INTRODUCTORY ELECTRONICS

ELE1IEL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This introductory subject assumes no prior knowledge of electronics. The unit 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.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

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
ReadingsMicroelectronic circuitsPrescribedSedra, AS and Smith, KC 20106TH EDN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsIntroductory circuit analysis,PrescribedBoylstad, R. L.9TH EDN, MERRILL, 2000.
ReadingsFSTE First Year Survival Guide (second edition)RecommendedFaculty of Science, Technology and EngineeringLA TROBE UNIVERSITY 2012

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse DC circuits to determine the currents flowing through, voltages across and power delivered or absorbed by elements in a circuit.

Activities:
Students complete theoretical analysis questions in the test module exams and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Analyse circuits using circuit analysis theorems.

Activities:
Students complete theoretical analysis questions in laboratory preliminary work, assignments and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Investigate and analyse engineering problems using provided information sources.

Activities:
Students complete theoretical analysis questions in the test module exams and in the final exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Construct and analyse circuits to ascertain and document their functionality through measurements.

Activities:
Students follow laboratory instructions to construct, debug and analyse circuits.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Demonstrate effective written communication skills by presenting an engineering technical report in a clear and logical fashion.

Activities:
Students produce a technical report following execution of at least one of laboratory experiments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

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

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.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4 x 1 hour Quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04
Assignments (200 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Labs (200 words)20 01, 03, 05
one 3-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Ross

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online Video Tutorial"

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4 x 1 hour Quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04
Assignments (200 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Labs (200 words)20 01, 03, 05
one 3-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04