MODULE SPECIFICATION FORM

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MODULE SPECIFICATION FORM



Module Title:

Physical Science

Level:

4

(
Fd

L
1
)

Credit Value:

10


Module code:

(if known)

ENGF
401

Semester(s) in which to
be offered:

1

With effect from:


Oct 200
9


Existing/New:

New


Title of module being
replaced (if any):

N/A


Originating Subject:

Engineering


Module Leader:

F Welcomme


Module duration (contact
hours/ directed/ private
study:

45 hrs contact/dps

55 hrs private stu
dy

Status: core/option/elective
(identify programme where
appropriate):

Option


Percentage taught by Subjects other than originating Subject
(please name other Subjects):

0%



Programme(s) in which to be offered:


Foundation Degree



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-
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None

Co
-
requisites per
programme

(within a level):


None


Module Aims:


To
develop

underpinning theory and a st
udy of applications, including environmental considerations, of
a number of common topics within t
he
field of Engineering; specifically: velocity/acceleration
relationships, battery technology, electromagnetic fields and energy efficiency of electro
-
mechan
ical
devices..


Expected Learning Outcomes


Knowledge and Understanding:

At the completion of this module, the student should be able to:


1.

D
efine
energy and efficiency, related to SI units, and apply these to electro
-
mechanical devices
;

2.

Analyse mec
hanical and thermal operations in terms of energy transfer and efficiency;

3.

Compare, analytically,

the performance
s

of
different batteries under a range of conditions
;

4.

Explain the effects of electromagnetic fields, including environmental implication
s
.


Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes:

1.

Theoretical analysis

2. Application of technology

3. Problem solving



Assessment:


Please indicate the type(s) of assessment (eg examination, oral, coursework, project) and the
weighting of each (%)
.

Details of indicative assessment should also be included
.


A portfolio of
problem
-
solving activities

and practical laboratory investigations
: Assessment is by
means of a set of problem
-
solving activities and practical laboratory investigations exploring

three
topics of velocity/acceleration, battery efficiency and electromagnetic induction. In order to provide
continuous
assessment
, student will be required to submit a portfolio at the end of each topic which
consists of an exercise and a report on labor
atory investigations. Therefore, students will be provided
feedback on each element of the assessment during the semester and able to monitor individual
progress

in building up the final mark.

The set of problem
-
solving activities and lab investigations
co
vers all learning outcomes. An example is an internal resistance measurement for a car battery.


Assessment
number (use
as appropriate)

Learning
Outcomes
to be met

Type of assessment

Weighting

Duration
(if exam)

Word count
(if
coursework)


Assessment
On
e:



1
-

4


In
-
course


100%




2000


Learning and Teaching Strategies:


The module will be delivered through lectures, tutorials and practical exercises
.

The module will be
presented to students through a specific structure of
laboratory exercises

and in
teractive tutorials.
Leaning will be reinforced and extended by directed self
-
study via a set of
problem
-
solving activities
.



Syllabus outline:


Electrical Variables
:

charge, current, voltage, resistance, energy, power. Calculations involving
Ohm’s law a
nd power.

Mechanical Variables
:
force, mass, acceleration, momentum, velocity/speed, work/energy, power.
Calculations involving potential and kinetic energy. Mechanical storage of energy.

Efficiency:

Definition and application to common devices (electric m
otors, motor vehicle engines,
heaters etc). Calculations.

Thermal Energy:
temperature measurements

and units, specific heat capacity, latent heat, heat
transfer, energy calculations, storage. Conversion of energy, energy chain, heat losses.

Batteries:

Typ
es of cell, principles, batteries. Internal resistance, emf, terminal pd, loading. Uses in
cars, aircraft and portable equipment. Failure and life. Circuit calculations. Series and parallel
dc circuits. Calculation of battery efficiency.

Electric and magne
tic fields:
Magnetic fields, coil, materials, B/H curve, permeability. Induction
(descriptive). Capacitance, Q, D, E, material, permittivity. Charge storage. Use in power supply
units in common industrial and domestic equipment. Ignition coils, relays, oth
er applications
(speakers). Electromagnetic waves, radiation from aerials.


Bibliography:


Recommended Re
a
ding:

Bird J, (2006).
Electri
cal Circuit Theory and Technology
(2
nd

Edn., Revised), Newnes.

Bolton W., (2006).
Engineering Science
. Blackwell

Bird
J.O., (2003
)
.
Science for Engineers
. Newnes

Hillier V
.
A
.
W
.
, (2003)
.
Fundamentals of Automotive Electronics.

Stanley Thornes

Kemp W.H., (2005).
The Renewable Energy Handbook
. Aztext Press