• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Mathematics, Photonics, Physics, Software Engineering, Engineering More...
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rodney Kennedy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course introduces the students to the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering. It provides the students with an understanding of basic electrical quantities, circuit elements and circuit analysis techniques. It also provides an understanding of the principles and operation of diodes and operational amplifiers. Specific topics include:

  • Fundamental electrical quantities (charge, current, voltage) and circuit elements (resistor, capacitor, inductor, voltage and current sources).
  • Circuit Analysis Techniques: Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, Mesh current and Node voltage analysis, Thevenin and Norton Equivalent circuits, Superposition, Maximum power transfer, Wheatstone bridge
  • First-order RC and RL Circuits with DC inputs: Time constant, Transient and steady state responses.
  • Diodes: Basic diode concepts and diode circuit modes, applications (rectifier and wave shaping circuits), Zener diodes.
  • Introduction to Operational Amplifiers: Ideal op-amp, Basic Op-amp configurations, Summing point constraint.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Students be able to describe the circuit elements and theorems from the first principles.

2. Students be comfortable in using the mesh/node analysis tools to systematically solve electrical circuits.

3. Students be able to analyse the time responses of first-order switching circuits (RL and RC).

4. Students be able to explain the operation of basic electronic devices (diode and operational amplifier), theirs uses and limitations.

5. Students be able to simulate simple circuits using computer-aided tool (PSpice).

6. Students be fluent in using electronic equipments (e.g. Oscilloscope and signal generator) for analysing electronic circuits with resistors, capacitors, inductors and diodes.

7. Students be able to write a lab report with an appropriate level of detail and insights, for understanding by others not familiar with the lab procedure.

8. Students be able to understand the concept of linear system and superposition in engineering problems.

9. Students be able to apply appropriate mathematical tools for modelling and solving linear system.

10. Students be able to critically analyse the experimental results and understand the limits of theories in real system.

11. Students be able to demonstrate and evaluate a working diode-rectifier circuit using a prototyping boards.

Professional Skills Mapping: 
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

Indicative Assessment

Mastering on-line assignment (15%), Laboratory (25%), Mid Exam (20%) and Final Exam (40%)

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Workload

Weekly average contact hours will be 5hrs and expected non-contact study hours are 5 hrs including 3 hrs of problem sets

Prescribed Texts

Nilsson and Riedel, “Electric Circuits,” 9th edition, Pearson, 2011

 

Preliminary Reading

  1.  Floyd and Buchla, “Electronics Fundamentals: Circuit, Devices and Apps,” 8th ed.
  2. Hambley, “Electrical Engineering: Principles and Apps,” 5th ed.

Areas of Interest

  • Mathematics
  • Photonics
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electronics
  • Communications
  • Robotics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Computer Engineering

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7916 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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