Course Title: Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2249

City Campus

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

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

EEET2249

City Campus

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 2 2024

EEET2603

RMIT University Vietnam

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2019,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet2 2022,
Viet3 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023,
Viet3 2023,
Viet1 2024

Course Coordinator: Prof. Alan Wong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2101

Course Coordinator Email: alan.wong@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.18

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites:

None

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 following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for BH126 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Engineering plans ending in P23 and specialising in:
Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronic; Biomedical; Electronic and Computer Systems; Electrical; Sustainable Systems; and Chemical Engineering and associated double degrees:

PLO 1: 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.
PLO 2: Utilise mathematics and engineering fundamentals, software, tools and techniques to design engineering systems for complex engineering challenges.
PLO 4: 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.

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) for all other Bachelor of Engineering plans specialising in:
Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronic; Biomedical; Mechanical; Electronic and Computer Systems; Electrical; Sustainable Systems; and Chemical Engineering and associated double degrees:

1 Knowledge and Skill Base
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 Engineering Application Ability
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
3 Professional and Personal Attributes
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

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.