Module Overview


This module provides an introduction to concepts that are fundamental to electrical and electronic engineering.

The aims of the module are to assist the learner to:

  • develop knowledge and skills in identifying and selecting a range of electrical and electronic components;
  • wire and test basic electrical and electronic circuits; and
  • identify, formulate and solve d.c. and a.c. electrical circuit problems.

Module Code

ELCT 1000

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

D.C. electric circuits topics: Safety with electricity. Voltage, current and resistance. Ohm’s law. Energy and power. Series resistive circuits. Parallel resistive circuits. Series-parallel resistive circuits. Kirchhoff’s laws. Thevenin’s theorem. Capacitors in DC circuits. Inductors in DC circuits.

A.C. electric circuits topics: Introduction to alternating current and voltage. Calculating average, root mean square and form factor of waveforms. Capacitors and inductors in a.c. circuits; series RC, RL circuits. Power in a.c. circuits. Series RLC circuits and resonance.

Lectures (which will include active learning such as problem solving exercises and multiple choice quizzes), with associated self-directed learning. Laboratory based experiments and project work; this work will also require self-directed learning.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100