Electrical and Digital Systems

Semester 2, 2019

Staff

- Bill Collis
- Bernard Guillemin (coordinator)
- William Lee

Teaching schedule

There are four lectures per week. There is only one lecture stream. To accommodate the large number of students enrolled, there will be a Main Lecture Room, plus a number of Overflow Lecture Rooms receiving simultaneous video/audio feed. Details of the lecture scheduling and lecture rooms are as follows:

Monday, 8 - 9 a.m.

Wednesday, 10 - 11 a.m.

Thursday, 12 - 1 p.m.

Friday, 8 - 9 a.m.

Calendar notes

An introduction to electrical, computer and electronic systems and technology. Digital circuits and analysis techniques, computer organisation. Analog circuits and analysis techniques. Inductive power transfer, power systems and electric machines. Communication systems.

Restriction: ELECTENG 202, 204, 208, 210

Electrical and Digital Systems is a foundation course in electrical and computer engineering. Electrical and digital systems are key underlying, rapidly changing technologies in our modern lives that are essential in all engineering disciplines. Every engineering professional must know something about the fundamentals of this discipline. This is a requirement for registration as a professional engineer in most countries. It is to meet this need that this course has been designed. The course is deliberately broad to reflect the very diverse nature of the field. Many of the topics presented cannot be covered in depth, the intention being to set in place the necessary foundations.

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By the end of the energy systems module, students should be able to understand and/or describe - Primary sources of energy - Concepts of electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and utilisation - Usefulness of electric circuits and mathematical models during design & implementation - Basic circuit analysis tools, and the laws on which they are based on - Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) electricity including both single-phase and three-phase electricity - Apparent, active, reactive power, and power factor associated with an electric circuit - Usefulness and applications of inductors, transformers, and electric motors |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (4) ENGA02: problem analysis (1) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (4) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (1) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (2) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (2) ENGK05: engineering design (1) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (4) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (1) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (1) |
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By the end of the sensor and instrumentation module, students should be able to understand and/or describe - Numbers in different bases including decimal, binary, and hexadecimal - Operations of standard logic gates - Boolean algebra and its equivalence to truth tables and logic circuits - Operations of sequential logic circuits - Operations of transducers based on variations in electrical quantities - Operations of ideal operational amplifiers (OPAMPs) and its application in signal conditioning circuitry |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (4) ENGA02: problem analysis (1) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (4) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (1) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (2) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (2) ENGK05: engineering design (1) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (4) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (1) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (1) |
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Coursework

The coursework contributes 55% towards the final grade, and consists of

Two 1-hour Closed Book, Restricted Calculator tests each worth 12.5% of the final mark (25% in total).

Ten online assignments contribute 2.5% each to the final mark (25% in total).

A number of online tutorials worth 2% (in total) of the final mark.

One 2-hour compulsory laboratory worth 3% of the final mark that must be successfully completed.

Exam rules

One 2-hour Closed Book, Restricted Calculator examination worth 45% of the final mark.

Inclusive learning

Students are urged to discuss privately any impairment-related requirements face-to-face and/or in written form with the course convenor/lecturer and/or tutor.

Other assessment rules

No description given

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