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ELE1911 Electrical and Electronic Practice A

Semester 3, 2013 External Toowoomba
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Electrical, Electronic & Computing
Version produced : 17 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Mark Norman
Moderator: Hong Zhou

Other requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: ELE1301 and ELE1502 and ELE1801

Synopsis

The purpose of this practice course is to provide experimental support for the first level of all day or first and second level of all external programs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Power Engineering and Instrumentation and Control Engineering. This course provides equipment familiarisation and safety information, together with experimental work in analog and digital electronics, waveform generation, combinational and sequential logic, DC circuits and machines, rectification, series resonance, power factor correction, transformers, AC motors and generators. The principle objectives are to allow the student to develop practical skills, and knowledge of devices, equipment and techniques, to reinforce the learning of theory and develop observation and interpretation skills, and to stimulate interest and develop self confidence.

Objectives

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. observe appropriate safety procedures;
  2. describe the characteristics, operation and application of a broad range of electrical and electronic components, devices and equipment;
  3. select and use appropriate test equipment and procedures;
  4. assemble or connect circuits correctly and predict the consequences of incorrect connection;
  5. use electronic devices and microprocessors in simple applications;
  6. measure the characteristics and/or performance of a range of electrical and electronic circuits and devices;
  7. analyse and interpret test results and measurements on electric and electronic circuits, in terms of their theory of operation;
  8. predict the performance of simple electric and electronic devices from their characteristics.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Equipment familiarisation 7.00
2. Amplifier characteristics 6.00
3. Logic characteristics 6.00
4. Waveform generation 6.00
5. Combinational logic 5.00
6. Sequential logic 15.00
7. Microprocessors 20.00
8. PLC applications 10.00
9. DC circuits, motors and generators 6.00
10. Power factor and resonance 6.00
11. AC machines 6.00
12. Technical reporting 7.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=03&subject1=ELE1911)

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  • A basic scientific calculator, which need not be programmable or have graphics.
  • A pad of A4 graph paper, 2 mm squares.
  • A protractor, scale ruler, dividers and drawing compass, HB pencil and eraser.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
  • ELE1301 Computer engineering: external study guide and text, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.
  • ELE1502 Electronic circuits: external study guide and text, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.
  • ELE1801 Electrical technology: external study guide and text, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Private Study 10.00
Residential Schools 40.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
LABORATORY EXERCISES 1 100 07 Feb 2014

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    (i) This course requires attendance at a residential school It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration. (ii) Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course before they are able to undertake any practical work in the electrical laboratories.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To complete the practical component satisfactorily, students must complete relevant sections of the practice book, and assume pro-rata responsibilities in all small group activities, to the satisfaction of the laboratory supervisor. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Not applicable.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade students must complete at least 80% of the practical and other activities at a satisfactory standard at the Residential School for the course, as stated in 2 above and submit to the course examiner the ‘Lab Completion Log’ form by the due date.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    As P is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade, under the requirements in 4 above, will be given a grade of P. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an Incomplete grade.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.

  2. Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be produced within 24 hours if required by the Examiner.

  3. In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.

  4. If electronic submission of assessments is specified for the course, students will be notified of this in the course Introductory Book and on the USQ Study Desk. All required electronic submission must be made through the Assignment Drop Box located on the USQ Study Desk for the course, unless directed otherwise by the examiner of the course. The due date for an electronically submitted assessment is the date by which a student must electronically submit the assignment. The assignment files must be submitted by 11.55pm on the due date using USQ time (as displayed on the clock on the course home page; that is, Australian Eastern Standard Time).

  5. If the method of assessment submission is by written, typed or printed paper-based media students should (i) submit to the Faculty Office for students enrolled in the course in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail to the USQ for students enrolled in the course in the external mode. The due date for the assessment is the date by which a student must (i) submit the assessment for students enrolled in the on-campus mode, or (ii) mail the assessment for students enrolled in the external mode.

  6. The Faculty will NOT normally accept submission of assessments by facsimile or email.

  7. Students who do not have regular access to postal services for the submission of paper-based assessments, or regular access to Internet services for electronic submission, or are otherwise disadvantaged by these regulations may be given special consideration. They should contact the examiner of the course to negotiate such special arrangements prior to the submission date.

  8. Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM (Incomplete - Make up). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non-directed personal study.

  9. Students who, for medical, family/personal, or employment-related reasons, are unable to complete an assignment or to sit for an examination at the scheduled time may apply to defer an assessment in a course. Such a request must be accompanied by appropriate supporting documentation. One of the following temporary grades may be awarded IDS (Incomplete - Deferred Examination; IDM (Incomplete Deferred Make-up); IDB (Incomplete - Both Deferred Examination and Deferred Make-up).

  10. Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing