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ELE2702 Electrical Measurement and Analysis

Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Short Description: Elect'l Measurement & Analysis
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 031301 - Electrical Engineering
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Gordon Hampson


Pre-requisite: (ENG1500 or MAT1500 or ENM1500 or ENM1600) and ELE1801 or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GCEN


In electrical, electronic and instrumentation industries, engineering professionals perform tests and measurements for quality assurance and performance evaluation to comply with Australian Standards. They need to acquire basic knowledge and skills in electrical analogue measurement techniques and to become familiar with Australian Standards. Topics in this course deal with theoretical aspects of using analogue measuring instruments and test equipment, and analytical techniques for performance evaluation of components, devices and circuits.


The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. describe common measuring instruments, devices and circuits, and their application to electrical testing;
  2. identify and classify error sources, and explain how their effects can be minimised in particular measurement situations;
  3. analyse single- and three-phase circuits to determine voltage and current values, by means of complexors, matrices and phasor diagrams;
  4. analyse test measurements and circuit performance mathematically in both time and frequency domains, with the aid of network theorems, response curves and locus diagrams;
  5. specify details of instrumentation and devices intended for a particular application;
  6. evaluate the results of tests and measurements taken from circuitry constructed by the student; and
  7. demonstrate, through technical report writing, competency in mathematical and graphical analysis of data.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Terminology Errors DC Instruments and Attenuators 5.00
2. Complexors, Phasors and Network Theorems 14.00
3. AC Waveforms, Harmonics, Filters and Resonance 18.00
4. Power, Power Factor and Energy 10.00
5. Polyphase Measurements 15.00
6. Transformers in Measurements 18.00
7. AC Bridge Measurements, Locus Diagrams and DC Transients 10.00
8. Introduction to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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A cheap scientific non-programmable calculator (calculators are not permitted in closed exams. NB calculators that can hold textual information cannot be used in USQ exams), a cheap protractor, scale ruler, flexible drawing aid, dividers and drawing compass.
Components for Mini (Home) Experiments, as specified in the Workbook (normally available from electrical parts and hobby retailers).
In this course, the study book serves as the main source of all assessable information - sufficient for students to meet all of the course objectives to a high level of achievement without recourse to the recommended reference materials.
To do the course assignment students may optionally use an engineering application software program that integrates mathematical and graphical analysis of data with word processing.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Alexander, CK & Sadiku, M 2016, Fundamentals of electric circuits, 6th edn, McGraw-Hill, Boston.
(USQ Library Call No. 621.31924 Ale.)
Boylestad, RL 2015, Introductory circuit analysis, 13th edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
(USQ Library Call No. 621.3192 Boy.)
Chapman, SJ 2002, Electric machinery and power systems fundamentals, McGraw-Hill, Boston.
(USQ Library Call No. 621.31042 Cha.)
Dorf, RC & Svoboda, JA 2014, Introduction to electric circuits, 9th edn, John Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.
(USQ Library Call No. 621.3192 Dor.)
Hambley, AR 2017, Electrical engineering: principles and applications, 7th edn, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
(USQ Library Call No. 621.3 Ham.)
In this course, the study book serves as the text book and main source of all assessable information - sufficient for students to meet all of the course objectives to a high level of achievement without recourse to the recommended reference materials.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 18.00
Examinations 2.00
Lectures 13.00
Private Study 76.00
Report Writing 20.00
Tutorials 26.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
Quiz FR (pre-req review) 100 0 12 Mar 2019
Quiz F1 (formative 1) 100 0 16 Apr 2019
Assignment Report 200 20 07 May 2019
Quiz F2 (formative 2) 100 0 14 May 2019
Quiz SD (summative) 150 15 04 Jun 2019
Exam 650 65 End S1 (see note 1)

  1. This will be a closed exam. The total working time for the examination is 2 hours. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.

    Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.

    To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure (point 4.4.2).

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    In a Closed Examination, candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the examination. For the two-hour closed examination in this course, calculators are not permitted. Students are required to supply their own drawing instruments, including a cheap protractor.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (

  2. IEEE is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use IEEE style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. For further information on this referencing style, refer to the below website:

Other requirements

  1. Students will require regular access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.

  2. Students will require access to computer facilities to complete assignment work.

  3. Students will require access to a printer to print modest quantities of material that may be provided via the StudyDesk