Instrumentation 1

The module equips learners with the basic theoretical and practical skills required to analyse and test low voltage direct current electrical circuits. It addresses topics such as Ohm's Law, Kirchoff's Laws, voltage, capacitance, inductance, semiconductors and the sensing of common parameters.

Accordion / FAQ component

Applicants will be expected to hold a Level 5 National / Higher Certificate in Business, Science, Engineering or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and/or with relevant experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Upon compeletion of this module learner will be able to:

1. Describe the atomic model, and understand the basic atomic structure of conductors, insulators and semiconductors2. Define common electrical units, describe electrical terms, laws and relationships

3. Perform calculations of component values and electrical quantities

4. Describe the electrical characteristics and applications of semiconductors, diodes and LEDs.

5. Describe the principle of operation, construction, characteristics and use of a selection of components, including common sensors and actuators 6. Become familiar with taking measurements on circuits using voltmeters, ammeters and ohmmeters and to record and analyse the results in reports.

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Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

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