MODULE DETAILS

 

Basic Electrical Engineering DBEBEE601

Nominal duration: 36 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers an overview of basic electrical engineering principles and various equipment used for generation, transmission, transformation, distribution and utilisation of electrical energy.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to gain knowledge of the principles involved in electrical engineering and to facilitate mastery of the ensuing coursework.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 2.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

N/A

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Identify and explain the fundamentals of electrical engineering

2.    Outline the fundamentals of power systems and electric power generation

3.    Analyse electrical lighting and heating requirements

4.     Describe concepts related to power electronics and embedded power generation

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Identify and explain the fundamentals of electrical engineering

1.1

Identify key electricity developments from a historical perspective.

1.2

Document the properties of insulators, conductors, semiconductors, and superconductors.

1.3

Outline the basic concepts of electromagnetism.

1.4

Explain electrical measurements and applications in industry

2

Outline the fundamentals of power systems and electric power generation

2.1

Outline key concepts behind electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and utilization

2.2

Explain the fundamentals of electrical power and energy

2.3

Explain the fundamentals of electrical networks

3

Analyse electrical lighting and heating requirements

3.1

Outline the fundamentals of electrical lighting and illumination engineering.

3.2

Outline common applications of electrical heating in industry

4

Describe concepts related to power electronics and embedded power generation

4.1

Explain key power electronics concepts and their application in electrical engineering

4.2

Outline key concepts related to embedded power generation in industry

DELIVERY MODE

Online and/or face-to-face

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

MANDATORY FIELD

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

 

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

 

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Power Quality Teaching lab

Hardware

  •  Remote Labs