ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION 1 - 2018/9

Module code: ENG1068

Module Overview

First year common module to all programmes in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences. This is an introductory module in electronics for non-electronic/electrical engineering students. It builds a basic understanding of electrical concepts, circuits and instruments relevant to later modules in the course.

Module provider

Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Module Leader

HARTAVI KARCI A Dr (Mech Eng Sci)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code: H600

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Passive devices


Resistors, Ohm's Law, potentiometers, power, Kirchhoff’s Laws and their applications in circuits analysis, resistor networks, Wheatstone Bridge, Capacitors, static characteristics, charge, energy storage, time constant, transient response, RC circuits, impedance


 

Electromagnetic devices


Inductors, static characteristics,  energy storage, time constant, transient response, RL circuits
Interaction of electric and magnetic fields, transformers
Introduction to DC motors


Meters


Ammeter, voltmeter, wattmeter, ohmmeter, AC response, peak, RMS, phasors, Oscilloscope
Dynamic characteristics, power,  phase


Sensors and transducers


Basic signal characteristics (noise, error, hysteresis, accuracy, repeatability)
Principles of transduction
Basic resistive, capacitive and inductive sensors
Application of sensors to measure key measureands such as temperature, speed, pressure displacement, etc.
Bridge circuits to evaluate sensors


Filter Circuits and Analysis


Simple RC/ (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop), time constant, analysis of filter circuits, Bode plots,


Discrete semiconductors


Diodes, basic semiconductor physics
Diodes as rectifiers (half wave and full wave bridge)
Use of LEDs and photodiodes
Bipolar junction transistors

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
School-timetabled exam/test IN-SEMESTER TEST (1 HOUR) 20
Coursework COURSEWORK 10
Examination EXAMINATION (2HR) 70

Alternative Assessment

Summer resit alternative assessment for in semester test – essay.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of scientific principles, methodologies and mathematics methods as well as the ability to analyse electronic circuits and describe electronic systems in the final examination. The in-class test allows students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of basic electronic principles. The lab & tutorial assignment allows students to demonstrate that they can interpret a problem and present a solution clearly and accurately, testing report writing skills as well as their ability to comment critically on their results

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


In-class test    [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3]                                        Deadline W7   {20%}
Coursework   [Learning outcomes 4, 5, 6]                                       Deadline W9   {10%}
Examination   [Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]                                                    {70%}


 

Formative assessment and feedback


Formative verbal feedback is given in tutorials
Written feedback is given on the coursework assessments

Module aims

  • an introduction to the basic principles and methodologies applied to electrical and electronic circuits
  • an understanding of the basic electrical concepts and fundamental circuit laws
  • an understanding of the principles of passive components
  • basic knowledge for the study of simple dc and ac circuits such as filters
  • an understanding of sensing elements and different measurement instruments based on electrical/electronic properties

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 UK-SPEC Specific Learning Outcome codes: SM1b, SM3b, EA1b, EA2, EA3b, P3 On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: define and analyse basic electronic concepts, parameters and components (SM1b) – C,K KC
002 Understand the fundamental circuit laws and how to use them for the analysis of AC and DC circuits; (SM1b) – K K
003 Understand how basic measurement instruments (voltmeters, current meters and oscilloscopes) work, and their practical limitations; (SM1b, P3) – K,P KP
004 Select and correctly apply the appropriate methods to review relevant problems; (SM3b) KC
005 Collect, simulate, analyse, evaluate, and report the relevant experimental data using relevant computer software; (SM1b, SM3b, EA3b, P3) –C,K,T,P KCPT
006 Apply the electronic principles above to the use of various electronic sensors and transducers and interpret the resulting signals. (SM1b, SM3b, EA3b, P3) – C,K KC

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 104

Lecture Hours: 24

Tutorial Hours: 22

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Introduce basic electronic principles through theory with worked examples. This is delivered principally through lectures and tutorial classes, where a software tool for the analysis of circuits will be used

The learning and teaching methods include:


2 hours lecture per week x 11 weeks
2 hour tutorials/IT lab (in groups) x 11 weeks
2 hours revision lecture

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eng1068

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Biomedical Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Biomedical Engineering MEng 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Aerospace Engineering MEng 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Automotive Engineering MEng 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Mechanical Engineering MEng 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.