- Code ENGN1218
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials 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
- Dr Rodney Kennedy
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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This course introduces 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 (which are the basis of the ubiquitous DC power supply circuit) and operational amplifiers (which provide the easiest method to build an amplifier circuit). Specific topics include:
• Introduction to Electronics: 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: Semiconductor materials, basic diode concepts and diode circuit modes, applications (rectifier and wave shaping circuits), Zener diodes, regulated DC power supply circuit.
• Introduction to Operational Amplifiers: Ideal op-amp, Basic Op-amp configurations, Summing point constraint. Basic amplifier circuits.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge to:
- Describe the basic circuit elements and calculate current, voltage and power for each element.
- Apply circuit analysis techniques (Kirchoff’s laws, mesh current method, node voltage method, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, maximum power transfer) to systematically solve electrical circuits.
- Analyse first-order switching circuits (RL and RC) and ideal op-amp amplifier circuits.
- Design a regulated DC power supply and construct it using prototyping boards.
- Explain in simple terms the electrical properties and circuit behaviour of resistor, capacitor, inductor, semiconductor devices (such as diode and zener diode) and ideal op-amp.
- Assemble circuits and take measurement of circuit variables using appropriate lab tools (such as oscilloscope, function generator, digital multi-meter, power supply and MOKUs). Simulate circuits using PSPICE. Calculate results using scientific calculator in a knowledgeable and confident manner.
- Collaborate for the purpose of taking measurements in a lab environment and lab report preparation.
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
Indicative AssessmentMastering on-line assignment (15%); Laboratory (25%); Mid Exam (20%); Final Exam (40%)
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Weekly average contact hours will be 5hrs and expected non-contact study hours are 5 hrs including 3 hrs of problem sets
Nilsson and Riedel, “Electric Circuits,” 9th edition, Pearson, 2011
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are assumed to have achieved a level of knowledge of mathematics comparable to at least ACT Mathematics Methods or NSW Mathematics or equivalent.
Areas of Interest
- Software Engineering
- Renewable Energy
- Computer Engineering
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7419||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|