InstructorShahadat Hussain Parvez shparvez@neub.edu.bd
Consultation Hours 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, |
Course OverviewThis introductory course in Electrical Engineering is designed to introduce students to the world of Electrical Engineering, introducing simple electrical DC and AC circuits as well as the technical skills to facilitate necessary knowledge to analyze simple to complex circuits. Text Book · Fundamentals of Electric circuit by Charles K. Alexander and Reference Books· Introductory Circuit Analysis by Robert L. Boylestad, 11^{th} edition (Boylestad) · Electric Circuits by James W. Nilsson and Susan A. Riedel, 9^{th} Edition (Nilsson) · Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology by John Bird (Bird) · Fundamental of Electrical and Electronic Principles by Christopher R Robertson (Robertson) Course MaterialsAll the course materials (Including name for any new books) will be available at |
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
CLO1 | Recognize and understand the fundamental concepts used in Electrical Engineering |
CLO2 | Analyze different simple to complex electrical circuits (Both AC and DC) |
CLO3 | Apply concepts learnt for circuit analysis to different practical circuits including mains and electronic circuits |
CLO4 | Evaluate the best option for certain circuit analyzing tools for certain circuits |
CLO5 | Design electrical circuits based on requirements |
Mapping of CLOs with Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
Course Learning Outcomes | PLO 1 | PLO 2 | PLO 3 | PLO 4 | PLO 5 | PLO 6 | PLO 7 | PLO 8 | PLO 9 | PLO 10 | PLO 11 | PLO 12 |
CLO1 | 3 | |||||||||||
CLO2 | 3 | |||||||||||
CLO3 | 2 | 2 | ||||||||||
CLO4 | 3 | 2 | ||||||||||
CLO5 | 3 | 2 | 1 |
(3 = High, 2 = Medium, 1 = Low)
Course Schedule
Week | Topic to be Covered | Learning Outcomes | TLS | AS | CLOs |
Week 1 | Lecture 1: Introduction to Electrical Engineering
· Introduction to Electrical Engineering · Units of measurements · Introduction to Circuit theories · Alternating and Direct current · Circuit Elements · Ohm’s Law Reading Lists: · Alexander Chapter 1 · Alexander Chapter 2, section 2.1–2.3 · Boylestad Chapter 1-4 |
Student should be able to
· Understand about what Electrical Engineering is about. · Understand about the different units used in science and engineering. · Understand the basics of circuit theory and identify different circuit elements. · Understand clearly ohm’s law. |
CL, T, GD, BL | CT, Q, A, MS | 1 |
Week 2 | Lecture 2: Basic Laws in Electrical Circuits
· Kirchhoff’s Current Law · Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law · Series Resistors and Voltage Division · Parallel Resistors and Current Division · Wye-Delta Transformation (Y-Δ) Reading Lists: · Alexander Chapter 2, Section 2.4 –2.7 |
Student should be able to
· Understand and grasp basic laws in Electrical circuits like KCL, KVL, CDR, VDR etc. · Understand the basics of Y-Δ transformation and convert circuits using Y-Δ transformation. · Solve simple to complex circuits using KCL, KVL, CDR, VDR etc. |
CL, T, GD, OR, PrbL, BL | CT, Q, A, MS | 1,2,4 |
Week 3 | Problem Solving based on lecture 1 and 2 | ||||
Week 4 | Lecture 3: Techniques of circuit analysis
· Nodal Analysis · Super-node analysis Reading Lists: · Alexander Chapter 3, 3.1 – 3.3 · Boylestad Chapter 8, section 8.9 – 8.10 |
Student should be able to
· Understand different higher-level circuit solving techniques like nodal analysis and super-node analysis and able to solve different circuits using these techniques. |
CL, T, GD, OR, PrbL, BL | CT, Q, A, MS | 1,2,4 |
Week 5 | Lecture 3: Techniques of circuit analysis
· Mesh Analysis · Super-mesh analysis Lecture 4: Circuit Theorems · Linearity Property · Superposition Theorem · Source Transformation Reading Lists: · Alexander Chapter 3, section 3.4 –3.7 · Alexander Chapter 4, section 4.1 – 4.4 · Boylestad Chapter 8, Section 8.5 – 8.8 |
Student should be able to
· Understand different higher-level circuit solving techniques like mesh analysis and super-mesh analysis and able to solve different circuits using these techniques. · Understand different circuit theorems like linearity, superposition and source transformation theorems. · Use different circuit theorems to solve simple to complex electrical circuits. |
CL, T, GD, OR, PrbL, BL | CT, Q, A, MS, SF | 1,2,4 |
Week 6 | Problem Solving based on lecture 3
Tutorial 1 Topic: Lecture 2 and Lecture 3 |
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Week 7 | Lecture 4: Circuit Theorems
· Thevenin’s Theorem · Norton’s Theorem · Maximum Power Transfer theorem · Reciprocity Theorem Reading Lists: · Alexander Chapter 4, section 4.5 – 4.8 · Boylestad Chapter 9, Section 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.8 Revision and Solve class in preparation for Mid semester examination. |
Student should be able to
· Understand different circuit theorems like Thevenin’s, Norton’s, maximum power transfer, reciprocity theorems. · Use different circuit theorems to solve simple to complex electrical circuits. |
CL, T, GD, OR, PrbL, BL | CT, Q, A, MS, SF | 1,2,4 |
Week 8 | Lecture 5: Energy Storage Elements
· Capacitors · Series and Parallel capacitors · Inductors · Series and parallel inductors Reading Lists: · Alexander Chapter 6, section 6.1 – 6.5 |
