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ENAE12006 Electrical Machines and Drives
Electrical Machines and Drives
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will be introduced to different types of electrical machines that convert electrical energy to other forms of energy. You will cover construction and operational characteristics of DC and AC electrical machines. You will also get a basic understanding of machine protection and control schemes. You will work, learn and communicate ethically and professionally, to investigate and solve problems and present solutions. You will communicate technical aspects and operation of electrical machines and clearly document solutions to problems. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: ENEE12015 Electrical Power Engineering OR ENAE12007 Electrical Power Systems

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023

Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
4. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

Students were completely satisfied with the quality of this unit.

Recommendation

Continue this good practice.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation

Feedback

Students appreciated the practicality of the lab experiments in the unit.

Recommendation

Continue this good practice.

Feedback from Unit coordinator

Feedback

Contents of this unit should be checked for incorporating new electrical machines and drives concepts.

Recommendation

Revisit lecture notes and tutorials for the possibility of adding new concepts. Adding new resources to Moodle can serve this purpose as well.

Feedback from Unit coordinator

Feedback

Quiz questions should be revisited for any missing feedback.

Recommendation

Review quiz questions and their feedback for any inconsistency.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe construction and operational characteristics of DC and AC electrical machines
  2. Identify the schemes used to protect and control electric drives
  3. Analyse and formulate industrial drive problems and solve them in a professional manner
  4. Verify the operational characteristics of electrical machines through laboratory experiments
  5. Communicate effectively using terminology, symbols and diagrams associated with electrical machines through professional documentation
  6. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams, using information literacy skills to investigate problems and present solutions.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Engineering Associates in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Introductory
1.4 Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N)
2.3 Application of systematic design processes to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1N 2N 3N 4N 5N)
Intermediate
1.2 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I)
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the area of practice. (LO: 4I 5I)
2.1 Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I)
2.2 Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I)
2.4 Application of systematic project management processes. (LO: 4I 5I)
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I)
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I)
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 4I 5I 6I)
Advanced
1.1 Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area. (LO: 1A 2I 3I 4I)
1.3 In-depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4A)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 5A 6A)
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 4A 5A 6A)

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Written Assessment - 25%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 30%
4 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems

6th Edition (Pearson new international edition) (2014)
Authors: Theodore Wildi
Pearson Education Limited
Harlow Harlow , Essex , England
ISBN: 978-1-292-02458-5
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

Textbooks can be accessed online at the CQUniversity Library website. If you prefer your own copy, you can purchase either paper or eBook versions at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to a document scanner
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