MODULE DETAILS

 

Basic Electrical Engineering DEEBEE603

 

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

40 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 deepen their understanding of the principles involved in electrical engineering and to facilitate mastery of the ensuing modules.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 4.0.

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

Electrical Circuits DEEECS602

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.    Outline the fundamentals of power systems and electric power generation

2.    Identify and explain equipment used and issues encountered in power transmission and distribution

3.    Identify and outline the basics of insulators, conductors and electromagnetism

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

Outline the fundamentals of power systems and electric power generation

1.1

Outline the key concepts in

(a)   electric power generation,

(b)   transmission,

(c)    distribution and

(d)   utilisation

1.2

Outline the fundamentals of electric power and energy

1.3

Outline the fundamentals of electric networks

2

Identify and explain equipment used and issues encountered in power generation, transmission and distribution

2.1

Describe the electrical equipment used in

(a)  Generation

(b)  Transmission

(c)   Distribution, and

(d)  Utilization

2.2

Explain the basics of

(a) power quality and

(b) electrical safety in power transmission and distribution

3

Identify and outline the basics of insulators, conductors and electromagnetism

3.1

Identify and explain the basic attributes of

(a) conductors,

(b) insulators,

(c) semiconductors, and

(d) superconductors

3.2

Outline the basics of electromagnetism

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

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

  • TradeOff

Hardware

  •  N/A