|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Engineering|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||28 November 2022|
Pre-requisite: (ELE1502 and ELE1301) 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, design techniques and construction practice, from both hardware and software perspectives, 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, design techniques 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 including both hardware and software. The principles of component selection, printed circuit design using CAD software, fabrication and assembly techniques are addressed and modern automated assembly using surface mount technology is introduced.