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SEJ102 - Electrical Systems Engineering Project


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Andrew Price



 SEE010 or SEJ010

Incompatible with:

SEE103 and SEM111

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Weeks 1 – 5: 2 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour studio session per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, and 2 hours of weekly digital laboratory experiences undertaken via Cloud Deakin with accompanying optional allocated laboratory time.
Weeks 6-11: 2 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour studio session per week. Campus students are required to participate in project-based activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus during the trimester intensive week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including classes, seminars, and studio sessions via DeakinSync.

The optional allocated laboratory time accompanying the digital laboratory experiences is available throughout the trimester or the intensive week.

Cloud students are required to participate in project-based activities for 2 days at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus during the trimester intensive week (typically week 8) to undertake group presentations and work towards the portfolio. A third day in intensive week is optional depending on the completion of the tasks.


This is a project and design-based unit which introduces students to the fundamentals of electrical systems, covering three main topics; electricity basics including capacitance, resistance, inductance and EMF; electric circuits; and semi-conductor devices. The unit will also introduce students to elements of professional practice including OHS, professional ethics and sustainability in the context of engineering projects. Students will work in groups, using their knowledge gained through classes, studios and practical experiences, the concepts covered in the seminar sessions, as well as knowledge gained from self-directed learning to complete their design of an electrical systems project meeting specified requirements. Students will communicate the considerations taken in their design in a variety of forms including written assessments tasks and a group presentation.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Demonstrate discipline specific knowledge
analysis and skills relating to electrical fundamentals;
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
ULO2 Apply a general engineering methodology that is common to most disciplines of professional engineering; GLO4: Critical thinking
ULO3 Apply a holistic design process that incorporates principles of sustainability to solutions to be applied within built and natural environments; GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
ULO4 Effectively communicate in a professional manner using common methods applied in business communication. GLO2: Communication
ULO5 Demonstrate an awareness of OHSprofessional ethics and sustainability in the context of Engineering projects GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Online tests Two online tests 20% (2 x 10%) Weeks 3 and 8
Group presentation 10-minute collaborative oral presentation 10% Week 5
Group research and design proposal Written proposal, 5-10 pages 10% Week 6
Individual portfolio Portfolio 60% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must receive at least 40% in the group presentation, and at least 50% in the individual portfolio.

Learning Resource

Prescribed text(s): Floyd & Buchla, 2013, Electronics Fundamentals: Circuits Devices & Applications, 8PNIE, Pearson Education.

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEJ102 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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