Courses & Units

Electrical Systems ZAT112

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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.

The unit includes hands-on laboratory sessions and practical tutorials, so you will use instruments and simulation software tools, perform circuit analysis, calculate electrical quantities, and report back on experiments.  In the laboratories and tutorials, you will develop practical skills and knowledge of devices, equipment and techniques.  You will therefore learn how to calculate, observe, analyse and problem solve through applied learning.


Unit name Electrical Systems
Unit code ZAT112
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies

Peter Doe

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 On-Campus International
Hobart Term 3 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 1 On-Campus International
Launceston Term 3 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 3 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 3/2/2020 24/2/2020 11/3/2020 9/4/2020
Term 3 20/7/2020 10/8/2020 25/8/2020 25/9/2020

* 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

1. Apply circuit analysis techniques to solve electronic circuits.

2. Build circuits and take measurements using electrical measurement devices.

3. Apply and explain laboratory reporting procedures

4.. Apply discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations.

5. Analyse and communicate core concepts related to discipline knowledge and practice.

6. Analyse and evaluate applications of innovative and/or entrepreneurial practice.

7. Develop and communicate understandings related to graduate attributes and transferable skills as adaptive practitioners.



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 031300

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Teaching material and tutorial support will be provided weekly through MyLO during the term.

Students will be required to attend two to three on campus  practical sessions per term (2-3 hours per session).

Internet access is required for this course as students are required to access study materials provided online through MyLO. Please log into MyLO on the first day of each teaching period.


AT1: Online Quiz (10%)

AT2: Laboratory Report (50%)

AT3: Portfolio (40%)

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