Course Title: Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023


RMIT University Vietnam


172H School of Engineering


Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023

Course Coordinator: Prof. Alan Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2101

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.18

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities:

You are expected to be capable of solving basic algebraic equations, set of Linear Equations, and be familiar with fundamentals of geometry and calculus.

It is also expected that you will have a fundamental knowledge of physics including basics of mechanics and basic particles such as electron and electric charges.

Course Description

The aim of this course is to make you competent in analysing electrical circuits and performing basic electrical measurements to verify circuit concepts experimentally.

In this course, you will be introduced to the concepts and definitions of charges, currents, voltages, power, and energy. You will learn the voltage- current relationship of basic circuit elements – resistors, inductors, capacitors, dependent and independent voltage and current sources; apply Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws to circuits in order to determine voltage, current and power in branches of any circuits excited by DC voltages and current sources. Apply simplifying techniques to solve DC circuit problems using basic circuit theorems and structured methods like node voltage and mesh current analysis. The goal also includes derivation of the transient responses of RC and RL circuits, steady state response of circuits to sinusoidal excitation in time domain, and the application of phasors to circuit analysis.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for:

Bachelor of Engineering (Adv Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Sustainable Systems Engineering) (Honours) 


At undergraduate level this course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for students who commenced their program:

PLO1: Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and knowledge of fundamental engineering and scientific theories, principles and concepts and apply advanced technical knowledge in specialist domain of engineering.

PLO2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.

PLO4: Apply systematic problem solving, design methods and information and project management to propose and implement creative and sustainable solutions with intellectual independence and cultural sensitivity.

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

  1. Identify the main circuit elements and apply Kirchhoff’s Laws to calculate currents, voltages and powers in typical linear and nonlinear electric circuits using a variety of analytical methods for DC, AC, transient and nonlinear networks.
  2. Reduce more complicated circuits into the Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent circuits.
  3. Describe circuit elements in phasor domain and perform steady-state analysis using phasors.
  4. Connect correctly an electrical circuit according to a given circuit diagram and use the analogue and digital multimeters and oscilloscope to display and measure basic electrical signals.
  5. Write reports on laboratory experiments.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals, laboratories, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, and through links and material specific to this course that is available through myRMIT Studies Course.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course.

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.

Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

There are 4 assessment methods applied in this course:

  • Laboratory exercises
  • Formative Quizzes
  • Mid-Semester Test
  • End-of-Semester Test

Assessment tasks

Task 1: Laboratory Exercises

Weighting 20%

These assessment tasks support CLOs 1,2,3,4,5

Task 2: Formative Quizzes

Weighting 20%

These assessment tasks support CLO’s 1,2,3

Task 3: Mid-Semester Test (Online)

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLO’s 1,2,3. This test will be a 1-hour online test that may be taken any time within a 24-hour period. 

Task 4: End-of-Semester Test (Online)

Weighting 40%  

This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,3. This test will be a 2-hour online test that may be taken any time within a 24-hour period.