In this unit, you will learn to select power electronics solutions for industrial problems and simulate selected power electronic circuits. You will also learn the practical applications of power electronics circuits in complex systems such as renewable energy integration and electric/hybrid vehicle energy management systems. This unit is based on your knowledge of electronics and electrical machines you previously studied. In this unit, you will learn about power semiconductors such as Diacs, silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR), metal oxide silicon field-effect transistors (MOSFET), isolated gate bipolar junction transistors (IGBT), their symbols, and theory of operation and limitations. You will be introduced to the concepts DC to DC, and DC to AC circuits, and pulse width modulation (PWM) control circuits. You will also learn about different types of motor control and drive systems including DC motor control, AC motor control, and stepper motor control schemes. Students enrolled in online mode are required to attend a compulsory residential school.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
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Prerequisites: ENEX12002 Introductory Electronics OR (ENEE13018 Analogue Electronics and ENEE13020 Digital Electronics) AND (ENEX12001 Electrical Power and Machines OR ENEE12015 Electrical Power Engineering)
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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Compulsory Residential School
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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).
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.
|1. Written Assessment||20%|
|2. In-class Test(s)||20%|
|3. Practical and Written Assessment||20%|
|4. Take Home Exam||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%).
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