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ELCT3006 – Electrical Machines

2021 – Session 2, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Convenor/Lecturer
Seyedfoad Taghizadeh
Contact via 9850 2315
1st floor, Desk 23, 44 Waterloo Rd Macquarie Park
Friday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(ELEC2070 or ELEC270) and ((ELEC2075 or ELEC275) or (ELCT2005 or ELEC295))
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit develops fundamental knowledge and skills in the area of electrical machines (motors, generators) and their applications in modern electrical systems. This unit will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for designing, analysing, controlling and selecting appropriate machines for various applications, and to operate them in a safe, efficient and economical manner. Topics include: modelling, efficiency analysis, dynamics, and pros/cons of DC machines (generator and motor - self and separately excited, PMDC), single and three-phase AC machines (Induction motor - squirrel-cage and wound rotor), synchronous machines, special machines (reluctance motor, stepper motor, brushless DC motor, etc). Applications will include electrical and hybrid electrical vehicles, renewable energy systems and high-speed drives.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Identify operational characteristics of typical electrical machines for a range of industrial applications.
  • ULO2: Analyse and critically assess key aspects of DC and AC machines for a range of typical applications.
  • ULO3: Design, model and analyse a complete electrical machine application based on a set of specifications;
  • ULO4: Work effectively in teams by: identifying individual roles and responsibilities, sharing knowledge through peer-led learning, writing technical reports and logbooks, and effective communication.

General Assessment Information

Grading and Passing Requirement for Unit

  • In order to pass this Unit a student must obtain a mark of 50 or more for the Unit (i.e. obtain a passing grade P, CR, D, or HD).
  • For further details about grading, please refer below in the policies and procedures section.
  • If you receive special consideration for the oral presentation and demonstration of the Project, a supplementary conventional exam will be scheduled by the faculty during a supplementary exam period, typically about 3 to 4 weeks after the normal exam period. By making a special consideration application for the oral presentation and demonstration of the Project you are declaring yourself available for a conventional exam during the supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments. Please ensure you are familiar with the policy prior to applying. Approved applicants will receive an individual notification one week prior to the exam with the exact date and time of their supplementary examination.

Hurdle Requirements

  • Students must attend and participate in at least 5 of the 6 weekly PC Labs (Weeks 2-7) to pass this unit.
  • Students must attend and participate in at least 5 of the 6 weekly Project Labs (Weeks 8-13) to pass this unit.

Late Submissions and Re-submissions

  • Late report submissions will attract a penalty of <10/100, 10%> marks per day. Extenuating circumstances will be considered upon lodgement of an application for special consideration.
  • Re-submissions of work are not allowed.

Students are reminded of the University policies regarding assessmentacademic honesty and disruption to studies.

Requests for extension on assessable work are to be made to the Unit Coordinator but will only be considered in the event of illness or misadventure.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Pre-Class Quiz (Lectorials) 10% No Weeks 2-7
Assignments (PC Labs) 20% No Weeks 2-7
Class Quiz (Lectorials) 10% No Week 8
Assessment (Project) 60% No Weeks 13 & 14

Pre-Class Quiz (Lectorials)

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 5 hours
Due: Weeks 2-7
Weighting: 10%

 

Students are expected to go through the iLearn content, understand the theory and attempt the online quiz each week prior to participating in class activities of that week.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify operational characteristics of typical electrical machines for a range of industrial applications.
  • Analyse and critically assess key aspects of DC and AC machines for a range of typical applications.

Assignments (PC Labs)

Assessment Type 1: Lab book
Indicative Time on Task 2: 12 hours
Due: Weeks 2-7
Weighting: 20%

 

Evaluation of PC Lab activities and submission of a Lab book by the end of the semester. This evaluation focuses on students ability to perform analysis, modelling and implementation of typical electrical machines using simulation tools.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify operational characteristics of typical electrical machines for a range of industrial applications.
  • Analyse and critically assess key aspects of DC and AC machines for a range of typical applications.
  • Design, model and analyse a complete electrical machine application based on a set of specifications;

Class Quiz (Lectorials)

Assessment Type 1: Quiz/Test
Indicative Time on Task 2: 5 hours
Due: Week 8
Weighting: 10%

 

A quiz is scheduled right after the mid-semester break. The quiz will assess both factual knowledge and problem solving.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify operational characteristics of typical electrical machines for a range of industrial applications.
  • Analyse and critically assess key aspects of DC and AC machines for a range of typical applications.

