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ELE3915 Electrical and Electronic Practice E

Semester 2, 2013 External Toowoomba
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Electrical, Electronic & Computing
Version produced : 23 April 2014

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Staffing

Examiner: Alexander Kist
Moderator: Hong Zhou

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 gain practical experience with equipment and concepts associated with higher level electrical, electronic and computer systems courses. At the same time the course provides room to practice transferable skills such as teamwork and problem solving skills.

Synopsis

This is the final technical practice course for Bachelor of Engineering students majoring in Electrical and Electronic or Computer Systems Engineering. This course provides experimental work and project work in the areas of automatic electronic test equipment, power electronics, applied control, electronic design, computer systems & shell scripting and networking & VoIP systems. The principle objectives are to allow the student to develop knowledge of techniques, apply theory and interact with phenomena in real situations, and further develop problem identification and solution skills together with a capacity for self learning. A significant proportion of the course is devoted to group based project work.

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 11 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. communicate results effectively to peers and prepare written reports;
  4. engage in informed discussions about equipment, activity design, experiment execution and results;
  5. devise, implement and evaluate test procedures on electronic devices using a graphical; programming language such as Labview, and automatic test equipment;
  6. carry out performance testing of power electronic circuits and equipment;
  7. design and test electronic circuits and evaluate their performance;
  8. design and test closed loop control systems and evaluate their performance;
  9. program and operate GPIB-based automatic test equipment;
  10. design and implement shell scripts to enable simple control tasks;
  11. to compile, install and configure VoIP PABX Asterisk software under Linux to demonstrate the operation of a telephone system.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Automatic Test Equipment 25.00
2. Elective Labs - select three from below:
  1. Power Electronics - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE3805
  2. Applied Control - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE2103
  3. Electronic design - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE2503 or ELE2504
  4. Shell Scripting- recommended prior or concurrent study ELE3305
  5. VOIP - 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=ELE3915)

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.
  • ELE2103, ELE2503 or ELE2504, ELE3305, ELE3805 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 1 50 20 Sep 2013
PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES 1 50 20 Sep 2013 (see note 1)

NOTES
  1. Students will be advised of Residential School dates.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    (a) 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. (b) 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 satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  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, as stated in the course Assessment Scheme.

  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. 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

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.