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ELE2501 Electronic Workshop and Production

Semester 2, 2022 Online
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Jason Brown


Pre-requisite: (ELE1502 and ELE1301) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GCEN


A technical officer or professional engineer, employed in the electrical and electronic industry, will at some time be involved in the design and development of electronic equipment. A knowledge of manufacturing processes, design techniques and construction practice, from both hardware and software perspectives, is therefore necessary; whether developing new processes, improving existing processes, using manual skills "hands on" or supervising others using these skills.

The information presented in this course will provide the necessary background to manufacturing processes, design techniques and the manual skills necessary to develop a final product. The aim of this course is to enable the student to comprehend the principles of modern manufacturing processes and to acquire competency in the design, construction and documentation of electronic equipment including both hardware and software. The principles of component selection, printed circuit design using CAD software, fabrication and assembly techniques are addressed and modern automated assembly using surface mount technology is introduced.

Course learning outcomes

The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. analyse electronic components and interpret their specifications with regard to reliability and selection;
  2. design a printed circuit board to satisfy client and technical requirements, using computer-assisted techniques;
  3. construct an item of electronic equipment to a specified standard;
  4. develop documentation for electronic equipment;
  5. compare modern electronic manufacturing processes and techniques.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Component Familiarisation 5.00
2. Electrical and Electronic Drafting 6.00
3. PCB Design and Manufacture 14.00
4. Introduction to Surface Mount Technology 9.00
5. Workshop Safety and Practice 6.00
6. Hand Tools 9.00
7. Mechanical Design and Construction 16.00
8. Soldering 18.00
9. Documentation and standards 11.00
10. Introduction to Troubleshooting 6.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

3D modelling software - to be advised at the start of the course.
Approved Electronics Project (e.g. based on the Arduino Starter Kit).
PCB design software - to be advised at the start of the course.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Design Design 1 No 20 2
Assignments Practical Tech and/or scntific artefact No 30 3
Assignments Design Design 2 No 20 3,4
Assignments Written Quiz No 30 1,5
Date printed 27 June 2022