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ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2015 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||ELEC1103: Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Electrical & Information Engineering|
Dr Jin, Craig
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||This unit of study aims to develop knowledge of the fundamental concepts and building blocks of electrical and electronics circuits. This is a foundation unit in circuit theory. Circuit theory is the electrical engineer’s fundamental tool.
The concepts learnt in this unit will be made use of heavily in many units of study (in later years) in the areas of electronics, instrumentation, electrical machines, power systems, communication systems, and signal processing.
Topics: a) Basic electrical and electronic circuit concepts: Circuits, circuit elements, circuit laws, node and mesh analysis, circuit theorems, energy storage, capacitors and inductors, circuits with switches, transient response, sine waves and complex analysis, phasors, impedance, ac power.; b) Project management, teamwork, ethics; c) Safety issues
|Assumed Knowledge:||Basic knowledge of differentiation & integration, and HSC Physics|
Dr Jin, Craig
|T&L Activities:||Independent Study: Read textbook and other material, prepare for lectures, attempt tutorial questions, read laboratory notes in advance, complete quizzes.|
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Ability to design and analyse a range of elementary electrical circuits.||Design (Level 1)|
|Understand the fundamental concepts and building blocks of electrical and electronics circuits. Hence, apply these discipline specific skills to relevant problems through laboratory group work with written reports and assignments.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)|
|Understand the physics of circuit devices and voltage and current laws through lectures, tutorials, assignment, and laboratory||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)|
|Use of information resources in assignments and laboratory with concomitant critical information assessment for engineering application.||Information Seeking (Level 2)|
|Present laboratory reports clearly and effectively to technical audience in a concise manner.||Communication (Level 1)|
|Understanding of the engineering environment, professional and ethical standards through lectures, assignment, laboratory group work, case studies and class discussion.||Professional Conduct (Level 1)|
|Achieve prescribed goals in laboratory projects with partner(s) through teamwork.||Project and Team Skills (Level 1)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 1)
Tutorial work (Circuit analysis problems): 15%
Conceptual Review questions (Lecture review): 5%
Laboratory work (performance and log book): 15%
Final Exam: 60%
Completion of Skills Challenge is required to pass the course. Students must also pass the final exam to pass the course.
|Assessment Feedback:||Tutorial participation and log book feedback will be given by tutors and lab assistants. Quiz feedback will be given on-line. Specific feedback will be given in lectures including exam preparation.|
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
|Online Course Content:||https://elearning.sydney.edu.au|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Lecture: Introduction|
|Week 2||Lecture: Circuit Elements|
|Week 3||Lecture: Resistive circuits|
|Week 4||Lecture: Resistive circuits|
|Week 5||Lecture: Nodal analysis, mesh analysis and other methods|
|Week 6||Lecture: Nodal analysis, mesh analysis and other methods|
|Week 7||Lecture: Operational amplifiers|
|Week 8||Assessment Due: Mid-Term Exam|
|Week 9||Lecture: Capacitors and inductors|
|Week 10||Lecture: Response of first order circuits|
|Week 11||Lecture: Response of first order circuits|
|Week 12||Steady-state sinusoidal analysis|
|Week 13||Lecture: Steady-state sinusoidal analysis|
|Exam Period||Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 1)||Yes||18.5%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 2)||Yes||40%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 2)||Yes||32.5%|
|Information Seeking (Level 2)||Yes||1.5%|
|Communication (Level 1)||Yes||3%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 1)||Yes||1.5%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 1)||Yes||3%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.