ENAE12006 - Electrical Machines and Drives

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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. You will attend a Residential School to complete the laboratory experiment component of the unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 1 - 2021 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. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.56% 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 the residential school and the practical activities very interesting.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This good practice will be continued.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found the lecturer informative and supportive.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This good practice will be continued.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found the assignment questions hard to answer and the questions seemed to be different from the unit content, but the Q&A forum posts, done by the lecturer, helped them to get the issues clarified.
Recommendation
In future assignments, it will be ensured that the questions are clear and enough detail about those specific topics will be provided.
Action Taken
The assignment questions were phrased carefully to make sure the questions are clear and more details have been provided to students.
Source: Unit Coordinator
Feedback
The numerical quiz questions need to be modified in order to provide better feedback to students.
Recommendation
In the future offering, the quiz feedback will be modified accordingly.
Action Taken
Each quiz question was modified to provide the solution of the question.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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
  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

Learning Outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Online Quiz(zes)