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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. Online students must complete practical activities by attending a compulsory 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

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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 63.64% 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
Tutorial problems were helpful to improve the understanding of theoretical concepts taught in the lecture.
Recommendation
Continue with the same tutorials.
Action Taken
Same tutorials were used
Source: Student evaluation and email
Feedback
Assessments were returned quickly.
Recommendation
Maintain the same practice.
Action Taken
Maintained same practice
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Laboratory exercises helped to better understand the fundamental concepts.
Recommendation
Continue with the same lab exercises.
Action Taken
Continued with same laboratory exercises with minor modification to suit lab kits.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Assignment questions were harder than lecture examples.
Recommendation
Include few straight forward question in Assignments.
Action Taken
Assignments questions were set to have varying level of difficulty.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Progressive tests kept students engaged in the unit
Recommendation
Keep the same quizzes.
Action Taken
Nil.
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
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Some lectures need more information
Recommendation
Include more explanation for lecture slides with clear supporting notes.
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 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 - 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
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Online Test
5 - Take Home Exam