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(Staff of Electrical Engineering Department and visiting lecturers)

A course of about 170 lectures with zoo hours of laboratory and practice class work throughout the year and in addition a one week pre-1st term course


digital computer programming.


Section i comprising about 145 lectures will be taken by all students. In Section z there will be alternative courses offered. Students must select one of these courses.

The courses in Section a will depend on the availability of staffing and some may not be given in any one year.

Section 1 Signal Transmission

Time and frequency domain representation of signals. Fourier integral, Convolution, The transmission line and signal communication aspects, power levels, bandwidth.

Smith charts and radio frequency applications, Classical filter design, Introduction to waveguides.


Amplitude and angular modulation, Interference, Single side band, High and low level modulation, Pulse modulation sampling, Demodulation.

Digital Circuits

Active and passive pulse circuits, Switching algebra, The functional and logical design of switching circuits.

Analogue Circuits

Design of feedback, video and band pass amplifiers. Power amplifiers and oscillators.


Synchronous machines. Circle diagrams, Commutator machines. Rectifiers,


distribution, Tensor analysis of machines.

Automatic Control

Differential equations of systems. linearisation, disturbances. Closed loop systems.

Root locus techniques. Frequency responses and Nyquist criterion. Stability margins and sensitivity. Error measures. Compensation. Disturbances. Multiple-loop systems. Describ- ing functions applied to non-linear systems. Analogue Computers.

Section 2

(z5 lectures per section) (One topic to be selected) Power

Power distribution, Protection and switch gear, Synchronous machine transient behaviour, Design of electrical machinery.

Electronic Circuits

Reliability of electronic equipment. Thin film and integrated circuits, High speed circuits.


Theory of waveguides, cavities and components, Antennas and propagation, Informa- tion theory and communication systems.



Synthesis of linear networks and realisation of prescribed driving point and transfer functions. -Information theory and communication systems.


Approximately zoo hours of the course on experiments and practice classes relating to the above course. This work may also include the execution of original designs, the preparation and delivery of a thesis on an aspect of electrical engineering and the attendance at excursions as specified during the year.

No student will be admitted to the final examination without evidence of satisfactory laboratory and other work which will be assessed in deciding the results of the final examination. A practical examination will be held in doubtful cases.

Records of laboratory, practice class and thesis work must be submitted periodically as required.


(a) Prescribed text books:

Millman, J. and Taub, H., Pulse Digital and Switching Waveforms. (McGraw-Hill.) Panter, P. F., Modulation, Noise and Spectral Analysis. (McGraw-Hill.)

Cherry, E. M. and looper, D. E., Amplifying Devices and Low Pass Amplifier Design.


Angelo, E. J., and Papoulis, A., Pole Zero Patterns. (McGraw-Hill.) Lorens, C. S., EfowgrapIis. (McGraw-Hill.)

Horowitz, I. M., Synthesis of Feedback Systems. (Academic Press.) Draper, A., Electric Machines. (Longmans.)

(b) Recommended for reference:

Ruston, H. and Bordonga, J., Electric Networks. (McGraw-Hill.)

Javid., M. and Brenner, E., Analysis Transmission and Filtering of Signals. (McGraw- Hill.)

Collin, R. E., Foundations for Microwave Engineering. (McGraw-Hill.)

Pettit, J. M. and McWhorter, M. M., Electronic Amplifier Circuits. (McGraw-Hill.) Jackson, A. S., Analog Computation. (McGraw-Hill.)

Stewart, J. L., Circuit Analysis of Transmission Lines. (Wiley.) Seshu, S. and Balabanian, N., Linear Network Analysis. (Wiley.)

Atwater, H., Introduction to Microwave Theory. (McGraw-Hill.) Kraus, J. D., Antennas. (McGraw-Hill.)

Ghausi, M. S., Principles and Design of Linear Active Networks. (McGraw-Hill.) Harman, W. H., Principles of Statistical Theory of Communication. (McGraw-Hill.) Gibbs, W. J., Conformal Transformation in Electrical Engineering. (Pitman.) Speadbury, F. G., Electronic Rectification. (Constable.)

Chard, F. de la C., Power System Engineering. (Cleaver Hume.)

Taylor, E. O., The Performance and Design of A.C. Commutator Motors. (Pitman.) Gibbs, W. J., Electrical Machine Analysis using Matrices. (Pitman.)

Gibbs, W. J., Electric Machine Analysis using Tensors. (Pitman.)

Ramo, S., Whinnery, J. R. and Van Duzer, T., Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics. (Wiley.)

Say, M. G., Performance and Design of Alternating Current Machines. (Pitman.) Messerle, H. IC., Dynamic Circuit Theory. (Pergamon.)


There will be five 3-hour papers for Pass and Honours. There will be short tests held at intervals during the year on some parts of the syllabus of Section I which will be given some weight in assessing the final examination results. Additional papers may be set for Honours candidates.

592. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN A course of about 40 lectures and 40 hours' practical and tutorial work.


(a) Introductory concepts. Design calculations. Conductors, Insulation. Mechanical forces, Frequency effects, Thermal effects. Magnetic forces, Inductance, AC and DC coils.

