Module title: Engineering Applications - Electrical and Electronic

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

Module code: ELE09104
Module leader: Malcolm Renton
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Electronics Electrical and Mathematics

Module code: ELE08100 and MEC08106
Module title: Electronic Devices and Circuits; Control Measurement & Instrumentation
Examples of equivalent learning: Electronic Devices and Circuits and Control Measurement & Instrumentation at a level equivalent to SCQF level 8

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
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 conducted as a series of briefings followed by supervised practical sessions. During the sessions, students undertake various tasks involving hardware and software design of electronic/electric circuits & computer programmes. The emphasis is on extending use or introducing new types of hardware equipment and software applications.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship
The practical aspect of the module ensures that the students get extensive hands-on experience in a variety of engineering disciplines and applications. The module also encourages the students to undertake background research in each of the subject areas, in order to form a solid understanding of an engineering problem while formulating a solution. The use of a logbook and oral presentation allows students to describe and illustrate their work while facilitating PDP. This overall methodology will instill good working practice for future employment.

Research/teaching linkages
The teaching team utilise the latest technology and software upgrades and keep abreast of developments by attending manufacturer/supplier seminars and workshops. Much of the equipment and techniques used in the module are further advanced, investigated and implemented by students on Industrial placement or in final year projects.

Supporting equality and diversity
Teaching and assessment material is available in WebCT to permit access to a diverse student group. Academic help and support is provided on a weekly basis in the timetabled laboratory classes.

Much of the equipment and software used in the module are industry standard throughout the world. A student on the module can easily apply the taught techniques and solutions to commercial/industrial plant anywhere.

Formative Assessment:
Much of the module is lab-based, hands-on activities with a series of practical exercises feeding into a large overall design project. Throughout the module, the members of staff (lecturers and technicians) are providing skills training, continually giving advice on each task by discussing the outcomes and giving oral feedback on the each of the students’ efforts.

Summative Assessment:
There are four interlinked summative assessments. The student keeps a reflective logbook of activities showing the module/project progress. At the end of the module, there is a poster submission describing the module content in a visual form; a technical report explaining the operation of the developed software in written form and an oral demonstration of the final product where the student is given further feedback of their overall performance in the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 4
Face To Face Tutorial 44
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 40 2 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 20 1,3 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Oral Assessment 20 1,3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Poster 20 3 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module enhances understanding of practical applications of devices and software in a variety of disciplines: Analogue and Digital Electronics; Control; Communications, Computing and Electrical Engineering.

This module involves the design, building and testing of a series of electronic circuits and their associated computer support. These circuits will then be incorporated in a complete integrated control scheme.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: apply engineering concepts to "design and make" projects involving a variety of electrical, electronic
and computer disciplines;
LO2: maintain and make effective use of a reflective logbook;
LO3: Communicate aspects of the module experience, actions and results through the design of project posters, write reports and give presentations at SCQF level 9 to peers and staff.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - FLOYD (2014) ELECTRONIC DEVICES: PEARSON, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781292025643
Recommended - HUGHES & DRURY (2013) ELECTRIC MOTORS AND DRIVES: NEWNES, 4th ed. - ISBN: 9780080993683
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