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Electrical Circuits & Systems - ELE00054I

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• Department: Electronic Engineering
• Credit value: 20 credits
• Credit level: I
• Academic year of delivery: 2024-25
• See module specification for other years: 2023-24

Module summary

Electrical Circuits & Systems is the fundamental module for the electrical engineering programme. There are two knowledge cores for this module:

1) Magnetically Coupled Circuits,

2) Three Phase Circuits

which will be delivered to build the students’ knowledge tree on electrical circuits.

Purpose of a Power System, Generators, transformers and three-phase power will be delivered to build the students’ knowledge about power systems. This module is the prerequisite for Year 3 (Renewable Power Generation ) and Year 4 (Smart Grid, Advanced Power Electronics) electrical engineering modules.

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Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

Subject Content Aims:

• This module aims to equip you with tools to analyse inter-related circuits and systems.
• To provide you with an introduction to the components and composition of an electric power system.
• To consider the different primary energy sources and the way in which power is delivered to the customers.

• To develop skills in numerical and analytical techniques.
• To develop professional laboratory working practices

Module learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

Subject Content Outcomes

• Analyse simple magnetic circuits and calculate induced voltages and currents.
• Explain the concepts of complex power and power factor and be able to calculate the real, reactive, and apparent power in single phase and three phase systems.
• Analyse and solve for the voltage and currents in single-phase and three-phase AC systems using the per-unit system.
• Describe the construction and principles of operation for a synchronous machine and an induction machine.
• Draw and analyse the equivalent circuits for transformers, synchronous machines and induction machines.
• Understand how a transmission line may be represented as a lumped or distributed element circuit and know the limitations of these circuit representations.
• Use the equivalent circuits of the different pieces of equipment to derive a circuit description of a power system and be able to perform simple fault calculations.

• Be able to explain commonly encountered technical concepts concisely and accurately.
• Be able to select and apply a range of mathematical techniques to solve problems.
• Effectively plan and manage their time in a laboratory setting.
• Have developed skills in problem solving, critical analysis and applied mathematics

Indicative assessment

Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled) 100

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Indicative reassessment

Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled) 100

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme. We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments. A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback.

The School of PET aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme. In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work. The School will endeavour to return all exam feedback within the timescale set out in the University's Policy on Assessment Feedback Turnaround Time. The School would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback. The School will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum. Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate. Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date.

Feedback Statement:

(i) Formative Feedback

2. After class learning materials (webpage, Youtube linkage) on the module Wiki page help you to gain feedback on your understanding of the key module material covered in the lectures.

3. 6 seminars are arranged to help you to develop your application of circuit and system knowledge.

4. Emails to the Module Coordinator with Questions / Comments will be answered as soon as possible.

5. A draft version of your assignment can be submitted to the module coordinator before the end of term, who will confirm whether this is all in the correct format, along with some general written feedback comments, and a series of recommendations for improvement.

(ii) Summative Feedback

You will receive a customised feedback sheet, showing the mark breakdown in each of the key areas being assessed along with personalised feedback and suggestions for improvement. The comments explain how well you have met the learning objectives, and also give you feedback about the things you could improve in future assignments.

Fundamentals of Electric Power Engineering

Editor(s):

Massimo Ceraolo, Davide Poli

First published:25 April 2014

Print ISBN:9781118679692 |Online ISBN:9781118922583 |DOI:10.1002/9781118922583

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