|Semester 1, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||Electronic Circuits|
|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 :||031303 - Electronic Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 April 2021|
Examiner: Mark Norman
The world today is dominated by electronic circuits: Communications, Computing, Control, Signal Processing, Biomedicine, Audio/Visual circuitry and Instrumentation. This course is the introductory course to Electronics. It is a pre-requisite to a number of other courses in all the Electrical majors of the BENS and BENH programs.
This course introduces the fundamental ideas, theory and devices of electronics. It develops these ideas in an applied way to the extent that the student will be able, after successful completion, to use integrated circuits, resistors and capacitors to arrange and build a range of circuits, and to apply basic scientific and mathematical principles to analyse simple circuits.
The course is designed around a group of hardware projects which the students respond to, build, test and appropriately document. By this approach, a realistic understanding is gained and attention is focussed on those aspects of electronics as a component of engineering industry, which are most valuable.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Apply fundamental circuit theory analysis tools such as Ohm’s Law and Kirchhof’s Laws; and design, build, test and fault-find basic electronic circuits;
- Select and combine basic ICs, analog sensors and application circuit blocks to achieve a simple task;
- Use and create system documentation and circuit drawings for simple electronic circuits;
- Locate, interpret and apply information from manufacturer data sheets and websites;
- Analyse, describe and contextualise the effect of electronic technology in modern society;
- Demonstrate professional skills and reflective practice.
|1.||DC Circuit Theory||20.00|
|2.||System Design and Analysis||20.00|
|3.||Diodes and Transistors||10.00|
|4.||Power Supplies and Linear Voltage Regulators||10.00|
|5.||Logic Gates, Combination and Sequential circuits||10.00|
|6.||Monostables, Astables and Comparators||10.00|
|8.||The Effect of Electronics on Society||10.00|
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://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=ELE1502)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|REPORT||100||10||15 Mar 2021||5,6|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||300||30||29 Mar 2021||1,2,3,4,6|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||300||30||04 May 2021||1,2,3,4,6|
|DESIGN ASSIGNMENT 3||300||30||31 May 2021||1,2,3,4,6|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility 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.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle).
Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.
To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
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.
Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).
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: