Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EEET6740C

Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6108 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar

Phone: +613 99254701


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

No Pre-requisite and no co-requisite required

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 processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood. Prepare to develop design briefs
1.2 Established techniques for project planning are reviewed are adopted in accordance with organisation policies.
1.3 The scope of the project is evaluated and project parameters established using a formal evaluation/survey processes.
1.4 Criteria from other related works impacting on the project are determined from specification of other work, site visits and/or discussion with appropriate person(s).
1.5 Project budget is established by setting realistic expectations of deliverables and in consideration of tangible quality differences that result in the deliver the best value.


2. Develop design briefs

Performance Criteria:

Design brief is developed to include scenarios/requirements established in consultation with appropriate person(s), and regulatory requirements.
2.2 Design brief is developed in collaboration with all relevant design professionals and contractors involved in the project.
2.3 Competent persons required for the project are identified and their roles specified in the design brief.
2.4 Project design brief is reviewed against all inputs and adjusted to rectify any anomalies.
2.5 Project design brief proposal is documented in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.


3. Obtain approval for design briefs

Performance Criteria:

Project design brief is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority.
3.2 Alterations to the project design brief resulting from the presentation/discussion, are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Final project design brief is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Part B Course Guide

Details of Learning Activities

This competency will be delivered in conjunction with UEENEEEE015B Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects’and UEENEEEH041B Manage electronics / computer systems projects (cluster Digital Project)

Learning activities include

- Attending scheduled theoretical and practical classes;

- Design and implementing a project in Digital Electronics

Teaching Schedule

WeeksTopic DeliveredAssessments
1Introduction to OHS OH&S Fundamentals, Work environment, Responsibilities & Review Digital Fundamentals

UEENEEE015B 1.1, 1.2
UEENEEEE041B 1.1-1.3

2Introduction to Project Management
UEENEEEE015B 1.1, 1.2

UEENEEE041B 1.1-1.3

3Project brief such as Project specification

UEENEEEE015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


4Review of Flip Flops & Time management

UEENEEEE015B 1.1,1.2, 2.2, 2.3

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


5Project Essential Component Operation Shift register Comparators

UEENEEEE015B 1.1,1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3

6Essential Component Operation (DM8870 )

UEENEEEE015B 1.1,1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


7Project costing, Project resources & Procurement of parts

UEENEEEE015B 1.5, 2.2- 2.5

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


Submission of Proposed Time lines (Gantt chart) for Project (10%)
8Project risks and contingencies

UEENEEEE015B 1.4, 2.2 - 2.5, 3.1

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


Submission of Project Specifications and components costing(5%)
9Implement project build

Provide Circuit Diagram and implement build

UEENEEEE015B 2.1 - 2.5
UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


10Implement project build

UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.2

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


11Implement project build
UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.2
UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3
12Implement project build

UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.2

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


13Implement project build

UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.3

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


14Implement project build

UEENEEEE015B 3.1 - 3.3

UEENEEEE041B 2.1-4.3


Practical Demonstration of the IC’s (35%
15Submission of reworked time lines according to actual times taken.

UEENEEEE015B 1.1 - 3.3

UEENEEEE041B 5.1 -6.2



16Oral test on project components and operation

UEENEEEE015B 1.1- 1.5, 2.1- 2.5, 3.1 - 3.3

UEENEEEE041B 2.1 -6.2


Hand over the project, project report and sign off (30%)
17 & 18Centralised Exam PeriodTheory Exam in either Week 17 or 18 (20%)

This competency is taught in cluster with BUSM6213C "Manage electronics / computer systems projects" and hence the teaching schedule for BUSM 6213C will be the same.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Internet, equipment specifications, data sheets and application notes as suggested by the staff member.

Overview of Assessment

This competency will be assessed based on the following:
A. Industrial Project Modules
C. Industry Visit
D. Written Reports

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, project planning, construction, implementation, testing and finalisation.
Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes:
• Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
o OH&S Fundamentals
o The work environment
o Physical Hazards

The Assessment Tasks consists of the following:

Continuous Monitoring of Progress through report submission of the following:

1. Gantt Chart submission (10%)

2. Costing Plan for the project (5%)

3. Practical Demonstration of IC’s used in Project: 35%

4. Final Project Demonstration and Report submission: 30%

5. Final Theory Exam on Project and management: 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

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Digital Project) in conjunction with "EEET6740C Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects’" and "BUSM6213C Manage electronics / computer systems projects" . All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both UEENEEE015B and UEENEEH041B.

In this cluster minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours.

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course related consultation if required. 

Study and learning Support: 

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- 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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