Electrical Circuit Theory and Technology


This course will start by introducing various fundamental terms associated with electrical circuits such as Charge, Current, Voltage, Power, and Energy etc. Basic concepts, laws, theorems, methods of analysis and applications of an electric circuit are then covered. Elements of an electric circuit such as resistors, capacitors and inductors are introduced followed by study and analysis of DC and single and three-phase AC circuits. The interaction between electricity and magnetism is studied which leads the way to understanding the operation and application of electric motors, generators and transformers.
From an industrial viewpoint, practical wiring diagrams, electrical safety, grounding techniques, electrical instrumentation and lighting will also be taught.

Student Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • Understand and analyze electric circuits with the functionalities of individual electrical elements
  • Design and analyze DC and AC circuits for simple applications
  • Design motor, generator and transformer specifications after studying load details
  • Create an electrical diagram for a residence/industry