Module Title:Avionics Fundamentals 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A series of lectures, tutorials, class-based tasks, and laboratory exercises will be used. The practical sessions will be used to support the theory. The Institute VLE will be used to interactively communicate with students.
Module Aim: To give students an understanding of the principles of electric circuits. To develop their ability to apply circuit laws to basic electric circuits.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Interpret the fundamentals of electric circuits.
LO2 Describe the basic measurement units and their pre-fixes, used in electrical engineering.
LO3 Perform calculations to permit the analysis of an electrical circuit (AC/DC).
LO4 Work in an electronic laboratory with due regard for his/her safety and that of others.
LO5 Using schematic diagrams, build and test electrical circuits in a laboratory environment.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Electron Theory
Molecular structure of conductors, semiconductors and insulators.
Static Electricity and Conduction
Static electricity and distribution of electrostatic charges; Conduction of electricity in solids, liquids, gases and a vacuum.
Electrical Terminology
Electrical terms, their units and factors affecting them.
DC Sources of Electricity
Construction and basic chemical action of batteries.
DC Circuits
Ohms Law, Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws;
Power, work and energy.
Operation and function of a capacitor.
AC Theory
Properties of Sinusoidal waveforms.
Diode characteristics, properties and applications.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Several in-class and/or online assessments. 1,2,3 60.00 Ongoing
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Assignments: The student will complete practical assignments during the module and write a report on each assignment. Practical tests: Learners will complete practical tasks for summative assessment. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 Every Week
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 5.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 9.47
Total Hours 250.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EEAER_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Aerospace Engineering 1 Mandatory
CW_EEACS_D Bachelor of Engineering in Aircraft Systems 1 Mandatory
CW_EEPLT_D Bachelor of Science in Pilot Studies 1 Mandatory