Run by School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
20 Credits or 10 ECTS Credits
Semester 1 & 2
Overall aims and purpose
To introduce the student to the main technologies for the generation and transformation of electrical power with an emphasis on their operating principles, their stability when interconnected and techniques for their control.
Indicative content includes:
- Basic principles of electromagnetic machines. Direct Current Generators and Motors.
- Three phase systems.
- Ideal and practical transformers and their circuit models.
- Three phase induction machines and their equivalent circuits
- Three phase transformers.
- Synchronous Generators and Synchronous Motors
- Control of DC and AC motors
- Stability of power systems
Equivalent to the range 70%+. Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
Equivalent to the range 60%-69%. Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
Equivalent to 40%. Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
Understand the foundations of power system stability.
Explain the principles of electromagnetic machines, with particular reference to DC generators and motors.
Apply the operating principles and design equations for three phase electrical machines.
Understand and apply the principles of controlling DC and AC motors.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Private study includng individual assessments.
Traditional Lecture (2 hrs x 12 weeks, some used as tutorials)
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Subject specific skills
- Identify emerging technologies and technology trends;
- Apply underpinning concepts and ideas of engineering;
- Apply knowledge and understanding of the specialist cognate area of electronic engineering in an international context;
- Assess and choose optimal methods and approaches for the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of engineering solutions.
- Systematically review factors affecting the implementation of a project, including safety and sustainability;
- Use both verbal and written communication skills to different target audiences;
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/ice-2331.html
- Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems, T. Wildi, ISBN: 9781292024585
- Power System Stability and Control, P. Kundur, ISBN: 9780070635159
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- H661: MEng Control and Instrumentation Engineering year 2 (MENG/CIE)