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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6326C

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

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6042 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Sukhvir Singh Judge

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254470

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sukhvir Singh Judge



Nominal Hours: 216

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

Digital Fundamentals and microprocessor Fundamentals

Course Description

This course involves hands on training in the area of microcontrollers. Students learn to build, test and commission microcontroller based systems. They are involved in hardware and software interfacing of digital and analog devices to microcontrollers. They will develop a real life project which involves planning, construction, commissioning procedures and production of commissioning reports.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES304AA Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus (Computer systems)


304.1 Plan and prepare to undertake commissioning procedures

Performance Criteria:

304.1.4 Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against requirements
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


304.2 Undertake commissioning procedures of advance 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


304.3 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

Learning Outcomes

The knowledge and skills addressed in this course include:
• Digital Design
• Microprocessor Architecture
• Assembly language and C programming
• Microcontrollers and peripherals
• Interfacing microprocessors to Analog and Digital systems

Details of Learning Activities

Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/ case studies dealing with a range of practical exercises related to:
• Analysis and design of combinational logic circuits
• Analysis and design of sequential logic circuits
• Programming CPLDs using WINCUPL
• Programming of Microcontroller peripherals
• Interface microcontroller to external hardware devices

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, etc. 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

Week Description Activity
1 - 2 Analyse and design combinational logic circuits Lecture, Tutorial
3 - 5 CPLDs, FPGA , HDL language and programming techniques Lecture, Tutorial and Practicals
6 - 8 Analyse and design sequential logic circuits Lecture, Tutorial and Practicals
9 - 11 Micro. Architecture, peripherals and configurations Lecture, Tutorial Practicals, Project1
12 - 13 Assembly language, C programming and debugging Lecture, Tutorial, Project1
14 - 15 Microcontroller Interfacing and fault finding Lecture, Tutorial, Project1
16 - 18 Microcontroller Interfacing and fault finding Project1
19 - 21 Interrupts and polling techniques Lecture, Tutorial and Practicals
22 - 24 Timer operations Lecture, Tutorial Project2
25 - 27 Signal conditioning Lecture, Project2
28 - 29 D/A and A/D conversions Lecture, Project2
30 - 32 Power circuit interfacing Lecture, Project2
33 - 36 Completion of project Project2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Digital Design Principles and Practices by John F. Wakerly

Publisher – Prentice Hall



Other Resources

User manual for the ATMEGA 32 microcontroller
Assembler manual for ATMEGA32 microcontroller
Instruction set manual for ATMEGA microcontroller

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes:

One practical assignment

One practical project (to be completed in two parts)

One test

One project report

A final examination

Assessment Tasks

There will be Five assessment tasks. These tasks are as listed below along with the %age weight of each task towards the final score:
1. A practical assignment on combinational and sequential logic design (20%)
2. An examination at the end of 18th week (20%)
3. A project on design, construction and testing of a microprocessor based system (40%)
4. A final examination at the end of 35th week (20%)
5. Project report (compulsory)
To pass this course, student must complete the project work to specifications, pass the written examination and submit a well documented project report.

Assessment Matrix

Item Elements of competency Related underpinning knowledge Assessment method Due week
1Plan and prepare undertaking commissioning proceduresAs per learning activityPractical assignment Week 8
2Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatusAs per learning activityProject1



Week 17

Week 17

Week 35
3Inspect and notify completion of workAs per learning activityProject report1

Project Report2

Week 17

Week 35

Week 35

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