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ELEX 1105 - Circuit Analysis 1

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

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Course Details

This course covers the methods for investigating the behavior of direct current (dc) circuits whose circuit quantities (voltage, current) do not vary with time. The fundamental circuit laws developed by Kirchhoff and Ohm are applied to circuit analyses. Networks comprised of series, parallel, series/parallel and non-series/parallel interconnected branches are analyzed. Specialized circuit analysis methods: Thévenin’s, Norton’s, maximum power transfer, source transformation and superposition are applied to circuits. The application of nodal and mesh analyses to determine all voltages and currents in a circuit is developed. Laboratory sessions relate theory to practice.

Credits

6.0

Cost

$1,202.88

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 30865

Sat Sep 12 - Sat Jan 09 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Jan 09 Sat 08:00 - 15:00 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Bob Gill

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,202.88

Notes

  1. The delivery format for this course has changed from in-person/in-class to ONLINE DELIVERY. No class on the following Saturdays: October 10th, December 26th, and January 2nd. Please purchase the LECTURE NOTES from the BCIT bookstore website before attending class. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe (ii) the relationship of the quantities: voltage, current and resistance to the concepts of: branch, node and loop in a direct current circuit. [1]
  • Use (iii) the power law to find the power supplied or dissipated in a circuit branch. [1, 2]
  • Use (iii) Ohm's Law to relate voltage proportionately to current through a resistor. [1, 2]
  • Use (iii) Kirchhoff's Laws to set up a voltage or current relationship around a loop or at a node in a circuit. [1, 2]
  • Use (iii) analog or digital multimeters to measure voltage, current or resistance in a direct current circuit. [5]
  • Describe (ii) Kirchoff, Norton, Thevinin, and Superposition Laws in DC circuits. [1]
  • Apply (iii) circuit analysis tools including Kirchoff's Law, Thevinin, Norton, and Superposition to calculate voltage & current in a direct current circuit with maximum 4 nodes and 3 loops. [1, 2, 3]

Learning Outcome Taxonomy

Based on the BCIT Learning and Teaching Centre publication “Writing Learning Outcomes”, the ECET department has defined four levels describing the depth of learning for each outcome. These are:

(i) Knowledge – Topics are mentioned, but not covered much beyond introduction or awareness.

(ii) Comprehension - Students are expected to explain and understand a topic.

(iii) Application - Students are expected to apply the information in new, but similar, situations.

(iv) Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis - A thorough covering of a topic such that students can analyze and design new solutions.

Engineering Accreditation

The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) oversees the accreditation of engineering programs across Canada. To measure the effectiveness of an engineering program the CEAB has identified twelve specific attributes that the graduate is expected to possess and use as the foundation to developing and advancing an engineering career. To ensure that the overall curriculum of the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical program covers these attributes sufficiently, the learning outcomes for each course have been mapped to applicable CEAB graduate attributes.

1. A knowledge base for engineering: Demonstrated competence in university level mathematics, natural sciences, engineering fundamentals, and specialized engineering knowledge appropriate to the program.

2. Problem analysis: An ability to use appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems in order to reach substantiated conclusions.

3. Investigation: An ability to conduct investigations of complex problems by methods that include appropriate experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information in order to reach valid conclusions.

4. Design: An ability to design solutions for complex, open-ended engineering problems and to design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate attention to health and safety risks, applicable standards, and economic, environmental, cultural and societal considerations.

5. Use of engineering tools: An ability to create, select, apply, adapt, and extend appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools to a range of engineering activities, from simple to complex, with an understanding of the associated limitations.

6. Individual and team work: An ability to work effectively as a member and leader in teams, preferably in a multi-disciplinary setting.

7. Communication skills: An ability to communicate complex engineering concepts within the profession and with society at large. Such ability includes reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the ability to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, and to give and effectively respond to clear instructions.

8. Professionalism: An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society, especially the primary role of protection of the public and the public interest.

9. Impact of engineering on society and the environment: An ability to analyze social and environmental aspects of engineering activities. Such ability includes an understanding of the interactions that engineering has with the economic, social, health, safety, legal, and cultural aspects of society, the uncertainties in the prediction of such interactions; and the concepts of sustainable design and development and environmental stewardship.

10. Ethics and equity: An ability to apply professional ethics, accountability, and equity.

11. Economics and project management: An ability to appropriately incorporate economics and business practices including project, risk, and change management into the practice of engineering and to understand their limitations.

12. Life-long learning: An ability to identify and to address their own educational needs in a changing world in ways sufficient to maintain their competence and to allow them to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

ELEX 1105 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electrical Engineering
    Full-time   Bachelor of Engineering
  2. Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Automation and Instrumentation Option)
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma
  3. Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Electrical Power and Industrial Control Option)
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma
  4. Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Telecommunications and Networks Option)
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Diploma

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Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Elex 1105 Circuit Analysis 1 Lab Manual (Nov 2014)
Author Elex
Binding Paperback
Price $3.50
Required

Elex 1105 Circuit Analysis 1 Lecture Notes (Nov 2014)
Author Elex
Binding Paperback
Price $9.50
Required

Fundamentals Of Electric Circuits W/ Connect Access Card Pkg
Author Alexander
Copyright 2017
Binding Packaged & Collated
ISBN 978-1-25994-383-6
Price $163.95
Required

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