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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.

Summary 2020

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



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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.



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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