ENEG11009 - Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit, you will learn how to apply fundamental laws of physics related to energy and electricity to real world engineering problems. You will be introduced to the concepts of heat, energy, work, energy conversion and laws of thermodynamics. You will apply energy principles of rotational motion, simple harmonic motion and oscillations. You will learn the concepts of voltage and current and use Kirchhoff’s laws to analyse simple direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electrical circuits. You will also learn the operation of electrical machines such as motors and generators and how to select a machine for a given application. Throughout this unit you will be using experimental and measurement techniques to investigate relevant physical phenomena and learn how they can be used in practice to solve engineering problems. This unit will also provide you with opportunities to develop communication skills through collaborative team work and opportunities to create professional documentation through lab reports. Distance students are required to attend the compulsory Residential School.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7A
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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
Assignments should be released early to give students (especially FLEX students) more time to plan for their work. Course Evaluation Assignments will be released at the start of the term next year.
Tutorials (including online tutorials) were run well and were very useful in understanding the application of theory. Course Evalaution This practice will continue
Recommended eText book was harder to use than a print textbook. Course Evaluation eTextbook was used mainly as a cost saving measure for students. More information will be provided regarding the print textbooks.
Lab exercises were well designed and helped understand the course content Course Evaluation, Lab discusisons Lab exercises will continue
Resources provided as well the commitment from the teaching staff was excellent Course Evaluation These practices will continue
Workload of the course was too high. Course Evalaution Course content and the assessment items will be reviewed to identify where the workload can be reduced.
Low success rate of the course is believed to be mainly due to the low student attendance in classes. Teaching team discusisons Explore the possibility of conducting short tests/quizzes in tutorials. Educate the students about the importance of continuous engagement.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Solve simple engineering problems in energy, heat, rotational motion, electricity and magnetism
  2. Apply information literacy skills to research and evaluate information needed for effective independent learning
  3. Explain the operating principles of laboratory equipment and perform error analyses
  4. Investigate physical phenomena using scientific experiments and safe work practices
  5. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analyses using engineering terminologies, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards
  6. Work individually and collaboratively in a team to produce 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
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
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

Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity
Author/s: Knight, R. Year: 2016
Edition: 1st edition Publisher: Pearson Education
Country: Australia
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

This is a custom design eBook especially for this unit. This textbook include material from the following 3 Physics text books: "College Physics: A Strategic Approach" by Knight, Jones and Field, "Physics: Principles with Applications", by Giancoli, and "Principals and Practices of Physics" by Mazur. This book is only available in eBook format and you need to purchase this directly through Pearson Education online. More information about purchasing the book will be available in the unit Moodle site.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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 CoordinatorShaminda De Silva (s.desilva@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

Work, Energy and Power

Part 1 - Chapter 10 & 11

Week 2 17-07-2017

Introduction to Thermodynamics

Part 1 - Chapter 11

Part 2 - Chapter 13, 14 & 15

Week 3 24-07-2017

Thermal Properties of Matter

Part 1 - Chapter 11

Part 2 - Chapter 13, 14 & 15

Progressive Test 1 : Due Sunday 11:45 PM AEST

Week 4 31-07-2017

Electric Charges and Fields

Part 1 - Chapter 20 & 21

Residential School Wednesday - Friday

Week 5 07-08-2017 Electric Currents and DC Circuits

Part 1 - Chapter 22 & 23

Progressive Test 2 : Due Sunday 11:45 PM AEST

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

Capacitors and RC circuits

Part 1 - Chapter 21 & 23

Week 7 28-08-2017

Magnetism and Inductors

Part 1 - Chapter 24

Lab Report Part I Due Monday 11:45 AM AEST

Progressive Test 3 : Due Sunday 11:45 PM AEST

Week 8 04-09-2017

Fundamentals of Alternating Current Circuits

Part 3 - Chapter 32

Week 9 11-09-2017

Alternating Current Circuits Analysis

Part 3 - Chapter 32

Progressive Test 4 : Due Sunday 11:45 PM AEST

Week 10 18-09-2017

Rotational Motion and Oscillations

Part 1 - Chapter 14

Chapter 7 of " College Physics: A Strategic Approach" by Knight R (will be available as Online Course Resource)

