Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EEET6740C

Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6110 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

John Charles
Phone: 9925 4702
john.charles@rmit.edu.au

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

Element:

1. Prepare to develop design briefs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
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.

Element:

2. Develop design briefs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
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.

Element:

3. Obtain approval for design briefs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 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


Prepare to develop design briefs.
Develop design briefs.
Obtain approval for design briefs


Details of Learning Activities

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

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.

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes:

  • Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
    • OH&S Fundamentals
    • The work environment
    • Physical Hazards
  • Work simulated exercises involving project:
    • Planning,
    • Management
    • Implementation


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberCompetency CodesTopic DeliveredAssessment Task

1

UEENEEE015: 1.1-1.5, 2.2-2.5

UEENEEE017: 2.1, 3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5, 4.1,4.2,4.3, 6.1,6.2

UEENEEE041: 1.2,1.4,1.5,1.6, 2.1

Introduction to OHS OH&S Fundamentals
Work environment
Responsibilities
Introduction to Project Management
 
2UEENEEE015B: 1.2-1.5, 2.1-2.5,

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.4

UEENEEE041B: 2.2, 3.3-3.5

Design brief strategies

Prepare to use and use equipment and technologies

Number systems and conversions
Subnetting Part 1
Digital and Analog
Logic Levels
Waveform definitions
Digital Terminology

Lab1


Introduction to WinCupl

3UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 2.1,2.2, 2.3

UEENEEE041B: 1.1-1.6

Project brief Project specification

Design brief development

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Number systems and conversions
Subnetting Part 2

 
4UEENEEE015B: 3.1-3.3

UEENEEE017B: 2.3

UEENEEE041B: 1.1-1.6

Design brief approval

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Subnetting Part 3
Logic Gates, Symbols, Truth Tables and Boolean expressions.

 
5UEENEEE015B: 1.1-1.3,2.1-2.4

UEENEEE017B: 2.3

UEENEEE041B: 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.4

Project scoping

Prepare to use and use equipment and technologies

Combinational Logic
Boolean Algebra
Boolean Simplification

Lab 2
6UEENEEE015B: 1.3-1.5, 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 2.1-2.3,3.1-3.5,4.1-4.3

UEENEEE041B: 1.1-1.6

Risk management

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Combinational Logic (cont)
Karnaugh Mapping Part-1

 
7UEENEEE015B: 1.3-1.5, 2.1, 2.2

UEENEEE017B: 5.1,5.2

UEENEEE041B: 1.1-1.6

Project scheduling & planning

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Combinational logic design using PLDs
Karnaugh Mapping Part-2

Assignment


Submission of project specification

8UEENEEE015B: 1.3-1.5, 2.1, 2.2

UEENEEE017B: 4.1-4.3, 6.1-6.2

UEENEEE041B: 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.4

Project progress management: On-going costing, resourcing & procurement

Prepare to use and use equipment and technologies

Flip Flops

Lab 3
9UEENEEE015B: 3.1, 3.3

UEENEEE017B: 2.1-2.3

UEENEEE041B: 1.1-1.6

Project completion management

Employer OHS

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Digital Counters

 
10UEENEEE015B: 1.1,1.2

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5,4.1-4.5,5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2

UEENEEE041B: 1.1-1.6

Review OHS Victoria Compliance Handbook

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Digital Counters

 
11UEENEEE015B: 1.1,1.2

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5,4.1-4.5,5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2

UEENEEE041B: 1.1-1.6

Review OHS Victoria Compliance Codes

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

 
12UEENEEE015B: 1.1,1.2

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5,4.1-4.5,5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2

UEENEEE041B:
1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Review OHS Victoria Compliance Codes

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Encoders and Decoders

Introduce OHS assignment

Lab 4
13UEENEEE015B: 1.1,1.2

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5,4.1-4.5,5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2

UEENEEE041B:
1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Review OHS Victoria Compliance Codes

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Digital decoding

 
14UEENEEE015B: 1.1,1.2

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5,4.1-4.5,5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2

UEENEEE041B:
1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Digital decoding

OH&S Group Presentations
15UEENEEE015B: 1.1,1.2

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5,4.1-4.5,5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2

UEENEEE041B:
1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Analog to Digital Conversion
 

OH&S Group Presentations
16UEENEEE015B: 1.1,1.2

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.5,4.1-4.5,5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2

UEENEEE041B:
1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Digital to Analog Conversion

OH&S Group Presentations
17UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.3,2.1-2.3,3.1-3.5,5.1-5.2

UEENEEE041B:
1.1-1.4,2.1-2.4

Revision 
18UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 1.1-1.3,2.1-2.3,3.1-3.5,5.1-5.2

UEENEEE041B:
1.1-1.4,2.1-2.4

 Written Test
19UEENEEE015B: 1.1-1.5

UEENEEE017B: 2.1,2.2

UEENEEE041B:
1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Project design brief preparation

