Circuits and Systems

Semester 1, 2020

Staff

- Waleed Abdulla (coordinator)
- William Lee

Extra teaching assistants

Dave Langdon

Jesin James

Teaching schedule

There are two 2-hour lecture slots each week, and a 1-hour slot during selected weeks over the course of the semester. The times and locations are:

Monday, 1200 - 1400, in 405-460

Tuesday, 1500 - 1700, in 405-460

Friday, 1000 - 1100, in 405-460 only during Week 1, 4, 8, and 12.

In addition to the lecture times listed above, there may be, if necessary, an extra 1-hour foundation tutorial scheduled for Wednesday from 1000 - 1100 in 405-442. You will be notified if you are invited to this tutorial.

Calendar notes

Aims to provide a good understanding of the way electrical circuits work. It covers DC and AC circuit theorems and analysis; transient analysis, including the Laplace transform; transfer functions; AC power calculations; and time and frequency representation of signals.

Prerequisite: ELECTENG 101

The overarching course instructional goal in this course is to provide a basic understanding of the fundamental tools and concepts available for analysing, evaluating, and interpreting common AC and DC circuits including both transient and steady-state behaviours. The topics covered are broken down into the following three closely integrated modules:

Module 1: Circuit Analysis Methods & Signal Responses

- Basic concepts and laws in circuits and systems

- Linear and non-linear system and signal behaviours

- Linear components and their terminal characteristics

- Methods and theorems of circuit analysis

Module 2: Transient Circuit Behaviours & Responses

- 1st-order and 2nd-order transient and steady-state behaviours

- Circuit analysis using the Laplace and inverse Laplace transform

Module 3: AC Circuit Behaviours & Responses

- Sinusoidal signal representation and characterisation

- Sinusoidal steady-state circuit behaviours

- AC steady-state power characterisation

## Intended learning outcomes |
## Related graduate attributes |
## Related assessments |
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Be able to apply the methods and theorems of circuit analysis to analyse unfamiliar AC and DC circuits |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (5) ENGA09: individual and team work (3) ENGA12: lifelong learning (3) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (4) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (4) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (3) ENGP03: depth of analysis required (5) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (3) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (5) UOA_5: Independence and Integrity (3) |
Revision Assignment 2020 Module 1 Assignment 2020 Peer-Marked Assignment 1 Test 1 Peer-Marked Assignment 2 Test 2 Module 2 Assignment 2020 Peer-Marked Assignment 3 Module 3 Assignment 2020 Exam |

Be able to interpret and explore the results obtained from circuit analyses pertaining to electrical engineering applications that the analyses result from |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (5) ENGA09: individual and team work (3) ENGA10: communication (2) ENGA12: lifelong learning (3) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGK06: engineering practice (1) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (3) ENGP03: depth of analysis required (5) ENGP04: familiarity of issues (1) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (3) UOA_4: Communication and Engagement (2) UOA_5: Independence and Integrity (3) |
Peer-Marked Assignment 1 Test 1 Peer-Marked Assignment 2 Test 2 Peer-Marked Assignment 3 Exam Lab 1 Lab 2 |

Be able to freely integrate, selectively apply, and critically assess the effectiveness of the methods and theorems for tackling unfamiliar context relevant to electrical engineering applications |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (5) ENGA09: individual and team work (3) ENGA12: lifelong learning (3) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (4) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (4) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (3) ENGP03: depth of analysis required (5) ENGP04: familiarity of issues (1) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (3) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (5) UOA_5: Independence and Integrity (3) |
Peer-Marked Assignment 1 Test 1 Peer-Marked Assignment 2 Test 2 Peer-Marked Assignment 3 Exam |

Be able to justify and audit analyses to a problem via alternative approaches using computer-aided programs, and other circuit analysis methods or theorems |
ENGA01: engineering knowledge (3) ENGA02: problem analysis (5) ENGA05: modern tool usage (2) ENGA09: individual and team work (3) ENGA10: communication (2) ENGA12: lifelong learning (3) ENGK01: theory of natural sciences (3) ENGK02: mathematical modelling (4) ENGK03: abstraction and formulation (4) ENGK04: specialist knowledge (3) ENGK06: engineering practice (1) ENGP01: depth of knowledge required (3) ENGP03: depth of analysis required (5) ENGP04: familiarity of issues (1) ENGP07: interdependence (2) UOA_1: Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice (3) UOA_2: Critical Thinking (3) UOA_3: Solution Seeking (5) UOA_4: Communication and Engagement (2) UOA_5: Independence and Integrity (3) |
Module 1 Assignment 2020 Peer-Marked Assignment 1 Test 1 Peer-Marked Assignment 2 Test 2 Module 2 Assignment 2020 Peer-Marked Assignment 3 Module 3 Assignment 2020 Exam Lab 1 Lab 2 |

Coursework

Two 1-hour (nominal) tests contribute 10% each (20% in total)

One online revision assignment contributes 2% (2% in total)

Three online assignments contribute 4% each (12% in total)

Three peer-marked assignments contribute 6% each (18% in total)

Two laboratories contribute 4% each (8% in total)

Exam rules

One 2-hour Closed-Book, Restricted-Calculator examination worth 40% 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

Note that the two laboratories are an integral part of the course and must be successfully completed in order to pass the course. Failure to complete the labs will result in failing the course with a grade of DNC. Repeating students must complete the laboratory work.

If you fail to attend the session for which you enrolled, there will be another opportunity to do so at the end of the semester. However, a laboratory set-up fee of $100 will be charged for this, unless there is a valid reason why you missed your enrolled session. Please note that only one laboratory resit is allowed per course.

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