Week 11 25-09-2017

Electrical Machines

Part 1 - Chapter 24 & 25

Progressive Test 5 : Due Sunday 11:45 PM AEST

Assignment 2 Due Monday (25 Sep 17) 11:45 AM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Exam Revision

Lab Report Part II Due Monday 11:45 AM AEST

Laboratory Activities and Report Due Monday (02 Oct 17) 11:45 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
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 at the beginning of the term. Handwritten scanned calculations and formulas will be accepted. Students can scan clear and legible handwritten calculations for online submission.

Assessment Due Date Vacation Week Monday (14-Aug-2017) 11:45 AM AEST
Return Date to Students We strive to return assessments 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. Solve simple engineering problems in energy, heat, rotational motion, electricity and magnetism

2. Apply information literacy skills to research and evaluate information needed for effective independent learning

5. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analyses using engineering terminologies, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards

6. Work individually and collaboratively in a team to produce 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 topics 5-11. The assignment questions will be released on the unit website at the beginning of the term. Handwritten scanned calculations and formulas will be accepted. Students can scan clear and legible handwritten calculations for online submission.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (25-Sep-2017) 11:45 AM AEST
Return Date to Students We strive to return assessments 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. Solve simple engineering problems in energy, heat, rotational motion, electricity and magnetism

2. Apply information literacy skills to research and evaluate information needed for effective independent learning

3. Explain the operating principles of laboratory equipment and perform error analyses

5. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analyses using engineering terminologies, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards

6. Work individually and collaboratively in a team to produce 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 Moodle site, 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 Moodle site.

Laboratory attendance is 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.

Although students will be working in teams during the laboratory session, each student must submit an individual lab report (not one report per lab group) by the due date(s).

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (02-Oct-2017) 11:45 AM AEST
Lab Report Part I Due on Monday Week 7 11:45 AM AEST and Lab Report Part II Due on Monday Week 12 11:45 AM AEST
Return Date to Students We strive to return assessments 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. Solve simple engineering problems in energy, heat, rotational motion, electricity and magnetism

3. Explain the operating principles of laboratory equipment and perform error analyses

4. Investigate physical phenomena using scientific experiments and safe work practices

5. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analyses using engineering terminologies, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards

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

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



5 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Progressive Tests
Task Description

This assessment is accessible via the unit Moodle site and comprises of a set of online multiple choice questions on the topics covered each week. These Progressive Tests are an important activity to check and enhance your comprehension of key concepts. Accurately completing the Progressive Tests are vital for proper exam preparation. Each Progressive Test has a set time. Once started, it cannot be paused and will close after this period.

Be well prepared before starting each test. It is strongly advised to thoroughly study the relevant topics as the score from your first attempt only is recorded in Moodle grade book. Each Progressive Test can be attempted several times to assist with exam preparation. Each Progressive Test will be available up to 1 week after the relevant fortnight to allow some study flexibility. For example, The Progressive Test on topics covered in Weeks 1 and 2 will close at the end of Week 3, and you will have until Week 5 go complete the test for topics covered in Weeks 3 and 4. Each attempt will include questions randomly selected from a set of related problems. Correct answers will be available immediately after you complete the test. If you encounter any network access issues during tests, contact the unit coordinator at your earliest convenience. Further details of the assessment will be available on the unit Moodle site at the beginning of the term.

Number of Quizzes 5
Frequency of Quizzes Fortnightly
Assessment Due Date Sunday Weeks 3,5,7,9, and 11 at 11:45 PM AEST
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. Solve simple engineering problems in energy, heat, rotational motion, electricity and magnetism

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

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

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

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 handwritten 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. Solve simple engineering problems in energy, heat, rotational motion, electricity and magnetism

5. Create professional documentation of the solutions, designs and analyses using engineering terminologies, diagrams and symbols that conform to Australian Standards

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

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking


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