Course Title: Design and develop electronics/computer systems projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EEET6743C

Course Title: Design and develop 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

Divya Bhardwaj
Phone: 99254163

Noor Sateh
phone: 99254013

Rajiv Seth
Phone: 99254423

Mohammad Hassn
Phone: 99254700

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 and development of electronics/computer systems projects. It encompasses working safely, designing, constructing, recording, evaluating and reporting of an electronics/computer systems design project

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH088B Design and develop electronics/computer systems projects


1. Prepare to design and develop electronics/computer systems projects.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work
area are identified, obtained and understood. Prepare to design and develop electronics/computer systems projects.

1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the proposed project development is determined from the design brief or in consultations with appropriate person(s).
1.4 Project work is planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work site.
1.5 Resources required for the work are selected based on compatibility with project requirements and budget constraints.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.


2. Design and develop electronics/computer systems projects.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
Design and develop electronics/computer systems projects.
2.2 Knowledge of devices and systems and compliance standards are applied to the design.
2.3 Alternative arrangements for the design are considered based on the requirements outlined in the design brief.
2.4 Safety, functional and budget considerations are incorporated in the design.
2.5 Prototype hardware and/or software systems are constructed and tested for compliance with the design brief and regulatory requirements.
2.6 Prototype malfunctions are rectified and retested to ensure effective operation of design.
2.7 Project design is documented for submission to appropriate person(s) for approval.


3. Obtain approval for the design.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The design is presented and explained to client representative and/or other relevant person(s).
3.2 Requests for modifications 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

In this unit you will learn industry recognized setting up and managing Local Area Network s(LAN). The learning unit will place emphasis on LAN monitoring and troubleshooting techniques. After the successful completion of this unit, the learner is expected to administer and support Local Area Networks.
Classroom tutorial activities:

Lectures: to introduce the important concepts.

• Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
• You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures

Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues

• Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class
• There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
• If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
• You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial

Practical exercises: to give you the hands on experience of implementing and troubleshooting networks

• In general there will be one practical exercise per week
• You will perform the exercise and write it up in a lab journal
• The lab journal will be a bound exercise book

o Loose leaf binders will not be accepted

• The write up will be a record of your actions as they are performed and your corresponding observations
• The write up must be performed in the lab as you perform the practical exercise, not at a later date

o Write ups not in the lab journal will not be marked
o Write ups which are not done concurrently with the performance of the practical exercise will not be marked

• In general the detail of the write up must be sufficient for you to be able to comfortably perform the practical exercise a year or more later directly from the lab journal
• Any difficult or tricky points should be especially noted in the lab journal for future reference
• Responses to worksheets for practical exercises must be written up in the lab journal
• The neatness, completeness and the presentation of the lab journal must be of a quality such that you would be prepared to show it to a future employer as an example of your work

Work simulated activities: you will progressively implement a networking scenario as you would be expected to do in industry.

• You will be expected to work on a networking scenario progressively as you learn the material required for you to be able to do so.
• Leaving the work to a late stage and then rushing to complete it is bad industrial practice. It will be strongly discouraged and marked down heavily. You will be expected to meet progressive milestones in the completion of this activity.

Test and exams:
There will be weekly tests to assist your progress in the course

• You will be required to read and study at least one chapter of the course content per week
There will be an on-line final exam at the end of semester covering all topics

Occupational Health and Safety:
Conduct in lecture theatres, classrooms and laboratories will be of a standard required by OH&S legislation as applied to industry.

• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Covered shoes must be worn in all labs

o Thongs and sandals must not be worn in any lab

Preparation for the Work place:
All skills and knowledge in this course are oriented towards current industry practices and technologies. An essential industry expectation is that you are responsible for your behaviour and actions. When you are in employment you will be expected to attend work on time on a regular basis, perform you work on time to an accepted standard and be responsible for what you do. Industry will expect you to comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. All industry expectations will applied to you in this course. You will be expected to:

• Observe all Occupational Health and Safety requirements

o You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk

• Prepare for classes
• Attend all classes regularly and on time
• Use your class time in a productive and responsible way
• Finish your work on time to an accepted standard
• Pay attention to, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions.

o It is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timeliness
o Please ask if something is not clear

The Preparation for the Workplace component will be an essential part of the assessment for this course. It will be included in the assessment of the practical and work simulated activities.

