Courses & Units

Electrical Machines and Transformers ENG762

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 ENG762
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Associate Professor Evan Franklin
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
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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

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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

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KAA112 and KMA154

Teaching

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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