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ELE2912 Electrical and Electronic Practice B

Semester 3, 2022 External
Units : 0
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Engineering
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Examiner: Mark Phythian


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


The assessment in this course is competency-based. Students will achieve either a pass or fail for each assessment. Students need to pass all assessment items to successfully complete the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with the accrediting organisation/s (where relevant).

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.

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. 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. simulate and analyse 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 required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Portfolio No 100 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Date printed 10 February 2023