Department of Civil Engineering

Introduction to Electrical Engineering - EE280

Credits : 3

Prerequisites : -

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

To provide knowledge required to design basic wiring system and to understand construction and operation of electrical machines and their control.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Analyze single phase AC circuits and balanced three phase AC circuits.
  2. Describe the principle of operation and construction of dc and ac machines.
  3. Describe basic speed control techniques applicable to ac and dc motors.
  4. Design a wiring system for a domestic or a commercial building to meet requirements of IEE wiring regulations
Course content/Course description
  1. AC circuits: Phasors, j-notation; the concept of impedance; analysis of ac circuits; power factor improvement; Mutually coupled circuits; ac bridges; Analysis of balanced three phase systems; measurement of power in three-phase systems
  2. Electrical machines: Torque and emf; commutator action; DC machines; rotating magnetic fields; three-phase windings; synchronous and induction machines
  3. Motors and control: DC motor speed control; AC motor starting and speed control; single-phase motors; motor selection and application
  4. IEE wiring regulations and building wiring systems
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 30
Tutorials 03
Practical 24
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Assignments/Experiments 30
Mid Semester Examination 20
End-semester 50

Department of Civil Engineering