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MEC2407

Faculty of Engineering

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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Faculty

Engineering

Organisational Unit

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Coordinator(s)

Assoc Professor Tuck Wah Ng (Clayton); Dr Darwin Gouwanda (Malaysia)

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Malaysia

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Introduction to the design, analysis, and practical manufacture of electromechanical systems, incorporating DC and AC electrical circuit theory, simple semiconductor and amplifying components, transformers, and sensors and actuators. Mathematics of electromechanical systems is provided, including Laplace transforms and complex algebra. Computational and assignment work (via practicals) to be integrated to give student complete understanding of specific examples using modern microelectronic components, sensors, and actuators.

Outcomes

Students are to gain the ability to model elementary electro-mechanical systems, incorporating mechanical and electrical energy exchange and interaction, with additional instruction on common applied mathematical methods used in electromechanical system analysis, including Laplace transforms and complex algebra. Tutorial work will provide the student a reinforced understanding of electromechanics.

Assessment

Problem solving classwork: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 80%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory/problem solving classes and 6 hours of private study per week

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