ENEL280-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Principles of Electrical Systems

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Magnetic circuits and materials. Phasor analysis of single and three phase power. Transformers. Principles of electrical generation and distribution systems, synchronous and induction machines. DC machines. Motor control.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand and analyse single and three phase power circuits.
2. Understand magnetic fields, with particular reference to energy conversion applications.
3. Be familiar with the properties of different materials in magnetic fields.
4. Understand and analyse a range of applications involving these principles and materials.
5. Obtain some familiarity with electrical machine major components.
6. Be introduced to the design principles associated with dc and ac machines.
7. Be familiar with fundamental machine performance characteristics.
8. Have performed some dc and ac machine performance calculations.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry



Course Coordinator

Alan Wood


Paul Gaynor


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 1 40%
Labs 20%
Final Exam 40%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Carlson, A. Bruce , Gisser, David G; Electrical engineering : concepts and applications ; 2nd ed.; Addison-Wesley, 1990.

Chapman, Stephen J; Electric machinery fundamentals ; 5th ed; McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Nasar, S. A; Electric energy systems ; Prentice Hall, 1996.

Paul, Clayton R. , Nasar, S. A., Unnewehr, L. E; Introduction to electrical engineering ; 2nd ed.; McGraw-Hill, 1992.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $986.00

International fee $5,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

All ENEL280 Occurrences

  • ENEL280-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021