Course Title: Electrical Calculations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: BUSM6017L
Course Title: Electrical Calculations
School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering
Course Contact : William Lau
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Dr Elmas Aliu, Program and Course Coordinator 9925 4360
Nominal Hours: 40
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
Students will develop essential core mathematical skills necessary to support electrical and electronics principles and skills upon which these principles are based. It provide broad introduction to the fundamental mathematical operations such as: Indices and Logarithms, Trigonometric functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Complex number, elementary Boolean algebra needed by electrical, electronics and computer systems programs.
This learning unit is one of a group of units designed to collectively meet underpinning skill & applied knowledge essential for developing the following Core Competency –
UTE NES 008A – Provide technical leadership in the workplace
Which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99 http://www.anta.gov.au/tp
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UTENES008A Provide technical leadership in the workplace
o 008.1 Demonstrate standards of performance
1.1 Demonstrate completion of task to appropriate standard.
2.1 Involve in long life learning
3.1 Organise work and job time-lines
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate face to face in
• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the core essential mathematical concepts for engineering study, which may include algebraic manipulations and functions, indices and logarithms trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers.
• Work simulation activities focus in technical leadership activities, which include: team building, identify team member’s work task, clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information, planning and organising activities to meet requested standards. Demonstrate leadership characteristic, such as: problem solving, keeping records and documenting tasks.
|Week number of Semester 1, 2007||General Guidance for course content be covered in lectures (for details, please refer to the relevant Course Guide)||Practical works|
|Week 1||Introduction to of the competency BUSM 6017L, |
Introduction to algebra.
|Week 2||Power of 10, indices. |
Quadratic equations using factorisation or the quadratic formula.
Equations involving fractions.
|Week 3||Linear equations and graphs. |
Linear equations with to or three unknowns.
Solving simultaneous linear equations using determinants.
|Week 4||Exponential equations. |
Logarithms, logarithmic expressions.
Natural and logarithms with base 10.
|Week 5||Conversion between radians and degrees. |
The unit circle and its applications.
|Week 6||Functions and their definition. |
Exponential and logarithmic functions.
|Week 7||Trigonometric functions |
|Assignment 1 handed out (worth 10% of total mark) due date end of week 9.|
|Week 8||Practice test and revision.||Practice test and revision|
|Week 9||Test 1 (40% worth of total mark)||Test 1 (worth 40% of total mark)|
|Week 10||Trigonometric functions and their graphs. |
Logarithmic laws. Logarithmic equations.
|Week 12||Exponential equations using logarithms. Graphs of exponential functions, inverse functions.|
|Week 13||Application of logarithmic and exponential functions.|
|Week 14||Complex numbers. Definition and geometric interpretation.|
|Week 15||The algebra of complex numbers. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.||Assignment 2 (worth 10% of total mark) handed out. Due date last day of week 18.|
|Week 16||The conjugate of a complex number. |
Polar and exponential forms. Powers and roots of complex numbers.
|Week 17||Revision. Practice test 2||Practice test|
|Week 18||Test 2||Assignment 2 Due date.
Test 2 (worth 40% of total mark)
B.R. Deem, T. Zannini, 'Electronics and Computer Math' Prentice Hall, 8th Edition, 2006
Blair Aldis, ’Mathematics for Technicians’ 6th Edition, Mc Graw Hill.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment requirements include
• attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises , which may be scheduled during the day or evening depending on the demand.
• evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.
• satisfactory completion of class assignment work
• progressive tests
• timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation
As per Assessment Matrix below
|Element Covered||Assessment Task||Proportion of Final Assessment||Submission Time|
|1,2,3,4,5,6,7||Assignment 1 |
|8,9,10,11,12,13||Assignment 2 |
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