ENGINEERING PRACTICE

ELE5PRA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will focus on surveying current experimental practice in electronics. Topics covered include the Digital Storage Oscilloscope, Digital Circuits and other devices that may be relevant. Students also learn a range of software tools and programming languages such as Matlab, industry recognised IDEs, Embedded C and C. Students are expected to develop a high level of proficiency in using the above devices as well as a range of laboratory equipment, such as power supplies, signal generators, PCs and development boards.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects None.

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students are expected to perform MATLAB calculations,write m-files and use MATLAB for communications based purposes.

Activities:
The students are required to perform sequentially tasked laboratory work demonstrating their understanding and abilities to use MATLAB to solve problems in the field of communications. These include modulation and demodulation of communication signals, spectrum analysis, signal-to-noise (SNR) calculations and mathematical dataset manipulation.These areas will be assessed through an online (LMS) one-hour test and laboratory marksheets.

02. Students are expected to design lower order passive filters, calculate and compensate for loading effects of the two port networks.

Activities:
The students are required to perform sequentially tasked laboratory work demonstrating their understanding and abilities to and analyse 2 port filter networks, Sudents will be required to calculate the effects of circuit loading and circuit specification restrictions. These include black-box problem solving, functional system alteration to meet desired specifications, calculations to alter intended circuit specifications. These areas will be assessed through an online (LMS) one-hour test.

03. Students are expected to perform circuit simulation on analogue circuits and passive filters

Activities:
The students are required to perform sequentially tasked laboratory work demonstrating their understanding and abilities to use TINA circuit simulation tools to design circuit schematics and simulate them and emulate their functionality. These include schematic layout principles, functional problem solving when debugging circuits, calculations to alter intended circuit specifications. These areas will be assessed through a written assignment, online (LMS) one-hour test.

04. Students are expected to use a range of laboratory equipment such as power supplies, signal generators, PC's, the Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO's) and Spectrum Analysers.

Activities:
The students are required to perform sequentially tasked laboratory work demonstrating their understanding and abilities to use range of laboratory equipment such as power supplies, signal generators, PC's, the Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO's) and Spectrum Analysers. These include circuit loading and measurement principles, circuit clasification and determination. Bode ploting, documentation and technical report writing. These areas will be assessed through a written assignment.

05. Be familiar with laboratory instruments and procedures

Activities:
As above

06. Demonstrate effective written communication skills

Activities:
Present an engineering technical report in a clear and logical fashion.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Three 1-hour lab tests (total 3000 words)Online LMS quiz performed within a laboratory session60 01, 02, 03, 06
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a minimum 40% mark in the examination is mandatory.30 01, 02, 03, 06
one 500-word assignmentAssignment focuses on: Characterisation of randomised filters10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06