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ENEG11009 - Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will learn how to apply fundamental laws of physics related to energy and electricity using authentic engineering problems. You will be introduced to the concepts of heat, energy, work, energy conversion and laws of thermodynamics. You will apply energy principles of rotational motion, simple harmonic motion and oscillations. You will learn the concepts of voltage and current and use Kirchhoff’s laws to analyse simple direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electrical circuits. You will also learn the operation of electrical machines such as motors and generators and how to select a machine for a given application. Throughout this unit you will be using experimental and measurement techniques to investigate relevant physical phenomena and learn how they can be used in practice to solve engineering problems. This unit will also provide you with opportunities to develop communication skills through collaborative team work and opportunities to create professional documentation through laboratory reports. Mixed mode students are required to attend the compulsory Residential School.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2019 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

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 46.95% 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: Course Evaluation
Feedback
Assignments should be released early to give students (especially FLEX students) more time to plan for their work.
Recommendation
Assignments will be released at the start of the term next year.
Action Taken
All assignments released at the start of the term.
Source: Course Evalaution
Feedback
Tutorials (including online tutorials) were run well and were very useful in understanding the application of theory.
Recommendation
This practice will continue
Action Taken
Continued the same practice.
Source: Course Evaluation
Feedback
Recommended eText book was harder to use than a print textbook.
Recommendation
eTextbook was used mainly as a cost saving measure for students. More information will be provided regarding the print textbooks.
Action Taken
Information was provided about the print textbooks.
Source: Course Evaluation, Lab discusisons
Feedback
Lab exercises were well designed and helped understand the course content
Recommendation
Lab exercises will continue
Action Taken
Same lab exercises continued.
Source: Course Evaluation
Feedback
Resources provided as well the commitment from the teaching staff was excellent
Recommendation
These practices will continue
Action Taken
Continued the same practice.
Source: Course Evalaution
Feedback
Workload of the course was too high.
Recommendation
Course content and the assessment items will be reviewed to identify where the workload can be reduced.
Action Taken
Rearranged the weekly topics to support student learning. Included simple questions in assignments. Reduced the number of laboratory exercises and new laboratory report submission template was added.
Source: Teaching team discusisons
Feedback
Low success rate of the course is believed to be mainly due to the low student attendance in classes.
Recommendation
Explore the possibility of conducting short tests/quizzes in tutorials. Educate the students about the importance of continuous engagement.
Action Taken
During lectures and tutorials, lecturers emphasised the importance of continuous engagement.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Assessment feedback timing was appreciated and found it helped student learning. The Lecturer staff were praised for providing help when needed. Quick and detailed forum post replies were appreciated.
Recommendation
Continue the same practices.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Workload of the unit was too high.
Recommendation
Unit content will be reviewed to identify where the workload can be reduced and Foundation curriculum will be reviewed for current engineering units.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Recommended eText book was harder to use than a print textbook.
Recommendation
Information will be provided regarding the print textbooks. Print version of the textbooks will be offered and further learning material will be added as unit online resources. eTextbook was used mainly as a cost saving measure for students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Teaching team
Feedback
Improve pass rate.
Recommendation
Students will be informed about the importance of continuous engagement to pass this unit. Workload will be reduced. Percentage of hard exam questions developed from complex topics will be reduced.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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