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ELEC9703: Fundamentals of Elec and Electronic Eng

This unit of study aims to develop knowledge of the fundamental concepts and building blocks of electrical and electronics circuits. This is a foundation unit in circuit theory. Circuit theory is the electrical engineer's fundamental tool. The concepts learnt in this unit will be made use of heavily in many units of study (in later years) in the areas of electronics, instrumentation, electrical machines, power systems, communication systems, and signal processing. Topics: a) Basic electrical and electronic circuit concepts: Circuits, circuit elements, circuit laws, node and mesh analysis, circuit theorems, energy storage, capacitors and inductors, circuits with switches, transient response, sine waves and complex analysis, phasors, impedance, ac power. ; b) Project management, teamwork, ethics; c) Safety issues

Code ELEC9703
Academic unit Electrical and Information Engineering
Credit points 6
ELEC5710 OR ELEC1103
Assumed knowledge:
Basic knowledge of differentiation & integration, and HSC Physics

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

  • LO1. draw on diverse sources of information and synthesise the information to make clear and meaningful conclusions with respect to the lab and tutorial work
  • LO2. clearly explain the workings of the circuits in the lab experiments and lab tests
  • LO3. learn in a team and participate constructively in the lab experiments by drawing on diverse skills and aptitudes of the team members
  • LO4. appreciate the professional and ethical responsibilities of an electrical engineer
  • LO5. evaluate performance of electrical and electronic circuits including the ability to recognise engineering limitations
  • LO6. analyse electrical circuits proficiently
  • LO7. use electronic lab equipment, making electrical measurements and interpretations
  • LO8. analyse and design simple circuits using a clearly defined system based approach to solve a specific problem
  • LO9. demonstrate a basic understanding of physics of inductors, resistors and capacitors

Unit outlines

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