Course Title: Design printed circuit boards

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EEET6764C

Course Title: Design printed circuit boards

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Ganesh Naik

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4252

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ganesh Naik

Phone:  9925 4252


Olga Gredeskoul
Phone: +613 9925 4392

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


Course Description

This unit covers the design of printed circuit boards. The unit encompasses application of knowledge of electronic circuits, components, component assemblies, developing alternative design schemes based on design brief, customer relations and documenting designs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH081B Design printed circuit boards


1. Prepare to design PCB assembly

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood. Prepare to design PCB assembly
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the proposed electronic circuits and sub assemblies is determined from the design brief or in consultations with appropriate person(s)
1.4 Design development work is planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work site.


2. Develop PCB assembly design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Knowledge of electronic components and sub assemblies and standards are applied to the design. Develop PCB assembly design
2.2 Alternative arrangements for the design are considered based on the requirements outlined in the design brief.
2.3 Safety, functional and budget considerations are incorporated in the design.
2.4 PCB design draft is checked for compliance with the design brief and design rules.
2.5 PCB design is documented for submission to appropriate person(s) for approval
2.6 Solutions to unplanned situation are provided consistent with organisation policy.


3. Provide detailed assembly drawings and artwork files ready for production

Performance Criteria:

3.1 PCB design is presented and explained to client representative and/or other relevant person(s).
3.2 Requests for alterations to the design are negotiated with relevant person(s) within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Final design is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).

3.4 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

This unit shall be demonstrated using a representative range of simulated printed circuit boards in relation to designing PCBs for different component population densities and related sub assemblies.
• Simulation of PCBs using AutoCAD software
• Simulation of Various Electronics circuits/blocks using AutoCAD software
• Analogue and digital circuits and components
Generic terms used throughout this Vocational Standard shall be regarded as part of the Range Statement in which competency is demonstrated.

Teaching Schedule

Week                                      Topic Delivered                                                               Assessment Task
    1        Introduction to OHS Introduction to the drafting
              principles. Brief overview of AutoCAD software
    2        Introduction to AutoCAD. Basic template design
              Template design for AutoCAD project
    3        Electronic symbols design using AutoCAD
              software                                                                                                         Assignment - 1  due
    4        Block/ circuit diagram using AutoCAD software                                    
    5        Block/ circuit diagram using AutoCAD software                                              Assignment - 2  due
    6        Electrical symbols design using AutoCAD                                                      Assignment - 3  due
    7        Star-delta starter design using AutoCAD                                                 
    8        Star-delta starter design using AutoCAD                                                        Assignment - 4  due
    9        Single line diagram using AutoCAD                                                
   10       Single line diagram using AutoCAD                                                                Assignment - 5 due
   11       Introduction to AutoCAD software (PCB design)
   12       Electronics circuit Schematic using AutoCAD software
   13       Electronics circuit schematic simulation using AutoCAD                               Assignment - 6 due
   14       Introduction to AutoCAD software PCB design layout                  
   15       Electronics circuit board design using AutoCAD software                              Assignment - 7 due
   16       Electronics circuit board design using AutoCAD software                               Major project  due
   17       Major practical test using AutoCAD software                                                       Practical Test
    18      Course review and feedback

Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Drawing assessments
• CAD design simulation projects

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1: Work Simulations (40%)

A project has to be undertaken toward the end of the unit, in a controlled environment for the specified duration in order to perform tasks autonomously and/or a member of a team. 

Assignment - 1 : 5%
Assignment - 2 : 5%
Assignment - 3 : 5%
Assignment - 4 : 10%
Assignment - 5 : 5%
Assignment - 6 : 5%
Assignment - 7 : 5%

Assessment task 2: Major Project (20%)
These will be assessed according to individual task criteria. All laboratory exercises must be undertaken according to safe working practice as specified by the Center and performed according to specified
laboratory standards and practice

Assessment task 3: Major Practical test (40%)
Practical test to demonstrate an understanding of Electrical/Electronics circuit design.

Note: There will be up to 50% penalty for late submissions.

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 competency EEET6764C is delivered in conjunction with ISYS5662C in the same cluster "Engineering Software".

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