ENGINEERING PROJECT B

ELE5PRB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will focus on surveying current experimental engineering project principles in electronics. Topics covered include, MATLAB for control and linear systems, Altium circuit design software and Embedded-C programming. Students are expected to develop a high level of proficiency in the above as well as using an industry recognised embedded system and design suite.

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 control and linear systems based purposes.

Activities:
1. The students are required to perform sequentially tasked laboratory work demonstrating their understanding and abilities to use MATLAB to solve problems in the fields of control and linear systems. These include control stability, system response and closed loop design in the MATLAB environment, PID control and mathematical dataset manipulation. These areas will be assessed through an online (LMS) one-hour test and laboratory marksheets.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

02. Students are expected to program a development board in Embedded C language and enhance debugging techniques and logical programming skills.

Activities:
2. The students are required to perform sequentially tasked laboratory work demonstrating their understanding and abilities to program an embedded microprocessor. The demonstrative tasks include, peripheral control (LEDs, switch and numerical keypad inputs and writing to an LCD. These areas will be assessed through a written assignment, two online (LMS) one-hour tests and laboratory marksheets.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs
Creative Problem-solving

03. Students are expected to develop circuit design skills using Altium tools and printed circuit board (PCB) layout.

Activities:
3. The students are required to perform sequentially tasked laboratory work demonstrating their understanding and abilities to use Altium Designer tools to design circuit schematics and translate them into a functional printed circuit board (PCB). These include layout principles in both schematic and PCB designs, functional problem solving when routing PCBs, copper track thickness calculations and physical component placement considerations. These areas will be assessed through a written assignment, online (LMS) one-hour test and laboratory marksheets.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four 1-hour laboratory tests60 01, 02, 03
one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a minimum 40% mark in the examination is mandatory.30 01, 02, 03
one 500-word assignment10 02, 03