Electrical Network Analysis and Design

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electrical Network Analysis and Design

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite for this subject is:
    ELEN20005 Foundations of Electrical Networks


    BMEN30006 Circuits and Systems


    Knowledge of the following subject is recommended
    PHYC10004 Physics 2: Physical Science & Technology

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject develops a fundamental understanding of linear time-invariant network models for the analysis and design of electrical and electronic systems. Such models arise in the study of systems ranging from large-scale power grids to tiny radio frequency signal amplifiers. This subject is one of four subjects that define the Electrical Systems Major in the Bachelor of Science and it is a core requirement for the Master of Engineering (Electrical). It provides a foundation for various subsequent subjects, including ELEN30013 Electronic System Implementation, ELEN90066 Embedded System Design, and ELEN30012 Signal and Systems.
    Topics include:
    Transient and frequency domain analysis of linear time-invariant (LTI) models ? linearity, time-invariance, impulse response and convolution, oscillations and damping, the Laplace transform and transfer functions, frequency response and bode plots, lumped versus distributed parameter transfer functions, poles, zeros, and resonance;
    Electrical network models ? one-port elements, impedance functions, two-port elements, dependent sources, matrix representations of two-ports, driving point impedances and network functions, ladder and lattice networks, passive versus active networks, multi-stage modelling and design, and multi-port generalisations;
    Analysis and design of networks involving ideal and non-ideal operational amplifiers.
    These topics will be complemented by exposure to software tools for electronic circuit simulation and further development of laboratory skills.
    On completing this subject it is expected that the student be able to:
    Model and analyse the linear time-invariant behaviour of electrical and electronic systems, in both the time and frequency domain
    Design, construct and test passive and active electrical networks that achieve specified linear time-invariant behaviour
    Use software tools to simulate the behaviour of linear electrical networks.
    One written examination, not exceeding three hours at the end of semester, worth 60%;
    Continuous assessment of quizzes, submitted assignments, tutorial, laboratory, and small group (2-3 students) project work, not exceeding 30 pages in total over the semester (approximately 30-35 hours of work per student), worth 30%;
    A one hour mid-semester test, worth 10%.
    Hurdle requirement: Students must pass the written exam to pass the subject.
    Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 2 are assessed in the final written examination, the mid-semester test, submitted tutorial quizzes, and reports for project work. ILO 2 and 3 are assessed as part of submitted laboratory exercise, project, and in-class discussions

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.