ELEC ENG 2017 - Circuits and Systems

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023

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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 2017
    Course Circuits and Systems
    Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & 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
    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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Nghia Nguyen Trong

    Course coordinator: Dr Nghia Nguyen Trong
    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. 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 Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.1 2.2 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
    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.

    1-5

    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.

    1-5

    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.

    5

    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.

    5

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    1-5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Refer to MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Refer to MyUni.
    Online Learning
    This 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 Modes
    This course uses a conventional lecture/tutorial delivery of material. Students are expected to spend time outside of these to attain the learning outcomes.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    There will be up to 36 contact hours throughout the course. Students are expected to spend approximately 120 hours of private study and to prepare for assessments.
    Learning Activities Summary

    Specific Course Requirements
    There are no specific course requirements.
  • 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
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Number of tasks
    Formative tutorials 10 6
    Summative tests 20 3
    Practical 10 1
    Examination 60 1
    Total 100

    This is a new course in 2023. Information here is subject to change until the commencement of semester 1; refer to MyUni for latest details.

    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
    Assessment Related Requirements

    Assessment Detail

    Submission

    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.

    This is a new course in 2023. We look forward to receiving the inaugural set of feedback at the conclusion of this course.
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