Rating. Control circuits, Switching algebra, Transformers.

(b) Thermal radiation, convection and conduction under steady conditions of heat transfer.


(a) Prescribed text-books:

*Say, M. G., Electrical Engineering Design Manual. (3rd ed., Chapman and Hall.)

Jakob, M. and Hawkins, G. A., Elements of Heat Transfer. (Wiley.) Wilson, W., The Design and Calculation of Electrical Apparatus. (3rd

and Hall.)

(b) Recommended for reference:

Carter, G. W, The Electromagnetic Field in its Engineering Aspects. (Longman, Green and Co.)


One 3-hour paper for Pass and Honours. Design work done during the assessed in deciding results.

653. ELEMENTARY ECOLOGY A course of 26 lectures, with practical work.


systematic study of Australian native trees;

scrub, swamp.

Environmental factors and their relation to the structure and distribution of vegetation in Australia and, in particular, in Victoria.

The study of soils in the field; their texture, structure and pH; nature of the soil profile;

elementary particle size analysis; elementary physics of the soil; soil mapping; erosion, erosion control.


Two hours' laboratory work per week throughout the year, and a minimum of four half-day and six full-day field excursions.

ed., Chapman

year will be

types of vegetation—grassland, forest,


Recommended for reference:

Anon, Forest Trees of Australia.

Leeper, G. W., An Introduction Patton. R. T., know Your Own EXAMINATION

One 3-hour theory paper and one

(Forestry and Timber Bureau.) to Soil Science. (M.U.P.) Trces. (3rd imp., M.U.P.)

3-hour practical examination for Pass only.


(Prof. Francis, Prof. Moorhouse, Prof. Whitton, Dr Mansell, Mr Rotenberg, Mr Jones) A course of two lectures per week with tutorials and drawing office work.

Students entering for the first time will be required to attend an introductory course of two weeks' duration, commencing on Monday, r9 February 1968.


(a) Descriptive Geometry and Engineering Drawing. A course of about 23 lectures and 7 tutorials.

The use of drawing instruments, conventional engineering drawing practice and its principles. Systems of projection. Projections of points, lines and plane figures. Sections of solids. Inter-penetration and development of surfaces.

(b) Statics and Graphics. A course of about az lectures and to tutorials.

Analytical and graphical treatment of statics. Co-planar and non-co-planar force systems, forces in framed structures. Graphical presentation of engineering information.

Shear force, thrust, torque and bending moment diagrams. Graphical differentiation and integration. First and second moments of area, centroid and centres of gravity.

(c) Engineering Background. A series of about 6 lectures.

The engineering courses and their relationship to developments, past, present and future.


Three hours per week throughout most of the year.

Students must procure the following set of drawing requisites before the course commences:

Note: University students may claim exemption from sales tax on this equipment.

1. Set of drawing instruments.

Engineers should obtain a good set as it will be constantly required throughout the course and probably after graduation.

The set must contain:

Compasses—with pen and pencil attachment, and extension arm.

Pen and pencil spring bows.


(N.B. Additional instruments are not necessary.)

z. One io in. slide rule with ABCD, Sin, Tan, log-log scales—preferably Darmstadt pattern or equivalent.

;. Celluloid set squares.

One io in. adjustable set square.

One 60 degrees set square, io in. size or larger (bevel edge).

4. One celluloid protractor 5 in. diameter or larger—preferably full circle type.

5. One French curve.

b. Scales.

One iz in. scale, graduated Ia in., in., Та in., and mm. units.

7. Pencils—good quality drawing pencils.

F (z required), H (z required), 4Н and 5Н or 6Н.

8. One hard eraser, one artgum, one eraser shield.

g. One small fine file (5 in. smooth warding file) or sand-paper block.

io. Indian ink. Pen and nibs (3о3 Gillott), or superior alternative.

ii. One roll of drafting tape.


(a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Grinter, L. E., Engineering Preview. (Macmillan.)

Hogben, L. T., Science for the Citizen. (Allen and Unwin.) Huxley, J., Uniqueness of Man. (Chatto & Windus.) Shute, N., Slide Rule. (Heinemann.)

Kirby, R. S., et al., Engineering in History. (McGraw-Hill.) (b) Prescribed text-books

*Meriam, J. L., Mechanics, Part I, Statics. (Wiley—Internat. Edn.)

"Institution of Engineers (Australia) Australian Standard Engineering Drawing Practice.

(A.S. No. CZ i, 1966.)

*Robertson, R. G., Descriptive Geometry. (Pitman.) (c) Recommended for reference:

A list of references will be supplied in lectures.


Two ;-hour papers for Pass and Honours combined. In order to pass the subject, students must reach a satisfactory standard in both the drawing-office work and in each section of the written papers.


A course of t8 lectures and about Š4 hours' drawing office work throughout the year.


General approach to design problems and criteria for functional failure. Design stresses, factors of safety and probability of failure. Use of standard specifications and codes.

Selection of materials. Design of components from first principles and concepts of optimum design. Influence of manufacturing processes on design.


