Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » GEST1012 / ELEC111 – Electricity and Life
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FST

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering



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 and Health of electricity for the human life. Some site visits and experimental demonstrations are also arranged to provide hand-on experiences and insights for the students on the relative topics.


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

  1. Identify the physical properties and summaries the phenomenon of the electricity;
  2. Give examples to the applications of the electricity in Energy, Telecommunication and Health;
  3. Illustrate the linkage between applications of electricity and society;
  4. Read the popular scientific materials about the topics of electricity;
  5. Comprehend the scientific principle of various applications in modern society based on the basic properties of electricity;
  6. Handle and well organize the collecting information.