Assessment (Project)

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Weeks 13 & 14
Weighting: 60%

 

This is the major assessment of this Unit. It will consist of 3 individual assessments and 1 team assessment, as follows:

  • Individual assessments:
    • Oral presentation and demonstration of the project;
    • Peer assessment regarding the actual contribution of each team member;
    • Evaluation of project logbook of each team member.
  • Team assessment:
    • Project report to be submitted in iLearn by each team.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify operational characteristics of typical electrical machines for a range of industrial applications.
  • Analyse and critically assess key aspects of DC and AC machines for a range of typical applications.
  • Design, model and analyse a complete electrical machine application based on a set of specifications;
  • Work effectively in teams by: identifying individual roles and responsibilities, sharing knowledge through peer-led learning, writing technical reports and logbooks, and effective communication.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

UNIT WEBSITE

  • The iLearn website for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/.
    • Note! All information and communications relevant to this Unit will be via the iLearn website.

TEXTBOOK

  • Recommended bookElectric Machinery Fundamentals (Digital or Print), 5thEdition, by Stephen J. Chapman, McGraw Hill Int., 2012, ISBN-978-0-07-352954-7 (Digital version recommended).
    • Note! Links will be provided to specific sections of the Digital version in iLearn for each Lectorial.
    • Remark: All students are expected to have access to this textbook.
    • Support Website: http://www.mhhe.com/chapman
  • Supplementary bookElectric Machines and Drives: A Fist Course (2012), by Ned Mohan, Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-118-21529-6 (Digital version suggested).
    • Note! This textbook comes accompanied with slide presentations and videos by the author, Prof. Ned Mohan.

LECTORIALS

  • Lectorials take place twice a week (Weeks 1-7) according to the Unit schedule.
  • Lectorials are a combination of traditional lecture and tutorial teaching modes and are designed to improve student engagement.
  • The Lectorials are organised in a flipped classroom fashion.
  • Prior to Lectorials
    • links to E-Text specific sections, brief videos and/or lecture notes are posted in iLearn each week.
    • students are expected to read these E-Text sections, try to solve any given examples, and watch any videos and/or read any posted notes prior to attending the Lectorials.
    • 'pre-class' mini quizzes to assess the basic understanding of fundamental principles in electrical machines.
  • During Lectorials
    • brief discussion sessions on fundamental principles.
    • plenty of practical examples.
    • interactive problem solving involving students.

LABORATORIES

  • PC Lab activities take place once a week (Weeks 2-7) according to the Unit schedule.
    • Note! Students must enrol in one of the available weekly Lab sessions.
  • Interactive PC Labs use LVSIM-EMS software platform to assist with the Lab experiments.

PROJECTS

  • Project activities take place once a week (Weeks 8-13) according to the Unit schedule.
    • Note! Teams must enrol in one of the available weekly Project sessions.
  • The team Project is the core component of this Unit. The Projects cover practical aspects of electrical machines.
  • Students are required to form teams and work on the given project topic.
    • Note! When forming teams, students should agree in which weekly Project session they want to enrol.
    • All Project activities are performed in teams;

TECHNOLOGY

  • The laboratory work will rely on the use of LVSIM-EMS software platform.
    • The software platform is available through a Web browser and/or Faculty Lab PCs.
  • The Project work will rely on the use of PLECS software platform.
    • PLECS Standalone software can be downloaded for free from Plexim website and/or or can be used on dedicated Lab PCs.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Students are reminded the University will communicate all official notices by email to official MQ student's account. Students should read their @student.mq.edu.au email regularly or forward it to an account they check regularly.
  • All announcements and other communications regarding this Unit will be via iLearn platform.

WEB RESOURCES

​NOTE! On campus activities may be subject to change depending on restrictions relating to COVID19.

Unit Schedule

For details, please refer to the Unit Schedule on the ELCT3006 iLearn webpage.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.