Course Title: Aerospace Digital Fundamentals

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5021 Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace) (Mechanical)

Course Title: Aerospace Digital Fundamentals

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Contact: Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide underpinning knowledge relating to digital electronics for professional technicians.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MATH5156 Aerospace Mathematics 1
EEET6533 Aerospace Electronic Fundamentals 1

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBH164 Aerospace Digital Fundamentals


1. Compare analogue and digital systems and explain the construction of integrated circuits.

10. Discuss readout devices, and construct and test a circuit containing a BCD input and a 7 segment LED display.

11. Discuss the purpose and operation of multiplexers and construct and test a multiplexed two digit 7 segment display circuit.

12. Explain, to block diagram level, the operation of analogue-to-digital (A/D) converters and construct test, and explain aspects of a circuit using monolithic A/D converters.

13. Discuss the purpose and operation of digital-to-analogue (D/A) converters and construct and test a circuit containing D/A converters.

14. Describe how timing and control signals are obtained and the operation of delay lines and construct and test circuits containing timing devices.

15. Analyse an electronic circuit.

2. Discuss digital number systems and convert between numbers and perform arithmetic functions.

3. Draw truth tables using two variables and discuss related concepts.

4. Describe, discuss and perform calculations relating to gate logic and gate pulse.

5. Explain the connection within circuits and operation of transistor transistor logic (TTL) gates.

6. Construct logic circuits and test to prove the Truth Tables.

7. Describe and explain the operation of flip flop circuits.

8. Explain the operation of, construct and test 4 bit serial and parallel registers.

9. Construct and test a MOD-16 up counter and explain related concepts.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.