Electrical Engineering (Monash perspective)Pre-req in 1st year:
You must complete Electrical Systems (ENG1030), Maths for Engineering (ENG1091) and Engineering Computing (ENG1060) to get into Electrical Engineering Branch in Monash.Lectures:
Most Electrical units (denoted by ECExxxx in the unit code) have 3 1-hour lectures per week. Tutorials:
First year and 2nd Year Units have different types of tutorials.
For ENG1030: Tutorials are taught by 3rd and 4th year students. The tutorials are run weekly and held run in a small tutorial room. In each tutorial, the problem sets (which cover the previous week of content) are gone through by the tutors and there's generally time for students to complete part if not all of the problem sets. Answers are provided online but full solutions are only provided by attending tutorials. Attendance is not compulsory although advised.
For 2nd-Year or above : Tutorials are run by the lecturer him/herself in a lecture hall. He/she will go through a problem set which covers the content in the previous week. It generally feels more like a revision lecture more than a Tutorial.
Attendance is not necessary but generally advised because 2nd-year units can be very tough.Labs:
For ENG1030: Labs run every two weeks. The first week is an introductory lab where attendance is compulsory . Each lab allows you to see what you have learnt in action. You build circuit in a breadboard. Attendance is compulsory because each lab is worth 1.5% of the overall unit mark. If you get less than 45% in your lab component you fail the unit automatically. There's also a lab test which is worth 7.5% of unit mark.
For 2nd-year or above: Labs run every week. The first week is an introductory lab where attendance is compulsory. For some units ( e.g. Signal Processing), you sit down in front of a computer where you finish a problem sheet and get marked on your work. For Analog Electronics you build circuits that was taught in the unit and observe their specific properties. Attendance is compulsory and if you get less than 45% in your lab component you fail the unit automatically
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