Course Title: Design and develop advanced digital systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: EEET7058C

Course Title: Design and develop advanced digital systems

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sukhvir Singh Judge

Telephone: +61 3 99254470


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 advanced digital systems. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, applying knowledge of digital components/devices, interpreting device/component specifications, constructing prototype devices, applying programming techniques to programmable devices, testing developed system prototype operation, verifying compliance of the design against the final brief, and documenting design and development work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH148A Design and develop advanced digital systems


1. Prepare to design and develop advanced digital systems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, 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 digital system development 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.
1.5 Materials and devices/components required for the work are selected on compatibility of their specifications with digital system requirements and project 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 advanced digital systems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of digital 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 devices and circuits 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 Digital system design is documented for submission to appropriate person(s) for approval.
2.8 Solutions to unplanned situation are provided consistent with organisation policy.


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

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Cluster Information:
As this course is delivered in a cluster (Microprocessor Applications 1), please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEH115A (EEET7050C) for information about student directed hours. You must enrol in both the courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both competencies UEENEEH115A and UEENEEH148A.

Teaching Schedule

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEH115A (EEET7050C) for the proposed teaching schedule.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEH115A (EEET7050C) for the information about learning resources.


Other Resources

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: Practical Assignment - Part 1
Weighting towards final grade (%): 5

Assessment 2: Practical Assignment - Part 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

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

Assessment 4: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered Practical Assignments (Parts 1 & 2) Project Test
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1.6 x x x
2.1 x x x
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2.4 x x x
2.5 x x x
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2.7 x x x
2.8 x x x
3.1   x x
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3.4   x x



Assessment Tasks

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEH115A (EEET7050C) for assessments tasks.

Assessment Matrix

As this course is delivered in a cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEH115A (EEET7050C) for assessment matrix.

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
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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

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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.

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Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 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 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

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

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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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