ENGI12578
Electrical Fundamentals
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 56.0
Credit Value: 4.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2019
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Computer Engineering Technolog, Computer EngineeringTechnician, Electronics Engineering Techni, Electronics Engineering Techno
Program Coordinator(s): MD - Nazrul Islam Khan, Weijing Ma
Course Leader or Contact: Jon Berge
Version:
20190903_01
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: THIS COURSE IS OFFERED IN A MOBILE COMPUTING FORMAT FOR FULL-TIME STUDIES. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR LAPTOPS TO ALL LECTURE AND LAB SESSIONS.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course provides students with the foundational concepts in electricity needed for the study of all engineering disciplines. The course focuses on the analysis of circuits based on fundamental concepts of Voltage, Current, Resistance. Additionally, students learn essential laboratory techniques needed to build and test electrical circuits.

Program Context

 
Computer Engineering Technolog Program Coordinator(s): Weijing Ma
Electrical Fundamentals lays the foundational electrical concepts for students to be able to work effectively with computer hardware.

Computer EngineeringTechnician Program Coordinator(s): Weijing Ma
Electrical Fundamentals lays the foundational electrical concepts for students to be able to work effectively with computer hardware.

Electronics Engineering Techni Program Coordinator(s): MD - Nazrul Islam Khan
Electrical Fundamentals lays the foundational electrical concepts for students, subsequent courses build on these concepts to provide students with more in-depth circuit analysis skills.

Electronics Engineering Techno Program Coordinator(s): MD - Nazrul Islam Khan
Electrical Fundamentals lays the foundational electrical concepts for students, subsequent courses build on these concepts to provide students with more in-depth circuit analysis skills.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to build, test and analyze direct current circuits.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Define fundamental electrical units of voltage, current and resistance.
  2. Calculate voltage, current and power in simple resistive circuits.
  3. Analyze series, parallel and series-parallel resistive circuits using circuit principles and Kirchoff's Laws.
  4. Determine electrical power flow in multi-element DC circuits.
  5. Construct the Thévenin equivalent of multi-element DC circuits.
  6. Apply the Superposition Theorem to solve multi-element DC circuits.
  7. Define capacitance.
  8. Express the response of a resistor - capacitor circuit to a change in DC voltage.
  9. Define the fundamental parameters (frequency, period, peak magnitude, peak to peak magnitude, and RMS magnitude) of a sinusoidal AC waveform.
  10. Read resistor values using resistor colour code without the use of aids.
  11. Apply basic electrical test equipment (multimeter and power supply) to construct circuits.
  12. Measure fundamental quantities (voltage, current and resistance) in a laboratory setting.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Midterm Exam25.0%
 Final Exam25.0%
 Lab Tests (2 @ 10% each)20.0%
 Quizzes (2 @ 2.5% each; 1 @ 5%)10.0%
 Labs (10 @ 2% each)20.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
(The School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering & Technology is abbreviated as MEET in this outline.)
  1. PASS PROVISION:
    In order to earn a passing grade in this course, a student must independently earn a passing grade in each of the following categories: Exams (grade must be >25/50), Lab Tests (grade must be >10/20), and Labs (grade must be >10/20). A failure to meet this criteria will result in an F grade regardless of total marks earned.

  2. MEET MISSED EVALUATIONS PROCESS:
    Missed evaluations will result in a grade of zero. See the process document and Verification of Injury or Illness Form posted on the Student Success in Engineering Virtual Community page on SLATE.

  3. MEET LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY:
    Assignments and Lab Reports are due as advised by the instructor. Late submission will attract a 10% deduction per day, to a maximum of 30%. Assignments submitted after 3 days late will be awarded a grade of zero.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication Skills - Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  • Communication Skills - Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills - Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving - Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  • Information Management Skills - Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Personal Skills - Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  • Numeracy - Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
  • Information Management - Locate, select, organize and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  • Personal Skills - Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam and Portfolio
    Notes:  

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: tba
Resource(s):
 TypeDescription
RequiredTextbookMEET: Electrical Fundamentals, Pearson

Applicable student group(s): ELECTRONICS STUDENTS; COMPUTER ENGINEERING STUDENTS
Course Details:
Module 1: Fundamentals of Electricity
• Units of Measurement
• Conductors / Resistance / Resistivity
• Ohm’s Law
• Energy and Efficiency
(Quiz 5%)
(3 Labs 2% each)
 
Module 2: Circuit Analysis
• Series Circuits
• Kirchoff's Voltage Law
• Voltage Divider
• Voltage Difference
• Parallel Circuits
• Kirchoff's Current Law
• Series - Parallel Circuits
• Power in multi-element circuits
(5 Labs 2% each)
 
(Lab test 10%)
(Midterm Exam – Modules 1 and 2 25%)
 
Module 3: Circuit Theorems
• Thévenin’s Theorem
• Superposition Theorem
(Quiz 2.5%)
(1 Lab 2%)
 
Module 4: Capacitors
• Capacitors
• Series and parallel combinations
• RC circuits
(Quiz 2.5%)
(Lab 2%)
 
Module 5: AC Circuits
• Alternating Current
• AC Quantities
 
(Lab test 10%)
(Final Exam – Modules 3-5 25%)
 
 


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