1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
6 x 1.5-hour laboratories per semester
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR2702 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Ability to understand and apply basic principles of electric circuit theory to the analysis, design, and construction of simple passive and active circuits. Ability to apply electronic circuits incorporating operational amplifiers, diodes, transistors, such as obtained in ENGR8702 Analog Electronics GE. Experience in an electronics laboratory using oscilloscopes and function generators, such as obtained in ENGR8702 Analog Electronics GE.
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 a fundamental building block of the electrical/electronic related Bachelor of Engineering degrees at Flinders. The topic aims are:

  1. To teach electrical circuits machines from both a theorectical and practical application's prospective
  2. To learn how to effeciently report findings performed in a practical environmentand analyse/syntheses theory with practice
  3. To develop critical thinking through evaluation of given tasks

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 and machine 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)
  7. Apply in-depth theoretical knowledge to the laboratory design problems