ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
Content
The unit will provide an introduction to the application of the fundamental electrical engineering concepts, theories and abstractions that underpin the design and analysis of analog and digital circuits. The unit also covers: application of circuit theory laws and device modelling to analyse the behaviour of analog circuits; synthesis and design of digital circuits, and efficient electrical power transfer. Throughout the unit, students will explore sustainability challenges in electrical and electronic engineering. Emphasis is placed on practical applications of the above concepts, with laboratory experiments providing opportunities to build and test analog and digital circuits.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify the assumptions and abstractions used in the design and analysis of analog and digital circuits; (2) apply fundamental circuit theory laws and theorems to analyse the DC/AC/transient behaviour of electrical circuits; (3) apply device models to analyse circuits comprising diodes and operational amplifiers; (4) apply Boolean algebra to describe, analyse and design digital circuits comprising logic gates and memory elements.; (5) analyse the performance of simple analogue/digital circuits; and (6) explain the impact of electrical and electronic engineering applications on the community and environment, including sustainability challenges..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) laboratories; and (3) examinatiions. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
(Physics ATAR
or
PHYS1030 Bridging Physics)
and
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
Co-requisites:
MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
Advisable prior study:
PHYS1001 Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Incompatibility:
ENSC2002 Energy
Contact hours
24 hrs lectures; 24 hrs practice classes, 9 hrs labs (3 x 3 hrs)
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