ELEC ENG 4052 - Special Studies in EEE

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019

Topics as specified by Head of School

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 4052
    Course Special Studies in EEE
    Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description Topics as specified by Head of School
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Cheng-Chew Lim

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1 CLOs for this course will be identified if enrolments occur - and, will be specific to that enrolment.

    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency:

    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No required textbooks or specific resources.
    A set of course notes, practice problems and other supporting materials will also be available for downloading from the course web site.
    Recommended Resources
    The following book, papers and web sites are recommended:

    [1] J. Wolfe. Einstein Light. Available: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/einsteinlight/ 
    [2] A. P. French, Special relativity. New York: Norton, 1968.
    [3] R. A. Bachman, "Relativistic acoustic Doppler effect," American Journal of Physics,
    vol. 50, pp. 816-818, 1982.
    [4] B. F. Schutz, A first course in general relativity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
    [5] P. Misra and P. Enge, Global positioning system: signals, measurements, and performance.
    Lincoln, Mass.: Ganga-Jamuna Press, 2001.
    [6] S. P. Drake, "The equivalence principle as a stepping stone form special to general relativity:
    A Socratic dialog," American Journal of Physics, vol. 74, pp. 22-25, 2006.
    [7] S. P. Drake and K. Dogancay, "Some applications of tensor algebra to estimation theory,"
    in Wireless Pervasive Computing, 2008. ISWPC 2008. 3rd International Symposium on,
    2008, pp. 106-110.
    [8] S. P. Drake, B. D. O. Anderson, and C. Yu, "Causal association of electromagnetic signals
    using the Cayley--Menger determinant," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 95, p. 034106, 2009
    Online Learning
    Extensive use will be made of the MyUni web site for this course, https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login.

    Course notes, tutorial problems and solutions, laboratory exercises and practice problems will all be available for downloading from the web site. Where the lecture theatre facilities permit, audio or video recordings of lectures will also be available for downloading.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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