ENGN4625 - Power Electronics

ENGN4625 - Power Electronics

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Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Summary

1. Knowledge and Skill base

1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. tick
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. tick
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. tick
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. tick
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. tick
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. tick

2. Engineering Application Ability

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. tick
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. tick
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. tick
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. tick

3. Professional and Personal Attributes

3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. tick
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. tick
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. tick
3.4 Professional use and management of information. tick
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. tick
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

Learning Outcomes to EA Stage 1 Competency Mapping

1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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1Apply power circuit analysis techniques to interpret and solve balanced and unbalanced three-phase power circuits and power networks with linear and non-linear loads. tick tick tick tick tick
2Relate fundamental semiconductor physics to properties and operation of semiconductor switching devices, and identify and interpret those properties unique to power devices. tick tick tick tick
3Understand the fundamental theory and operation of high-frequency switching circuits and combine circuit mathematics with characteristics of linear and non-linear devices to analyse and evaluate different power conversion applications. tick tick tick tick
4Apply advanced knowledge and analysis techniques to design and critically assess key aspects of power converters such as rectifiers, DC-DC converters and AC-DC inverters. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
5Understand the fundamentals of transformers and induction motors, analyse and interpret their operation, and evaluate power circuits used for control of motors. tick tick tick tick tick
6Critique various power electronics circuits, concepts and applications in the context of their impact upon the power network, in particular assessing the impacts on power quality, power factor and harmonic interference. tick tick tick tick tick tick
7Research, design, construct and simulate a complete power conversion application based on a complex set of user specifications (major project). tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

Assessment Tasks

1

Laboratory Exercises

2

Online Quizzes

3

Major Project / Presentation

4

Final Exam

Learning Outcomes to Assessment Task Mapping

Assessment Tasks

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1Apply power circuit analysis techniques to interpret and solve balanced and unbalanced three-phase power circuits and power networks with linear and non-linear loads. tick tick tick
2Relate fundamental semiconductor physics to properties and operation of semiconductor switching devices, and identify and interpret those properties unique to power devices. tick tick
3Understand the fundamental theory and operation of high-frequency switching circuits and combine circuit mathematics with characteristics of linear and non-linear devices to analyse and evaluate different power conversion applications. tick tick tick
4Apply advanced knowledge and analysis techniques to design and critically assess key aspects of power converters such as rectifiers, DC-DC converters and AC-DC inverters. tick tick tick tick
5Understand the fundamentals of transformers and induction motors, analyse and interpret their operation, and evaluate power circuits used for control of motors. tick tick tick
6Critique various power electronics circuits, concepts and applications in the context of their impact upon the power network, in particular assessing the impacts on power quality, power factor and harmonic interference. tick tick tick tick
7Research, design, construct and simulate a complete power conversion application based on a complex set of user specifications (major project). tick

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