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Regulations for installation and use of electricity.

Design and operation of direct current dynamos and motors.
Electric light and power wiring.

Distribution systems. Cable manufacture. Laying cables.
Storage batteries and their operation.

Motor driving and special systems of controls.

Isolated electric installations.

Special applications in mining work.


Lectures during Lent, Trinity and Michaelmas term. Examina tion at end of Michaelmas term.

Design of electric generators for direct current.

Alternating current generators, single and polyphase.

Static transformers, single and polyphase.

Motor generators. Rotary and motor converters.

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The lay-out of electric power stations and substations.
Long distance power transmission.

Electric tramways. Overhead and conduit systems.
Tramcar motors and controllers.

The lay-out of overhead equipment and feeder systems.
Electric railways Third rail. Three phase. Single phase
Electric welding. Electrolytic and furnace work.

The drafting of specifications. Preparation of estimates.
BOOKS OF REFERENCE.-Magnetic Induction, Ewing; Dynamo Electric
Machinery, Continuous Current, Vol. I., Alternating Current, Vol. II.,
Thompson; The Dynamo, Hawkins & Wallis; The Dynamo-original papers,
Hopkinson; Alternating Currents, Lamb; Alternate Current Transformer,
Fleming; Alternating Currents, Hay; Elements of Alternating Currents,
Franklin & Williamson; Standard Polyphase Apparatus, Oudin; Electric
Motors, Hobart; Central Electric Stations, Wordingham; Electric Traction,
Rider; Electricity Control, Andrews; Secondary Batteries, Wade; Secondary
Battery, Engineering, Lyndon; Starters and Regulators, Krause; Electric
Furnacers Moissan; Electrical Measuring Instruments, Parr; Electrical
Engineering Testing, for Second and Third Year Students, Parr; Testing of
Electro-Magnetic Machinery, Swenson & Frankenfield; Whittaker's Electrical
Engineer's Pocket Book, Edgecumbe; Electric Traction Pocket Book, Dawson;
Electrical Pocket Book, Foster; Electrical Engineer's Handbook, Fowler ;
Electrical Problems, Hooper; Electric and Magnetic Calculations, Atkinson;
Electric and Magnetic Circuits, Crapper: Modern Electric Practice, 6 vols.;
Conductors and Electric Distribution, Perrine; Practical Alternating Currents,
Smith; Electricity as Applied in Mining, Lupton, Parr and Perkin.

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Students will follow a systematic course of numerical problems and examples illustrating the foregoing lectures, and instruction will be given in electrical design.



Students in Electrical Engineering Course II. will attend a systematic series of demonstrations in laboratory work. investigation of commercial electric measuring instruments, meters, incandescent and are lamps, lightning at resters, insulators, etc. Tests of direct current, single, two, and three phase machines; single and three phase alternators, and induction motors. Separation of losses; characteristic curves; temperature rise at various loads; voltage drop. Efficiency tests and investigation of the performance of plants for the generation and utilisation of electric energy. Testing of transformers and work with high tension alternating currents. Synchronising, effects of capacity and self-induction, etc. Experiments will also be carried out with the oscillograph.

Visits will be made from time to time to various electrical works of interest in and around Sydney.

As far as possible, arrangements will be made for Electrical Engineering students to spend their vacations in central stations or with firms engaged in electrical work.

Students in Electrical Engineering Course I. will be given instruction in general installation work, also in the use of the various instruments and machines in the Electrical Engineering Laboratory.

Mr. A. J. Gibson.

The course in this subject consists of lecture courses in each year, together with Drawing Office practice.

The following syllabus indicates the work that is carried


FIRST YEAR.-Fundamental principles; conventional methods with regard to sections and projections; nature and uses of materials for machine parts; the use of first principles in the design of details; bolts; studs; connection of parts by pins, keys, and cotters; pipes and flanges; shafts and couplings; bearings; brackets and hangers; pulleys; toothed wheels; belt driving.

SECOND YEAR.-Detailed design of engine and boiler; connecting rods; pistons; valves; cylinders; valve gears; reversing motions; pumps; Board of Trade and Lloyd's requirements with regard to boilers; riveting; staying; mountings; furnace fittings; the influence of methods of manufacture on design.

THIRD YEAR.-Structural design; details of connections for various classes of work; preparation of specifications and estimates, etc.

FOURTH YEAR.-Mechanical.

This class is conducted as a Consulting Seminary, in which problems affecting the design of machinery and prime movers are brought forward and discussed.

