MODULE DETAILS

Module 2: Basic Electrical Engineering

Nominal duration: 3 weeks (36 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

This module gives an overview of basic electrical engineering principles and various equipment used for generation, transmission, transformation, distribution and Utilization of electrical energy. It is intended to serve as an introduction to the modules which follow in this program and enable the participants to develop an appreciation of the principles involved and facilitate easy understanding of the ensuing modules

PRE-REQUISITE MODULE(S)

Module 1: Electrical Circuits

 

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 power systems and electric power generation

2.    Describe the equipment for power transmission and distribution, and related issues

3.    Examine and discuss the basics of insulators, conductors and electromagnetism


Learning Outcome 1

Examine and discuss the fundamentals of power systems and electric power generation

Assessment Criteria

1.1

Discuss the concepts behind (a) electric power generation, (b) transmission, (c) distribution and (d) utilization

1.2

Explain the fundamentals of electric power and energy

1.3

Explain the fundamentals of electric networks

 

 


Learning Outcome 2

Describe the equipment for power transmission and distribution, and related issues

Assessment Criteria

2.1

Describe the electrical equipment used in (a) transmission, (b) distribution, and (c) utilization

2.2

Explain the basics of (a) electrical utilization, (b) power quality,  and (c) safety


Learning Outcome 3

Examine and discuss the basics of insulators, conductors and electromagnetism

Assessment Criteria

3.1

Examine the basic attributes of (a) conductors, (b) insulators, (c) semiconductors, and (d) superconductors

3.2

Discuss the basics of electromagnetism

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, PowerPoint slides, notes, reading and study materials (in PDF, HTML and Word format) accessed through the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS).

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • VPlabs

  • Instruction update 11/09/2019 - v3.4

Hardware

  • Remote Lab