Electrical Engineering

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SMS Code EE403001 Level 4 Credits 7 Total Hours 90 Contact Hours 50 Work Experience Hours Nil Self Directed Hours 40 NQF Units/Other Components contained are: Nil

Aims To develop students’ understanding of basic electrical theory, basic digital circuits and basic electrical/electronic construction methods.

Learning Outcomes At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to: • Understand and manipulate basic electrical formulae; • Understand and use electrical measuring instruments; • Understand and describe the electrical supply system; • Understand and describe the electrical power supplies including the components making up a power supply; • Understand and describe the principles of operations of a DC motor; • Understand and describe basic electronic components – diode, transistor, resistor, capacitor and transistor; • Understand Logic gates – AND, OR, NAND, NOR and NOT; • Construct Truth Tables.

Content Electricity: • Principles of electricity (voltage, current, resistance, power, temperature

      rise, capacitance, conduction induction, magnetism, earthing)

• Safety devices (insulation, fuses, circuit breakers switch gear RCD’S) • AC theory (power factor) Learning/Teaching Methods • Lectures • Tutorials • Practical

Assessment • One theory test (20%) • One practical test (20%) • Two assignments (30% each, total 60%)

Attendance Requirements 90%

Completion requirements To complete this course, students must meet the attendance requirement and achieve an aggregate total of 50% or greater.

Literature References for Curriculum Development Nil

Student Reading List Students will be provided with handouts and reference material during class.