first hand experience of this software which could be added to their CV and raised at interview. This module has been designed with input from local companies working in the Building Services industry.

Research/ teaching linkages
The teaching team undertake scholarly activity and attend events which keep them up to date with the subject material. The students are asked to research current practice in the subject as part of their directed, independent learning.

Formative Assessment:
Throughout the module there are a series of tutorials, where students apply the taught theory on a number of examples. During these sessions, students are provided with help to tackle the problems then given feedback on their effort. Practical hardware demonstrations and simulation software exercises are undertaken in the lab, where discussions and informal feedback is given directly to the students.

Summative Assessment:
There are two summative assessments. The coursework comprises a technical report covering the design of an electrical supply system for a commercial premises using both IEE wiring regulations/tables and cable/switchgear design software. An exam assesses the student’s understanding of electrical supply systems, cable sizing, control/switchgear, electrical & lightning protection and lighting systems.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 14
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 14
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1,2,3 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Introduction to the IET Wiring Regulations, 17th edition, BS 7671:2008 (Amendment 3:2015). Supply system components and ratings. Loads, cables, wiring and installation methods. Overload protection, protection devices - fusing, MCBs, MCCBs, RCDs, Selectivity and fault levels, earthing, bonding, protection against electric shock and protection against overcurrent. Complete circuit design calculations. Lightning and surge protection. Illumination - lighting, emergency and external lighting. UPS systems. Harmonics. Fire alarms, inspection and testing. Sustainable design issues; Power Factor improvement and Microgeneration and connections.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: demonstrate an understanding of the IET Wiring Regulations;
LO2: apply knowledge of sustainable design of electrical supply systems;
LO3: propose a wiring installation for a building.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Electrical Supply