Electrical & Electronic Principles (bite-sized HE course)

Course Code: EELUP
Learning Aim Code: Z0001990
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time bite-sized HE course - a module from the HNC/D in Engineering
Duration: 16 weeks – one half-day per week
Campus: Wellington Road campus

Is this the right course for me?

This short part-time module – part of the HNC/D in Engineering – is ideal if you work in engineering and need some additional training in electrical and electronic principles used in a range of engineering careers.

You will learn about alternating currents and components used in a range of engineering situations and gain the basis for further study of more specialist areas of electrical/electronic engineering.

What will I learn?

During this module you will learn how to:

  • Apply electrical and electronic circuit theory
  • Apply two-port network models
  • Understand complex waves
  • Apply transients in R-L-C circuits

What skills will I gain?

Throughout the course you will:

  • Investigate circuit theory and related theorems to develop solutions to electrical networks (Ohms & Power Law; Norton, Thevenin & Kirchoff applied to a.c. circuits with reactive components
  • Understand the function of an attenuator (e.g. a long length of co-axial cable) by considering a symmetrical two-port network and its characteristics
  • Learn how to design and test T and π networks, and switch between them
  • Understand how to correctly terminate signals
  • Consider the properties of complex waveforms using Fourier analysis (mimic a complex wave as a series of harmonic sine waves)
  • Gain an understanding of the use of Laplace transforms as a means of solving first order differential equations used to model RL and RC networks
  • Evaluate circuit responses to a step input in practical situations (what happens at switch-on!)

How will I be assessed?

  • This is an assignment-based course and there are no exams.
  • You will be continually assessed throughout the course via assignments and the production of a detailed portfolio
  • What can I do next?

    Completion of the module will enable you to:

  • Use the skills you have gained in the workplace
  • Continue with further study and progress to the HNC/D in engineering
  • What are the Entry Requirements?

    As this module is part of an HNC/D qualification, you are required to be over 18 years of age and have the following qualifications:

    • Two A Levels – preferably in maths or science OR
    • BTec certificate or diploma in engineering or a related discipline

    - Mature students will be considered in light of relevant work/life experience

    - Non-EU students are required to have an IELTS or equivalent university qualification

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