MODULE DETAILS

MODULE 1: BASIC ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

 

Nominal duration: 4 weeks (48 hours total time commitment)

This time commitment includes the preparation reading, attendance at each webinar (1 hour plus 15-30 minutes for discussion), and the time necessary to complete the assignments and further study.

MODULE PURPOSE

To provide participants with a detailed overview of electrical engineering fundamentals including power generation, transmission, distribution, utilization, electromagnetism, lighting and heating.

PRE-REQUISITES
MODULE, UNITS /
CO-REQUISITES

Nil

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

To evaluate the achievement of the learning outcomes; written assignments, group projects and practical exercises are set.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.   Examine and discuss the fundamentals of electrical engineering

2.   Outline the fundamentals of power systems and electric power generation

3.   Assess electrical lighting and heating requirements

4.   Examine and discuss concepts related to power electronics and embedded power generation

Learning Outcome 1

Examine and discuss the fundamentals of electrical engineering

Assessment Criteria

1          

1.1         Describe key electricity developments from a historical perspective.

1.2         Discuss the properties of insulators, conductors, semiconductors, and superconductors.

1.3         Outline the basic concepts of electromagnetism.

1.4         Describe electrical measurements and applications in industry

 

 

Learning Outcome 2

Outline the fundamentals of power systems and electric power generation

Assessment Criteria

2          

2.1         Discuss the concepts behind electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and utilization

 

2.2         Explain the fundamentals of electrical power and energy

 

2.3         Explain the fundamentals of electrical networks   

Learning Outcome 3

Assess electrical lighting and heating requirements

Assessment Criteria

3          

3.1         Apply the fundamentals of electrical lighting and illumination engineering.

3.2         Discuss the application  of electrical heating in industry

Learning Outcome 4

Examine and discuss concepts related to power electronics and embedded power generation

Assessment Criteria

4          

4.1         Examine  power electronics concepts and their application in electrical engineering

4.2         Describe the concepts related to embedded power generation in industry

Delivery Mode

A combination of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning delivery comprising a judicious mix of interactive online web conferencing, simulation (virtual labs) software, remote online labs, online videos, PowerPoints, notes, reading and study materials (in pdf, html and word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Power Quality Teaching lab

Hardware

  •  Remote Labs