6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Dr Jonathan Li (Clayton)
Dr Vineetha Kalavally (Malaysia)
Fundamentals of electrical, chemical and materials engineering will be introduced and applied to provide technological solutions for real-world problems. Theory underpinning analogue and digital circuit design; energy and mass balance; materials processing and the role of functional materials will be presented. The contribution of each topic to a contemporary engineering application will be demonstrated.
Team-based projects will highlight the multidisciplinary nature of modern engineering. These concepts will be practiced through hands-on projects carried out by teams. Communication and teamwork skills will be developed through teamwork tasks.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Apply (i) Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws, (ii) equivalent resistance and (iii) Nodal analysis to find voltages and currents for elements in simple electrical circuits.
- Analyse basic circuits containing (i) transistors (via the simple model), (ii) resistors and capacitors and to (iii) formulate Thevenin/Norton equivalent circuits.
- Describe the functions of standard electrical laboratory equipment and how to use them to measure electrical quantities in circuits.
- Apply the following concepts (i) conservation of mass and (ii) mass and mole fraction, in the mass balance analysis of engineering systems.
- Identify how chemical reactions affect the mass balance analysis of engineering systems.
- Apply energy balance analysis to determine the enthalpy and temperature of a system for engineering systems with and without chemical reactions.
- Determine the expansion of materials as the temperature of the material is increased.
- Apply the concept of resistivity in calculating the resistance of an electrical component.
- Identify how the band gap of a material influences its optical and electronic properties and explain how the chemistry of a semiconductor affects its electronic properties.
- Function as part of a team and communicate effectively with team members.
- Generate and present written reports in a professional engineering format from a template.
Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination (3 hours): 40%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
2 hours lectures, 3 hours of laboratory and workshop activities and 7 hours of private study per week.
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