Electrical Fundamentals

Course code DE5304

This online course will help you develop a sound knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and how these are applied to mechanical engineering systems.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Course Content

The course will cover the following:

  • DC Theory and AC and Electrical safety
  • Basic electronics systems
  • DC motors and starters
  • Digital and analogue systems
  • Concepts of open and closed loop control, proportional, sequential

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the electrical principles commonly required by mechanical engineers relating to DC, AC, and Safety
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electrical and electronic components relating to Amplifiers, rectifiers, transducers, DC motors, AC motors
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electrical and electronic control systems

Method of Assessment

  • Internal assessment 50%
  • Examination 50%

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Other Requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete  this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

Labs requirements

A 2 ½ day practical Laboratory held in Wellington is a requirement for this course.

Trimester 1 Laboratories will be held during the term 1 school holidays,  

Trimester 2 Laboratories will be during the term 3 school holidays.

Your course leader will confirm the actual dates within the first week of the trimester, however you can click here for school holiday dates to give you a guideline for planning.