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Elective Modules (Level 4) - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Elective Modules (Level 4) - Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering  / AOHNC-OL

Applications of Pneumatics and Hydraulics (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering / AOHNC-OL

Description

This module will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of fluid power systems in modern industry by investigating pneumatic and hydraulic diagrams, examining the characteristics of components and equipment, and evaluating the applications of pneumatics and hydraulics.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising three elements, in the form of an in-course assessment. Each assessment comprises a set of, on average 5-10 short answer questions which are related to the sequence and content of the lessons provided within the learning materials.

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Digital and Analogue devices and circuits (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering  / AOHNC-OL

Digital and Analogue devices and circuits (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering / AOHNC-OL

Description

This module provides students with an understanding of a range of electronic devices and circuits used in modern electronic systems. The electronic circuits will include power supplies, operational amplifiers and digital circuits.

Assessment
One single component of assessment, comprising three equally weighted elements, in the form of an in-course assessment.

Module Tutor: Derek Casson
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342526
Email:
d.casson@tees.ac.uk 

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Distributed Control Systems (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering  / AOHNC-OL

Distributed Control Systems (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering / AOHNC-OL

Description

The aim of this module is to investigate Distributed Control System concepts and their applications in engineering. It focuses on the design characteristics and internal architecture of Distributed Control Systems and how they interact.

Assessment
Evidence will be provided from a single component of assessment, comprising four elements, equally weighted, in the form of an in-course assessment. Each assessment comprises a set of, on average 5-10 short answer questions which are related to the sequence and content of the lessons provided within the learning materials.

Module Tutor: Derek Wishart
Tel: +44 (0)1642 738215
Email: d.wishart@tees.ac.uk

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Electrical machines (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering  / AOHNC-OL

Electrical machines (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering / AOHNC-OL

Description

This module covers the fundamentals and relevant aspects of electrical d.c. and a.c. machines and power transformers as industrial electrical plant.

Module Tutor: Chris Ogwumike
Tel: +44 (0)1642 738099
Email: c.ogwumike@tees.ac.uk

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Engineering Applications (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering  / AOHNC-OL

Engineering Applications (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering / AOHNC-OL

Description

In this module students identify individual tasks, activities, or programmes of work, whether administrative, theoretical, practical or supervisory, that they have undertaken as part of their daily working lives and show how those activities have contributed to their professional engineering development. In so doing the module requires that the student document key aspect of the development to date and to critically appraise their career journey, identifying areas of their experience that may be under-developed and producing an action plan for their ongoing professional development.

Assessment
One single component of assessment, comprising four equally weighted elements, in the form of an in-course assessment comprising short project style reports of approximately 500 words each that detail the professional development activities that the student has undertaken in the workplace and show how each activity has contributed to the student’s progress and the advancement of their abilities in engineering; technically, managerially, and personally.

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Mechatronics Systems Principles (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering  / AOHNC-OL

Mechatronics Systems Principles (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering / AOHNC-OL

Description

The aim of the module is to introduce the student to the necessary skills and principles which underpin a range of mechatronic systems. The module will encompass small single component systems as well as larger systems integrating components from different engineering disciplines. The module will deal with the control concepts used in mechatronic systems and will focus on system design and maintenance. The approach will be broad-based, to reflect the fact that mechatronics is, by its nature, multidisciplinary and not confined to a single specialised discipline. The intention is to encourage the student to recognise a system, not as an interconnection of different parts but as an integrated whole.

Assessment
The in-course assessment will take the form of a series of elements of assessment generally comprising 5-10 short answer questions. It will assess the ability to research, interpret and analyse a problem and to produce a workable solution.

Module Tutor: David Craddock
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342559
Email: d.craddock@tees.ac.uk

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Microprocessor Systems (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering  / AOHNC-OL

Microprocessor Systems (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering / AOHNC-OL

Description

This module will provide students with an understanding of microprocessor-based systems and their use in instrumentation/control/communication systems. Students will study the practical aspects of device selection, programming and the interfacing of external peripheral devices. The module also introduces students to the development cycle of specification, design, build, program, test and evaluation.

Module Tutor: Derek Casson
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342526
Email:
d.casson@tees.ac.uk

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Programmable Logic Controllers (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering  / AOHNC-OL

Programmable Logic Controllers (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering / AOHNC-OL

Description

This module investigates programmable logic controller (PLC) concepts and their applications in engineering. It focuses on the design characteristics and internal architecture of programmable logic control systems, the signals which are used and the programming techniques.

Assessment
One single component of assessment, comprising four equally weighted elements, in the form of an in-course assessment. Element 1 comprises a set of, on average 5-10 short answer questions.

Module Tutor: David Wishart
Tel: +44 (0)1642 738215
Email: d.wishart@tees.ac.uk

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Semiconductor Structure and Fabrication (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering  / AOHNC-OL

Semiconductor Structure and Fabrication (15 credits) - HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering / AOHNC-OL

Description

This module will be of value if you are working or have an interest in the semiconductor industry. It describes the main process steps involved in the fabrication of semiconductor devices and the equipment associated with each process step, together with the required operating conditions and parameters. The structure, properties and operation of the illustrative semiconductor devices (diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, logic gates) are described in so far as required for a more complete understanding of their fabrication requirements. The importance of good clean room practice and the effects of contamination upon yield and reliability are also discussed.

Module Tutor: Derek Casson
Tel: +44 (0)1642 342526
Email:
d.casson@tees.ac.uk

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