MG5034 – Electrical Principles

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Module code
MG5034
Module title
Electrical Principles
Prescription
To enable students to understand general electrical and power circuit theory principles and skills
Programmes
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Apply the fundamental principles of DC theory
Apply the fundamental principles of AC theory
Apply the fundamental principles of basic three phase theory
Use electrical measuring equipment.
Content
Fundamental principles of DC circuit theory under steady state and time varying conditions. (Ohms law, Kirchhoff's laws, resistors in series, parallel and series-parallel and voltage dividers).
Basic electromagnetism, magnetic circuits induction and inductance. Faradays and Lenzs laws
Fundamental principles of AC circuit theory under steady state and time varying conditions.
Capacitor construction including current and voltage transients in RC circuits
Inductive transients, self-induction, mutual induction
Series and parallel resonant circuits
Basic star and delta connected circuits
Perform basic calculations on balanced loads for three wire star load and four wire star configuration with neutral impedance.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1 Laboratory Assessment 30
Assessment 2 Written Tests 30
Assessment 3 Exam 40