ENEE12016 - Signals and Systems
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Electrical systems are fundamental to our way of life, including electrical power, telecommunications and automatic control systems. In this unit, you will learn mathematical techniques to analyse and design a wide range of these electrical systems, such as electrical power distribution and transmission networks and control systems. You will be introduced to the concept of linear time invariant systems and a range of mathematical tools used in electrical circuit analysis such as forward and inverse Laplace transforms, s-domain circuit analysis and transfer functions. You will be also introduced to the frequency response of a system and you will identify different types of filters and design analogue filters for given specifications. Through this unit, you will gain hands-on experience in circuit construction and performance analysis in laboratory sessions and through the use of circuit simulation software. This unit will also provide you with opportunities to further develop communication skills through preparation of professional documentation and team communications. All students are required to have access to a computer and to make frequent use of the Internet. Students enrolled in distance mode are required to attend a compulsory Residential School.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: ENEE 12014 Electrical Circuit Analysis

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 15%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
4. Online Quiz(zes) 10%
5. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Matlab lab exercises were too advanced for this course and the support provided for lab session was inadequate Course Evaluation, Teaching Team Discussions. Laboratory exercises will be simplified and each campus will have regular lab sessions facilitated by a staff member.
Quizzes and laboratory exercises were very useful for practice and applying knowledge. Course Evaluation, Lecturer, Tutorials. These assessment practices will continue.
Course coordinator provided excellent support throughout the term Course Evaluation. This practice will continue.
Tutorial questions were hard and fortnightly tutorials were not enough Course Evauation, Teaching Team Discussions. Weekly tutorials will be offered next year with each tutorial consisting of problems at different complexity levels.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the concepts of a linear time invariant system, unit impulse and step functions, convolution integral and convolution sum
  2. Apply forward and inverse Laplace transforms and analyse electrical circuits in the s-domain
  3. Identify and design different analogue filters
  4. Perform Fourier transforms to find frequency domain representations of time domain functions
  5. Use laboratory procedures and appropriate simulation tools to validate the analysis techniques
  6. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analysis process using electrical terminology, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards
  7. Work individually and collaboratively in a team to produce high quality outputs

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination  
5 - Online Quiz(zes)      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking      
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work          
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence          
8. Ethical practice          

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Examination      
5 - Online Quiz(zes)        

Prescribed Textbooks

Electric Circuits
Author/s: Nilsson J. W. and Riedel S, A. Year: 2015
Edition: 10th edition (Global Edition) Publisher: Pearson Education
City: Harlow State: Essex
Country: England
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

Other Resources

These are not compulsory, but may assist you:
Matlab student version
Author/s: MathWorks Year: 2016
Edition: Student Version Publisher: MathWorks
Country: USA
Other resources may be available at CQUniversity Library. Note:

This is the same textbook used in ENEE12014 Electrical Circuit Analysis unit in term 1 2016. So if you have done Circuit Analysis this year you can reuse your textbook. If you have done Circuit Analysis in 2015 or prior you need to purchase this textbook.

It is not compulsory to buy Matlab software as it will be available in selected University computers and the Anydesk software platform. If you are purchasing the software you also need to purchase the "Signal Processing Toolbox". If you already have an older Matlab version you don't need to purchase again. To purchase Matlab use the link below.

https://au.mathworks.com/campaigns/academia/ppc/google/buy-matlab-student.html?s_eid=ppc_13701005482&q=matlab%20student%20version

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • CQUniversity Student Email
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorEdward Palmer (e.palmer@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Linear Time Invariant Systems

12

Week 2 17-07-2017

Laplace Transforms

12

Week 3 24-07-2017

s Domain Circuit Analysis

13

Week 4 31-07-2017

Transfer Functions

13

Week 5 07-08-2017

Response of LTI Systems

13

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Residential School Monday - Tuesday

Assignment 1 Due Monday (14 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 6 21-08-2017

Stability of LTI Systems

13

Week 7 28-08-2017

Frequency Response of LTI Systems

14

Week 8 04-09-2017

Frequency Selective Circuits

14

Week 9 11-09-2017

Fourier Series and Periodic Signals

16

Week 10 18-09-2017

Fourier Transform

17

Week 11 25-09-2017

Power and Energy Spectrum

17

Week 12 02-10-2017

Exam Review

Assignment 2 Due Monday (02 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Laboratory Activities and Report Due Monday (09 Oct 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description

This assessment item covers the topics 1-4. The assignment questions will be released on the unit website three weeks prior to the submission due date. It is not expected that students will type up equations and calculations. Students can scan clear and legible hand written calculations for online submission.

