# Course Title: Solve electrotechnical engineering problems

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EEET7061C

Course Title: Solve electrotechnical engineering problems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sukhvir Singh Judge
Phone: +61 3  99254470
Email: sukhvir.judge@rmit.edu.au

Kemps Cheng
Phone: +61 3 99254691
Email: kemps.cheng@rmit.edu.au

Amandeep Kaur
Email: amndeep.kaur@rmit.edu.au

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

Nil.

Course Description

This unit covers the application of calculations required to solve electrotechnical engineering problems. It encompasses working safely, applying problem solving techniques, using a range of mathematical processes and techniques to providing solutions to electrotechnical problems, and justifying such solutions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: UEENEEE129A Solve electrotechnical engineering problems Element: 1 Provide calculated solutions to electrotechnical engineering problems. Performance Criteria: 1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood 1.2 The nature of the problems are obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken 1.3 Problems are clearly stated in writing and/or diagrammatic form to ensure they are understood and appropriate methods used to resolve them. 1.4 Known constants and variable related to the problem are obtained from measured values or problem documentation. 1.5 Alternative methods for resolving the problem are considered and where necessary discussed with appropriate person(s). 1.6 Problems are solved using appropriate mathematical processes and techniques and within the realistic accuracy. Element: 2 Complete work and document calculated solutions to electrotechnical activities. Performance Criteria: 2.1 Justification for solutions used to solve electrotechnical engineering problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards. 2.2 Work completion is documented and appropriate person(s) notified.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEE129A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

