ELEC3300 – Electrical Energy Conversion & Utilisation45.9
ELEC3300 is an interesting course. Unfortunately you really don't actually get a good understanding of anything new with it. It seems all you do is learn equivalent circuits and then just use simple electrical rules on them. I learn through practicals, and being able to see the motor and getting to understand how it works. At UQ either we don't have these motors, or we just simply don't use them. We do this iLab's thing, which uses MIT's motors remotely, and just spits out numbers for us to analyse. I really didn't learn anything from it.
It is mostly just rote learning. Which makes the course easy because anyone can rote learn. But you don't actually learn anything new, or firmly understand new concepts.
ELEC3300 – Electrical Energy Conversion & Utilisation90.0
One of the course that is quite regrettable. Just a couple of small issues really degrade the course's quality. To me, it is good, on a large scale but the lecturer seems to be a little bit carried away. The first one third of the course is good, i cannot find anything bad about it. We students learn about transformer which pretty much everyone knows beforehand, we are given analytical tools and physical understanding of the topic and we have pracs to help us understand the subject so it's plainly good. The last part of the course is problematic. Now we deal with the new stuff. Mith go through it too fast and I (with a couple of my friends, as well, not just me) feel it is really hard to follow him. You go into the lecture and then walk out with about 50 percent of the content, that means you actually are quite good. I cannot grasp the physical understanding of other types of machine just from the lectures, namely induction machine, synchronous machine and dc machine, i.e: how they works, what is the key ideas between the conversion of energy and how it fits in a real machine. I won't say that he doesn't mention it in the lecture, quite opposite, he does, but it is done lightly and most of the students unconciously filter it out, thinking that it is not an important information. I often find myself research something about the course's topic online and stumble upon critical information which reflects back to me and make me recall that "Mith has told us about this before". The pracs from there on are not good, but not bad, I think. Basically, you sit in front of the computer, click a few buttons, wait for a few minutes for the result to pop up and you apply the knowledge you get based on the data collected. It is convenient, less stress on time but for me, I still prefer the hands-on method. I understand that some of the machines are quite dangerous if you don't know how to opperate them but I don't mind if I have to watch someones opperate it from afar. I still like the real things, though.
The lecturer is enthusiastic, and that' good. He talk a lot about industrial applications, which are important to students. A really shining point, in my opinion.
The final exam is a little repetitive. Again, it could be easily fixed, as well.
It's a shame, though. This is a good course, yet a few flaws really drag it down. Hope it will be improved in the future.
Semester 1 - 2014
Is lecture attendance necessary?
Is the textbook necessary?
Haven\\\'t read it and still make it through the course with a seven so I guess no
ELEC3300 – Electrical Energy Conversion & Utilisation24.2
Very little assessment in the course. Did no work for most of the semester and the final exam was basically the same as every other year.. I think a lot of the cohort spent about a day studying for the final haha.
Felt like I should've learnt a lot but didn't.. Bit of a joke of a course. Lots of content and too many formulas. Didn't feel like I gained a deep understanding of anything..
Semester 1 - 2014
Very little assessment during the semester so you can slack off haha
ELEC3300 – Electrical Energy Conversion & Utilisation100.0
The course was great. It covered a wide range of topics with a good depth. It certainly gave me a better understanding of power generation and transmission. The lecturer and lead tutor Jalil were great. I always enjoyed discussing the topics in more depth with them.
The only thing I would have suggested was probably to use whiteboard and projector to solve short example problems during the lecture to keep students focused.
The course tutorials were also very good. There were many questions available for us to solve and they all reinforced important aspects of the course.
Another great thing we had in this course was a group presentation for which we had to research a certain topic in power engineering and present it to the class. This was one of the greatest parts of the course as we went to research the state of the art in power systems. For example we did our presentation on Smart Grids which is a very interesting area of research with important implications for power industry.
Semester 1 - 2014
Many tutorial questions and answers were available. They varied from easy to more challenging ones and reinforced learning.
The lecturer was always happy to answer our questions.
Lecturer was very enthusiastic and highlighted the importance what we learn in the class.
ELEC3300 – Electrical Energy Conversion & Utilisation99.5
Elec3300 was a very well organised course. The lecturer generated interest in the concept by linking the theory to real world applications and also providing industry examples. The tutes were also helpful. Overall the course was well organised and executed.
Semester 1 - 2014
Lecturer Stimulating interest by providing real world examples.
ELEC3300 – Electrical Energy Conversion & Utilisation95.0
ELEC3300 was all round quite an interesting course. It teaches fundamental principles and really helps make a lot of concepts in power systems and electrical energy theory click. Course materials were useful, and made available well ahead of time, for both lectures, tutorials and practicals. The lecturer was extremely passionate and enthusiastic, which helped the learning experience greatly.