Course Title: Solve problems in electromagnetic circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EEET6784C

Course Title: Solve problems in electromagnetic circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Zoran Savic

Phone: +613 9925 2000


John Charles


Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

UEENEEE004A Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

Course Description

This learning unit introduces the principle of electromagnetism, and its applications. It covers essential knowledge and procedures for determining correct operation of electromagnetic circuits and providing solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment.
It encompasses working safely, power circuit problems solving processes, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG001B Solve problems in electromagnetic circuits


1. Prepare to work on Electromagnetic circuits
2. Solve multiple path electrical circuit problems.
3. Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

1- 1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The nature of the circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in accordance with established procedures.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2- 2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.
2.3 Circuits are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Established methods are used to solving circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to multiple path electrical circuit.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.6 Problems are solved without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

3 - 3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Justification for solutions used to solve circuit problems is documented.
3.4 Work completion is documented and an appropriate person or persons notified in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

This unit covers determining correct operation of electromagnetic circuits and providing solutions as they apply to electrical installations and equipment. It encompasses working safely, power circuit problems solving processes, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.

Classroom tutorial activities: to consolidate the concepts of electromagnetism, and electromagnetic applications. This includes calculations for electromagnetic quantities, voltage generation, motor torque, efficiency and power calculation.

Following topics will be covered: magnetism, electromagnetism, magnetic units, magnetization curve, electromagnetic induction, Inductance, Electromagnetic applications, relays, contactors, rotating machines, generators, motors, DC series, shunt and compound motors, motor loads, speed torque characteristics,

Practical exercises: to demonstrate an understanding topics related electromagnetic quantities, inductors, transients and transformers

Work simulated activities: to construct of DC motor control starting circuit.

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as assignments, project and assignment work, writing laboratory reports and reading online resources.

It is expected that students will require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.

Teaching Schedule


Week    and Topic                                                                                                                                         Assessment Task
1     Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues, Magnetism,  UEENEEG001B1.1;1.2;1.3;1.4;1.5
2    Magnetic quantities                                                                                    UEENEEG001B1.1;1.2;1.3;1.4
3    Electromagnetic induction, Faraday Law, Lenz’s law                        UEENEEG001B1.1;1.2;1.4;1.6
4    Inductance and inductors                                                                        UEENEEG001B1.1;1.2

5    Transformers                                                                                             UEENEEG001B1.1;1.2;2.1;2.2;2.3
6    Autotransfoermrs, Currnet transformers, lossess and efficiency    UEENEEG001B.2.1;2.2;2.3

7    Rotating Machines, Generators                                                              UEENEEG001B 2.3;2.4;2.5;2.6 
                                                                                                                             UEENEEG001B 2.3;2.4;2.5
8    Electromagnetic Circuits                                                                          UEENEEG001B 2.3;2.4;2.5;2.6                                   Task1: Written assessment - 20%
9    Electric Motor Principles of Operation                                                   UEENEEG001B 2.3;2.4;2.5;2.6 
10 DC Motors, Types, Speed torque characteristics                                UEENEEG001B 2.1;2.2;2.5;                                         Task 2: Practical assessment
11 Universal Motor, Speed torque Characteristics                                   UEENEEG001B 2.3;2.2;2.5  
12 Contactors , DOL Starting and Reversing Motors                                UEENEEG001B 2.3;2.4;2.5;2.6                                    Task 2: Practical assessment 
13 Electric Motor Parameters, Interpreting Manufacturers Data             UEENEEG001B 2.1;2.2;2.5;2.6
14 Motor circuit arrangements                                                                       UEENEEG001B 2.3;2.4;2.5;2.6                                   Task 2: Practical assessment
15 Tachogenerators, Stepper motors, Servomotors                                 UEENEEG001B 3.1;2.; 3.3
16 Solving problems in electromagnetic circuits                                       UEENEEG001B 3.1;2.; 3.4
17 Electromagnetics                                                                                       UEENEEG001B 2.3;2.2;3.1;2.; 3.4                              Task 3: Written assessment - 50%
18 Assessment feedback, catch-up test, laboratory work catch-up.     UEENEEG001B  2.3;2.2;3.1;2.; 3.3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Boylestad, “Introductory circuit analysis”

Tutorial and Laboratory Instruction sheets will be available online (using RMIT Online Learning Hub) and student’s local S drive.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This course will be assessed through a range of practical exercises, assignments and progressive tests.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 : 20%
Written assignment on:
• Modifying an existing electromagnetic circuit to comply with specified operating parameters,
• Providing solutions to electromagnetic circuits involving inductors, transformers and generators.
• Determining the operating parameters of an existing electromagnetic circuit.
• Identifying control measures and applications to electrical devices, and machines at low voltage operation.

Assessment task 2: 20%
Practical assessment to demonstrate:
• The skills in using voltage, current and resistance measuring devices.
• The understanding of electromagnet practical application.
• The ability to modify electromagnetic circuit to comply with specified operating parameters.
• The ability to develop electromagnetic and DC motor control circuits to comply with a specified function and operating parameters

Assessment task 3 : 50%
Written assessment on:
-Solving electromagnetic circuit problems,
-Determining the operating parameters of an existing electromagnetic circuit,
-Determining correct operation of electromagnetic circuits,
- Providing solutions to dc Motor circuits and circuit arrangements.

Assessment task  4: 10%

Class participation and performance


This course is graded using the following course grades-

CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment

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Assessment Matrix



                                                                                                                                                                                   Assessment type


Competency National Code                             Competency Title lab             Assignment Project                      Test                  
UEENEEG001BSolve problems in electromagnetic circuits                                                                                                                         X

Other Information

The skills and knowledge described in this unit require a license to practice in the workplace where plant and equipment operate at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.

This unit covers follwing Essential Knowledge & Associated Skills elements:

 2.8.6 Electromagnetic principles
2.11.1 Hand tools
2.18.1 Occupational health and safety principles
2.18.2 Electrical safe working practice

- Minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.

- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resourses, assignements, notes and other learning material, preparation for lab reports, test and exam and individual student - teacher course related consultation.

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