Courses & Units
Engineering Circuits KAA112
The unit presents a fundamental introduction to electrical circuits and is the first unit to cover this material for all engineers. It covers basic concepts used in the study of electricity and circuits, including the fundamental laws of electrical phenomena, and methods for the analysis of circuits based on the underlying physics and mathematical models. The circuit theorems are studied and applied to solve circuits containing resistors, capacitors and inductors. The unit covers transient and DC/AC circuits, including AC power analysis, three-phase circuits, frequency response and phasors. This unit is considered to be essential for all engineering students and forms the basis for many second, third and fourth year units. The unit assesses students through formal examination and the completion of a report on the practical work performed during the semester. After completing the unit, the student will be able to analyse a circuit containing single phase or three phase AC sources, as well as where transient and DC sources are present. The unit provides the student with the opportunity to become familiar with the safe operation and efficient use of electrical/electronic testing equipment.
|Unit name||Engineering Circuits|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
College Office - CSE
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|Engineering|
|Coordinator||Doctor Brian Salmon|
|Teaching staff||Mr Mark Symes|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe fundamental electrical and electromagnetic quantities and passive electronic components.
- Analyse and compute the currents and potential differences in DC circuits with independent and dependent sources using mesh and nodal analysis, and equivalent circuit.
- Analyse the transient behaviour of RC, RL and RLC circuits using linear ordinary differential equations of first and second order.
- Analyse and optimise multi-phase multi-frequency steady state AC circuits with complex loads.
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PrerequisitesKMA152 or JEE103
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ENG104|JEE114
Set of prerecorded lectures cumulatively up to 150 minutes weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 3 x 180 minute practicals
|Assessment||Semester test 1 (15%)|Semester test 2 (15%)|Exam (40%)|Practical laboratories (20%)|Weekly assessed tutorials (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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