Course Title: Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus (Electronics)

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: EEET6628C

Course Title: Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus (Electronics)

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6040 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Michael Stewart


Nominal Hours: 155

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course contains some of the underpinning knowledge of a program, which designed for a person to be able to undertake design, select, install, commission, maintain and carry out repairs on advanced electronic equipment and systems.
The Knowledge and skills addressed in this course include:
• Study of other architectures of Microprocessors / micro-controllers
• Use floating point processors for the following: different interfacings, process data digitally, signal conditioning, use serial data interfaces, apply real time interrupts.
• Apply software and hardware debugging tools.
• Project construction, testing and commissioning

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES304CA Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus (Electronics)


Inspect and notify completion of work

Performance Criteria:

304.3.1 Final inspections and performance checks are undertaken to ensure that the commissioning procedures of advanced system and associated apparatus conforms to requirements
304.3.2 Commissioning results and work completion are notified in accordance with established procedures


Plan and prepare to undertake commissioning procedures

Performance Criteria:

304.1.1 Commissioning procedures are planned and prepared to ensure OH&S policies and procedures are followed, the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements
304.1.2 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site
304.1.3 Systems’ commissioning procedures are checked against requirements

304.1.4 Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against
304.1.5 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the commissioning work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety
304.1.6 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements


Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus

Performance Criteria:

304.2.1 OH&S policies and procedures are followed
304.2.2 Systems are checked as being isolated where necessary using specified testing procedures304.2.3 Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures
304.2.4 Systems’ commissioning procedures are performed in accordance with requirements, without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment or services
304.2.5 Contingency measures are managed and implemented in accordance with established procedures to ensure the system operates as intended or designed
304.2.6 On-going checks of the quality of the work are undertaken in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/ case studies dealing with a range of practical exercises related to:

· Writing assembly language programs for fixed point processor that involves arithmetic, logic, data move and conditional branching instructions.

· Interrupt handling

· Interface microcontroller to external hardware devices

· Programming of Microcontroller peripherals using C and assembly programming

· Configuring linker files to link various code modules

Participate in individual small research projects in designated areas of underpinning knowledge including:

· Microcontroller Architecture

· Programming microcontrollers using C and assembly language

· Configuration of microcontroller subsystems

· Interfacing techniques

Participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment, including:

· Design and construction and testing of a microcontroller based hardware system that uses various microcontroller peripherals/systems i.e. SPI, SCI, Timers, A/D and D/A etc. and involves signal processing. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace-based application.

· Development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and rectify the fault. Specifications will be provided

Teaching Schedule

1-2Architecture of 16 bit fixed point processorLecture, Tutorial
3-5Instruction set, assembler directives, programming and debugging softwareLecture, Tutorial and Practicals
6-8Assembly and C programming, Calling C functions from assembly and calling assembly routines from C program, Linking various program modules.Lecture, Tutorial and Practicals
9-11Peripherals and configurations, exception handlingLecture, Tutorial Practicals, Project
12-13Signal conditioning, A/D and D/A converters. Power circuit interfacingLecture, Tutorial, Project
14-15Microcontroller Interfacing and fault findingLecture, Tutorial, Project
16-18Microcontroller Interfacing and fault findingProject

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

DSP56800 16 bit digital signal processor Family Manual

DSP 56F80X User’s Manual

Code Warrior development studio Motorola DSP56800X embedded systems assembler manual

Code Warrior development studio for Motorola DSP56800/E hybrid controllers:DSP56F80x/DSP56F82X Family Targeting Manual


Digital Signal processing and the Microcontroller by Dale Grover and John R. Deller

Digital Signal Processing – A practical approach by Ifeachor Jervis

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the underpinning knowledge will be assessed on the completion of each course, but the competency itself will not be signed off until related competency is completed and the student is deemed competent
The students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Written assessment
• Work Simulation Projects
• Written Assignments
• Schedule Practical Exercises

Assessment Tasks

1. Practical assignments on assembly language programming involving processing of floating point numbers, logic and conditional instructions (40%)

2. A project on design, construction and testing of a microprocessor based system that involves peripheral and hardware interfacing (45%)

3.  Project report (compulsory)

4. Written examination (15%)

Assessment Matrix

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