Course Title: Manage electronics/computer systems projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: BUSM6213C

Course Title: Manage electronics/computer systems projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - 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

Chris Krolikowski

Phone: +61 3 9925 4438


Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers the management of electronics/computer systems projects involving management of safety, budget variation, personnel, resources, timelines and completion documentation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH041B Manage electronics/computer systems projects


1. Establish the scope of the projects.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Project deliverables and project objectives (as measurable outcomes) are established from project planning and other relevant documentation and from discussions with appropriate person(s).
1.3 The “work breakdown structure” (WBS) is developed to identify component parts of the project.
1.4 Major milestones and deliverables are identified.
1.5 Resources needed to meet project outcome are established.
1.6 Processes and procedures are developed for managing contract variations from discussions with appropriate person(s) and in accordance with contractual agreement.
1.7 Risks are identified and project plan strategies devised to ensure that outcomes are achieved to the required standard of quality specified in the contract.
1.8 A project plan is devised. The project plan typically includes: scope statement, WBS, cost estimates,
proposed timeline and deliverables, required staff and other resources, key risks and their planned responses.


2. Manage electronics/computer systems projects.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS policies, procedures and programs are implemented and monitored.
2.2 Achievement of project outcomes is delegated to appropriately competent person(s) involved in the project.
2.3 Risk events are monitored and project plan strategies implemented to ensure that outcomes are achieved to the required standard of quality specified in the contract.
2.4 Procurement processes and procedures are monitored to ensure on time supply of equipment and materials and in accordance with organisation policy.
2.5 Verification of the project technical design, modification, installation, and/or maintenance of system and equipment parameters is frequently made against specifications and established procedures.
2.6 Project progress is monitored against schedule, quality requirements and budget.
2.7 Conflict issues at the work site and between stakeholders, clients and regulators are identified and managed in accordance with established procedures.
2.8 Variations are managed in accordance with agreed processes and in accordance with the contract.
2.8 Project records are maintained and progress reports written and forwarded to all appropriate person(s).


3. Complete projects and document

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project outcomes are reviewed against original plan, implemented risk strategies, contract variations, safety record, and budget.
3.2 Project completion acceptance is sought from appropriate person(s) and hand over documented in accordance with organisation policy and established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

This competency will be delivered in conjunction with UEENEEEE017B Implement and monitor OHS policies and procedures and UEENEEEE015B Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects (cluster Digital project) 

Learning activities include

- Attending scheduled theoretical and practical classes;

- Design and implementing a project in Digital Electronics

Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1Introduction to OHS OH&S Fundamentals
Work environment
Review Digital Fundamentals
2Introduction to Project Management 
3Project brief
Project specification
4Review of Flip Flops
Time management
5Project Essential Component Operation Shift register, Comparators  
6Essential Component Operation (DM8870) 
7Project costing
Project resources
Procurement of parts
1. Submission of proposed time lines(Gantt chart) for project
8Project risks and contingencies2. Submission of project specification and components
9Implement project buildProvide Circuit Diagram and implement build
10Implement project build 
11Implement project buildReview of progress
12Implement project build 
13Implement project buildReview of progress
14Implement project build3. Submission of reworked time lines according to actual times taken.
15 Written test on project components and operation
16Implement project build  
17Project completion Submission of portfolio and sign off working project.
18Course review and feedback  

Please take note of "Other Information" given below

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Internet, equipment specifications, data sheets and application notes

Overview of Assessment

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.

Work simulated exercises involving project:
o planning,
o Management
o implementation

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

• Work simulated exercises involving project:
o planning,
o management
o implementation

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Other competencies/courses clustered with this course are:

Implement OH&S Policies and Procedures (OHTH 5465C)
Digital Project  (EEET 6740)

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