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SEE103 - Electrical Systems

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

2016 is the final offering of this unit

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SEE200
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ben Horan (Trimester 2), Matthew Joordens (Trimester 3)





Incompatible with:

SEJ102 and SEJ103

Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 3 hour practical per fortnight. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. 1 x 8 hour practical per trimester. Students must attend and participate in practical activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


The unit introduces students to the fundamentals of electrical systems. The unit begins by introducing the concepts of electric charge, electric fields and electric potential. Capacitance, resistance, inductance and EMF are then covered. This is followed by a study of alternating current and resistor-capacitor, resistor-inductor, resistor-inductor-capacitor circuits. The unit then has a focus on circuit analysis using voltage dividers, KCL and KVL, voltage and current sources, Thevenin’s theorem. Semiconductor devices are then introduced and the characteristics and application of diodes, rectifiers, bipolar-junction transistors and op-amps are considered.


Examination 50%, practical reports 25%, online test and problem-solving assignment (12.5% each) 25%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve and overall mark of at least 50% in the unit, at least 40% in the examination, and a minimum of 40% on the practical reports.

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