Engineering Principles - 1 - EL025

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 2)
Autumn 3 15 (7.5) MR R Oven checkmark-circle


Electrical Circuits
Electrical quantities, circuit concepts, circuit calculations.
Engineering Mechanics
Mechanical quantities, static and dynamic laws and examples of their application in electronic and mechanical engineering
Practical work and examples classes are included to assist the student learning


Contact hours

39 contact hours
111 hours of private study
Total hours for the module will be 150.


Autumn Term

Method of assessment

4 x Laboratory reports - typically 5 pages per report (5% each)
2 x Assignments - typically 2 pages per assignment (5% each)
Exam duration 2 hours (70%)

Indicative reading

ROBERTSON, C R..Fundamental electrical and electronic principles. (Third edition) Elsevier (Newnes.) Amsterdam: 2008.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1 understand and apply the laws of mechanics to basic engineering systems;
2 understand and apply electrical circuit principles to basic engineering systems;
3 demonstrate an ability to use measurement equipment to obtain results from engineering experiments and to analyse and interpret the results.


  1. Credit level 3. Foundation level module taken in preparation for a degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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