ENAE12013 - Electrical Components and Circuit Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.

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

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).

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

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 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% 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
Residential school activities were highly appreciated.
Recommendation
Continue to offer a residential school with similar features.
Action Taken
Residential school was conducted in a very similar way.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Assignment turnaround and feedback was excellent.
Recommendation
Continue with these good practices.
Action Taken
Maintained the same good practices.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Lecturer was helpful.
Recommendation
Maintain similar type of engagement.
Action Taken
Maintained the same good practices.
Source: In Class
Feedback
Some students found the derivation of theorems which involves a little bit of complex mathematics, boring.
Recommendation
Keep derivation of theorems in a separate video/lecture (as an optional resource).
Action Taken
Derivations of theorems provided in separate videos.
Source: During Zoom meetings
Feedback
Residential activities were highly appreciated.
Recommendation
Continue to offer a residential school with similar activities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Lecturer was helpful and prompt in answering questions.
Recommendation
Maintain similar type of engagement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Residential school was done slightly early where lab 3 and 4 material hadn't covered prior to doing labs.
Recommendation
Strive to delay the residential school as much as possible and continue with our usual practice (teach theoretical concepts not covered but necessary to carry out the labs during residential school).
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination
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
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology 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
3 - Practical Assessment
1 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Examination