Courses & Units

Electrical Machines and Transformers ENG231

Hobart

Introduction

This unit introduces students to the operation principles and characteristics of electrical machines and transformers as well as the physics behind the operation of these machines. Students will gain a thorough understanding of transformers, DC motors, induction machines and synchronous machines. 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
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Associate Professor Evan Franklin
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the operation of motors, generators and transformers using knowledge of magnetic circuit laws and fundamental circuit laws.
  • Solve problems related to the operation, characteristics and implementation of motors, generators and transformers.
  • Determine electric and magnetic field strengths and their effects in and around electrical machinery.
  • Predict and model the effects of magnetic induction on moving parts of machinery by making use of Maxwell's equations.
  • Analyse, draw conclusions and report the results of physics and electrical machines experiments.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031301 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

(ENG104 or KAA1xx Engineering Circuits) and (KME271 or KMA252)

Mutual Exclusions

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

KNE223

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 lectures and 1 tutorial per week, 5 x 3 hour labs

AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Laboratory/practical (15%)|Laboratory/practical (20%)|Assignment (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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