Engineering Principles - 2 - EL026

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Module delivery information

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


This module introduces students to basic electronic components and circuits. By the end of this module students should be able to understand the operation of some important electronic circuits.
It also extends the work on mechanics to include rotary and oscillatory motion, basic mechanical properties of materials and fluid statics.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 40
Private study hours: 110
Total study hours: 150


Whole Year

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

DUNCAN, Tom, 1997. Electronics for today and tomorrow. London: John Murray. ISBN 0719574137.

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 mechanical principles to engineering systems;
2. identify and describe the functionality of basic electronic components;
3. perform elementary calculations on basic electronic circuits.
4. 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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