Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics
|Module Short Title||N/a|
|Semester Taught||Hillary Term|
|Contact Hours||Lecture hours: 22|
Lab hours: 10
Tutorial hours: 11
Total hours: 43
|Module Personnel||Lecturing staff: Dr. Eamonn O Nuallain|
When students have successfully completed this course they should be able to:
The Electrotechnology course is intended as an introductory course. The course examines the structure of matter from an electrical perspective dealing with conductors, dielectrics and semiconductors. Concepts of electrical charge, Electric and Magnetic fields are also examined. With this material concepts of voltage, current, impedance in electrical circuits are explored. Circuit elements such as the resistor, capacitor, inductor, the semiconductor diode and transistors are examined as well as ideal and practical ac and dc supplies. Methods of analyzing electrical circuits consisting of the above components are examined. In the lab sessions students are expected to build electronic circuits and explain their operation.
The basic structure of matter. Conductors, insulators and Semiconductors.
|Recommended Reading List|
Foundations of Electronics: Circuits and Devices (Conventional Current Flow Version) By Russell and Meade
% Written Exam: 60%
|Academic Year of Data||2014/15|