1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 120-minute workshop weekly
Admission into MESCEE-Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic)
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR2791 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Electronics knowledge such as can be obtained in ENGR1201 Electronics or ENGR8703 Electronics GE.
Topic description

Electrical energy generation, dc generation and transmission, ac generation and transmission, distribution automation, electrical motors, electrical traction, electrical heating, illumination.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop in students a theoretical and practical understanding of electrical engineering principles, through studying:

  • Electrical and magnetic systems
  • Energy conversion
  • The social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of electrical engineering
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a practical understanding of electrical and magnetic systems
  2. Demonstrate a practical understanding of energy conversion
  3. Discuss the social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of electrical engineering
  4. Develop ability to efficiently communicate learnt concepts and understand implications on possible applications

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.