Activities Outside of Class:
It is expected that students allocate at least 60% of course hours for reading, independent study, project research, design, implementation, testing and problem solving activities

Teaching Schedule

This competency will be taught wholistically in conjunction with UEENEED018B Design and Implement Internetworking Systems (ISYS5676C)

2 Hour Lecture =
0.5 Hour (Lecture Revision) +
1.5 Hour (New Lecture)

4 Hour Lab = 2 hour Lab (Even No.) + 2 hours Online Exam

2 Hour Lab = Lab (Odd No.)

Week 1
Course Outline, Assessment Criteria, LAN Design (CCNA 3- Chapter 1)
CCNA3 Lab Task 1- Review of Concepts from CCNA 2.
CCNA3 Lab Task 2- Basic Switch Configuration.

Week 2
Basic Switch Concepts & Configuration (CCNA 3- Chapter 2)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 1.
CCNA3 Lab Task 3- Managing Switch Operating System and Configuration Files.
CCNA3 Lab Task 4 - Basic VLAN Configuration.

Week 3
VLANs (CCNA 3- Chapter 3)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter–2.
CCNA3 Lab Task 5- Basic VTP Configuration.
CCNA3 Lab Task 6- Basic Spanning Tree Protocol.

Week 4
VTP (CCNA 3- Chapter 4) , Install software
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 3.
CCNA3 Lab Task 7- Basic Inter-VLAN Routing.
CCNA3 Lab Task 8- Basic Wireless Configuration.

Week 5
STP (CCNA 3- Chapter 5)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 4.
Make up Online Exam CCNA3Chapter 1– 3.
Lab Task – Revision CCNA3 LAB 1-8 . CCNA 3 Case Study

Week 6
Inter-VLAN Routing (CCNA 3- Chapter 6) , Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 5
Lab Task- CCNA3 Case Study Continued.

Week 7
Basic Wireless Concepts & Configuration (CCNA 3- Chapter 7)
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 6
1st Lab Test (15%)
Lab Task-CCNA3 Case Studied Continued

Week 8
Introduction to WANs (CCNA 4- Chapter 1), Preperation of computer system project
Online Exam CCNA3Chapter– 7
Make up Online Exam CCNA3Chapter 1– 7.
CCNA3 Case Study Submission

Week 9
PPP (CCNA 4- Chapter 2)   planning of project work and scope.
Final CCNA 3 Online Exam: 15%
CCNA4 Lab Task 1- Basic PPP Configuration.
CCNA4 Lab Task 2- Basic Frame Relay Configuration
Week 10
Frame Relay (CCNA 4- Chapter 3). Identification of required project resources.
Final CCNA 3 Repeat Online Exam: 15%
Online Exam CCNA4Chapter– 1
CCNA4 Lab Task 3- Basic Security Configuration.
CCNA4 Lab Task 4- Basic Access Control List Configuration
Week 11
Network Security (CCNA 4- Chapter 4) . Online Exam CCNA4Chapter– 2
CCNA4 Lab Task 5- Basic DHCP Configuration.
CCNA4 Lab Task 6- Basic NAT Configuration

Week 12
ACLs (CCNA 4- Chapter 5) . CCNA4 Case Study . Design and development of computer system project.
Specification for alternative arrangement for design and gaining approval of design.
Online Exam CCNA4Chapter– 3 
Lab Task - Revision CCNA4 LAB 1-6
Lab Task- Case Study-CCNA4

Week 13
Teleworkers Services (CCNA 4- Chapter 6) . Construction of hardware and software prototype. 
Online Exam CCNA4Chapter– 4
Make up Online Exam CCNA2Chapter 6– 7.
Lab Task-Case Study-CCNA4

Week 14
IP Addressing Services (CCNA 4- Chapter 7)
Online Exam CCNA4Chapter– 5 & 6
Make up Online Exam CCNA4Chapter 1– 4.
Lab Task- Submission of CCNA4 Case Study

Week 15
Network Troubleshooting (CCNA 4- Chapter 8) . Monitoring quality of project work.
Online Exam CCNA4Chapter– 7
Lab Exam(15%)

Week 16
Online Exam CCNA4Chapter– 8
Make up Online Exam CCNA4Chapter 1– 8.

Week 17
Final CCNA4 Online Exam:15%


Week 18
Exam Week

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed material is available on line.


LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide
By Wayne Lewis.
Published by Cisco Press.
Series: Companion Guide.
Published: Apr 28, 2008 
Accessing the WAN, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide
By Bob Vachon, Rick Graziani.
Published by Cisco Press.
Series: Companion Guide.
Published: Apr 28, 2008
Copyright 2008

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Written Examination

Assessment Tasks

Laboratory Exam 1(20%)
Laboratory Exam 2 (20%)
Cisco Online Chapter Exams (10%)
Final Exam 1 (15%)
Final exam 2 (15%)
Case Study (20%)

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

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