Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

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

Gita Pendharkar

Phone: +613 99254701


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..

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood. Prepare to develop design briefs
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. Develop design briefs.

Performance Criteria:

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. Obtain approval for project plan.

Performance Criteria:

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 competency will be delivered in conjunction with UEENEEEE015B Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects’and UEENEEEH041B Manage electronics / computer systems projects (cluster Digital Project)

Learning activities include

- Attending scheduled theoretical and practical classes;

- Design and implementing a project in Digital Electronics

Teaching Schedule


Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Tasks

Introduction to OHS OH&S Fundamentals, Work environment, Responsibilities & Review Digital Fundamentals

UEENEEE015B 1.1, 1.2
UEENEEEE041B 1.1-1.3


Introduction to Project Management
UEENEEEE015B  1.1, 1.2

UEENEEE041B 1.1-1.3


Project brief such as Project specification

UEENEEEE015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


Review of Flip Flops & Time management

UEENEEEE015B 1.1,1.2, 2.2, 2.3

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


Project Essential Component Operation Shift register Comparators

UEENEEEE015B 1.1,1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


Essential Component Operation (DM8870 )

UEENEEEE015B 1.1,1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


Project costing, Project resources & Procurement of parts

UEENEEEE015B 1.5, 2.2- 2.5

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3

 Submission of Proposed Time lines (Gantt chart) for Project

Project risks and contingencies

UEENEEEE015B 1.4, 2.2 - 2.5, 3.1

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3

 Submission of Project Specifications and components

Implement project build

Provide Circuit Diagram and implement build

UEENEEEE015B 2.1 - 2.5
UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3

 Provide Circuit Diagram

Implement project build

UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.2

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3

11Implement project build
UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.2
UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3
 Review of Progress

Implement project build

UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.2

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


Implement project build

UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.2

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3

 Review of Progress

Implement project build

UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.3

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3

 Submission of reworked timelines according to actual time taken

Submission of reworked time lines according to actual times taken.

UEENEEEE015B 1.1 - 3.3

UEENEEEE041B 5.1 -6.2


Written test on project components and operation

UEENEEEE015B 1.1- 1.5, 2.1- 2.5, 3.1 - 3.3

UEENEEEE041B 2.1 -6.2

 Hand over the project, project report and sign off
17 / 18Centralised Exam Period Theory Assessment in either Week 17 or 18

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Internet, equipment specifications, data sheets and application notes as suggested by the staff member.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, project planning, construction, implementation, testing and finalisation.
Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes:
• Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
o OH&S Fundamentals
o The work environment
o Physical Hazards

• Work simulated exercises involving project:
o planning, (30%)
o management (30%)
o implementation (40%)

This course is graded using the following course grades-

CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment. (This grade is only to be used where the student’s attendance in the course has been ‘confirmed’ (but they have not participated in any form of assessment and did not withdraw by the census date.)

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Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Digital Project) in conjunction with "EEET6740C Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects’" and "BUSM6213C Manage electronics / computer systems projects" . All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both UEENEEE015B and UEENEEH041B.

In this cluster minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours.

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course related consultation if required.

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