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ENAE12006 - Electrical Machines and Drives

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course introduces machines such as motors and drives that convert electrical energy to other forms of energy. It covers construction and operational characteristics of DC and AC electrical machines, machine protection and control schemes and machine selection and specification for particular applications. Students develop a capacity to work, learn and communicate ethically and professionally, to investigate and solve problems and present solutions. They communicate effectively regarding technical aspects of design and operation of electrical machines and drives and to clearly document problem solutions. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer, to make frequent use of the Internet, and are required to participate in Residential School activities.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENAG11002 Energy and Electricity or ENTA 11005 Engineering Science and ENAG11003 Engineering Materials and ENAG11005 Mechanics

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2015

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 100%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.89% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found enough time to do the assessments and quizzes and received assessment feedback in a timely manner.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This good practice was maintained.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Even though students had to complete the residential school online, they still could manage to do it actively and share the tasks with each team member fairly.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This good practice was maintained.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found the lecture notes very helpful and informative, however, they would like the lecture videos to expand more on the concepts.
Recommendation
In future offerings, the lecture videos will be adjusted in a manner that explains the concepts more.
Action Taken
New videos were included in the unit to explain the content of the unit, especially a video summary of electrical machines for the residential school.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
More detailed feedback can be included in the online quizzes.
Recommendation
In future offerings, the quizzes' feedback will be refined so it contains more detailed feedback.
Action Taken
More effort was made to provide detailed feedback on students' assessment workings.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found unit information was relevant to the assessments and requirements were well defined.
Recommendation
Continue this good practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students appreciated that the unit coordinator was helpful in responding to their questions and providing assistance if needed.
Recommendation
Continue this good practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
Numerical quiz questions should be revised so instead of a final calculation for each question, the calculations of each step can be entered.
Recommendation
In the next offering, the numerical quiz questions which require multiple calculations should be revised so students can enter the result of each calculation separately.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found two assignments due on one day (Friday Week 12) is excessive.
Recommendation
In the next offering, dues for Online Quiz 5 and Assignment 2 should be scheduled on different days of Week 12 or possibly Week 13.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 [1, 2, 3, 7, 8 ]
  2. Describe schemes used to protect and control electric drives [1, 2, 3 ]
  3. Explain the performance specifications based process used to select electric drive systems when designing process plant [2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8]
  4. Prepare specifications for industrial drive systems [2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8]
  5. Analyse and formulate industrial drive problems and solve them in a professional manner [2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10]
  6. Communicate effectively using terminology, symbols and diagrams associated with design and operation of electrical energy conversion machines and professionally document calculations and problem solutions [1, 2, 3, 5, 9]
  7. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams, using information literacy skills to investigate problems and present solutions [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]

Numbers in brackets show Graduate Attributes below aligned with by each Learning Outcome

BEng GAs

1. science and engineering

2. communicate effectively

3. technical competence

4. problem solution

5. systems approach

6. function in teams

7. social, cultural, global and environmental

8. sustainable design and development

9. professionalism and ethics

10. lifelong learning

BEngTech GAs

1. science and engineering

2. communicate effectively

3. technical competence

4. problem resolution

5. technology and its applications

6. function in teams

7. social, cultural, global and environmental

8. sustainable design and development

9. professionalism and ethics

10. lifelong learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio