Courses & Units

Electrical Machines and Transformers ENG231

Hobart

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the operation principles and characteristics of electrical machines and transformers. Students will gain a thorough understanding of transformers, DC motors, induction machines and synchronous machines, with a particular focus on how these are utilised in industrial applications such as utility power system, wind power generation, fossil fuel power plants and industrial processes. Matlab/SimPowerSystems will be utilised by students in learning how to model and simulate systems featuring electrical machines and transformers. This unit prepares students to undertake future studies in Electrical Power Engineering.

Summary

Unit name Electrical Machines and Transformers
Unit code ENG231
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator

Sarah Lyden

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the operation of motors, generators and transformers using knowledge of magnetic circuit laws and fundamental circuit laws.

2. Solve problems related to the operation, characteristics and implementation of motors, generators and transformers.

3. Demonstrate the operation and characteristics of motors, generators and transformers using mathematical and circuit models.

4. Analyse, draw conclusions and report the results of electrical machine and transformer experiments and simulations.

5. Model an industrial application through integrating motors, generators or transformers in a simple simulation model.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 031301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

ENG104

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KNE223

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

TBA

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Textbooks

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