Students are required to prepare and submit design reports and drawings as required during the year. Work submitted will be assessed as part of the Annual Examination.


(a) Recommended for preliminary reading:

Boyd, R., The Australian Ugliness. (Pelican.)

Jewkes, J., Sawers, D. and Stillerman, R., The Sources of Invention. (Papermac.) Pye, D., The Nature of Design. (Studio Vista.)

Krick, E. V., An Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Design. (Wiley.) (b) Prescribed text-books:

There is na prescribed text-book. Duplicated notes covering the subjects dealt with in lectures will be available.

(c) Recommended for reference:

Hall, A. S., Holowenko, A. R. and Laughlin, H. G., Machine Design. (Schaum.) Matousek, R., Engineering Design. (Blackie.)

Parker, S., Drawings and Dimensions. (Pitman.) The following Specifications and Codes:

Rolled Steel Sections for Structural Purposes (AS—AI—íg65)

Welding Code for Building. AS—CA8, Part I-1965.

Helical and Straight Spur Gears BS-436-194о Engineering Drawing Practice ВS-3o8-1964.


One 3-hour paper for Pass only. Work done during the year on design assignments will be given due weight in assessing the standard of all candidates.


A course of 16 lectures and 36 hours' drawing office work.


General approach to design problems and criteria for functional failure. Design stresses, factors of safety and probability of failure. Use of standard specifications and cades.


Preparation of reports and drawings associated with the design of engineering plant.


As for Engineering Design Part I.


There will be no examination in this subject but the work done by students throughout the course will be assessed for examination purposes.

558-2. ENGINEERING DESIGN PART II (Mr Lewis, Mr Mansion)

A course of about 24 lectures and 60 hours' drawing office work.


Factors of safety and probability of failure. Application to hall and roller bearings.

Design for fatigue. Experimental data. Design of mechanical elements subject to alternating axial stress and alternating combined stress. Design of connections subject to fatigue loads. Surface fatigue.

Aspects of mechanical design for special operating conditions—creep, high rates of strain, low tempera tures, ultra-high pressures.

Tolerance selection, limits and fits. Principles of limit gauging. Use of probability methods in tolerance selection.


(a) Prescribed text-books:

Shigley, J. E., Mechanical Engineering Design. (2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 1963.) B S 308-1964, Engineering Drawing Practice.

BS 1916-1953, Limits and Fits. (Parts 1 and a.) (b) Recommended for reference:

Heywood, R. B. Designing Against Fatigue. (Chapman and Hall, 1962.)

urger, O. J., (ed.), A.S.M.E. Handbook of Metals Engineering-Design, (and ed., McGraw- Hill, 1965.)

Johnson. L. G., The Statistical Treatment of Fatigue Experiments. (American Elsevier,


G. and Waisman, J. L., Metal Fatigue. (McGraw-Hill, 1959.) Eder, W. E. and Gosling, W., Mechanical System Design. (Pergamon, 1964.) EXAMINATION

One 3-hour paper for Pass and Honours. Work done during the year on design projects will be given due weight in assessing the standard of all candidates.

558-3. ENGINEERING DESIGN PART III (Mr Lewis, Mr Mansoor)

A course of about 24 lectures and 48 hours' drawing office work.


The design process. Objectives and decision-making in engineering design. Procedures for optimization. Reliability, application of probability methods to design problems.

Design for interchangeability. Geometrical analysis of engineering designs.


An important part of this course is the practical work in engineering design. Students will be required to carry out one or two major design projects involving the application

of studies undertaken elsewhere in the course.


(a) Prescribed text-books:

Asimow, M., Introduction to Design. (Prentice-Hall, 1962.) B S 308-1964, Engineering Drawing. Practice.

Duplicated notes will be available.

(b) Recommended for reference:

von Alven, J., (cd.), Reliability Engineering (Aeronautical Research Llcorporated, 1964.) Hall, A. D., A Methodology for Systems Engineering. (Van Nostrand, 1963.)

Numerous references to specialized subjects in Engineering Design will be given through.

out the course.


One 3-hour paper for Pass and Final Ilonours.

Work done during the year on design projects will be given due weight in assessing the standard of all candidates.



A course

of z

lectures and about 40 hours' drawing office work.


Analysis of determinate and simple indeterminate structures. Structural properties of steel, concrete and timber. Codes of practice. Design of beams, slabs, columns and connections.


Students are required to prepare and submit during the year original designs based on the lecture course. Work submitted will be assessed as part of the Annual Examination.


(a) Prescribed text-books:

Timoshenko, S. and Young, D. H., Theory of Structures. (McGraw-Hill.)

Cowan, H. J. and. Smith, P. R., Design of Reinforced Concrete. (Angus & Robertson.) (b) Recommended for reference :

Pearson, R. G., Kloot, N. H. and Boyd, J. D. Timber Engineering Design Handbook.

(C.S.I.R.O. and M.U.P.)

Faupel, J. H., Engineering Design. (Wiley.) EXAMINATION

One 3-hour paper. The results of practical work done during the year will be assessed as part of the examination.