ENEE12014 - Electrical 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 two-port network theorems. 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. In this unit, you must complete compulsory practical activities. Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for proposed dates.

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
Prerequisites: (PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B OR ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity) AND MATH11219 Applied Calculus

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 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022

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. Online Quiz(zes) 15%
2. Online Test 25%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 10%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 10%
5. 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%).

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 2.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.09% 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
Progressive tests kept students engaged in the unit
Recommendation
Keep the same quizzes.
Action Taken
Kept the same quizzes.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students found it a little bit difficult to adopt suddenly changed lab kit based laboratory exercise activities.
Recommendation
Organise compulsory Zoom based lab sessions.
Action Taken
Students were offered three options (complete laboratory tasks at home by purchasing lab kits or using their own equipment or attend an on-campus lab session) to complete laboratory exercises. Those options were communicated to students at the start of the term.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Some lectures need more information
Recommendation
Include more explanation for lecture slides with clear supporting notes.
Action Taken
Additional material added to lecture slides
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Weekly tutorials need to be back to back with weekly lectures.
Recommendation
Tutorials will be discussed in the same week (not in the following week).
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In-Class
Feedback
Application of theorems using examples were helpful.
Recommendation
Theorems will be further emphasised using examples.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In-class
Feedback
Students were appreciative for providing individual attention, keeping frequent engagement, providing tutorial solutions with appropriate scaffolding.
Recommendation
Maintain same practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In-Class
Feedback
Laboratory exercises need additional support.
Recommendation
Additional Zoom based sessions will be provided to clarify laboratory activities.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In-Class
Feedback
Demand timely Lab reports feedback.
Recommendation
Lab report Part I and Part II will be combined as a single submission and that will enable to achieve timely assignment return.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Model electrical components and systems
  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. Model and solve electrical circuit problems using two-port circuit model theorems
  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 the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:

Introductory
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N)
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 2N)
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 6N)
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 3N)
Intermediate
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 3I 4I 5I 6N)
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 3N 4N)
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 2I 3N 4N)
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 6I 7I)
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 6I 7I)
Advanced
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 2A 3I 4I 5I)
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 2A 3I 4I 6I 7N)

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Undergraduate Course Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information https://moodle.cqu.edu.au/course/view.php?id=1511

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Online Test
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Take Home Exam
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 10