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Module Code: EEE116
Module Title: Experimental, Computer Skills and Sustainability
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: CSE105EEE101EEE104
   
Aims
1. To be creative in the design and to be able to evaluate results and synthesise knowledge.

2. To provide an appreciation of electrical engineers’ responsibilities in the context of sustainable development.

3. To raise the awareness of environmental issues, and examine the principles and tools for sustainable product design.

4. To provide a practical understanding of the pressures facing the industry in terms of integrating Sustainable Design into an established product development process (e.g. internal drivers, legislation).

5. To provide an appreciation of current range of tools and resources available for Sustainable Design and understand how to use some of the most common tool (e.g. Life Cycle Analysis).

6. To know how to build an electronic robot from a given circuit diagram.

7. To improve computer literacy and to develop the ability to solve 'real' engineering problems by numerical methods using MATLAB.

8. To recognise the basic building blocks of electrical circuits.

9. To correlate theory in textbooks with its practical application.

10. To design and construct an electronic product (e.g. LED running lights, robot and clock).

11. To know how to complete individual work and be a valuable team member.

12. To develop presentation and oral communication skills.
Learning outcomes 
Upon the completion of the module, students should have an understanding of the basic principles of and be able to offer insight into:

A. sustainability development,

B. Windows-based software applications.

C. electrical engineering principles;

D. the main sustainability practical and legal issues to come into force in the near future;

E. appreciation of aspects of sustainable design and corporate social responsibility and ethicalapproaches to professional conduct.


Intellectual Abilities

Upon the completion of the module, students should be able to

F. develop a simple webpage, a presentation and report;

G. apply the key concepts and tools of sustainable development (e.g. life cycle analysis, environmental checklist);

H. identify the key sustainable development impacts of a product or process;

I. analyse the environmental profile of a product, and generate appropriate improvement options;

J. perform an electrical engineering project systematically;

K. conduct research and analysis on new topics (e.g. applying the theory of sustainability in practical applications);

L. apply the theory and methodology taught in class to practical applications (e.g. building electronic/electrical circuits).


Practical Skills

Upon the completion of the module, students will have

Module specific practical skills:

M. Building and troubleshooting a circuit.

N. Soldering

O. Use software (e.g. MATLAB) to model and solve complex mathematical problems and real-world engineering problems

P. Use basic measuring equipment for electrical circuits (e.g. digital multi-meter, oscilloscope);

Q. Apply circuit design software tools (e.g. PSPICE)

General transferable skills:

R. Independent learning.

S. Team work and communication skills.

T. Problem solving and design skills.

U. Proficiency presenting information (orally and written).

Method of teaching and learning 
Seminars: four seminars will be given about sustainability theory, covering two case studies. Students will have team discussion sessions among themselves for the case studies. They will be responsible for the topics they choose for a selected case study and write a report on sustainability.


Practical exercises: with the aid of scripts, students complete experiment by building new robot devices and design new circuits (e.g., clock). Practical skills will be developed by building a system with electronic and mechanical components, system testing and trouble shooting.


Progress tutorial/quiz will be held to monitor the progress.


Lectures: five lectures will be given on MATLAB programming in lecture hall.

Syllabus 

PART 1: Sustainability seminars


Seminar 1 Introduction to sustainability

Explanation of how sustainability issues concern Electrical Engineers and practical examples.

A detailed explanation of the sustainability framework to include law and company practices to come into force in the immediate future.

Expansion of sustainability scope beyond recycling and low carbon emissions.

Introduction of issues such as re-using of materials, impact of manufacturing processes to the environment and energy efficiency.


Seminar 2 Sustainability measures
Introduction to sustainability exercises.

Students will learn, in detail, how sustainable development concerns companies along all production steps; from first materials to the end of the life of the final product.


Seminar 3 Sustainability in practice

Practical examples will be used to show how a detailed sustainable development exercise is contacted when examining an existing or new product.

Students will be shown the tables drawn to show sustainability issues.


Seminar 4 Sustainable Energy

Introduction to sustainable energy.

Student will be familiar with the most widely used sustainable sources and their related technologies.


PART 2: Soldering


Good soldering is a skill that is learnt from practice therefore the students will solder the simple electronic circuits as a starting point.


PART 3: Build and test robot

In this experiment students will make their first electrical machine. Firstly they will be introduced to the function of the different parts of the circuit such as the capacitors, transistors, phototransistors and Processor ATmega 8L. They will test the function of these components by building various bits of the robot circuit. By the end of the day they should have an optimised functioning robot.


Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 9   8  5  66  20  42  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assignment - Sustainability 15.00
2 Group Project 1 – Matlab 15.00
3 Group Project 2 – Robot 30.00
4 Group Project 3 – Digital Clock 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 9:34:43 PM