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Electrical and Electronic Systems
Transform and charge up your electronic knowledge. Unearth electrical concepts and applications. Design, simulate and conduct electrical system tests. Measure and interpret results. Engineer a study pathway towards your electrical career.
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- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the context of electrical and electronic systems in the areas of electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering applications.
- Identify the function of electrical and electronic components, and analyse simple circuits and systems.
- Explain the fundamental properties of electrical energy, its generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation.
- Apply basic electrical instrumentation and associated electronics to measurements in physical systems, and to the control of simple devices.
- Describe fundamental electrical and electronic systems in the context of renewable energy and sustainability.
- Resistor Circuits & DC Analysis
- Diodes & LEDs
- Introduction to ICs, Relays & Transistors
- Introduction to Operational Amplifiers
- Capacitors & Inductors
- AC Circuit Analysis
- Power in AC Circuits
- Overview of Electricity Generation
- Types of Electricity Generation, Electricity Transmission & Storage
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
- AttendanceDetails - This subject has a 3 day on-campus attendance requirement. The on-campus schedule for Study Period 4 is TBA.
- EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone is required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
- OtherDetails -
Students must obtain a minimum mark of 40% in the examination.
This subject has an on-campus requirement.
Travel and accommodation resources
- Map of Mawson Lakes Campus
- UniSA advice on temporary accommodation (Information on student accommodation, backpackers, affordable hotels, serviced apartments, Aboriginal hostels)
- Getting to Mawson Lakes (including links to the Adelaide Metro transport system)
- Please note that you may also be eligible for a travel subsidy from OUA.
This subject will introduce students to the basic principles of electrical systems and electronic circuits. Electronic circuits will be described in terms of basic electrical quantities, components, and circuit analysis methods. Electrical systems such as power supply will be introduced in the context of renewable and non-renewable supply, transmission and storage.
Topics that will be covered include: basic electrical quantities, systems of units, resistance, resistive circuits, Ohms Law, Kirchhoff Current Law, Kirchhoff Voltage Law, capacitors, inductors, transients, diodes, simple operational amplifiers, relays, electronic switching, first order transient analysis, steady state analysis, induction, transformers, electromagnetic fundamentals, energy sources and storage.
Please note: This subject has an on-campus attendance requirement.
- Practical (30%)
- Weekly Quiz (30%)
- Invigilated examination (40%)
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