Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Science, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Description
    The subject revises the concepts covered in the subject Introduction to Electrical Engineering. It introduces basic electrostatic and electromagnetic theory, magnetic devices, semiconductor devices, electronic amplifiers and electrical measurements. An additional objective of the subject is to cover the essential theory and basic practical skills needed by students in their first Engineering Experience internship.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    1. Explain the key conceptual underpinnings and principles of electromagnetic phenomena, electrical machines, electronic amplifiers and their applications
    2. Implement basic construction and utilisation of semiconductor devices, and simple engineering design principles
    3. Utilise electronic measurement equipment and apply basic laboratory setup and construction skills
    4. Predict and measure basic quantities in electric and magnetic circuits; and analyse and design them. Apply first-principles to the analysis of complex problems and in the use of simplifications and valid engineering assumptions for system design.
    5. Execute planning, organizing and meeting criteria for subject assessment
    6. Mathematically model a wide variety of electromagnetic and electronic phenomena
    7. Employ textbooks to apply comprehension of technical terms, notation, and engagement in classroom discussions of problems
    This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    Apply systems thinking to understand complex system behaviour including interactions between components and with other systems (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc.) [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.5 ] (A.5)
    Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.1)
    Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.3, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.2)
    Apply abstraction, mathematics and/or discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2] (C.1)
    Develop models using appropriate tools such as computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.2,2.3, 2.4] (C.2)
    Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.1,2.2] (C.3)
    Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals [EA Stage 1 Competency: 3.5, 3.6] (D.1)
    Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose [EA Stage 1 Competency: 3.2] (E.1)
    Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications) [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2 , 2.3, 3.6] (F.4)
    Teaching and learning strategies
    Class time is used for lectures, tutorials, and laboratories. Lectures will introduce material in a hierarchical fashion, starting from first principles and building up to complex concepts, devices and applications. Tutorials will concentrate on reinforcing fundamental concepts through drill problems, computer simulations and design exercises. Laboratories will start off as simple exercises in gaining familiarity with the available laboratory equipment, and then increase in complexity with a view to reinforcing fundamental electromagnetic and electronic concepts
    Content
    The subject is structured into five modules, and content is organized as follows:
    Electrostatics. The student will develop a knowledge of conductors, semiconductors, insulators, Coulomb's & Gauss' Laws, dielectrics and capacitance.
    Electromagnetics. The student will develop an understanding of Biot-Savart Law, Lorentz Law, Ampere's Laws, moving fields and induced voltage.
    Magnetic devices. The student will develop a knowledge of permanent magnets, transformers, moving coils, magnetic actuators and simple machines.
    Electronics devices and amplifiers. The student will develop an understanding of P-N junctions, diodes, FETs, BJTs, MOSFETs, single stage amplifiers, differential amplifiers, operational amplifiers.
    Electrical measurements. The student will develop a knowledge of electromechanical meters, electronic meters, bridges, responses and errors.
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Labs 1-3
    Intent: To test skill and understanding of basic laboratory apparatus, electromagnetic phenomena and electronic devices and their applications.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    2, 3, 4, 5 and 7
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    B.1, C.2, C.3, D.1, E.1 and F.4
    Type: Laboratory/practical
    Groupwork: Group, group assessed
    Weight: 15%
    Length:
    There are about 20 pages for each lab report.
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correct use of semiconductors, transformers, capacitors, inductors and electronic measurement equipment in the lab exercises 50 2, 3, 4 C.2, C.3, E.1
    Quality of lab report 50 5, 7 B.1, D.1, E.1, F.4
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 2: Quizes
    Intent:
    To test basic knowledge of a range of topics thoughout the subject.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 4, 6 and 7
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.5, B.1, C.1, C.2 and C.3
    Type: Quiz/test
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 20%
    Length:
    There are about 2 questions in each quiz. Maximum 4 pages.
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of conception, understanding, system modelling, analysis methods, and decision making 70 1, 6 A.5, C.1, C.2, C.3
    Correctness of calculations and solutions 20 4 B.1
    Correct use of electrical technical terms and notation 10 7 C.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 3: Mid-Semester Exam
    Intent:
    Test knowledge of electric field, semiconductor devices, such as diode, BJT and MOSFET, and their applications in amplifiers.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 4, 6 and 7
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.5, B.1, B.2, C.1, C.2 and C.3
    Type: Mid-semester examination
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 30%
    Length:
    There are 4 questions and each question is worth 25 marks.
    Maximum 20 pages.
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of conception, understanding, system modelling, analysis methods, and decision making 70 1, 6 A.5, C.1, C.2, C.3
    Correctness of calculations and solutions 20 4 B.1
    Correct use of electrical technical terms and notation 10 7 B.2, C.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Assessment task 4: Final Exam
    Intent:
    Test knowledge of the B part of this subject.
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:
    1, 4, 6 and 7
    This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:
    A.5, B.1, B.2, C.1, C.2 and C.3
    Type: Examination
    Groupwork: Individual
    Weight: 35%
    Length:
    There are 5 questions and each question is worth 25 marks. Attempt only 4 out of the 5 questions.
    Maximum 20 pages.
    Criteria linkages:
    Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
    Correctness of conception, understanding, system modelling, analysis methods, and decision making 70 1, 6 A.5, C.1, C.2, C.3
    Correctness of calculations and solutions 20 4 B.1
    Correct use of electrical technical terms and notation 10 7 B.2, C.1
    SLOs: subject learning objectives
    CILOs: course intended learning outcomes
    Minimum requirements
    In order to pass the subject, you must:
    attend all laboratory sessions and complete all labs AND
    obtain an overall total of 50 marks or more for the subject AND
    obtain a minimum mark of 35% in the final exam

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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.