Singapore University of Social Sciences

Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory

Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory (AMNT260)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

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Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

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Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


Students are provided an introduction to aircraft electrical systems. Discussions include a study of the principles and concepts of basic DC and AC electrical theory, magnetism, batteries, generators, motors, voltage regulators, circuit protection and electrical component installations (FAR Part 65).

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • The Application of Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws
  • Alternating Current
  • Electrical Circuit Components
  • Solid State Devices
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Aircraft Batteries
  • Electric Motors and Generators
  • Aircraft Systems and Circuits

Learning Outcome

  • Understand and apply aircraft electrical components and flow application, including operation and maintenance.
  • Apply the fundamental physics of electricity production as it relates to aircraft.
  • Understand and work with series, parallel, and complex DC circuits with resistors using mathematical equations of Ohm's and Kirchoff's Laws.
  • Understand and apply the theory, design, and construction of different types of aircraft batteries, their use, safety, and care.
  • Apply some basic rules of AC circuits with resistance, capacitance, and inductance.
  • Understand, describe and apply various types of aircraft protection devices.
  • Apply the basic principles in the use of electrical measuring instruments for aircraft system indication, circuit analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Comprehend and apply the basic fundamentals of AC and DC motors.
  • Recognize and describe the various types of voltage controls for use in electrical systems.
  • Understand and apply the basic principle of AC alternators and DC generators.
  • Prepare to perform as a mechanic in regard to the certification, obligations, privileges and limitations of the mechanic during aircraft inspections.
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