The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

This course introduces students to fundamental electrical elements including voltage, current, resistance, inductance, capacitance and ideal operational amplifier. It provides students with an understanding and appreciation of techniques for analysing and designing simple dc and ac circuits including balanced 3 phase circuits. It also introduces the principles behind simple electrical machines, and provides hands on experience in using a microcomputer to control a simple electrical device.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ELEC1300. Students who have successfully completed ELEC1300 are not eligible to enrol in ELEC1310.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate safe working practices in laboratories

2. Demonstrate familiarity with the problems and theoretical tools to be further developed in the electrical engineering degree

3. Analyse and design ac and dc circuits using fundamental techniques

4. Explain the operating principles of electrical machines

5. Apply knowledge and gain practical 'hands on' experience through a design exercise in the laboratory


Content

  • Voltage, current, reference point, Ohm's law, resistivity
  • DC Circuits: Kirchoff’s laws, series circuits, parallel circuits
  • Capacitors and inductors: definition, characteristics, analogies, response to sinusoidal excitation
  • AC circuits: Complex numbers, phasors, impedance, series circuits, parallel circuits, complex power      
  • Balanced 3-phase circuits: Star, Neutral, Delta
  • Principles of electromechanical energy conversion: laws of electromagnetism and their application in explaining the basics of electrical machines         
  • Common component limitations
  • Notation and units. Circuit topologies
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Superposition for DC and AC
  • Simple design project using an Arduino Uno board

Assumed knowledge

ELEC1310Introduction to Electrical EngineeringThis course introduces students to fundamental electrical elements including voltage, current, resistance, inductance, capacitance and ideal operational amplifier. It provides students with an understanding and appreciation of techniques for analysing and designing simple dc and ac circuits including balanced 3 phase circuits. It also introduces the principles behind simple electrical machines, and provides hands on experience in using a microcomputer to control a simple electrical device.FENBEFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment513School of Electrical Engineering and Computing1010005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan20195945Trimester 2 - 2019 (Singapore)PSBPSB Singapore20195915Trimester 1 - 2019 (Singapore)PSBPSB Singapore20195975Trimester 3 - 2019 (Singapore)PSBPSB Singapore2019MATH1110 Mathematics 1 Voltage, current, reference point, Ohm's law, resistivity DC Circuits: Kirchoff’s laws, series circuits, parallel circuits Capacitors and inductors: definition, characteristics, analogies, response to sinusoidal excitation AC circuits: Complex numbers, phasors, impedance, series circuits, parallel circuits, complex power       Balanced 3-phase circuits: Star, Neutral, Delta Principles of electromechanical energy conversion: laws of electromagnetism and their application in explaining the basics of electrical machines          Common component limitations Notation and units. Circuit topologies Operational amplifiers Superposition for DC and AC Simple design project using an Arduino Uno board YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate safe working practices in laboratories2Demonstrate familiarity with the problems and theoretical tools to be further developed in the electrical engineering degree3Analyse and design ac and dc circuits using fundamental techniques4Explain the operating principles of electrical machines5Apply knowledge and gain practical 'hands on' experience through a design exercise in the laboratoryThis course replaces the following course(s): ELEC1300. Students who have successfully completed ELEC1300 are not eligible to enrol in ELEC1310. Online Learning Activity: Lab Induction *Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory exercises x 3 *Quiz: In class quizzes x 3Project: Group projectFormal Examination: Final examination* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.Callaghan and PSB SingaporeLaboratoryFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0LectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:Course Assessment Requirements:Online Learning Activity: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course.Students must obtain >=50% on average across the laboratory exercises. Students who score <50% will be offered the opportunity to reattempt the assessment.


Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Lab Induction *

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory exercises x 3 *

Quiz: In class quizzes x 3

Project: Group project

Formal Examination: Final examination

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Online Learning Activity: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain >=50% on average across the laboratory exercises. Students who score <50% will be offered the opportunity to reattempt the assessment.

Contact hours

Callaghan and PSB Singapore

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term