MODULE SPECIFICATION FORM
Semester(s) in which to
With effect from:
Title of module being
replaced (if any):
Module duration (contact
hours/ directed/ private
45 hrs contact/dps
55 hrs private stu
(identify programme where
Percentage taught by Subjects other than originating Subject
(please name other Subjects):
Programme(s) in which to be offered:
(within a level):
underpinning theory and a st
udy of applications, including environmental considerations, of
a number of common topics within t
field of Engineering; specifically: velocity/acceleration
relationships, battery technology, electromagnetic fields and energy efficiency of electro
Expected Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding:
At the completion of this module, the student should be able to:
energy and efficiency, related to SI units, and apply these to electro
hanical and thermal operations in terms of energy transfer and efficiency;
different batteries under a range of conditions
Explain the effects of electromagnetic fields, including environmental implication
Transferable/Key Skills and other attributes:
2. Application of technology
3. Problem solving
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
and practical laboratory investigations
: Assessment is by
means of a set of problem
solving activities and practical laboratory investigations exploring
topics of velocity/acceleration, battery efficiency and electromagnetic induction. In order to provide
, 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
in building up the final mark.
The set of problem
solving activities and lab investigations
vers all learning outcomes. An example is an internal resistance measurement for a car battery.
to be met
Type of assessment
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
Leaning will be reinforced and extended by directed self
study via a set of
charge, current, voltage, resistance, energy, power. Calculations involving
Ohm’s law a
force, mass, acceleration, momentum, velocity/speed, work/energy, power.
Calculations involving potential and kinetic energy. Mechanical storage of energy.
Definition and application to common devices (electric m
otors, motor vehicle engines,
heaters etc). Calculations.
and units, specific heat capacity, latent heat, heat
transfer, energy calculations, storage. Conversion of energy, energy chain, heat losses.
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
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
(speakers). Electromagnetic waves, radiation from aerials.
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