Undergraduate Course: Electrical Engineering 1 (ELEE08001)
|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
|Summary||An introduction to Electrical Engineering (Circuit Analysis, a.c. Theory, Operational Amplifiers, Semiconductor Devices, Logic Theory).
Prof. Murray's Lectures: week 1-4, covering material required for Lab Session 1 & 2.
Lecture 1 Potential divider. Resistors and capacitors, RC circuit introduction.
Lecture 2 RC circuits charge-discharge
Lecture 3 Inductors and RL circuits, charge-discharge
Lecture 4 Nodal analysis introduction
Lecture 5 Nodal analysis examples
Lecture 6 Op-Amps, introduction
Lecture 7 Op-Amp circuits
Lecture 8 Op-Amp worked examples
Lecture 9 Real Op-Amps (limitations)
Lecture 10 Diodes - "cartoon" version
Lecture 11 Op-Amp circuits with diodes and capacitors
Lecture 12 Filters
Dr. Mueller's Lectures: week 5, 7-8, covering material for Lab Session 2 (weeks 8-11)
Lecture 13 AC circuits, voltage & current waveforms, reactance, intro to phasors
Lecture 14 Phasors examples 2 components: R-C, R-L - series and parallel
Lecture 15 Phasors examples 3 components: R-C-L
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
Lecture 19 Current Sources & Nortons Law - example
Lecture 20 Current source examples - R-C charging
Lecture 21 Examples - application of above to a power circuit.
Dr. Haworth's Lectures: week 9-11, covering some parts of both lab sessions in more detail
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.
Lecture 25 Boolean Algebra. Rules, Examples.
Lecture 26 Logic reduction. K-maps, examples, half adder.
Lecture 27 K-maps of 3 and 4 variables, examples, full adder, SOP, POS.
Lecture 28 Sequential Logic. SR flip-flop, synchronous SR.
Lecture 29 Sequential Logic cont. D-type, edge triggered/master-slave.
Lecture 30 Examples
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Prior attendance at Engineering 1 or (in special circumstances) prior attendance at another half-course.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Laboratory and weekly assignments. Coursework 40%, examination 60%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| 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
|Giorgio Rizzoni, "Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering", published by McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-118452|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Tutorial: M 1400 or 1500 or 1600 or Tu 1400 or 1500 or 1600 or Th 1400
Labs (Weeks 2-10): Tu 1400-1700 or Th 1400-1700
|Keywords||AC Circuits,DC Circuits,OP Amps,Logic.
|Course organiser||Dr Markus Mueller
Tel: (0131 6)50 5602
|Course secretary||Miss Hannah Ross
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687