Course Title: Manage electronics/computer systems projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: BUSM6213C

Course Title: Manage electronics/computer systems projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites: NIL

Course Description

This unit covers the management of electronics/computer systems projects involving management of safety, budget
variation, personnel, resources, timelines and completion documentation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH041B Manage electronics/computer systems projects


1. Establish the scope of the projects.

Performance Criteria:

1 1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Project deliverables and project objectives (as measurable outcomes) are established from project planning and other relevant documentation and from discussions with appropriate person(s).
1.3 The “work breakdown structure” (WBS) is developed to identify component parts of the project.
1.4 Major milestones and deliverables are identified.
1.5 Resources needed to meet project outcome are established.
1.6 Processes and procedures are developed for managing contract variations from discussions with appropriate person(s) and in accordance with contractual agreement.
1.7 Risks are identified and project plan strategies devised to ensure that outcomes are achieved to the required standard of quality specified in the contract.
1.8 A project plan is devised. The project plan typically includes: scope statement, WBS, cost estimates,
proposed timeline and deliverables, required staff and other resources, key risks and their planned responses.


2. Manage electronics/computer systems projects.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS policies, procedures and programs are implemented and monitored.
2.2 Achievement of project outcomes is delegated to appropriately competent person(s) involved in the project.
2.3 Risk events are monitored and project plan strategies implemented to ensure that outcomes are achieved to the required standard of quality specified in the contract.
2.4 Procurement processes and procedures are monitored to ensure on time supply of equipment and materials and in accordance with organisation policy.
2.5 Verification of the project technical design, modification, installation, and/or maintenance of system and equipment parameters is frequently made against specifications and established procedures.
2.6 Project progress is monitored against schedule, quality requirements and budget.
2.7 Conflict issues at the work site and between stakeholders, clients and regulators are identified and managed in accordance with established procedures.
2.8 Variations are managed in accordance with agreed processes and in accordance with the contract.
2.8 Project records are maintained and progress reports written and forwarded to all appropriate person(s).


3. Complete projects and document

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project outcomes are reviewed against original plan, implemented risk strategies, contract variations, safety record, and budget.
3.2 Project completion acceptance is sought from appropriate person(s) and hand over documented in accordance with organisation policy and established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Laboratory Exercises

Teaching Schedule

1 Introduction to OHS OH&S Fundamentals Work environment Responsibilities Introduction to Project Management
2 Digital and Analog. Logic Levels, Waveform definitions, Digital Terminology, Lab Introduction to WinCupl
3 Project brief, Project specification
Number systems and codes. Lab 1
4 Logic Gates, Symbols, Truth Tables and Boolean expressions.
5 Combinational Logic, Boolean Algebra Boolean Simplification, Lab 2
6 Combinational Logic (cont) Lab 3
7 Combinational logic design using PLDs Time management Assignment, Submission of project specification
8 Project costing, Project resources, Procurement of parts, Flip Flops. Lab 4
9 Digital Counters
10 Digital Counters Lab 5
11 Multiplexers and Demultiplexers
12 Encoders and Decoders Lab 6
13 Digital decoding
14 Digital decoding
15 Analog to Digital Conversion
16 Digital to Analog Conversion
17 Revision
18 Written Test
19 Project design, Digital design using PLDs
20 Project prototype testing (counter phase)
21 Project prototype testing (counter phase) Milestone
22 Project prototype testing (multiplexer phase)
23 Project prototype testing (multiplexer phase) Milestone
24 Project prototype testing (decoder phase)
25 Project prototype testing (decoder phase)
26 Project prototype testing (decoder phase cont)
27 Project prototype testing (decoder phase cont) Milestone
28 Project prototype complete implementation and testing
29 Project hardware implementation and testing
30 Project hardware implementation and testing (display interfacing phase)
31 Project hardware implementation and testing (display interfacing phase)
32 Project hardware implementation and testing (display interfacing phase)
33 Project hardware implementation and testing (display interfacing phase)
34 Project hardware implementation and testing Submission of Project Portfolio
35 Project Completion Handover and sign off. Milestone
36 Course review and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Digital Fundamentals, Thomas Floyd, Prentice Hall



Digital Design principles and Practices, John F Wakerly
Prentice Hall


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, presentations, project planning, construction, implementation, testing and finalisation.

Work simulated exercises involving project:
o planning,
o Management
o implementation

Assessment Tasks

Laboratory Exercises
Written Examination

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Other courses/competencies clustered with this course are:

Implement OH&S Policies and Procedures (OHTH 5465C)
Develop Design Briefs for Electrotechnology Projects (EEET 6740C)

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