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ELE3915 Electrical and Electronic Practice E

Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Electrical & Electronic Prac E
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


Examiner: Alexander Kist


Pre-requisite: ELE1801 and ELE1301 and ELE1502 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MENS or MEPR

Other requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: ELE3305


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.


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, applied control, computer systems, networking, Internet of Things and 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.

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. 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. design and test simple Internet of Things applications and evaluate their performance;
  7. design and implement shell scripts to enable simple control tasks;
  8. to compile, install and configure VoIP PABX Asterisk software under Linux to demonstrate the operation of a telephone system.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Automatic Test Equipment & LabVIEW programming 25.00
2. Rapid Prototyping 25.00
3. Voice over Internet Protocol 25.00
4. Internet of Things 25.00

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). (

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (

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 lab activities).

Student workload expectations

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 Objectives Assessed Notes
Lab Completion Reports 1 99 25 Oct 2019 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (see note 1)
Res School/Lab Attend & Partic 1 1 25 Oct 2019 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (see note 2)

  1. The dates and location of the mandatory residential school are available from the Residential School Timetable (

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 each 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 and achieve a mark of 1 out of 1 for each 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. IEEE is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use IEEE style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. For further information on this referencing style, refer to the below website:

  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.

Other requirements

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