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ELE2912 Electrical and Electronic Practice B

Semester 3, 2021 External
Short Description: Electrical & Electronic Prac B
Units : 0
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 : Pass/Not Pass


Examiner: Mark Phythian


Pre-requisite: (ELE1301 and ELE1502 and ELE1801) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDNS or MENS

Other Requisites

Recommended prior or concurrent study: See elective Lab list in the Topics section of this course specification.


The purpose of this practice course is to provide experimental support for level two of all internal programs and level three of all external programs in Electrical and Electronic, Computer Systems, Power Engineering, Instrumentation, Control and Automation Engineering. Engineering practice skills, such as the ability to perform practical and project work, innovation, problem identification and solution and engineering judgement will be developed as the student's progress through their program. The development of communication skills is also encouraged in the engineering practice courses. This practice course will also reinforce the learning of theory and develop observation and interpretation skills and to stimulate interest and develop self-confidence. The course provides equipment familiarisation and safety information for electrical measurement, microprocessor programming and PCB design.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.


The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to (Note: objectives 5 to 11 relate to elective labs):

  1. select and use appropriate test equipment and procedures from a wide range of possibilities;
  2. analyse and interpret test results and measurements on electric circuits, in terms of theoretical models;
  3. predict the performance of electric circuits from device characteristics;
  4. design an electronic printed circuit board for a specific application using industry standard software;
  5. design and write programs to operate microprocessor hardware to perform particular tasks;
  6. create software to solve a specified problem, while working as part of a team;
  7. develop an understanding of either: telecommunications principles or power systems networks


Description Weighting(%)
1. Electrical Measurement 25.00
2. Altium Designer 25.00
3. Embedded Systems - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE2303 25.00
4. Elective Labs – select one from below:
a. Telecommunications - recommended prior or concurrent study ELE2601
b. Sim Power Systems

Text and Materials

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There are no texts or materials required 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.
ELE2303, ELE2601, External study packages, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba (As required for selection of Elective Labs).

Student Workload Expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 5.00
Report Writing 5.00
Residential Schools 40.00

Assessment Details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
Lab Completion Reports 1 20 11 Feb 2022 2,3 (see note 1)
Res School/Lab Participation 1 80 11 Feb 2022 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (see note 2)

  1. Students are required to complete all assigned laboratory/practical sessions and have their attendance record signed off by the supervisor. Students are also required to complete any activity worksheets for the lab sessions and show these to the supervisor before being signed off as competent in that lab. Students must submit a copy of their 'lab completion and competency' record by the due date. The submission process for this record will be detailed in the introductory/practical booklet.
  2. The dates and location of the mandatory residential school are available from the Residential School Timetable ( On-campus students can follow the Class Timetables ( as a guide or enrolled students can refer to their student portal and navigate to Student Centre>Self Service>Timetables>My Weekly Schedule.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    External students must attend the mandatory residential school and on-campus students must attend the mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes. 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. Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course before they are able to undertake any practical work in the electrical laboratories.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete each assessment item students must achieve a mark of 1 out of 1 for that assessment item.

  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 students must attend and participate in the mandatory residential school or laboratory or practical class and achieve a mark of 1 out of 1 for each assessment item.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    As P is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade, under the requirements in 4 above, will be given a grade of P. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an Incomplete grade.

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

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Deferred and Supplementary examinations will be held in accordance with the Assessment Procedure

  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. 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:

  3. As part of the mandatory residential school, students may be expected to undertake a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, practical classes and assessment as advised by the course examiner.

Date printed 11 February 2022