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ENEE12014 Electrical Circuit Analysis
Electrical 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. 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. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.


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

Prerequisites: ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Sustainable Energy AND MATH11219 Applied Calculus.

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. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 15%
2. Online Test
Weighting: 25%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
4. Take Home Exam
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 Student evaluation


Some contents were rushed


Reorganise weekly topics to distribute the content across the term and plan to remove some unessential content from the unit

Feedback from Student evaluation


Some concepts were covered in tutorials


Some new content was introduced in tutorials.

Feedback from In-class


Students appreciated Progressive tests that kept students engaged with the unit.


Keep the same quizzes.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Model electrical components and systems
  2. Apply circuit laws to find electric fields, electric potentials, and currents in Direct Current (DC) circuits.
  3. Apply network reduction techniques to analyse and solve Direct Current (DC) circuit problems.
  4. Model and analyse the transient behaviour of circuits with resistors, inductors, and capacitors
  5. Analyse and solve problems of Alternating Current (AC) circuits
  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 Professional Engineers 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 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N)
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 3N)
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 6N)
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering design (LO: 2N)
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 4N)
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 3I 4I 5I 6N)
1.3 In depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline (LO: 2N)
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 3I 4N 5N)
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 3I 4N 5N)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 6I 7I)
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 6 7I)
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 2A 3I 4I 5I)
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 3A 4I 5I 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 - Online Quiz(zes) - 15%
2 - Online Test - 25%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Take Home Exam - 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



Electric Circuits

Edition: 11 (2018)
Authors: James W. Nilsson, Susan A. Riedel
Upper Saddle River Upper Saddle River , NJ , USA
ISBN: 13:9781292261065
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: 978 129 226 1041

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)
  • Multisim 14.0 Education Edition or later (CQU will provide the licence key to install it on student computers).
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