Foundations of Electrical Engineering
Queensland University of Technology
Area of Study
Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering
Taught In English
PrerequisitesGrade of at least Sound Achievement in Senior Mathematics C (or equivalent) or MZB125, and Fundamental knowledge of simple DC circuits is assumed knowledge.EGB113 or PVB101
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewSynopsis:This unit introduces you to basic electrical circuit concepts. It requires you to perform circuit analysis, circuit synthesis, and the measurement and testing of relevant quantities within circuits.Learning OutcomesOn completion of this unit you should be able to:
ContentDC CIRCUITS: measurement of DC electrical quantities, circuit analysis using mesh currents, Thevenin and Norton equivalents, capacitance and inductance, time domain solutions for simple transient behaviour.AC CIRCUITS: sinusoidal signal representation, impedance, circuit analysis using phasors, frequency response, power in AC systems.ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS: Diodes, operational amplifier circuits, filters, rectifiers and voltage regulators.Approaches to Teaching and LearningTeaching Mode: 4.8 hours per week (equivalent)Lectures: 2 hrs per wk x 13Tutorials: 2 hr per wk x 12Labs: 2 hr labs x 6The delivery of this unit is through lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions. Lectures will introduce concepts and techniques illustrated with examples. Tutorial sessions will help you apply these to problems and relate them to practical applications. Practical work in laboratory sessions will help you gain hands-on experience in designing, constructing and testing circuits for making real-world devices. The laboratory sessions will also introduce you to the use of measuring instruments and circuit analysis tools.
- Write and apply basic relationships between electrical energy, electrical circuit components and signals in electrical networks.
- Design, build and test an electronic circuit to measure a physical real-world property.
- Solve problems involving electrical energy, measurements and circuits at an introductory level and validate your solutions using measurements with hardware and software simulations.
- Retrieve, evaluate, present and use relevant information to model and describe the behaviour of simple engineering systems that use electrical circuits.
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