Electrical Engineering I

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electrical Engineering I

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    Syllabus

    PURPOSE
    This module will prepare students in developing a fundamental understanding of electrical engineering principles and procedures within an electrical engineering environment.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    The student should be able to:

    • communicate an understanding of the established principles, concepts and terminology of basic electrical engineering;
    • analyse various basic electrical circuits that contain series, parallel or series-parallel passive elements (resistors, inductors or capacitors) by the selection, synthesis and implementation of the established principles, procedures and practices;
    • analyse various basic magnetic circuits that contain series, parallel or series-parallel branches by the selection, synthesis and implementation of the established principles, procedures and practices;
    • establish the parameters for, and implement the principles and operation of inductors in steady-state and transient conditions in electrical circuits;
    • establish the parameters for, and implement the principles and operation of capacitors in steady-state and transient conditions in electrical circuits.

    CORE CONTENT

    • The introduction of electrical and mechanical engineering quantities and applications.
    • Elementary circuit theory and network analysis (DC only).
    • Principles of magnetism and electric fields.
    • Magnetic Circuits.
    • Inductance and operation of inductors.
    • Capacitance and operation of capacitors.
    • Measurement of resistance, voltage and current.