INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

ELE1IEL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This introductory subject assumes no prior knowledge of electrical or electronics engineering. The subject provides an overall introduction to electrical engineering. The subject then consists of two components: DC and AC Circuit Analysis. The first component introduces elementary circuit analysis techniques and applies them to DC circuits. The second component extends these analysis techniques and applies them to AC Circuits. At the end of the subject, students will be familiar with: circuit theory, sinusoidal and non-sinusoidal waveforms, phasors, impedance, network theorems, measurement systems, instruments and DC/AC applications.

 Engineers Australia stage 1 competencies covered in this subject are: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 and 3.2 (see intended learning outcomes for details).


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroductory circuit analysis,PrescribedBoylstad, R. L.13TH EDN, PEARSON, 2016.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse DC and AC circuits to determine the currents flowing through, voltages across and power delivered/absorbed by circuit elements. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.

Activities:
The first half of the semester is dedicated to DC analysis and the second to AC analysis. The material is covered in lectures, online tutorials and laboratory experiments, and is assessed in weekly assignments, weekly laboratory reports, triweekly quizzes and in the final exam.

02. Apply circuit analysis theorems to determine the voltage across or current through a circuit element. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. 1.2 Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.

Activities:
In the first half of the semester circuit analysis theorems are studied and applied to DC circuits. In the second half, the analysis techniques are extended and applied to AC Circuits. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to apply all of the various analysis theorems as well as identify which circuit analysis theorem is most appropriate to efficiently solve a given problem. The material is covered in lectures, online tutorials and laboratory experiments, and is assessed in weekly assignments, weekly laboratory reports, triweekly quizzes and in the final exam.

03. Investigate and analyse engineering problems using provided information sources. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

Activities:
Examples of complex engineering problems are covered in lectures and videos tutorials, and such problems are mainly assessed in weekly assignments and to a lesser extent in triweekly quizzes and the final exam.

04. Construct and analyse circuits to ascertain and document their functionality through measurements. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Activities:
Students follow laboratory instructions to construct, debug and analyse circuits. Examples of circuit construction and analysing techniques are given in the lectures and during the weekly laboratory session. Students are expected to carry out experiments under the supervision and direction of a laboratory demonstrator and compare their experimental measurements to theoretical expectations.

05. Demonstrate effective written communication skills by presenting an engineering technical report in a clear and logical fashion. Includes EA stage 1 competencies: 3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Activities:
For most of the weekly laboratory experiments students are required to write a brief technical report focusing on a particular section of the report each week (e.g. introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusion). For the final laboratory experiment students are expected to produce a complete and detailed technical report.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4 Written Tests (equivalent 500 words each)60 01, 02, 03, 04
9 short assignments (equivalent 100 words each)Submitted via online form on LMS20 01, 02, 03, 04
7 Short Laboratory Reports completed online (approximately 150 words each)Involves making & recording measurements, and having work checked by a demonstrator10 01, 03, 05
One Laboratory Report (approximately 400 words)10 01, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4 Written Tests (equivalent 500 words each)60 01, 02, 03, 04
9 short assignments (equivalent 100 words each)Submitted via online form on LMS20 01, 02, 03, 04
7 Short Laboratory Reports completed online (approximately 150 words each)Involves making & recording measurements, and having work checked by a demonstrator10 01, 03, 05
One Laboratory Report (approximately 400 words)10 01, 03, 05