Assessment Due Date Vacation Week Monday (14-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

The assignments will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct Answers;
  • Correct format;
  • All working must be shown to obtain marks;
  • Assignments must be neat, tidy and legible;
  • All questions must be attempted.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concepts of a linear time invariant system, unit impulse and step functions, convolution integral and convolution sum

2. Apply forward and inverse Laplace transforms and analyse electrical circuits in the s-domain

6. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analysis process using electrical terminology, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards

7. Work individually and collaboratively in a team to produce high quality outputs

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description

This assessment item covers the topics 5-10. The assignment questions will be released on the unit website three weeks prior to the submission due date. It is not expected that students will type up equations and calculations. Students can scan clear and legible hand written calculations for online submission.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (02-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

The assignments will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct Answers;
  • Correct format;
  • All working must be shown to obtain marks;
  • Assignments must be neat, tidy and legible;
  • All questions must be attempted.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concepts of a linear time invariant system, unit impulse and step functions, convolution integral and convolution sum

3. Identify and design different analogue filters

4. Perform Fourier transforms to find frequency domain representations of time domain functions

6. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analysis process using electrical terminology, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards

7. Work individually and collaboratively in a team to produce high quality outputs

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Laboratory Activities and Report
Task Description

This assessment item covers all topics.

Laboratory sessions will be held at various times, as directed by the unit website, through the term or in the case of distance students at the residential school. All information regarding the laboratories will be provided to the students via the unit website. Laboratories are compulsory and all students must pass the laboratory exercise assessment in order to pass the unit.

Details of the laboratory exercises will be posted on the unit website at the start of the term.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (09-Oct-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Laboratory exercises will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct Answers;
  • Correct format;
  • Correct description of laboratory procedures;
  • Discussion of laboratory results;
  • All working must be shown;
  • Proper use of references;
  • Report must be neat, tidy and legible;
  • All laboratory exercises must be attempted.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concepts of a linear time invariant system, unit impulse and step functions, convolution integral and convolution sum

2. Apply forward and inverse Laplace transforms and analyse electrical circuits in the s-domain

3. Identify and design different analogue filters

4. Perform Fourier transforms to find frequency domain representations of time domain functions

5. Use laboratory procedures and appropriate simulation tools to validate the analysis techniques

6. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analysis process using electrical terminology, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards

7. Work individually and collaboratively in a team to produce high quality outputs

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



5 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

The assessment is a set of online fortnightly quizzes which can be accessed via the unit Moodle site. A set of multiple choice and calculation questions is assigned each week. The quizzes are an integrated part of the study to test on the key concepts of each topic. Details of the assessment will be available on the unit Moodle site at the beginning of the team. Each quiz has a set time to complete and once a student start a quiz, it will close after the set time. Once started, a quiz cannot be paused in the middle. Students are strongly advised to sufficiently cover the material related to each quiz before starting the quiz. Each quiz will be available up to 1 week after the relevant fortnight to allow students who cannot find time each week for study. For example quiz on week 1 and 2 material will close at the end of week 3 and quiz on week 3 and 4 material will close at the end of 5 etc.

Each quiz can be attempted several times, but the score for the quiz will be the score for your first attempt. In your different attempts you will be receive different problems as the system randomly select the problems from a set of problems specified for each question. Correct answer for the quiz questions will be available immediately after you submit your answers.

If you encounter any network access issues during the quiz, the unit coordinator should be notified at your earliest convenient.

Number of Quizzes 6
Frequency of Quizzes Fortnightly
Assessment Due Date Friday weeks 3,5,7,9,11,13 at 11:45 pm
Return Date to Students Results are available immediately after the completion of each quiz.
Weighting 10%
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concepts of a linear time invariant system, unit impulse and step functions, convolution integral and convolution sum

2. Apply forward and inverse Laplace transforms and analyse electrical circuits in the s-domain

3. Identify and design different analogue filters

4. Perform Fourier transforms to find frequency domain representations of time domain functions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised.
Restricted
Students are allowed to bring one A4 sheet with hand written notes on both sides of the paper. This paper needs to be handed in with the exam answer booklet.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the concepts of a linear time invariant system, unit impulse and step functions, convolution integral and convolution sum

2. Apply forward and inverse Laplace transforms and analyse electrical circuits in the s-domain

3. Identify and design different analogue filters

4. Perform Fourier transforms to find frequency domain representations of time domain functions

6. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analysis process using electrical terminology, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards

7. Work individually and collaboratively in a team to produce high quality outputs

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence


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