Course Title: Design electronic printed circuit boards

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: EEET7059C

Course Title: Design electronic printed circuit boards

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6122 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ms. Amandeep Kaur

Phone: +61 3 9925 4444

Email: amandeep.kaur@rmit.edu.au 
 

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

UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers the design of electronic printed circuit boards. The unit encompasses application of knowledge of electronic circuits, components, component assemblies, developing alternative design schemes based on design brief, customer relations and documenting designs.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH181A Design electronic printed circuit boards

Element:

1. Prepare to design PCB assembly.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the proposed electronic circuits and sub assemblies is determined from the design brief or in consultations with appropriate person(s)
1.4 Design development work is planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work site.

Element:

2. Develop PCB assembly design.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Knowledge of electronic components and sub assemblies and standards are applied to the design.
2.2 Alternative arrangements for the design are considered based on the requirements outlined in the design brief.
2.3 Safety, functional and budget considerations are incorporated in the design.
2.4 PCB design draft is checked for compliance with the design brief and design rules.
2.5 PCB design is documented for submission to appropriate person(s) for approval
2.6 Solutions to unplanned situation are provided consistent with organisation policy.

Element:

3. Provide detailed assembly drawings and artwork files ready for production.

Performance Criteria:

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


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency  and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Tutorials
• Class Exercises
• Assignment


Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in cluster (Engineering Software/PCB designing) in conjunction with UEENEED104A (COSC6138C) and UEENEED101A (COSC6144C). You must enrol in all three courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEED101A, UEENEED104A and UEENEEH181A.

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEED101A (COSC6144C)
 

UEENEED101A Use computer applications relevant to a workplace

1 Prepare to use computer applications.

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in relation to computer and keyboard use are followed.
1.3 Information required for the use of the application is obtained from appropriate sources.
1.4 Computer is started up and desktop icons are manipulated to access desired application, directories and files.
1.5 On-screen instructions in relation to any anomaly such as a virus warning are followed.
1.6 Help directory is used to resolve any straightforward start up or access issues or anomalies.

2 Use computer basic application.

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Information is added, altered or deleted as needed in accordance with application user instructions.
2.3 Routine checks are made to ensure accuracy of information in accordance with quality requirements.

3. Output information from an application.

3.1 Completed files are stored appropriately in accordance with enterprise requirements.
3.2 Files are printed for a formal record and/or to forward to others.
3.3 Files are sent via email in a readable format.

4. Shut down computer

4.1 Files are named, arranged, saved and backed up in accordance with enterprise requirements.
4.2 Computer shutdown procedures are followed and computer switched off.

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEED104A (COSC6138C)

UEENEED104A Use engineering applications software on personal computers


1 Prepare to use computer applications.

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in relation to computer and keyboard use are followed.
1.3 Application software and information required for use is obtained from appropriate sources.
1.4 On-screen instructions in relation to any anomaly such as a virus warning are followed.
1.5 Help menu is used to resolve any straightforward start up or access issues or anomalies.


2 Use engineering application software.


2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Techniques that apply to a particular software package are used to produce appropriate files.
2.3 Routine checks are made to ensure accuracy of information in accordance with quality requirements.


3 Output information from an application.


3.1 Completed files are stored appropriately in accordance with enterprise requirements.
3.2 Files are printed for formal records and/or forwarded to others.


4 Shut down computer.


4.1 Files are named, arranged, saved and backed up in accordance with enterprise requirements.
4.2 Computer shutdown procedures are followed and computer switched off.

 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.


EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEH181A,UEENEED101A and UEENEED104A in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the 3 clustered competencies (UEENEED101A, UEENEED104A and UEENEEH181A) is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance criteria
1Introduction to OHS
Introduction to the drafting principles and electronic components.
Brief overview of AutoCAD software
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 4.1, 4.2
2Introduction to AutoCAD.
Name and store template design / files in a specified location.Basic template design Template design for AutoCAD project
Drawing Commands
Follow OH&S risk control measures and procedures.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2
3Modifying Commands in AutoCAD
Electronic symbols design using AutoCAD software
AutoCAD help function to get help for different commands.
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2
4Modifying Commands in AutoCAD
Electronic symbols design using AutoCAD software
AutoCAD help function to get help for different commands.
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2
5Electronic symbols design using AutoCAD software
Use ’AutoCAD help’ function to get help for different commands.
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
6Block/ circuit diagram using AutoCAD software
AutoCAD help function to get help for different commands.
Follow OH&S risk control measures and procedures.
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
7-8Star-delta starter design using AutoCAD
Saving Files.
Follow OH&S risk control measures and procedures.
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Plotting Drawings and forwarded to others.
Scanning for any viruses.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
9