 Week Topic Delivered Elements/Performance Criteria 1 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Resistance encompassing: • relationship between voltage, current and resistance and the power dissipated in a circuit • value of voltage, current and resistance in a circuit given any two of these quantities • the factors of length, cross-sectional area and material effect the resistance of conductors • effects of temperature change on the resistance of various conducting materials • features of fixed and variable resistor types and typical applications • characteristics of temperature, voltage and light dependent resistors and typical applications of each 1.1-1.6 2 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Series circuits encompassing: • measurement of resistance, voltage and current values in a single source series circuit • the voltage, current, resistances or power dissipated from measured or given values of any two of these quantities • relationship between the voltage drops around a circuit and the applied voltage Parallel circuits encompassing: • measurement of resistance, voltage and current values in a single-source parallel circuit • the voltage, current, resistance or power dissipated from measured or given values of any of these quantities • relationship between currents entering a junction and currents leaving a junction 1.1-1.4 2.1 3 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Series/parallel circuits encompassing: • measurement of resistance, voltage and current values in a single-source series / parallel circuit • the voltage, current, resistances or power dissipated from measured or given values of any two of these quantities Measurement of electrical quantities encompassing: • operating characteristics of analogue and digital meters • selecting an appropriate meter in terms of units to be measured, range, loading effect and accuracy for a given application  Assignment 1a handed out (worth 5% of total mark) due date end of week 4. 1.4-1.6 2.1 4 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Capacitance/Capacitors encompassing: • definition of capacitance and explain how a capacitor is charged • the units by which capacitance is measured • relationship between capacitance, voltage and charge • behaviour of a series d.c. circuit containing resistance and capacitance components • factors which determine the capacitance of a capacitor and explain how these factors are present in all circuits to some extent 1.1-1.6 5 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Magnetism and electromagnetism encompassing: • field patterns around given permanent magnets • magnetic field patterns around a straight current carrying conductor and a solenoid direction in which the magnetic field around a straight current carrying conductor   Assignment 1b handed out (worth 15% of total mark) due date end of week 16. 1.4-1.6 2.1 6 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Electromagnetic induction encompassing: factors required to induce an emf in a conductor 1.4-1.6 2.1 7 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Sinusoidal alternating voltage and current encompassing: • how a sinusoidal voltage is generated in a single turn coil rotated in a uniform magnetic field • definition of the terms ‘period’, ‘maximum value’, ‘peak-to-peak value’, ‘instantaneous value’, ‘average value’ and ‘root-mean-square (r.m.s.) value’ in relation to a sinusoidal waveform • instantaneous value of induced voltage of a generated sinusoidal waveform • root-mean-square (r.m.s.) value and frequency of a sinusoidal waveform from values of peak voltage and period 1(1.1-1.3) 2(2.1-2.2) 1.1-1,6 2.1-2.2 8 Practice test and revision  Practice test and revision 1.1-1.3 2.1 9 Closed book Test    Test (worth 30% of total mark) 1.1-1.3 2.1 10 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Test equipment encompassing: • operating principles of a CRO including block diagram of functional areas • set up, calibration and use of an oscilloscope to measure d.c and a.c. voltages and frequency • measurement of the instantaneous, peak, peak-to-peak values and the period of sinusoidal and other common waveforms provided by a signal generator • calibration and limitation of CRO probes • use of signal generator as a voltage source 1.1-1.3 2.1 11 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Phase relationships in a.c. circuits encompassing: • phasor representation of graphical waveforms • ‘in-phase’, ‘out-of-phase’, ‘phase angle’, ‘lead’, and ‘lag’ • convention for representing voltage, current and the reference quantity in a phasor diagram • phasor diagrams to show the relationship between two or more a.c. values of voltage and/or current 1.4-1.6 2.1-2.2 12 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Single-source resistive a.c. circuits of various frequencies encompassing: • single-source a.c. circuit and taking resistance, voltage and current measurements • voltage, current, resistances or power dissipated from measured or given values of any two of these quantities 1.4-1.6 2.1-2.2 13 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Inductance in a.c. circuits encompassing: • concept of inductance, self-inductance and mutual inductance. (in terms of storage of magnetic energy) • factors affecting inductance and how the unit of inductance is derived • value of induced voltage in a given circuit • how a series d.c. circuit containing resistance and inductance behaves • ‘inductive reactance’ • inductive reactance of a given inductor and show the relationship between inductive reactance and frequency • applying Ohm’s law to determine voltage, current or inductive reactance in a purely inductive a.c. circuit given any two of these quantities • examples of inductive components in circuits and systems and describe their effect on the phase relationship between voltage and current 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.2 14 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Capacitance in a.c. circuits encompassing: • capacitive reactance of a given capacitor and the relationship between capacitive reactance and frequency • applying Ohm’s law to determine voltage, current or capacitive reactance in a purely capacitive a.c. circuit given any two of these quantities • examples of capacitive components in electronic circuits and systems and describe their effect on the phase relationship between voltage and current 1.1-1.6 2.1-2.2 15 Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving Impedance in a.c. circuits encompassing: • definition of ‘impedance’ • impedance of series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and draw diagrams showing the relationship between resistive, inductive and capacitive components • single-source a.c. circuit with resistance, voltage and current measurements • determination of the voltage, current or impedance from measured or given values of any two of these quantities using phasor diagrams to solve problems and show the relationship between voltages and currents in a.c. circuits 1.1-1.6 2.1-2.2 16 Practice Exam and revision 1(1.4-1.6) 2(2.2) 17&18 Closed book Exam    Exam (worth 50% of total mark) 1(1.4-1.6) 2(2.2)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 Introductory Circuit Analysis, R.L. Boylestad 0-02-313161-6

References

 Principles of Electric Circuits, Th. L. Floyd 0-13-170178-9

Other Resources

Studeny materials will be available on myRMIT>studies>EEET7061C

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Assignment Part A
Weighting towards final grade (%): 5

Assessment 2: Assignment Part B
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

Assessment 3: Written Test (CBT)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 4: Written Final Test (CBT)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 Elements/Performance Criteria Assignment Part A and Part B Written Test Written Final Test 1.1 x x x 1.2 x x x 1.3 x x 1.4 x x 1.5 x x 1.6 x x 2.1 x x 2.2 x x

• Assignment, 20 %
• Written Test, 30%
• Exam, 50 %

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

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 28 hours outside the class time.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Late Submission:

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Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.