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 teamwork and opportunities to create professional documentation through laboratory reports. 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 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 3 - 2022 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Test 25%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 25%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
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%).

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.88% 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
Pre-lecture videos and slides helped students.
Recommendation
Maintain the same practice.
Action Taken
Maintained the same practice.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Lecturers clarified questions in timely manner and quality feedback was provided.
Recommendation
Maintain the same practice.
Action Taken
Maintained the same practice.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Unit content was laid out in Moodle efficiently so that the material could be found easily.
Recommendation
Maintain the same structure.
Action Taken
Maintained the same practice.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Laboratory report templates need a little improvement.
Recommendation
Revisit laboratory templates and make amendments or allow students to develop their own lab reports.
Action Taken
Students were given the option to develop their own laboratory report templates or use the provided laboratory template.
Source: Discipline Leader
Feedback
Improve the clarity of assessment requirements.
Recommendation
A separate paragraph will be added to the assignment to further clarify the assessment requirements describing the expectations in detail.
Action Taken
A separate paragraph added to the assignments to further clarify the assessment requirements.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Transition from face-to-face to online laboratory sessions due to COVID-19 was not well accepted.
Recommendation
In 2021 it is planned to implement face-to-face block mode laboratory sessions throughout all campuses.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Lecturers are approachable and helpful.
Recommendation
Maintain the same good practices.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Progressive Tests were highly appreciated.
Recommendation
Continue with Online quizzes to maintain continuous engagement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Main Moodle page has many nested menus.
Recommendation
The new tile-based Moodle structure will be introduced.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Solve well defined engineering problems in work, energy, and heat transfer
  2. Apply physical and circuit laws to find electric fields, electric potentials, and currents in Direct Current (DC) circuits
  3. Calculate simple capacitor and inductor dimensions and transient behaviour of Resistor-Capacitor (RC) and Resistor-Inductor (RL) circuits
  4. Analyse simple Alternating Current (AC) circuits
  5. Solve problems related to rotational motion and electrical machines
  6. Conduct scientific experiments to investigate physical phenomena using safe work practices
  7. Work individually and collaboratively in a team to produce professional laboratory documentation including error analyses.

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 2N 4N )
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2N 6N )
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. (LO: 6N )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 7N )
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 2I 3N 4N 5N )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1N 2I 3N 4N 7N )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1N 2I 3N 4N 5N )
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 )

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 Test
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - 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
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
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
1 - Online Test
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
4 - Take Home Exam