ELEC ENG 2017 - Circuits and Systems
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2024
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 2017 Course Circuits and Systems Coordinating Unit Electrical and Electronic Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 8 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites ELEC ENG 1100 Incompatible ELEC ENG 2011, ELEC ENG 2007 Restrictions Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical & Electronic) Course Description This course develops key concepts in linear signals and systems, principally using electric circuits as the focus. Second order circuits are covered in detail, before generalisation to higher orders and developing concepts such as resonance and frequency responses. The spectral interpretation of signals and systems are developed formally with the Fourier transform. Dynamical responses of linear systems are treated systematically in the Laplace domain; the transfer function description of linear, time-invariant systems is introduced and applied to the analysis of electrical systems. Feedback systems are studied to introduce the concept of bounded-input, bounded-output (BIBO) stability. The course includes practical exercises using industry standard software packages to design and simulate electrical systems? performance.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Brian NgCourse coordinator: A/Prof Brian Ng
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Apply systematic methods to the analysis of linear systems, in particular electric circuits, using both time and frequency domain techniques 2 Compute signal spectrum and understand the power/energy spectral density interpretation, for periodic and aperiodic signals commonly encountered in electrical engineering 3 Determine frequency response and transfer functions of linear systems, including circuits with multiple passive components, using analytical, graphical or computational methods 4 Design passive analogue filters 5 Use a circuit simulation package to model circuits with passive and active components such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, and transistors
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Entry to Practice Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer. The course develops the following EA Elements of Competency to levels of introductory (A), intermediate (B), advanced (C):
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 B C C — — A B B — — A B B B B B
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Required ResourcesAll required material will be provided on MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesUseful reference books:
- Hayt, Kemmerly & Durbin, Engineering Circuit Analysis, McGraw-Hill Education, 2018, ISBN: 9781260084887
- Oppenheim, Willsky & Hamid, Signals and Systems, Pearson (multiple editions, all suitable)
Online LearningThis course uses MyUni exclusively for providing electronic resources, such as course notes, assignment papers, sample solutions, discussion boards, strongly recommended that the students make intensive use of these resources for this course.
Link to MyUni login page: https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses in-person workshops and practicals to facilitate learning. Classes will take the form of two 2-hour workshops each week, combining short lecture-style presentation of materials with in-class exercises designed to build knowledge. Practicals will be run up to 6 weeks throughout the semester, with one 3-hour session per week.
Material will be provided on MyUni. Communications will take place through announcements, interactive discussions on Piazza and emails. During the semester, questions will be answered within 1 business day.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.There will be up to 69 contact hours throughout the course. Students are expected to spend a further 85 hours of private study, including completing assessments and revision.
Learning Activities Summary
Teaching and Learning Activity Frequency Course Learning Outcomes Workshops 2 per week 1-5 Practicals 6 in total 1-5
Specific Course RequirementsThere are no specific course requirements.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due (week)* Weighting Hurdle Criteria Learning Outcome Online Quizzes Formative TBD 10% Summative Tests Summative TBD 15% Homework Formative & Summative TBD 15% Practical Formative & Summative TBD 20% min 50% Examination Summative Exam period 40% min 40%
* The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
Assessment Related RequirementsA hurdle requirement is defined by the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs policy as "...an assessment task mandating a minimum level of performance as a condition of passing the course.
In this course the examination has a hurdle requirement. It is necessary to achieve at least 40% in the exam to successfully complete the course. If the exam hurdle requirement is not achieved, the total course mark will be limited to a maximum of 49.
If a student fails to meet a hurdle requirement and is assigned a total mark for the course in the range of 45-49, then the student is entitled to an offer of additional assessment of some type. The type of assessment is to be decided by the School Assessment Review Committee when determining final results. The student’s final total mark will be entered at no more than 49% and the offer of an additional assessment will be specified e.g. US01. Once the additional assessment has been completed, this mark will be included in the calculation of the total mark for the course and the better of the two results will apply. Note however that the maximum final result for a course in which a student has sat an additional assessment will be a “50 Pass”.
If a student is unable to meet a hurdle requirement related to an assessment piece (maybe throughout semester or at semester’s end) due to medical or compassionate circumstances beyond their control, then the student is entitled to an offer of replacement assessment of some type. An interim result of RP will be entered for the student, and the student will be notified of the offer of a replacement assessment. Once the replacement assessment has been completed, the result of that assessment will be included in the calculation of the total mark for the course.
- Online quizzes: submission on MyUni.
- Tests: in person, open book tests, submission at the end of tests.
- Homework: electronic submission via MyUni; detailed instructions to be provided with each assignment. Usually a single pdf file but can require accompanying files. Turnitin may be used to detect collusion or plagiarism.
- Practicals: undertake laboratory activities and write up their results for submission.
- Exam: in person, 2 hour exam, submission at the conclusion of exam.
Extensions for assessment tasks can be granted. For details, consult the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs policy.
Late submissions on assignments will be penalised at a rate of 20% per day, unless you have applied for and received an extension as described in the Assessment for Coursework Programs policy.
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.
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