Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6740C

Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Eddie Vanda

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254456

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites: Nil

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 procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The nature of the circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are identified and accessed in accordance with established procedures.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for
correct operation and safety. 


2. Develop design briefs.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.
2.3 Circuits are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements
and procedures.
2.4 Established routines are used to solve circuit problems using measured and calculated values as
they apply to single path, single source circuits.
2.5 Problems are solved without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.


3. Obtain approval for design briefs.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Justification for solutions used to solve circuit problems is documented.
3.4 Work completion is documented and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established routine procedures.

Learning Outcomes

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

 1. Introduction to OHS. OH&S Fundamentals. .Work environment Responsibilities.
    Introduction to Project Management.
 2. Digital and Analog. Logic Levels. Waveform definitions. Digital Terminology
 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)                                                             
 7  Combinational logic design using PLDs. Time management                        Lab 3 and Assignment Submission
 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  Written Test
19  Project design. Digital design using PLDs
20  Project prototype testing (counter phase)
21  Project prototype testing (counter phase)                                     Project milestone
22  Project prototype testing (multiplexer phase)
23  Project prototype testing (multiplexer phase)                                 Project 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)                                Project 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                                   Portfolio Submission
35  Project Completion                                                            Project Sign off.
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


Written Examination

Assessment Tasks

Laboratory Exercises



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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