Mining: Detailed designs of plant for mining purposes, such as poppet heads, ore bins, machinery layouts, etc.

Should a sufficient number of students offer themselves a special short course of lectures will be given on Naval Construction and Marine Engineering.


FIRST YEAR.-Lettering and printing; drawing of details. from working drawings; sketching machine parts; preparation of tracings.

The details that are given to the students as copies are made as varied as possible, and each student is expected to take notice of and understand the drawings completed by others.

SECOND YEAR.-Detailed design of a simple engine; hoisting engine, crane, or similar machine.

In this year the work done is largely individual in character. The students are supplied with a short specification of requirements to be met, and the design is carried out by means of preliminary sketches and lay out, the details being worked up gradually from these. As far as possible the students' individuality and inventiveness are drawn on, and the application of first principles to the solution of the problems occurring in the design adhered to.

THIRD YEAR.-Detailed design of a structure applicable to the course taken by the student; quantities, specification, and estimate for the same.

In this year also the designing is done to the conditions which are supplied to the students, these being varied for the same class of structure so that they may clearly see the effect of such conditions on the design. Students are at this stage allowed more latitude with regard to the use of formulæ and standard proportions, although the checking by means of first principles is still insisted on.

FOURTH YEAR.-Design, specifications, etc., of such work as is indicated in the lecture courses.

This work is carried ont as far as possible under conditions similar to those employed in commercial establishments. Where possible those students in the First Year showing good progress are set to make detailed drawings for the Fourth Year students, and tracings of such details as are required.


Mr. J. Haydon Cardew.

The course consists of lectures and field demonstrations. Students are also required to make surveys for themselves, and to undertake the whole of the necessary computations, to prepare plans and drawings, etc., and to make and reduce astronomical observations for time; latitude, meridian, etc.

The lectures treat of the history and development of the art of land, engineering, mining, hydrographical and hydraulic, and geodetical surveying, and astronomical operations in connection therewith; and discuss important modern methods.

COURSE I., for all students, treats specially of the aims, scope and general theory of different classes of land and engineering surveys; it embraces the description and practical manipulation of all kinds of instruments used in survey operations, together with their adjustments.

Demonstrations will be frequently made in the field, at which students will perform actual survey work under the direction of the Lecturer. Cartography will be treated in its general and special application to the different classes of surveys indicated above.

COURSE II., for Civil Engineering students, treats specially of Telemetry and Tacheometry, Hypsometry, Astronomical Surveying, Hydrographical and Geodetical Surveys, Tunnel and Shaft Alignment, and the Survey of Deep Bores.

COURSE III., for Mining Engineering students, treats specially of the general features of surface and underground surveys as applied to mining, the solution of typical problems met with in mining operations, the prevention and effects of subsidence in colliery workings, the survey of deep shafts and bore holes, and the special forms of cartography most suitable for the delineation of mine workings of various kinds.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED FOR REFERENCE. Johnson's Theory and Practice of Surveying; A Treatise on Surveying, by Middleton and Chadwick ; Wilson's Topographic Surveying; Ganguillet's and Kutter's Flow of Water in Rivers and Channels; Merriman's Hydraulics: Bovey's Hydraulics; Robinson's Marine Surveying; Hawkins' Astronomy (Elementary); Chauvenet's Spherical and Practical Astronomy (Advanced); Doolittle's Astronomy; Clarke's Geodesy; Gore's Elements of Geodesy: Merriman's Least Squares; Wright's Adjustment of Observations; Brough's Mine Surveying; Lupton's Mine Surveying..


Mr. T. F. Furber.

Historical development of geodetic operations.

Theory of Error and the adjustment of observations by the method of least squares.

Measurement of base lines. Base apparatus. Comparison of standards of length. Determination of coefficients of expansion. Thermometry.

Measurement of angles. Determination of instrumental errors. Trigonometrical levelling.

Computation of triangulation. Figure adjustment. Adjustment between bases.

Astronomical observation of time, latitude, longitude and


Reduction of star places.

Theory of the figure of the earth.

Connection between

astronomically and geodetically determined positions. Determination of earth dimensions from meridiau arcs and from a general triangulation. Deflections of the vertical.


Mr. J. Sulman.

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE, illustrated by photographs and drawings; and BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, illustrated by diagrams and drawings, and samples of materials.

HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE.-The historical evolution of design in buildings from the earliest times to the present day, embracing Egyptian, Assyrian, Grecian, Roman, Romanesque, Byzantine, Saracenic, Gothic, Renaissance and Modern work.

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