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RNET-115 - Applied Electrical Techniques - 2.00 Credits

RNET-115 - Applied Electrical Techniques - 2.00 Credits

Course Details
This course covers the proper use of test equipment as applied to A/C and D/C circuits with an emphasis on capacitive, inductive, magnetic, electromagnet, semiconductor and digital circuits. Emphasis is also placed on the basics of electrical measurement and interpretation as applied to power generation with acceptable procedures explained and practiced. Students will become proficient in the interpretation and construction of common electrical and electronic circuits. Practical lab exercises will develop hands-on troubleshooting skills. The student is also introduced to proper mechanical and electrical component interconnections, common wire types and their uses and the ability to solder them to a high standard of reliability. This course works in tandem with RNET 110. i.e. it is not possible to complete the practical component without the theory and conversely it is not possible to fully understand the presented concepts in the theory component without completing the associated practical assignments.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Renewable Energies Technology Diploma Program - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : RNET Program Admission
    Corequisites : RNET-110 , RNET Program Admission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications:

    Relevant Master’s Degree and at least 5 years relevant experience

    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 64
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • apply the practical techniques stated in the course learning outcomes associated with the theory course that works in tandem with this course. (RNET 110 – Renewable Energy Electrical Theory);

    • adhere to good safety practices in order to control and prevent the hazards associated with electrical/electronic equipment as prescribed by applicable safety standards;

    • select and safely use the proper tools to carry out common electrical tasks, insuring that all tools are cared for and returned to their designated storage location;

    • select and safely use the appropriate electrical measuring devices, including: ammeter, voltmeter, ohmmeter and oscilloscope;

    • develop acceptable techniques associated with the skill of soldering that will insure the integrity of splices and terminal connections;

    • apply appropriate theory in order to solve practical electrical and electronic problems in the lab, which will reinforce Ohm's Law and the Power formula; with the aid of schematic diagrams interpret and construct both DC and AC circuits using a variety of standard components, i.e., resistors, relays, switches, LEDs, batteries, inductors and capacitors;

    • test various electrical and electronic devices to determine the characteristics of each, including resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes and transistors; and

    • construct and evaluate the operation of various electronic circuits containing diodes, transistors, SCRs and Triacs.

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