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ELE2913 Electrical and Electronic Practice C

Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Short Description: Electrical & Electronic Prac C
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: Les Bowtell


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

Other requisites

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


The purpose of this practice course is to provide experimental support for the 2nd and 3rd levels of all programs in Electrical & Electronic, Computer Systems and Power Engineering. This practice course provides equipment familiarisation and safety information, experience with prototyping together with experimental work in Power Electronics, Electronic Circuit Testing, Component and Circuit Characteristics, Process Control and applied Control Techniques. The principle objectives are to allow the student to develop practical skills; a knowledge of devices, equipment and techniques; reinforce the learning of theory; develop observation and interpretation skills; 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. interpret and apply manufacturers' data for electronic devices;
  2. select and use appropriate test equipment and procedures from a wide range of possibilities;
  3. measure the characteristics and/or performance of a wide range of electrical and electronic circuits and devices;
  4. analyse and interpret test results and measurements on electric and electronic circuits, in terms of theoretical models, and by comparison with the results of simulations;
  5. predict the performance of electric and electronic circuits from device characteristics;
  6. design electronic circuits to perform simple functions.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Electronics 20.00
2. Control 20.00
3. Automation 20.00
4. Power Electronics 20.00
5. Computing 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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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.
Floyd, TL 2017, Electronic devices, 10th edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Wildi, T 2005, Electrical machines, drives, and power systems, 6th edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

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
Quiz 1 Preparatory 1 25 03 Sep 2020 1,2
Quiz 2 Competency Assessment 1 25 22 Oct 2020 4,5,6
Res School/Lab Participation 1 50 22 Oct 2020 1,2,3,4,5,6 (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 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 or laboratory or practical class, obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course and achieve a mark of 1 out of 1 for Quiz 2 Competency Assessment.

  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:
    Not applicable.

  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.

Date printed 6 November 2020