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ELE3914 Electrical and Electronic Practice D

Semester 2, 2013 External Toowoomba
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Electrical, Electronic & Computing
Version produced : 18 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Ron Sharma
Moderator: John Leis

Requisites

Pre-requisite: ELE1801 and ELE1301 and ELE1502

Other requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: See elective Lab list in the Topics section of this course specification.

Rationale

This course provides an opportunity for students to have practical experience with equipment and concepts associated with higher level electrical and electronic courses, while at the same time developing some other skills needed to perform satisfactorily in the workforce.

Synopsis

This course provides experience with a range of advanced electrical and electronic equipment of the kind not likely to be available for analysis in industry. This equipment includes advanced electronic test equipment, electromagnetic compatibility measuring equipment, automatic electronic test equipment programmed with graphical programming software and programmable logic controllers, power electronic systems such as motor drives and rectifiers and a variety of electrical machines. Work during the course will be in small teams and students are expected to perform satisfactorily in this context.

Objectives

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to (Note: objectives 6 to 12 relate to elective labs):

  1. evaluate a broad range of design criteria for typical electrical or electronic products;
  2. co-operate in a team environment to achieve objectives in a given timeframe;
  3. present a short seminar to a group of their peers;
  4. prepare evaluative reports on work undertaken;
  5. engage in informed discussions about design criteria for electrical and electronic equipment, including sustainability;
  6. measure the transmission characteristics of cables and waveguides, and compare the results with theoretical predictions;
  7. analyse the frequency spectra of communication signal waveforms and compare results with theoretical predictions;
  8. design and write programs to operate microprocessor hardware to perform particular tasks;
  9. create software to solve a specified problem, while working as part of a team;
  10. measure the characteristics of electrical machines;
  11. develop a understanding of virtual machine technology; practice installation, configuration and use the Linux operating system and related software applications;
  12. setup, configure and administer computer networks and develop an understanding of IP packet forwarding and network services.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Electromagnetic Compatibility 25.00
2. Elective Labs - select three from below:
  1. Embedded Systems - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE2303
  2. Telecommunications - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE2601
  3. Electrical Plant - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE3803
  4. Linux - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE3305
  5. Power System Simulation
  6. Networking - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE3305
75.00

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=02&subject1=ELE3914)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)

  • There are no texts or materials required for this course.

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.
  • ELE2303, ELE2601, ELE3803, ELE3305 External study packages, USQ, Toowoomba. (As required for selection of Elective Labs).

Student workload requirements

Activity Hours
Directed Study 5.00
Laboratory or Practical Classes 40.00
Report Writing 5.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
LAB COMPLETION REPORTS 100 100 25 Oct 2013 (see note 1)

NOTES
  1. Students are required to complete all assigned laboratory/practical sessions and have their attendance record signed off by the supervisor. Students are also required to complete any activity worksheets for the lab sessions and show these to the supervisor before being signed off as competent in that lab. Students must submit a copy of their 'lab completion and competency' record by the due date. The submission process for this record will be detailed in the introductory/practical booklet.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    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. 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 submit, by the due date, a practical report which meets the requirements of the assessment scheme.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    If students submit assignments after the due date without (prior) approval of the examiner then a penalty of 5% of the total marks gained by the student for the assignment may apply for each working day late up to ten working days at which time a mark of zero may be recorded. No assignments will be accepted after model answers have been posted.

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade, students must satisfactorily complete (as defined in Statement 2) at least 80% of the practical and other activities.

  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 despatched to USQ 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. This is a communication benchmark course and a major component of the assessment of this course will be associated with the demonstration of communication skills.

  11. 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