Undergraduate Course: Electrical Engineering 1 (ELEE08001)
Course Outline
School  School of Engineering 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  20 
ECTS Credits  10 
Summary  An introduction to Electrical Engineering (Circuit Analysis, a.c. Theory, Operational Amplifiers, Semiconductor Devices, Logic Theory). 
Course description 
Prof. Murray's Lectures: week 14, covering material required for Lab Session 1 & 2.
Week 1
Lecture 1 Potential divider. Resistors and capacitors, RC circuit introduction.
Lecture 2 RC circuits chargedischarge
Lecture 3 Inductors and RL circuits, chargedischarge
Week 2
Lecture 4 Nodal analysis introduction
Lecture 5 Nodal analysis examples
Lecture 6 OpAmps, introduction
Week 3
Lecture 7 OpAmp circuits
Lecture 8 OpAmp worked examples
Lecture 9 Real OpAmps (limitations)
Week 4
Lecture 10 Diodes  "cartoon" version
Lecture 11 OpAmp circuits with diodes and capacitors
Lecture 12 Filters
Dr. Mueller's Lectures: week 5, 78, covering material for Lab Session 2 (weeks 811)
Week 5
Lecture 13 AC circuits, voltage & current waveforms, reactance, intro to phasors
Lecture 14 Phasors examples 2 components: RC, RL  series and parallel
Lecture 15 Phasors examples 3 components: RCL
Week 6
Lecture 16 AC circuits: complex number representation & polar form
Lecture 17 Examples  revisit filters, relate to part 2 of lab
Lecture 18 Circuit analysis: Kirchoff's Law, Thevenin  example
Week 7
Lecture 19 Current Sources & Nortons Law  example
Lecture 20 Current source examples  RC charging
Lecture 21 Examples  application of above to a power circuit.
Dr. Haworth's Lectures: week 911, covering some parts of both lab sessions in more detail
Week 8
Lecture 22 Diodes. Diode models, examples, rectifier circuits (remove load line).
Lecture 23 Diodes cont. Peak rectifier, diode clamp, voltage doubler, Zener diode, LED.
Lecture 24 Digital Logic. AND/OR/NAND/NOR Simple combinational logic, truth tables.
Week 9
Lecture 25 Boolean Algebra. Rules, Examples.
Lecture 26 Logic reduction. Kmaps, examples, half adder.
Lecture 27 Kmaps of 3 and 4 variables, examples, full adder, SOP, POS.
Week 10
Lecture 28 Sequential Logic. SR flipflop, synchronous SR.
Lecture 29 Sequential Logic cont. Dtype, edge triggered/masterslave.
Lecture 30 Examples

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Prerequisites 

Corequisites  
Prohibited Combinations  
Other requirements  Prior attendance at Engineering 1 or (in special circumstances) prior attendance at another halfcourse. 
Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: 150 
Course Start 
Semester 2 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
200
(
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
118 )

Assessment (Further Info) 
Written Exam
60 %,
Coursework
40 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Additional Information (Assessment) 
Laboratory and weekly assignments. Coursework 40%, examination 60%. 
Feedback 
Not entered 
Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)   2:00   Resit Exam Diet (August)   2:00  
Learning Outcomes
A student who has completed the course can expect to:
 Analyse simple circuits using basic voltage and current laws
 Understand the construction and operation of the main types of passive circuit component (resistor, capacitor and inductor, including variable versions) under D.C. and A.C. conditions
 Comprehend basic A.C. circuit analysis techniques
 Describe the formation and principles of operation of active devices (transistors).
 Understand the concept of an ideal operational amplifier
 Analyse and design simple electronic systems comprising active and passive elements
 Be competent in the use of basic electronic test gear
 Design and construct a simple circuit to a given specification, diagnose faults and repair if necessary
 Write a technical report detailing practical work carried out

Reading List
Giorgio Rizzoni, "Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering", published by McGrawHill, ISBN 007118452 
Additional Information
Course URL 
http://webdb.ucs.ed.ac.uk/see/VLE/index.cfm?ID=EE0001 
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
Not entered 
Additional Class Delivery Information 
Tutorial: M 1400 or 1500 or 1600 or Tu 1400 or 1500 or 1600 or Th 1400
Labs (Weeks 210): Tu 14001700 or Th 14001700 
Keywords  AC Circuits,DC Circuits,OP Amps,Logic. 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr Markus Mueller
Tel: (0131 6)50 5602
Email: Markus.Mueller@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Miss Megan Inch
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: M.Inch@ed.ac.uk 

