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ELE1911 Electrical and Electronic Practice A

Semester 3, 2019 External
Short Description: Electrical & Electronic Prac A
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 031300 - Elect and Electr Eng and Techn
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 21 May 2019


Examiner: Mark Norman

Other requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: ELE1301 and ELE1502 and ELE1801


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.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.


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.


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

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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 expectations

Activity Hours
Private Study 10.00
Residential Schools 40.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
Res School/Lab Attend & Partic 1 100 14 Feb 2020 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (see note 1)

  1. On-campus students can follow the Class Timetables ( as a guide or enrolled students can refer to their student portal and navigate to Student Centre>Self Service>Timetables>My Weekly Schedule.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    External students must attend the mandatory residential school and on-campus students must attend the mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes. 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 satisfactorily complete the assessment item students must achieve a mark of 1 out of 1 for that assessment item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade students must attend and participate in the mandatory residential school or on-campus laboratories or practical classes and achieve a mark of 1 out of 1 for the assessment item.

  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

Assessment notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (

  2. 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.

  3. As part of the mandatory residential school, students may be expected to undertake a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, practical classes and assessment as advised by the course examiner.