CQUniversity Unit Profile
ENEX12002 Introductory Electronics
Introductory Electronics
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General Information

Overview

This unit will introduce you to the fundamentals of analog and digital electronics. You will learn the theory of operation of commonly used in active and passive electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors, signal & power amplifiers, oscillators, and Op-amps . This unit will provide you with sufficient knowledge of Boolean algebra necessary to understand digital electronics. You will learn logic gates, combinational logic circuits, logic minimization, flip-flops, counters, shift-registers, memory, and multiplexers. You will develop skills in analysing electronic circuits and modelling of analog and digital circuits using industry standard simulation software packages. During this unit you will design analog and digital systems for real world applications and test them in simulation software. This unit will also provide you with an opportunity to further develop their professional skills such as communication, technical writing, and individual presentations.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: MATH11219 Applied Calculus AND (ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity or PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B)

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2020

Mackay
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
4. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
5. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Self reflection

Feedback

Information in some lab exercises should be revised to make them easier to follow.

Recommendation

Lab exercises will be reviewed and relevant information would be added.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the operation of semiconductor devices and use them to design circuits for practical applications.
  2. Discuss digital number systems and explain how these systems are applied in digital information processing hardware
  3. Analyse the operation of analogue and digital electronic circuits, and model them using industry standard simulation tools to verify their behaviour
  4. Interpret function requirements, evaluate circuit options and design analog and digital electronic circuits to solve real world problems
  5. Construct analog and digital electronic circuits to a given design and validate their operation
  6. Solve real life problems and communicate professionally using electronic engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams that conform to Australian and international standards
  7. Work collaboratively and autonomously and communicate professionally in presenting your solutions

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
5 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
4 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
5 - Practical and Written Assessment - 20%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Analog Fundamentals: A Systems Approach VitalSource eBook 1 (2012)

Authors: Thomas L. Floyd & David M. Buchla
Pearson
NJ , USA
ISBN: 9780133109016
Binding: eBook
Prescribed

Digital Fundamentals Global Edition VitalSource eBook 11th Global edition (2014)

Authors: Thomas L Floyd
Pearson
USA
ISBN: 9781292075990
Binding: eBook

Additional Textbook Information

Digital Fundamentals Global Edition VitalSource eBook (11e) is available for purchase at http://www.pearson.com.au/9781292075990

Analog Fundamentals: A Systems Approach VitalSource eBook is available for purchase at http://www.pearson.com.au/9780133109016

Students preferring a paper version of the text can order the value pack of both books at a reduced price from the CQUni Bookshop here (search on the Unit code)

Latest Multisim version. Please see the Moodle site for further details.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Eagle PCB Design - Trial
  • Pdf creator/scanner
  • MS Office (mainly Word and Powerpoint)
  • Zoom Video Conference Application
  • Windows 8 or later PC with admin rights to install software and USB port to operate USB Oscilloscope
  • NI Multisim Software (license provided by CQU)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Lasi Piyathilaka Unit Coordinator
l.piyathilaka@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 13 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Analog Concepts, Diodes and Applications

Chapter

Book 1: Analog Fundamentals

Chapters 3 and 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Relevant questions and sample problems will be solved every week.

Week 2 Begin Date: 20 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Specialized Diodes and Introduction to BJT

Chapter

Book 1: Analog Fundamentals

Chapters 2 and 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 27 Jul 2020

Module/Topic

Transistor Amplifiers, Signal and Power Amplification

Chapter

Book 1: Analog Fundamentals

Chapters 3 and 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 03 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Operational Amplifier

Chapter

Book 1: Analog Fundamentals

Chapters 6 and 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 10 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Special Operational Amplifier Circuits

Active Filters

Chapter

Book 1: Analog Fundamentals

Chapters 8 and 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 17 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 24 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Oscillators

Voltage Regulators

Chapter

Book 1: Analog Fundamentals

Chapters 10 and 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1 Due: Week 6 Monday (24 Aug 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 31 Aug 2020

Module/Topic

Number Systems, Operations, and Logic Gates

Chapter

Book 2: Digital Fundamentals

Chapters 1,2, and 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lab reports 1 (Analog): Due on Monday (Week 7) at 11:55 PM AEST

Week 8 Begin Date: 07 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Boolean Algebra and Logic Simplification

Chapter

Book 2: Digital Fundamentals

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Non-compulsory Residential school 7th-8th September (online)


Design Assignment 1 (Analog) Due: Week 8 Friday (11 Sep 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 14 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Combinational Logic Analysis and Functions of Combinational Logic

Chapter

Book 2: Digital Fundamentals

Chapters 5 and 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 21 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Latches and Flip-flops

Chapter

Book 2: Digital Fundamentals

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 28 Sep 2020

Module/Topic

Timers and Counters

Chapter

Book 2: Digital Fundamentals

Chapter 7 and 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 2 Due: Week 11 Monday (28 Sep 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Shift Registers

Data Storage

Chapter

Book 2: Digital Fundamentals

Chapter 8 and 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Lab reports 2 (Digital): Due on Monday (week 12) at 11:55 PM AEST.

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Design Assignment 2 (Digital) Due: Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Oct 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Due to COVID-19 situation the face to face Residential School will not take place. Students will have the option to join non-compulsory online residential school from 7th-8th September or complete the experiments at their own phase with lab kits provided. 

