Course Title: Electrical Plant

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Electrical Plant

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2263

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

EEET2263

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

EEET2304

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh 2 09,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16

EEET2304

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Offsh1 17

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2304

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFSe12018 (All)

EEET2304

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2019 (All)

EEET2304

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2020 (VE25)

EEET2304

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2021 (VE26)

EEET2304

SHAPE, VTC

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

OFFJan2022 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Nuwantha Fernando

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2873

Course Coordinator Email: nuwantha.fernando@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.17

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed EEET1316 Electrical Engineering 1 before you commence this course.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.
Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. 


Course Description

The course develops the analysis of balanced three-phase systems and its application in predicting the performance of power devices such as transformers, induction motors and synchronous machines. This includes basic principles of motor construction, various modes of operation, and their role in electrical drives for various industrial applications. In addition, the course deals with the safety aspects of installations and enhances the awareness of possible adverse effects of electro-technology on the environment.

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.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours):

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.
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.


On completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Analyze three phase circuits.
2. Measure and calculate active and reactive power in three phase systems.
3. Use equivalent-circuit models to predict the performance of single-phase and three-phase transformers.
4. Characterize the equivalent circuit parameters for DC, Induction and Synchronous Machines.
5. Use equivalent circuit models to predict the performance of DC, Induction and Synchronous Machines.
6. Experimentally characterize and evaluate the performance of electrical plant, including loads, transformers and machines.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities include pre-recorded lectures, tutorials, simulation studies, and lab activities.

Details of Learning Activities:

In the pre-recorded lectures, the key concepts and theories of electrical plant will be introduced, and a series of tutorials are used to build and test your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

In the simulation studies and/or the laboratory activities, you will use learn how to apply theory into practice in different situations. You will also simulate and measure the characteristics and performance of transformers, DC motors, induction motors and synchronous machines. You will have the opportunity to compare these measurements with the analytical predictions from theory.


Overview of Learning Resources

Wildi, “Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems”, 6th edition, Pearson Ed. 2013. 978129202458T

A.E. Fitzgerald, C. Kingsley, S.D. Umans, “Electric Machinery”, 6th edition, McGraw Hill, 2002. 0073660094


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Simulation Studies / Laboratory activities (25%)
PLOs 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2 and 3.2 will be addressed as part of this assessment task.

Assessment Task 2: Test #1 (20%)
CLOs 1, 2 and 3 will be assessed as part of this assessment task.

Assessment Task 3: Take Home Assignment (30%)
CLOs, 4, 5 and 6 will be assessed as part of this assessment task.

Assessment Task 4: Test #2 (25%)
CLOs, 1 to 6 will be assessed as part of this assessment task.