ENEE14007 - Electrical Machines and Drives Applications

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this project based learning unit, you will analyse and design systems and components that convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. You will investigate the construction and operational characteristics of various DC and AC electrical machines, analyse machine protection and control schemes and select and specify machines for particular applications. Furthermore, you will learn about components and materials for electrical machines, and use power electronics to optimise the performance of energy conversion. You are expected to learn and work individually and in teams to complete projects, to develop interpersonal and technical communication skills and to prepare professional documentation, including problem solutions, electrical designs and project reports. Distance education students are required to have access to a computer, to make frequent use of the Internet, and are required to participate in Residential School activities.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: (ENEG12004 Engineering Design & Management Planning OR ENEG12002 Engineering Design OR ENEG12007 Design & Project Management ) AND 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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 15%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 15%
4. Written Assessment 40%
5. Online Quiz(zes) 15%

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 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.11% 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 survey
Feedback
Students appreciated the lecture, workshop, project, assignment, quiz combination that supported their learning overall.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
This good practice will be continued.
Source: Student survey
Feedback
Students also pointed out the need for the lectures and workshops to be more focused toward the assignment questions.
Recommendation
Links between class content and assignments will be strengthened.
Action Taken
The assignment questions designed according to workshop and the lecture materials.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students found the team project very useful which helped them to learn how to use the unit concept in real world applications.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students found the theory taught in this unit very useful which helped them to perform better in practical situations at work.
Recommendation
This good practice will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students pointed out the need for a reasonable time gap between the delivery of the knowledge required for the assignments and the assignments deadlines.
Recommendation
A reasonable time gap will be considered between the delivery of the knowledge required for doing each assignment and the assignment deadline.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students pointed out the need for more hints on how the team project report should be constructed.
Recommendation
More instruction will be provided for the writing of the team project report.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Compare and explain features of DC and AC electrical machines
  2. Design and justify innovative electrical drive systems for industrial applications
  3. Apply protection and control schemes for electrical drives
  4. Apply power electronic devices and circuits for optimising energy conversion in electrical drive system applications
  5. Create professional documentation of the design, analysis process and solutions using electrical terminology, symbols and diagrams
  6. Work collaboratively in a team to produce high quality outputs.

The learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - 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
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 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Online Quiz(zes)