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1

Task Description

This assessment would cover topics from analog fundamentals. The assessment criteria and questions will be provided well before the submission date and would be strictly followed. The students are not expected to draw any waveforms or write any equations in the word editor, instead they can scan a clear and legible handwritten document and submit it as a pdf file. Details will be given on the Moodle unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (24 Aug 2020) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Monday (7 Sep 2020)

Marked assignment with feedback will be provided


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

1. Correct Answers

2. Correct Format

3. All working must be shown to obtain full marks

4. Assignment answers must be neat, tidy and legible

5. Structure and Format of the Submission (cover page, file name, page orientation and numbering)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
One pdf file

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the operation of semiconductor devices and use them to design circuits for practical applications.
  • Analyse the operation of analogue and digital electronic circuits, and model them using industry standard simulation tools to verify their behaviour
  • Work collaboratively and autonomously and communicate professionally in presenting your solutions


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2

Task Description

This assessment would cover the topics from digital electronics domain. The assessment criteria and questions will be provided well before the submission date and would be strictly followed. The students are not expected to draw any waveforms or write any equations in the word editor, instead they can scan a clear and legible handwritten document and submit it as a pdf file. Details will be given on the Moodle unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (28 Sep 2020) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Monday (12 Oct 2020)

Marked assignment with feedback will be provided


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

1. Correct Answers

2. Correct Format

3. All working must be shown to obtain full marks

4. Assignment answers must be neat, tidy and legible

5. Structure and Format of the Submission (cover page, file name, page orientation and numbering)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
One pdf file

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Discuss digital number systems and explain how these systems are applied in digital information processing hardware
  • Analyse the operation of analogue and digital electronic circuits, and model them using industry standard simulation tools to verify their behaviour
  • Work collaboratively and autonomously and communicate professionally in presenting your solutions


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence

3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practicals, Laboratory Exercise, and Report

Task Description

This assessment corresponds to lab practicals and collectively covers almost all topics from both digital and analog domain. There are mainly two labs in total out of which, lab 1 covers the analogue electronics portion and lab 2 covers the digital portion.

The assessment is distributed as per the content and the details and modalities of these practicals will be available from the unit Moodle website at the start of the term. These practicals are compulsory for every student.


Assessment Due Date

Lab reports 1 (Analog): Due on Monday (Week 8) at 11:55 PM AEST. Lab reports 2 (Digital): Due on Monday (week 12) at 11:55 PM AEST.


Return Date to Students

Marked labs with feedback will be provided within 2 weeks of submission date


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

1. Correct Answers

2. Correct Format

3. All Tasks Attempted

4. Correct Procedures

5. Result Discussion

6. All working must be shown to obtain full marks

7. Assignment answers must be neat, tidy and legible

8. Structure and Format of the Submission (cover page, file name, page orientation and numbering)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the operation of semiconductor devices and use them to design circuits for practical applications.
  • Discuss digital number systems and explain how these systems are applied in digital information processing hardware
  • Analyse the operation of analogue and digital electronic circuits, and model them using industry standard simulation tools to verify their behaviour
  • Construct analog and digital electronic circuits to a given design and validate their operation
  • Solve real life problems and communicate professionally using electronic engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams that conform to Australian and international standards
  • Work collaboratively and autonomously and communicate professionally in presenting your solutions


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence

4 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Design Assignment 1 (Analog)

Task Description

This assessment relates to the design of a component / device mainly using contents covered in analog portion of the unit. This mainly software based task would be submitted individually by every student. After the submission the students can fabricate it physically but it would not count towards the grades. Details of this assessment will be available on Moodle unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Friday (11 Sep 2020) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (25 Sep 2020)

Marked design with feedback will be provided


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

1. Correct Answers

2. Correct Format

3. All Tasks Attempted

4. Correct Procedures and Steps Shown

5. Result Discussion

6. All working must be shown to obtain full marks

7. Assignment answers must be neat, tidy and legible

8. Structure and Format of the Submission (cover page, file name, page orientation and numbering)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
One pdf file

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the operation of semiconductor devices and use them to design circuits for practical applications.
  • Discuss digital number systems and explain how these systems are applied in digital information processing hardware
  • Analyse the operation of analogue and digital electronic circuits, and model them using industry standard simulation tools to verify their behaviour
  • Interpret function requirements, evaluate circuit options and design analog and digital electronic circuits to solve real world problems
  • Solve real life problems and communicate professionally using electronic engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams that conform to Australian and international standards
  • Work collaboratively and autonomously and communicate professionally in presenting your solutions


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

5 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Design Assignment 2 (Digital)

Task Description

This assessment relates to the design of a component / device mainly using material covered in digital portion of the unit. This mainly software based task would be submitted individually by every student. After the submission the students can fabricate it physically but it would not count towards the grades. Details of this assessment will be available on Moodle unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Friday (16 Oct 2020) 11:55 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

After grade release


Weighting
20%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

1. Correct Answers

2. Correct Format

3. All Tasks Attempted

4. Correct Procedures and Steps Shown

5. Result Discussion

6. All working must be shown to obtain full marks

7. Assignment answers must be neat, tidy and legible

8. Structure and Format of the Submission (cover page, file name, page orientation and numbering)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
One pdf file

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the operation of semiconductor devices and use them to design circuits for practical applications.
  • Discuss digital number systems and explain how these systems are applied in digital information processing hardware
  • Analyse the operation of analogue and digital electronic circuits, and model them using industry standard simulation tools to verify their behaviour
  • Interpret function requirements, evaluate circuit options and design analog and digital electronic circuits to solve real world problems
  • Solve real life problems and communicate professionally using electronic engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams that conform to Australian and international standards
  • Work collaboratively and autonomously and communicate professionally in presenting your solutions


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence

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