Engineering Principles - 3 - EENG0027

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 3 15 (7.5) Gang Lu checkmark-circle


This module consists of a series of lectures, laboratory sessions and example classes. Topics covered include logic gates and their associated arithmetic with applications. It also introduces materials used in electronic and mechanical engineering and their practical applications. Elementary alternating current circuit theory is also introduced.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 41
Private study hours: 109
Total study hours: 150


Whole Year

Method of assessment

1 x Laboratory reports - typically 5 pages per report (14%)
2 x Assignment - typically 2 -3 pages per assignment (8% each)
Exam duration 2 hours (70%)

Indicative reading

DUNCAN, T. Electronics for today and tomorrow. London: John Murray. 1997.
ROBERTSON, R. Fundamental electrical and electronic principles. Elsevier(Newnes) Amsterdam, 2008

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Understand the basic principles of operation of electronic engineering materials and devices;
2. Understand the basic principles of digital electronics logic gates and their arithmetic;
3. Understand the basic principles of AC circuits.


  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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