Electricity and Electronics

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

As an online unit provided by the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia, Electricity and Electronics provides you with an introduction to the fundamentals of electrical engineering. You will receive a detailed overview of a range of systems and applications, providing a solid foundation for further study of electrical engineering.

On completion of this unit you will learn how to apply fundamental electric principles to analyse basic circuits, and demonstrate knowledge of the essential properties of a range of electronic systems. You will also have an opportunity to test simple electronic systems and construct prototype circuits using appropriate methods.

On campus component

Please note that due to the specialist nature of this unit, you will be required to attend the University of South Australia in Adelaide to complete practical and laboratory classes. Laboratory classes are typically offered in block mode so that you can complete the requirements over the course of two or three days. These classes are compulsory for completion of this unit.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Successful completion or enrolment in the Essential Mathematics 2: Calculus

AND

  • Successful completion of or enrolment on General Physics (Previously Introduction to Physics)

AND

  • Acceptance into the Associate Degree in Engineering

Areas of study

In this Electricity and Electronics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to EE systems electrical safety components and circuits
  • Voltage, current, power, energy
  • Basic circuit laws, basic instruments, circuit simulation
  • Capacitors and inductors as storage elements
  • DC transients
  • Modern instrumentation, signal conditioning
  • Diodes, transistors, amplifiers, filters, resonance
  • AC sources, AC power
  • Three-phase concept
  • Electricity generation, transmission, power quality environment issues of electricity generation
  • Electrical machines
  • Selection of electrical motors

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Associate Degree in Engineering, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit in Electricity and Electronics offers a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue a career or further studies in engineering. You will familiarise yourself with a range of fundamental concepts and principles including power systems, generation, transmission, distribution, protection, losses, sustainability, electrical safety, electronic instrumentation and measurements, speed and torque control, basic drives and fundamentals of measurement systems.

The unit is a core requirement of the Associate Degree in Engineering from the University of South Australia. Graduates of this course can enjoy a range of career opportunities, with employment paths including designer, specialist technician, technologist and management. Qualified engineers are in high demand in a number of industries, particularly in the fields of mining and resources, civil infrastructure, construction, environmental engineering and defence.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Electricity and Electronics from University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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