ELECTRICAL POWER

ELE3PWR

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will learn concepts including Electrical Power, Solar generation, DC & AC Machines, Three-Phase Electricity, Stepper Motors, Power Electronics, Power Generation & Distribution and Metering. A special feature is the use of site visits where possible and some consideration of future developments in industry.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE1CCT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ELE2PWR

Equivalent subjects ELE2ELE

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsElectrical machines, drives, and power systems,PrescribedWildi, T.6TH ED, PRENTICE HALL INTERNATIONAL, 2006.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Mathematically analyse electrical machines and power circuits.

Activities:
Techniques modelled in lectures. In assignments and the exam students perform calculations relating to three-phase power.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

02. Construct and evaluate fundamental power circuits.

Activities:
In laboratories 1&2 students wind their own inductors and test the inductor performance.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. Explain concepts of power generation and distribution.

Activities:
Theory covered in lectures. In laboratory 4 student visit an operational co-generation plant and write a report relating to the operation of the plant.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

04. Write reports relating to power electronics to communicate with a professional audience.

Activities:
Students submit lab reports after each lab detailing their measurements, observations, calculations and conclusions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
assignments (approx 500-words)In order to pass the unit students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the practical work.10 01, 03, 04
laboratory work (approx 1,500-words)30 02, 04
one 2-hour examination60 01, 03