Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: Engineering and Information Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code ENGG291
Subject Name Engineering Fundamentals
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Examinations(60%) Laboratory work and assignments (40%)
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
This subject is designed to provide students from disciplines such as Electrical, Telecommunications and Computer Engineering with an introduction to some other Engineering disciplines which have an important role in the design and application of electrical and computer technologies. Three main areas are covered. Heat Transfer- Conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer as applicable to the field of electrical engineering. Engineering Mechanics- Forces, moments and equilibrium states; stress in beams, cylinders and shafts; simple deflection analysis. Materials Engineering- Overview, of engineering materials; bonding and crystal structure in electrical and electronic materials; origin of electrical and electronic properties; structure and properties of electrical and electronic materials; selection of materials for application in electrical engineering.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Analyse thermal engineering problems relevant to electrical engineering (eg. cooling of electronics, power transformers and motors).
2. Measure temperatures and other heat transfer parameters important in electronic equipment through a laboratory experiment on the cooling of power electronics.
3. Predict heat transfer rates in a variety of industrial equipment and processes.
4. Understand forces, moments and equilibrium states and the relationship between stress and strain.
5. Understand the effect of stresses on simple engineering systems.
6. Understand the origin of electrical, electronic and magnetic properties in electrical and electronic materials.
7. Understand the structure-property relationships in electronic and electrical materials.
8. Have some understanding of materials applications in electrical engineering.

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