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Project design

Digital design using PLDs

 
20UEENEEE015B: 1.1-1.5

UEENEEE017B: 2.1-2.3


UEENEEE041B:
1.3, 1.4, 1.5

Project design brief preparation

Prepare to use equipment and technologies

Project prototype testing (counter phase)

 
21UEENEEE015B: 1.1-1.5

UEENEEE017B: 3.1,3.2

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Project design brief preparation

Use equipment and technologies

Project prototype testing (counter phase)

Milestone
22UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 3.1,3.3

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Project design brief development

Use equipment and technologies

Project prototype testing (multiplexer phase)

 
23UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 3.4,3.5

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Project design brief development

Use equipment and technologies

Project prototype testing (multiplexer phase)

 
24UEENEEE015B: 3.1-3.3

UEENEEE017B: 3.4,3.5

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Finalize, present and obtain approval for project brief

Use equipment and technologies

Project prototype testing (decoder phase)

Project Brief Presentations
Includes:
- Design
- Full project brief
 
25UEENEEE015B: 3.1-3.3

UEENEEE017B: 4.1,4.2

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Finalize, present and obtain approval for project brief

Use equipment and technologies

Project prototype testing (decoder phase)

Project Brief Presentations
Includes:
- Design
- Full project brief
 
26UEENEEE015B: 3.1-3.3

UEENEEE017B: 4..2,4.3

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Finalize, present and obtain approval for project brief

Use equipment and technologies

Project prototype testing (decoder phase cont)

Project Brief Presentations
Includes:
- Design
- Full project brief
 
27UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 5.1,5.2

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Use technologies to implement project

Project prototype testing (decoder phase cont)

 
28UEENEEE015B:
2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 5.2,5.3

UEENEEE041B: 2.1,3.3

Use technologies to implement project

Project prototype complete implementation and testing

 
29UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 2.2,3.5

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Use technologies to implement project

Project hardware implementation and testing

 
30UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 2.2,4,1,6.1

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Use technologies to implement project

Project hardware implementation and testing (display interfacing phase)

 
31UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 2.3, 3.2, 6.2

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Use technologies to implement project

Project hardware implementation and testing (display interfacing phase)

Milestone
32UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 1.3, 2.1, 6.3

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Use technologies to implement project

Project hardware implementation and testing (display interfacing phase)

 
33UEENEEE015B: 2.1-2.5

UEENEEE017B: 2.3,3.4,4.2

UEENEEE041B: 2.1-2.4

Use technologies to implement project

Project hardware implementation and testing (display interfacing phase)

 
34UEENEEE015B: 3.1-3.3

UEENEEE017B: 3.3,4.2,5.3

UEENEEE041B: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

Complete use of technologies to implement project

Project hardware implementation and testing

Submission of Project Portfolio
35UEENEEE015B: 3.1-3.3

UEENEEE017B: 1.3,2.3,4.2,6.1

UEENEEE041B: 3.1-3.5
 

Complete use of technologies to implement project

Project Completion

Handover and Sign-off. Milestone.
36 Course review and feedback 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Digital Design Principles and Practices, John F. Wakerly, Prentice Hall

978-013172579


References

Project Management. A competency based approach. Stephen Hartley, Pearson

74103-051-X

Digital Projects Student Workbook, RMIT.
Available on student resource network drive

Digital Fundamentals 10th Edition by Floyd

978-0-13-2359


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Project
Closed Book Tests


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 - Project brief specification – 10%
Assessment task 2- OHS Presentation – 10%
Assessment task 3. (Mid-semester Test): 15%
Assessment task 4. (Submission of major project portfolio): 15%
Assessment task 5. Digital design project – 2 options available (Practical demonstration of fully operational project): maximum 50%


Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleCompetency ElementsCluster TitlelabAssignmentProjectWritten Test
UEENEEE015BDevelop design briefs for electrotechnology projects1.1-1.5,2.1-2.5,3.1-3.5Digital Projects XX 
UEENEEE017BImplement and monitor policies and procedures1.1-1.3,2.1-2.3,3.1-3.5,4.1-4.3,5.5.1,5.2,6.1,6.2Digital ProjectsXXX 
UEENEEE015B
UEENEEEH041B
Manage Electronics / Computer Systems projects1.1-1.5,2.1-2.5,3.1-3.5

1.1-1.6,2.1-2.4,3.1-3.5

Digital ProjectsXXXX

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Digital Projects) in conjunction with Other Courses competencies namely: Implement and Monitor OHS policies and procedures OHTH5465C, Project Management BUSM-6213. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both /All competencies UEENEEE015B, UEEDNEEE017B and UEENEEE041B.


In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 54 in addition to 126 scheduled teaching hours.


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

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