ENEE13018 - Analogue Electronics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces the operating principles of basic analogue electronic elements such as diodes, transistors, and op-amps. You will then use these basic elements to construct analogue circuits such as power supplies, amplifiers, filters, and oscillators. You will also apply analysis and design techniques together with spreadsheet and simulation software tools to virtually prototype and test analogue electronic circuits. You will use fundamental electrical engineering knowledge and language in context and document the process of design, modelling, and analysis. You will present information, communicate, work, and learn in a professional manner. On satisfactory completion, you should be able to research and discuss the application of analogue electronics devices in different contexts such as power electronics, signal processing, and communication. Students enrolled in distance mode are required to attend a compulsory Residential School.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: (ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity OR PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B OR ENAG11002 Energy and Electricity ) AND (MATH11218 Applied Mathematics OR MATH11160 Technology Mathematics)

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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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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).

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 0%
2. Written Assessment 15%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 30%
4. Written Assessment 15%
5. Take Home Exam 40%

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 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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: Emails; 'Have Your Say' feedback.
The practical analysis - design approach taken in this unit is enjoyed / appreciated by students.
Continue with and refine the analysis and design examples.
Action Taken
Analysis and design examples remained a theme, although presented at an even simpler level than previously.
Source: 'Have Your Say'
Some students seemed to feel overwhelmed by the first topic as well as a challenging first assignment.
Consider a softer introduction to diodes and their complexity, and schedule a briefing session for Assignment 1.
Action Taken
Weekly support sessions were presented at an even simpler level than previously. Assignment briefings were held.
Source: Emails and 'Have Your Say' feedback.
Assessments were due late in the term and caused unnecessary pressure.
Spread assessments out over the term, and start with a shorter / lighter assignment to help students get up to speed.
Action Taken
Source: 'Have Your Say' feedback.
Some students seemed to feel overwhelmed by the Laboratory work which has changed to a Design and Simulate approach.
Take a Residential School approach, even if this is virtual. Weekly Zoom support sessions for Labs are also possible.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Research the operation of semiconductor devices and identify their practical applications
  2. Analyse the operation and deployment of analogue electronics devices in various applications
  3. Design amplifiers and power supplies for typical electronic systems
  4. Model and analyse the behaviour of electronic circuits using computer-aided tools
  5. Interpret function requirements, evaluate design options, and prepare project documents for typical applications
  6. Construct electronic circuits virtually and/or with hardware to a given design and validate their operation
  7. Interpret and use electronic engineering terminology and symbols that conform to Australian Standards
  8. Work collaboratively and autonomously to solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers, Stage 1 Competency Standard for Engineering Technologists, and Stage 1 Competency Standard for Engineering Associates.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Take Home Exam
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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
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 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
5 - Take Home Exam