Module Title:Electrical and Electronic Circuits
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 6 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: A combination of lectures, tutorials, class-based tasks and laboratory exercises will be used. Particular emphasis will be placed on active learning including problem/project-based learning. The practical sessions will be used to back up the theory. The Institute VLE will be used to interactively communicate with students.
Module Aim: To develop the student’s ability to analyse the behaviour of dc electric circuits using a variety of circuit analysis methods. To apply circuit theorems for the analysis of complex electric and electronic circuits. To introduce students to ac signals and the circuit analysis of ac circuits. To give students an appreciation of how different electronic sub circuits are combined to form a complete electronic system.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse the operation of common electrical and electronic circuits.
LO2 Perform calculations to permit the analysis of both DC and AC circuits.
LO3 Design, simulate, build and take accurate measurements in electrical/electronic circuits.
LO4 Work in an electronic laboratory with due regard for his/her safety and that of others.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Circuit Theorems and Conversions
Source Conversions. The Superposition, Thevenin and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems.
Circuit Analysis Methods
Branch Current Method. Loop Current Method. Node Voltage Method.
Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Applications.
Addition of sinewaves
Analysis of AC Circuits using Phasors.
Capacitors
Operation and function of capacitors in DC and AC circuits.
Boolean Algebra
Gate minimization using Boolean algebra rules.
Timing Diagrams
Timing diagrams for combinational and sequential digital circuits.
Counters
Synchronous and Asynchronous Counters.
Decoders and Multiplexers
Decoders and Multiplexers.
Microprocessor Architectures
Microprocessor Architectures.
semiconductor
Bipolar Junction Transistor Analysis
Filters
Basic Analogue Filter Characteristics
Operational Amplifiers
Introduction to Operational Amplifiers
AC to DC converter
Designing a AC to DC converter using rectifiers, transformers, filters and regulators.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Practical30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination30.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Several in-class and/or online assessments/tasks. 1,2,3 40.00 Ongoing
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation The student will complete practical assignments during the module and write a report on each assignment. 1,3,4 20.00 Every Week
Practical/Skills Evaluation Learners will complete practical tasks for summative assessment 1,3,4 10.00 End-of-Semester
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam The written examination, at the end of the module, will evaluate the extent of the student’s knowledge of the learning outcomes 1,2,3 30.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 4.00
Lecture Every Week 2.00
Practicals Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 16.00
 

Module Delivered In

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