Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. apply fundamental electrical laws and principles in the analysis of electrical/electronic circuits
  2. apply knowledge of the basic principles and properties of electrical/electronic systems in the analysis and simulation of circuits
  3. apply knowledge of electrical measurement systems in conducting experiments and interpreting results
  4. design, simulate and test simple electrical/electronic systems
  5. discuss electrical and electronic technologies meaningfully with engineers.
  6. construct prototype electronic circuits using a standard method suitable for low frequency and low voltage systems.
    • Introduction to EE systems electrical safety components and circuits
    • Voltage, current, power, energy
    • Basic circuit laws, basic instruments, circuit simulation
    • Capacitors and inductors as storage elements
    • DC transients
    • Modern instrumentation, signal conditioning
    • Diodes, Transitors, Amplifiers, filters, resonance
    • AC sources, AC power
    • 3-phase concept
    • Electricity generation, transmission, power quality environment issues of electricity generation
    • Electrical machines
    • Selection of electrical motors
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Interactive Games
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes
      • Online Assessment

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)

Special requirements

  • AttendanceDetails - This subject has a 3 day on-campus attendance requirement. The on-campus schedule for Study Period 4 2019 is 9am Wednesday 8 January 2020 to 5pm Friday 10 January 2020.
  • EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone is required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
  • OtherDetails -

    A mark of at least 40% is required in the examination to pass the subject.  This unit has an on-campus requirement. 

    Travel and accommodation resources

    Financial support

This subject aims to provide an introduction to fundamentals of electricity and electronics and their applications and an overview of electrical engineering. The unit aims to be suitable for all prospective engineering students. In terms of detailed content it comprises an overview of electrical and electronic systems and applications; basic DC and AC circuit concepts and laws; basic electronic components, concepts of power systems; power plants; generation, transmission, distribution, protection, losses, efficiency; transformers; environmental issues; sustainability; principles of electrical machines; special purpose motors; motor selection and applications; speed and torque control; basic drives; electrical safety; introduction to electronic instrumentation and measurements; fundamentals of measurement systems.

Please note: This subject has an on-campus attendance requirement. For more information, please visit the On-campus Schedules section of the degree page.

  • Practical Reports (40%)
  • Weekly Problems (10) (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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