Examples of PCB Design comprising electronic components
Schematic Electronic Circuit
Designing PCB from the Schematic Diagram
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.

Assignment Issued

UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
10Electronic Circuit schematic using AutoCAD for designing Single Sided PCB.
Follow OH&S risk control measures and procedures.
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Plotting Drawings and forwarded to others.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
Assignment (Designing PCB) is Issued.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3. 3.4
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
11Electronic Circuit schematic using AutoCAD for designing Single Sided PCB.
Follow OH&S risk control measures and procedures.
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Plotting Drawings and forwarded to others.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
Assignment (Designing PCB) is Issued.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3. 3.4
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
 
12Electronic Circuit schematic using AutoCAD for designing Double Sided PCB.
Follow OH&S risk control measures and procedures.
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Plotting Drawings and forwarded to others.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
Assignment (Designing PCB) is Issued.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3. 3.4
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
 
13Electronic Circuit schematic using AutoCAD for designing Double Sided / Multi Layer PCB.
Follow OH&S risk control measures and procedures.
Name and Store designed files in specified location.
Plotting Drawings and forwarded to others.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer.
Assignment (Designing PCB) is Issued.
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3. 3.4
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
 
14-15PCB design is documented
Electronics circuit board design using AutoCAD software.
Name and Store designed files in specified location and email design files to your teacher or post on the blackboard.
Continue work on assignment - PCB Design
Follow OH&S risk control measures and procedures.
Name, Store and back up designed files in specified location.
Follow safe procedure to shut down the computer
UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
16

Practise / Revision

Assignment Due

UEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
17TestUEENEEH181A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEED101A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2
UEENEED104A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2
18Feedback / Catch Up 

 

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum  62 hours outside the class time .The students are expected to try hand in using software effectively and browsing useful sites related to the assessment topics .


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Online notes posted on Blackboard


References


Other Resources

Online notes posted on Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Labs x 5
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2: Project with outcome
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

Assessment 3: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredLabsProject Test
1.1 xx x
1.2x x
1.3xxx
1.4xxx
2.1xxx
2.2xx 
2.3xx 
2.4xxx
2.5xxx
2.6xxx
3.1xxx
3.2x x
3.3xxx
3.4x x

 

 


Assessment Tasks

• Lab Activities, (8 x 5%) 40% - Week 2-15
• Assignment, 20% - Week 9-16
• Test  40%-Week 17-18

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEEH181A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH181A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.11.21.31.42.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
Lab Activitiesxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignmentx xxxxxxxxx x 
Testxxxxx  xxxxxxx

Assessment vs UEENEED101A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED101A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.33.13.23.34.14.2
Lab Activitiesxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignmentxxxxxxxxx
Testxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs UEENEED104A Elements & Performance Criteria 

       UEENEED104A Elements & Performance Criteria 
 Assessments 1.11.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2.1 2.2 2.33.13.2 4.1 4.2 
 Lab Activitiesxxxxxxxxxxxx
 Assignmentxxxxxxxxxxxx
Testxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Lab ActivitiesX XXXXXXXXX  XXXX
AssignmentX XX  XXXXXXX   
TestX X X  X     X  

ALL ASSESSMENTS

UEENEEH181A

313221232211221
ALL ASSESSMENTS

UEENEED101A 

3132212322112211
ALL ASSESSMENTS

UEENEED104A

3132212322112211
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):


You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
 

• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
 

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.


Study and Learning Support:


Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development
 

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.


Disability Liaison Unit:


If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.


Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.
 

Late Submission:


If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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. You will be notified within no more than two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.


If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.
Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special Consideration:


Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.


Plagiarism:


Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
 

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.


Email Communication:


All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.


 

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