Courses & Units

Electrical Fundamentals JEE114



This unit is an introduction to a range of concepts that are fundamental to understanding electrical theory. Students will develop their understanding of electrical circuits and circuit analysis through lectures and laboratory work. Students are provided with the opportunity to become familiar with the safe operation and efficient use of electrical testing equipment.


Unit name Electrical Fundamentals
Unit code JEE114
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Shaungshuang Fan

Teaching staff

Dr Shaungshuang Fan

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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


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 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Determine the current and potential difference in AC and DC circuits.

ILO 2 Use Kirchhoff’s laws, circuit theorems and node voltage methodology to solve simple circuits.

ILO 3 Describe the operating principles of a transformer, and use magnetic circuit models to analyse transformer circuits.

ILO 4 Understand the basic principles of rotating electric machines, including induction and synchronous motor and generators.

ILO 5 Use appropriate equipment to conduct experiments on simple AC & DC electrical systems to measure current and potential difference, including analysis and interpretation of the results.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 031301

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Teaching Pattern

Newnham Campus:  3 hours lectures weekly, 2 hours tutorials weekly, Labs/Practicals as advised

Cradle Coast Campus: Lectures will be delivered offline, with weekly on-campus tutorials.

Cradle Coast Campus Students:  We strongly recommend to all students (in particular Cradle Coast campus students) that to get the best outcome of the unit, you should physically attend the lectures in the Newnham (Launceston) campus.  However, all lectures are recorded and will be made available on MyLO (subject to availability).  For missed recordings due to external factors beyond the lecturer's control, all reasonable efforts will be made to rectify the situation arising from this.


Exam 50%, Assignment 20%, Laboratory/Project Work 20%, Class Test 10%

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