ELEC 1012 Electrical Fundamentals (Block)

Credit Points 10

Description This subject introduces essential electrical engineering concepts that provide students with the basic requirements for analysing, designing, building, and testing simple engineering systems. Students use techniques for analysing different types of circuits based on their knowledge of electrical theory and the characteristics of power, electrical energy, signals, and electrical circuit components. Students have practical activities including conducting experiments in learning how electrical systems work. Students are introduced to Electrical Machines and Renewable Energy systems for a fundamental understanding.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects ELEC 1003 (300021) Electrical Fundamentals
ELEC 1005 (700024) Electrical Fundamentals (WSTC)
ELEC 1004 (700104) Electrical Fundamentals (WSTC AssocD)


Students must be enrolled in program :-

7178 Diploma of Aerotropolis Industry 4.0 (Mechatronic Skills)

Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the elements in electric circuits and electronic devices
2. Apply appropriate techniques in the analysis of electric circuits
3. Analyse the principles of capacitors and inductors as energy storage elements and their first order circuits
4. Explain the operation of transformers, DC and AC machines
5. Outline the key principles involved in the operation of Renewable Energy systems
6. Use appropriate equipment in conducting experiments in a safe manner.

Subject Content

1. Introduction to basic electrical quantities.
2. Kirchhoffs current and voltage laws.
3. Series and parallel resistors, current and the voltage divider rules.
4. Nodal and Loop analysis, The principle of superposition and Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits.
5. Energy storage elements, capacitors and inductors.  Transient Response of first-order circuits.
6. An introduction to Electronics.
7. An introduction to communication waves.
8. Logic gates and number systems.
9. An introduction to Transformers, Electrical Machines.
10. An introduction to Renewable Energy systems.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Practical 450 Words 15 N Individual
Practical 450 Words 15 N Individual
Case Study 600 Words 20 N Individual
Presentation on report 450 words report and 5 min presentation 20 N Individual
Numerical Problem Solving 450 words report and 5 min presentation 30 N Individual

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