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EG1012 - Electric Circuits

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

Introduction to electrical signals (dc and ac) and electrical circuit theory. Electrical units and calculations used to apply them. Energy transformations in electric circuits containing resistors, capacitors and inductors. Theory and applications of ideal operational amplifiers. Ideal transformers.

Learning Outcomes

  • a functional understanding of the relationships between voltage and current in linear electrical components;
  • the capacity to discuss and apply electrical principles and analysis techniques in typical applications;
  • accurate and efficient analysis of simple circuits operating under transitional and steady-state dc conditions;
  • design skills leading to the realisation of simple curcuits to satisfy basic engineering specifications;
  • clear and precise communication of problem, strategy and solution; professional standards in submission of all assessable material.
Assumed
Knowledge:
This subject requires prior knowledge of Senior Mathematics B or MA1020 (or equivalent) OR Senior Mathematics C.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Mr Phil Turner
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Ahmad Zahedi.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - 4 hours of lectures and tutorials per week. 4 laboratories of 2 hours in weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12 or weeks 4, 7, 10 and 13. 5 hours at the end of semester for revision.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Mr Phil Turner.
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - 4 hours of lectures and tutorials per week. Tutorials will commence in the first week. 4 laboratories of 2 hours in weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.