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ENAE12013 Electrical Components and Circuit Analysis
Electrical Components and Circuit Analysis
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General Information


This unit introduces you to modelling electrical components and systems. You will apply theorems and network reduction techniques to DC and AC circuits, and apply problem-solving techniques in the analysis of AC and DC circuits. You will also cover the concepts of transient response, and Laplace transform and transfer functions. You will apply laboratory techniques and appropriate software tools to the analysis of electrical circuits. Use fundamental electrical engineering language in context and document the process of modelling and analysis. You will present information, communicate, work and learn in a professional manner. Mix mode students must complete the practical activities by attending residential school.


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

Prereq: (ENAG11002 Energy & Electricity or ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy & Electricity) and MATH11160 Technology Mathematics.

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:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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. In-class Test(s)
Weighting: 25%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 10%
3. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 25%
4. Examination
Weighting: 40%

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 In-class


providing individual attention, and keeping frequent engagement.


Provide the same level of engagement.

Feedback from In-class


Students were appreciative for providing the tutorial solutions with appropriate scaffolding.


Provide same-level support.

Feedback from In-class


Students were appreciative for providing prompt reply to forum posts and emails.


Maintain the same practice.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Solve electrical circuits using fundamental electrical theorems
  2. Analyse and solve problems of Direct Current (DC) circuits using network reduction techniques
  3. Model and analyse the transient behaviour of circuits with resistors, inductors and capacitors
  4. Analyse and solve problems of Alternating Current (AC) circuits
  5. Solve electrical circuit problems using S-domain circuit analysis techniques
  6. Use appropriate software tools to simulate electrical circuits and verify the results by conducting laboratory experiments using safe work practices
  7. Work individually and in a team to solve electrical circuit problems and produce professional laboratory documents.

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:

1.1 Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I)
1.3 In-depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area. (LO: 7I)
1.4 Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area. (LO: 1I 7I)
2.1 Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I 5I 6I)
2.3 Application of systematic design processes to well-defined engineering problems. (LO: 6I)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 7I)
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 7I)
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 7I)
1.2 Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area. (LO: 2A 3A 4A 5A 6I)

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 7
1 - In-class Test(s) - 25%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%
3 - Practical Assessment - 25%
4 - Examination - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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



Introductory Circuit Analysis

Edition: 13th Global (2016)
Authors: Boylestad, RL
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River , NJ , USA
ISBN: 13: 9781292098968
Binding: eBook


Edition: 02 (2023)
Authors: CQU-SET
Rockhampton Rockhampton , QLD , Australia
Binding: Other


Edition: 02 (2023)
Authors: CQU-SET
Rockhampton Rockhampton , QLD , Australia
Binding: Other

Additional Textbook Information

This book is also available in hardcopy format which is expensive. If you prefer to purchase hardcopy of the book you may refer to ISBN -13: 9781292098951. Both versions of the text can be purchased 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)
  • Multisim 14.0 Education Edition or later (CQU will provide the licence key to install it on student computers).
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