1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
6 x 1.5-hour laboratories per semester
1 1 of ENGR1201, ENGR1205
2 1 of MATH1122, MATH1203
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8802 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic covers:

  1. Techniques of AC circuit analysis including sinusoidal steady state current, voltage and power calculations applicable on singe and 3-phase AC circuitry
  2. Fundamental principles of electromechanical energy conversion including transformer's theory and testing
  3. General overview on structural/functional concepts of DC, synchronous and induction electrical machines including step-motoring
Educational aims
Electrical circuits and machines are fundamental building blocks of the electrical/electronic related Bachelor of Engineering degrees at Flinders. The topic aims are:

  1. To teach electrical circuits and machines from both a theoretical and practical application's prospective
  2. To teach students how to efficiently report findings performed in a practical environment and analyse/syntheses theory with practice
  3. To develop critical thinking through evaluation of given tasks
  4. The models, techniques and knowledge learnt will form the intellectual framework for future topics. This topic is an important foundation for learning how to design, operate and maintain electrical/electronic systems
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Understand AC circuits and machines
  2. Analyse AC circuits
  3. Apply AC circuit electromechanical conversion theory in the laboratory
  4. Write an engineering laboratory report
  5. Execute a range of skills in laboratory logbook maintenance
  6. Develop independent critical thinking and ability to fluently and efficiently communicate engineering ideas and concepts to others (both in oral and written form)