Course Detail

ELE 293 Electric Circuits (Service Course)
2017-2018 Fall term information

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Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
ELECTRIC CIRCUITS ELE293 Service 4 0 4 5
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Other: internet assisted education  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveIt is aimed to give the following topics to the students : ? Recognizing electrical circuit elements in 12 V DC systems ? Constructing electrical models of circuit elements in 12V DC systems ? Basic circuit analysis in 12V DC systems, ? Kirchhoff theoremsand circuit analysis techniques ? Thevenin ve Norton equivalent circuits ? Analysis of electrical systems in vehicles and other 12V DC systems ? Voltage, current and circuit analysis in 220V 50Hz and 60 Hz systems  
Learning outcomes
  1. L.O.1. AC, DC voltage and current relationships, draw characteristics, calculate RMS vaues of the waveforms
  2. L.O.2. Recognize and describe electrical circuit elements in 12V DC systems,
  3. L.O.3. Analyse circiuits in 12V DC powered systems ,
  4. L.O.4. Analyse circuits and calculate components and parameters in 220V 50Hz and 60 Hz AC systems,
  5. L.O.5. Apply and utiize theoretical information in the course to real world systems and sub-systems
Course ContentElectricity and magnetism concepts, voltage, current, power and energy review. AC, DC and effective (RMS) value concepts and formulation
Battery, resistor, coil and inductance, capacitor and orther basic electrical circuit elements
Voltage and current relationship between the terminals of these electrical circuit elements.
Relay, motor, generator and other electromechanical devices,
Various applications in vehicle electrical systems
References1. Nilssohn ve Riedel, Electric Circuits, Addison-Wesley, 9th ed., 2011. 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Electricity andmagnetism concepts, voltage, current, power and energy parameter review , real life examples
Week 2Applications and problem solving on voltage, current, power and energy of actual vehicle sub-systems
Week 3Fundamental electrical circuit components like battery, resistor, coil and inductance, capacitor and terminal characteristics of these components
Week 4Mathematical relationships between AC, DC, RMS and voltage, current and power of individual elements insimple circuits
Week 5Various applications and problem solving on previous theoretical concepts on actual systems
Week 6Kirchoff theorems and circuit analysis methods
Week 7Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuit analysis methods
Week 8Various applications and problem solving on electrical circuit analyses
Week 9Midterm examination
Week 10More complex electrical circuit elements like relay, motor, generator and other electromechanical devices
Week 11Electrical circuit elements used in 220V AC, 50Hz and 60 Hz systems, their respective terminal characteristics and connections
Week 12Investigation of various electrical systems in vehicles
Week 13Industrial systems and electrical crcuits powered with 220V 50Hz supply
Week 14Make-up (make-up exam or other extra lecture hours)
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam160
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes140
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes160

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 4 56
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14456
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)11414
Final Exam (Study duration) 12424
Total Workload3046142

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.    X 
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.  X  
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.   X  
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.     
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results.     
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member. X    
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.X    
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.     
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies.  X  
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.  X  
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities. X   
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.X    
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem. X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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