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Undergraduate Course: Electrical Engineering 1 (ELEE08001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAn introduction to Electrical Engineering (Circuit Analysis, a.c. Theory, Operational Amplifiers, Semiconductor Devices, Logic Theory).
Course description Prof. Murray's Lectures: week 1-4, covering material required for Lab Session 1 & 2.

Week 1
Lecture 1 Potential divider. Resistors and capacitors, RC circuit introduction.
Lecture 2 RC circuits charge-discharge
Lecture 3 Inductors and RL circuits, charge-discharge

Week 2
Lecture 4 Nodal analysis introduction
Lecture 5 Nodal analysis examples
Lecture 6 Op-Amps, introduction

Week 3
Lecture 7 Op-Amp circuits
Lecture 8 Op-Amp worked examples
Lecture 9 Real Op-Amps (limitations)

Week 4
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)

Week 5
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

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 - 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

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. K-maps, examples, half adder.
Lecture 27 K-maps of 3 and 4 variables, examples, full adder, SOP, POS.

Week 10
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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Prior attendance at Engineering 1 or (in special circumstances) prior attendance at another half-course.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, 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%.
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 1. Ability to analyse ac and dc circuits comprising passive components: resistors, inductors and capacitors.
  2. 2. Ability to analyse circuits using operational amplifiers, in both ideal and non-ideal conditions.
  3. 3. Ability to analyse logic circuits using Karnaugh maps and truth tables.
  4. 4. Ability to design, build, test, diagnose faults and repair a simple circuit to a given specification, and to write up the practical work in a technical report.
Reading List
Recommended: Giorgio Rizzoni, "Principles and Applications of Electrical Engineering", published by McGraw-Hill, ISBN 0-07-118452
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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 2-10): Tu 1400-1700 or Th 1400-1700
KeywordsAC Circuits,DC Circuits,OP Amps,Logic.,practical circuit design,Circuit build and testing
Course organiserProf Timothy Drysdale
Course secretaryMrs Laura Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5053
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