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Unit of study_

ELEC1004: Practical Intro to Electrical Engineering

This unit of study aims to expose the students with fundamental (basic) concepts of different specializations within electrical engineering and give them hands on experience to develop the required engineering skills. The unit is based on extensive laboratory work covering Measuring skills using basic electrical instruments, Soldering skills to make electronic circuits and test them, Computer programming skills including real time programming and simulation programming, Use of internet technology, Wireless technology, Renewable energy technology.

Code ELEC1004
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
HSC Physics and Mathematics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. undertake and report on basic experimental laboratory tasks
  • LO2. work in a team during lab exercises
  • LO3. demonstrate applications of basic science and engineering concepts in an electrical engineering discipline
  • LO4. design PCB and solder the components by mounting them on the PCB
  • LO5. apply concepts, principles and techniques to configure modern communication systems
  • LO6. scope, build and test an electrical and information engineering artifact
  • LO7. code micro-controllers using programing languages to interact with hardware platforms
  • LO8. apply circuit design principles to compute component values to achieve the specified design outcome
  • LO9. wire up an electrical circuit on a bread board and test it using basic electrical measuring instruments
  • LO10. simulate an electrical circuit using simulation software to gain a detailed understanding before performing hardware experiments.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.