Courses & Units

Electrical Systems ZAT112

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

In this unit you will learn about the fundamentals of electrical circuits and systems. This includes studying voltage, current, impedance, electrical energy, power and resistors, inductors, capacitors, and electrical units and measurements. You will also investigate operational amplifiers, sensors and actuators, and simple controllers. There will be opportunities to interact with other students and lecturers, perform circuit analysis, calculate electrical quantities, and report back on projects. You will develop practical skills and knowledge of devices, equipment and techniques. You will learn how to calculate, observe, analyse and problem solve through applied learning and will complete a practical project to develop hands-on application skills.

This unit also introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs. You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real
world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.

Summary

Unit name Electrical Systems
Unit code ZAT112
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies
Coordinator Mr Simon Little
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic 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 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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

  • Identify and describe the fundamentals of electrical circuits and systems
  • Apply tools and techniques to analyse electrical circuits
  • Build circuits and take measurements using electrical measurement devices
  • Apply electronics skills and knowledge to develop and communicate solutions to engineering problems.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031300 $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

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

ZAT102

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two to three on campus practical sessions per semester (2-3 hours per session).

AssessmentAT1: Key Concepts and Prior Learning Video (20%)|AT3: Electrical Systems Portfolio (40%)|AT2: Project (40%)
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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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