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ES191-15 Electrical and Electronic Circuits

Academic year
20/21
Department
School of Engineering
Level
Undergraduate Level 1
Module leader
Ryan Montague
Credit value
15
Module duration
10 weeks
Assessment
40% coursework, 60% exam
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
Introductory description

ES191-15 Electrical and Electronic Circuits

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Module aims

To present, in context, the fundamental concepts of circuits, devices and systems that underpin all branches of Engineering. Students will study fundamental circuit analysis techniques including nodal analysis, mesh analysis, Thevenin circuits as well as transient analysis applied to 1st and 2nd order circuits. Students will study fundamental mathematical operations of DC and AC quantities including phasors, vectors and complex numbers. Students will also study basic electronic components (like diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers and filters) that make up more complex electrical and electronic circuitry.

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

DC circuit analysis (Nodal, Mesh, Thevenin, Norton, Superposition etc) ,
AC Circuit Analysis (Vectors, Reactance, Impedance etc)
Circuit Techniques for Transients (1st and 2nd order)
AC Power
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
Diodes and transistors
Operational amplifiers
Analogue amplifiers and circuits
Basic digital electronics
Active and passive filters (RC filters, op-amp filters etc)

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Understand basic principles in electrical and electronic circuits.
  • Appreciate fundamental aspects of electronic component operation.
  • Make appropriate assumptions to simplify and thus model real-life electrical and electronic components
  • Calculate and measure circuit parameters.
Indicative reading list

G. Rizzoni – Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, McGraw-Hill, 2008, ISBN 978-0-07-128338-0

Subject specific skills

Ability to apply relevant practical and laboratory skills building and testing electrical and electronic circuits

Transferable skills

Numeracy: apply mathematical, computational and modelling methods in an engineering context

Study time

Type Required
Lectures 30 sessions of 1 hour (20%)
Supervised practical classes 5 sessions of 4 hours (13%)
Other activity 2 hours (1%)
Private study 98 hours (65%)
Total 150 hours
Private study description

98 hours of guided independent learning

Other activity description

2 x 1 hr = 2 hours computer-based lab quizzes.

Costs

No further costs have been identified for this module.

You must pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Assessment group D2
Weighting Study time
Laboratory Assessment 40%

Two QuestionMark Perception (QMP) Laboratory Tests plus written laboratory report (6 pages) as specified by the Department.

Question Mark Perception Test 60%

2 * 1 hour QMP online tests to be scheduled in same time slot with short break inbetween

~Platforms - QMP

Feedback on assessment
  • Support through advice and feedback hours.
  • Written feedback on marked laboratory report.
  • Cohort-level feedback on computer-based Lab quizzes.
  • Cohort-level feedback on final examination.

Past exam papers for ES191

Post-requisite modules

If you pass this module, you can take:

  • ES4D4-15 Power Electronic Converters & Devices

Courses

This module is Core for:

  • Year 1 of UESA-H335 BEng Automotive Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H161 BEng Biomedical Systems Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H216 BEng Civil Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H63W BEng Electronic Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H113 BEng Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-HN15 BEng Engineering Business Management
  • Year 1 of UESA-HH75 BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H315 BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-HH35 BEng Systems Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-HN11 BSc Engineering and Business Studies
  • Year 1 of UESA-H336 MEng Automotive Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H163 MEng Biomedical Systems Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H217 MEng Civil Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H63X MEng Electronic Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H114 MEng Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-HH76 MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H316 MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-HH31 MEng Systems Engineering
  • Year 1 of UCSA-G406 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering
  • Year 1 of UCSA-G408 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H605 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Year 1 of UESA-H606 Undergraduate Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng