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Undergraduate Programme and Module Handbook 2023-2024 (archived)

Module ENGI2191: Electrical Engineering 2

Department: Engineering

ENGI2191: Electrical Engineering 2

Type Tied Level 2 Credits 20 Availability Available in 2023/24 Module Cap Location Durham
Tied to H100
Tied to H103


  • MATH1551, ENGI1131


  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None


  • To provide a working knowledge of mathematical methods for modelling engineering problems and computing.


  • System Stability and Control lectures
  • Electromechanic lectures
  • Laboratories and data analysis

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • Methods for controlling and analysing stability of linear systems
  • The concepts, theory and application of electromechanics
Subject-specific Skills:
  • Use of Laplace transforms methods to analyse linear dynamic systems and design control schemes
  • Methods for analysis of stability of linear dynamic systems
  • AC circuit analyses
  • Electrical machines
  • Preparation of technical report
  • Technical presentation
  • The competent and safe use of laboratory equipment
  • Understanding of risk assessment and COSHH
Key Skills:
  • Numerical skills
  • Teamworking
  • Time and resource management

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • The courses in electromechanics and system stability and control are taught through lectures and reinforced by regular problem sheets, leading to the required problem solving capability.
  • The topics covered in this module are analytical by nature and are assessed most effectively by timed, written examination which enables each student to demonstrate an ability to analyse and solve new problems.
  • The laboratory programme also provides formative, hands-on experience in the subject area of electrical engineering.
  • Students complete a technical assignment on a topic in electrical engineering related to the laboratory programme.
  • Students are able to make use of staff 'Tutorial Hours' to discuss any aspect of the module with teaching staff on a one-to-one basis. These are sign up sessions and available for up to one hour per week.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 42 2 per week 1 hour 42
Tutorial hours As required weekly sign up sessions Up to 1 hour 8
Laboratories and Data Analysis 3 1st and 2nd term 3 hours 9
Report writing, formative exercises and self study 141
Total 200

Summative Assessment

Component: Written Examination Component Weighting: 80%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Written Examination 2 hours 100%
Component: Coursework Component Weighting: 20%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Coursework 100%

Formative Assessment:

Laboratories, Problem Sheets

Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University