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ELE2501 Electronic Workshop and Production

Semester 2, 2019 Online
Short Description: Electronic W/Shop & Production
Units : 1
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 : 031399 - Electrical, Electronic Enginee
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Jason Brown


Pre-requisite: (ELE1502 and ELE1801) 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 and construction practice 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 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. The principles of component selection, printed circuit design using CAD software, fabrication and assembly techniques are presented and modern automated assembly using surface mount technology is introduced.


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 workshop manuals and other 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

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (

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Approved Electronics Project (eg Instrumentation Amplifier Kit).
PCB design software - Altium Designer (12 month student licence).
Students will require internet access to UConnect 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.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 82.00
Directed Study 73.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
PCB DESIGN 150 15 05 Sep 2019 2 (see note 1)
TIMED QUIZ 1 250 25 09 Sep 2019 4 (see note 2)
PROJECT 250 25 23 Oct 2019 (see note 3)
PROJECT MANUAL 100 10 23 Oct 2019 3 (see note 4)
TIMED QUIZ 2 250 25 28 Oct 2019 1 (see note 5)

  1. The Timed Quizzes comprise a series of 50 multiple choice questions each. The time allowed for each quiz is 60 minutes and may only be attempted once. The quizzes will be posted on Study Desk approximately two days before the due date and must be completed and submitted on or before the due date.
  2. The Timed Quizzes comprise a series of 50 multiple choice questions each. The time allowed for each quiz is 60 minutes and may only be attempted once. The quizzes will be posted on Study Desk approximately two days before the due date and must be completed and submitted on or before the due date.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    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.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To complete each of the assessment items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available (or at least a grade of C-) for each assessment item. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.

  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 in a course a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks for the course and attain 50% of total available marks in assessment items “Project” and “Timed Quiz 2”..

  5. 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.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination for this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    As there are no examinations in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

  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. Referencing in Assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at .

Other requirements

  1. Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.