Introduction to Electrical Engineering


This subject gives you an overview of the engineering process, the technologies involved, the approach to problem solving and the skills and tools used. Topics include basic electrical concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, power, DC and AC, supply and utilisation of domestic electricity and the functions of components commonly found in a linear DC power supply. The practical aspects include learning how to use basic equipment such as a multimeter and a CRO, learning some simple ‘tinkering’ skills and building and testing a DC power supply and a data acquisition system. The major objective of this subject is to give early-stage students some understanding of the scope and methods of electrical engineering.