Course Title: Design printed circuit boards

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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:  +61 - 3 - 9925 4252


Nominal Hours: 40

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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

This competency EEET6764C ("Design printed circuit boards") is delivered in conjunction with ISYS5662C ("Use engineering applications software") in the same cluster "Engineering Software". Please refer to ISYS5662C ("Use engineering applications software")  course guide for weekly teaching schedule and assessment details.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


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

This competency EEET6764C ("Design printed circuit boards") is delivered in conjunction with ISYS5662C ("Use engineering applications software") in the same cluster "Engineering Software". Please refer to ISYS5662C ("Use engineering applications software") course guide for weekly teaching schedule and assessment details.

Assessment Matrix

Please refer to "ISYS5662C - Engineering Application Software" course guide for details.

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Engineering Software) in conjunction with "EEET6764C Design printed circuit board" and "ISYS5662C Use engineering applications software". All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both competencies UEENEEH081B and UEENEED004B.

In this cluster (ISYS5662C and EEET6764C), minimum student directed hours are 44 in addition to 36 scheduled teaching hours.

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, organized industrial visits, writing reflective journals, lab reports.

Study and learning Support:

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Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

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