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?
What can I do next?
Completion of the module will enable you to:
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