Student should be able to
· Understand the basics of energy storage elements like capacitors and inductors. · Find the equivalent capacitance and inductance for different series parallel configuration. |
CL, T, GD, OR, PrbL, BL | CT, Q, A, SF | 1,2 |
Week 9 | Lecture 6: First Order Circuits
· Source free RC circuit [Natural Response] · Source free RL circuit [Natural response] · Singularity functions · Step Response of an RC circuit · Step Response of an RL circuit Reading Lists: · Alexander Chapter 7 |
Student should be able to
· Understand the mathematical and physical model of different singularity functions like unit step, impulse and ramp functions. · Understand and solve natural and step response of first order circuits like RC and RL circuits. |
CL, T, GD, OR, PrbL, BL | CT, Q, A, SF | 1,2,4 |
Week 10 | Problem Solving based on lecture 5 and 6
Tutorial 2 Topic: Lecture 5 and Lecture 6 |
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Week 11 | Lecture 7: Introduction to Alternating Current
· Sinusoids · Phasors · Phasor relationships for circuit elements · Impedance and admittance · CDR and VDR · Skin effect Reading Lists: · Alexander Chapter 9 · Boylestad Chapter 13 · Boylestad Chapter 14 |
Student should be able to
· Understand the basics of Sinusoids and their representation. · Understand basics of phasor algebra and phasor relationship of different circuit elements like resistors, capacitors and inductors. |
CL, T, GD, OR, PrbL, BL | CT, Q, A, SF | 1,2,3 |
Week 12 | Lecture 8: AC Power Analysis
· Instantaneous and Average Power · Maximum Average Power Transfer · Effective or RMS Value · Apparent Power and Power Factor · Complex Power Reading Lists: · Alexander Chapter 11 · Boylestad Chapter 19 |
Student should be able to
· Understand the difference between instantaneous and average power. · Identify the conditions for maximum power transfer. · Understand the importance of RMS value. · Understand and differentiate between Apparent power, Complex power and their relationship with power factor. |
CL, T, GD, OR, PrbL, BL | CT, Q, A, P, V, SF | 1,2,3,4,5 |
Week 13 | Lecture 9: Practical circuits
· Different practical circuits and their configuration · Power Factor Improvement/Correction · Power Measurement and Billing · Practical AC circuit wiring |
Student should be able to
· Understand how different practical circuits are connected. |
CL, T, GD, OR, PrbL, BL | CT, Q, A, P, V, SF | 3,5 |
Week 14 | Problem Solving based on lecture 7 and 8
Tutorial 3 Topic: Lecture 7 and Lecture 8 |
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Week 15 | Revision and Solve class in preparation for Semester Final examination. |
(TLS=Teaching-Learning Strategy, AS=Assessment Strategy, CLO=Course Learning Outcome)
(CL = Class Lectures, T = Textbook, OR = Online Resources, GD = Group Discussion, PrbL = Problem-based Learning, BL = Blended Learning)
(CT = Class Test, Q = Quiz, A = Assignment, V = Viva-voce, P = Presentation, MS = Mid Semester, SF = Semester Final)
Assignments
Several assignments will be given during the course of the semester. Due dates and syllabus will be announced in the class
Assignment Policy
Assignments Must be submitted within due dates. No excuse or requests will be considered regarding late submission.
Grading Policy
Attendance | : 10 marks |
Tutorial | : 10 marks |
Assignment + Presentation | : 10 marks |
Mid Semester Examination | : 30 marks |
Semester Final Examination | : 40 marks |
Grades and grades point will be based on the following criteria.
Marks Range | Letter Grade | Grade Point | Meaning |
80% and Above | A+ | 4.00 | Outstanding |
75% – 79% | A | 3.75 | Excellent |
70% – 74% | A- | 3.50 | Very Good |
65% – 69% | B+ | 3.25 | Good |
60% – 64% | B | 3.00 | Above Average |
55% – 59% | B- | 2.75 | Average |
50% – 54% | C+ | 2.50 | Below Average |
45% – 49% | C | 2.25 | Poor |
40% – 44% | D | 2.00 | Pass |
Less than 40% | F | 0.00 | Fail |
Exam Schedule
Exam | Schedule |
Tutorial Exam #1 | TBA |
Mid Semester Examination | Announced by the Controller of Examination Office |
Tutorial Exam #2 | TBA |
Tutorial Exam #3 | TBA |
Semester Final Examination | Announced by the Controller of Examination Office |
Attendance Policy
Attendance will be taken based on the following criteria:
- Students who are on time will get full attendance without any penalty.
- Students who are no more than 30 minutes late will get 50% attendance penalty (Meaning half of the attendance will be accounted).
- Students who are more than 30 minutes late will get 90% attendance penalty.
Mark for attendance will be awarded as follows.
Level of Attendance | Marks | Level of Attendance | Marks |
95% and above | 10 | 70% to 74% | 5 |
90% to 94% | 9 | 65% to 69% | 4 |
85% to 89% | 8 | 60% to 64% | 3 |
80% to 84% | 7 | Less than 60% | 0 |
75% to 79% | 6 |
Other policies
Bunking of class will be severely penalized. Mass bunking during tutorials will result in zero marks for all students. Other than bunking, unusual distractions during lectures by any students will also be severely penalized.
Uses of online tools
Google Classroom may also be used to share materials and assign assignments
- Class Code – dpgrbbc
Any online classes will be conducted using zoom. Apart from scheduled tutorials, some quizzes may also be conducted online.