Module Overview

Electrical Fundamentals

The module will familiarise the student with the principles of energy storage and transport in electrical and magnetic circuits. The module will provide the knowledge and skills required to safely build electrical circuits, and to measure and analyse the currents, voltage and power in the circuit.

Module Code

ELEC H1005

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Electrical energy: 20%

Electric field and voltage applied to metal wires and resistive elements. Flow of electrical energy in circuits. Conversion from electrical to thermal energy. Circuit laws and power transfer. Conversion of electromagnetic energy to mechanical work, intro to relays and motors.

Use of AC sources. 25%

Energy storage in electric and magnetic fields. Capacitors, inductors and AC circuits. Introduction to phasor analysis

AC circuit analysis. 25%

Power transfer in systems with reactive loads. Introduction to 3 phase systems. Line and phase voltage and current conversions. Power factor and concept of power factor correction.

Use National Rules for Electrical Installations to select real components of electrical circuits: 15%

Wires, size, rating, insulation, terminations Protection; fusing, overloads, circuit breakers, earthing and bonding.

Safe construction commissioning and operation of electrical equipment. 15%

Introduction to the wiring regulations. Operating procedures for electrical work and testing.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)34
Formal Examination60