Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6740C

Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Gita Pendharkar

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925701

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Chris Krolikowski

Phone: 9925 4438


Nominal Hours: 40

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

No Pre-requisite and no co-requisite required

Course Description

This unit covers developing requirement to be incorporated in  to the design of Electrotechnology projects. It encompasses determining the safety requirements to be met, establishing client expectations, ensuring cost effective solutions are pursued and documenting design requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE015B Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects


1. Prepare to develop design briefs..
2. Develop design briefs.
3. Obtain approval for project plan.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established techniques for project planning are reviewed are adopted in accordance with organisation policies.
1.3 The scope of the project is evaluated and project parameters established using a formal evaluation/survey processes.
1.4 Criteria from other related works impacting on the project are determined from specification of other work, site visits and/or discussion with appropriate person(s).
1.5 Project budget is established by setting realistic expectations of deliverables and in consideration of tangible quality differences that result in the deliver the best value.

2.1 Design brief is developed to include scenarios/requirements established in consultation with appropriate person(s), and regulatory requirements.
2.2 Design brief is developed in collaboration with all relevant design professionals and contractors involved in the project.
2.3 Competent persons required for the project are identified and their roles specified in the design brief.
2.4 Project design brief is reviewed against all inputs and adjusted to rectify any anomalies.
2.5 Project design brief proposal is documented in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

3.1 Project design brief is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority.
3.2 Alterations to the project design brief resulting from the presentation/discussion, are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Final project design brief is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Part B Course Guide

Details of Learning Activities

This course is made up of a number of learning experiences including.

Practical laboratory exercises
Assignment work
Project design, management and implementation

OH&S is integrated into all learning experiences where appropriate and is a component in assessing all practical exercises and laboratory performance.

Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic Delivered

Assessment Task

1Introduction to OHS OH&S Fundamentals
Work environment
Review Digital Fundamentals
2Introduction to Project Management 
3Project brief
Project specification
4Review of Flip Flops
Time management
5Project Essential Component Operation Shift register Comparators 
6Essential Component Operation (DM8870) 
7Project costing
Project resources
Procurement of parts
1. Submission of proposed time lines(Gantt chart) for project
8Project risks and contingencies2. Submission of project specification and components
9Implement project buildProvide Circuit Diagram and implement build
10Implement project build 
11Implement project buildReview of progress
12Implement project build 
13Implement project buildReview of progress
14Implement project build3. Submission of reworked time lines according to actual times taken.
15 Written test on project components and operation
16Implement project build 
17Project completionSubmission of portfolio and sign off working project.
18Course review and feedback 

Please take note of "Other Information" given below

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Digital Fundamentals, Thomas Floyd
Prentice Hall  



Digital Design Principles and Practices, John F Wakerly
Prentice Hall


Other Resources

Internet, equipment specifications, data sheets and application notes

Overview of Assessment

This competency will be assessed based on the following:
A. Industrial Project Modules
C. Industry Visit
D. Written Reports

Assessment Tasks



Written Examination

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Other competencies/courses clustered with this course are:

Implement OH&S Policies and Procedures (OHTH 5465C)
Manage electronics/computer systems projects (BUSM 6213C)

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