Home » 2017/2018 GE Model » Science and Technology » GEST1012 / GEST016 – Electricity and Life
Suggested Year of Study:Any
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FST

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Medium of InstructionEnglish



Course Description

This course is about the study of physical science for non-engineering students with emphasis on basic electricity related topics. The focus of the course is not only the elementary physics of electricity; but also enlightening applications in Energy, Telecommunication, Health and Safety of electricity for the human life. Some demonstrations and hand-on experiments are also arranged to provide hand-on experiences and insights for the students on the relative topics.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Course Learning Outcomes:

1. Students will be able to describe the basic principles, concepts, theories, and language that constitute the discipline of electricity.

2. Students will be able to generalize how electricity and its technologies impact human life and society.

3. Students will be able to critically read, classify and evaluate electricity and relevant technical information from books, the popular press, journals, and other sources.

4. Students will be able to describe and tell how science is a part of human daily life with examples.

5. Students will be able to identify and relate the cultural and social dimensions of electricity science and technical applications using real world examples.