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ENAE12004 - Industrial Data Communications

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students apply data communications techniques and principles to industrial instrumentation and control systems. They explain and apply fundamental data communications concepts and principles to analysis of modern data communications systems. They apply data communication standards and principles to solve problems, design, specify and debug industrial data communications systems and components. They develop skills in communicating and presenting technical information, plan and manage projects, and show professional approaches to working and learning collaboratively and independently. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer and to make frequent use of the Internet.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENAE12011 Introductory Electronic Communications or ENAE12014 Digital Devices and Applications

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2015

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Distance

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 35%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 10%
5. Written Assessment 0%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.56% response rate.

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.

Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Lecturer was very helpful and the material provided were very good.
Recommendation
This practice will continue in the new communication systems unit which replaces this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Weight on the design assessment was too high
Recommendation
In the new unit, this assessment will be replaced by a modelling task. The weight of that assessment will be less than the weight of this assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: course evaluation
Feedback
The study material (powerpoints etc) and the online tutorials were very good for this course
Recommendation
The practice of conducting online tutorials and providing study material will continue.
Action Taken
This offering also offered online tutorials and some study materials.
Source: course evaluation, email
Feedback
The course textbook is hard to follow sometimes
Recommendation
Look for alternative textbook the new communication systems course in term 2 2017.
Action Taken
After an extensive search it was decided to keep this as the textbook for the new unit, as this covered most of the topics intended to be covered in this unit. Although there were textbooks that had better coverage in some topics, they lacked the breadth required for the unit.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of data communications. [1, 2,3]
  2. Explain the operation of modern data communications systems. [1,2,3,4]
  3. Compare and evaluate data communications standards used in the instrumentation and control environments. [1,3,4,5]
  4. Apply data communications principles to formulate and solve problems associated with industrial data communications systems. [1,3,4,5]
  5. Design and specify basic data communications systems and components. [1,2,3,4,5,7,8]
  6. Explain issues and processes associated with debugging data communications systems in the electronic communications and instrumentation and control environments. [2,3,4,5]
  7. Plan, monitor and successfully complete projects. (4,9)
  8. Communicate effectively using data communications terminology, symbols and diagrams and professionally document calculations and design solutions. [1,2,3,5,9]
  9. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams. [2,4,6,9,10]

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Written Assessment