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ENAE12013 - Electrical Components and Circuit Analysis

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces the modelling electrical components and systems. Students apply theorems and network reduction techniques to DC and AC circuits, and apply problem solving techniques in the analysis of AC and DC circuits. The unit also covers the concepts of transient response, Laplace transforms and transfer functions. Students also apply laboratory techniques and appropriate software tools to the analysis of electrical circuits. Students use fundamental electrical engineering language in context and document the process of modelling and analysis. They present information, communicate, work and learn in a professional manner. Distance students must complete practical activities outcomes by attending residential school.

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

Prereq: ENAG11002 and MATH11160

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 2 - 2017 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 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. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
5. Online Quiz(zes) 0%

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 2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 12.5% 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: Student Evaluation
Feedback
More simple examples would help to understand the content
Recommendation
Add more worked simple examples to explain difficult theorems.
Action Taken
Additional worked examples were added.
Source: During Zoom meetings and Student Evaluation
Feedback
Continuous support from the lecturer and laboratory technician was appreciated.
Recommendation
Maintain similar support.
Action Taken
Provided similar support.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Quick response about laboratory exercises would be nice.
Recommendation
Due to COVID-19, the residential school was cancelled and lab kits were posted to students. There was a little bit of a delay in organising this. Lab kits will be delivered in Week 1.
Action Taken
Students were offered 3 options (complete laboratory tasks at home by purchasing lab kits or using their own equipment or attend on-campus lab sessions) to complete laboratory exercises. Those options were communicated to students at the start of the term.
Source: student evaluation
Feedback
The subject involved advanced mathematics.
Recommendation
Try to teach advanced mathematics in a simple and easy to understand way using scaffolding techniques.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Forum posts
Feedback
Turnaround time for answering questions was appreciated.
Recommendation
Maintain similar practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In-class
Feedback
Students were appreciative for providing individual attention, keeping frequent engagement, providing the tutorial solutions with appropriate scaffolding.
Recommendation
Maintain the same practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe electrical components and their representation by mathematical models
  2. Apply theorems and network reduction techniques to analysis of DC and AC circuits
  3. Apply the concepts of energy and power and apply power transfer theorems to DC circuits.
  4. Model and analyse transient behaviour of circuits with resisters, inductors and capacitors
  5. Evaluate circuits using appropriate laboratory instruments
  6. Work collaboratively and autonomously to solve problems and communicate clearly and professionally using electrical circuit terminology, symbols and diagrams that conform to Australian Standards

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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - 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
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 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Online Quiz(zes)