Course Title: Electrical Energy Conversion

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Electrical Energy Conversion

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2274

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2274

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

EEET2306

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh2 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh2 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh2 16

EEET2306

Voc Training Ctre of Hong Kong

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 17,
Offsh2 17

EEET2337

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2337

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Richardt H. Wilkinson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2104

Course Coordinator Email: richardt.wilkinson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.15

Course Coordinator Availability: E-mail for appointments.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are required to have passed EEET1316 Electrical Engineering 1 or completed equivalent studies.

You are expected to be able to analyse dc and ac circuits at the level taught in the first two years of the SECE undergraduate programs. In particular, you are expected to be able to write circuit equations, use basic integral and differential calculus, draw waveforms, calculate ac quantities and understand the principle of Fourier analysis.


Course Description

The course introduces you to the principles of conversion of electric power from one form to another, e.g. from dc to ac of variable frequency. The most common power electronic systems used for such conversion are the main topics of the course, with the focus on the principle of operation of each system, the basic design calculations and practical applications. You will have an opportunity to test each system in the laboratory The fundamentals presented in this course will assist you in range of further studies, including Variable Speed Drives, Switched Mode Power Supplies, Renewable Electrical Energy Systems, Power Electronic Converters, etc.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information (www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=eyj5c0mo77631).


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At undergraduate level this course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

At postgraduate level this course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcome:
• High levels of technical competence in the field
 


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

• Describe and explain the principles of various electrical energy conversion systems used in industrial and domestic applications
• Design a diode rectifier, a thyristor converter and a dc-dc switch mode converter
• Identify and reduce the impact of power electronic systems on the power system and load
• Calculate the power and other characteristic quantities in a power conversion system

 


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course comprise lectures, tutorials and laboratories.


Overview of Learning Resources

Most of the written learning resources in this course will be available through RMIT’s online  systems. The equipment required to complete the laboratory assignments will be provided during the scheduled laboratory classes.
 


Overview of Assessment

Your understanding of the principles of the studied systems, and your ability to solve typical problems will be assessed by written assessment tasks. Your ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical engineering systems will be assessed by laboratory assignment tasks .