ENEE13018 - Analogue Electronics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces the operating principles of basic analogue electronic elements such as diodes and transistors. You will then use these basic elements to construct analogue devices such as amplifiers, active filters, oscillators and regulated power supplies. You will also apply laboratory techniques and appropriate software tools to the analysis of analogue electronic circuits. You will use fundamental electrical engineering 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 applications such as signal processing and communication. Distance students achieve practical activities outcomes by attending a residential school.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution 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)

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

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. Examination 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.58% 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: Evaluation feedback.
Feedback
Final Design Assignment too difficult / overwhelming
Recommendation
Exam to replace Final Design Assignment.
Action Taken
Done.
Source: Evaluation feedback.
Feedback
Some second year and distance students feel under-prepared for certain aspects of the course, including lab work.
Recommendation
Streamline Labs. Start with basics in Week 1 and Week 2.
Action Taken
Done. Also delayed the first lab until week 3 to give students the opportunity to first learn about the theory before attempting the labs.
Source: Evaluation feedback.
Feedback
Team work vs individual work needs clarification
Recommendation
Brief students in Week 1.
Action Taken
Individual work was emphasised and better understood by students. However exam work and results showed students were largely under-prepared and/or couldn't cope on their own in the exam. This raises a question over the good scores achieved for the 2 assignments vs the poor scores achieved for the invigilated exam.
Source: Emails and Moodle feedback.
Feedback
A large number of positive comments were received about the analysis/ design based tutorials.
Recommendation
Continue with the analysis / design tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
Some students were of the opinion that the examination was too long.
Recommendation
Consider timing and mark allocation when setting the exam paper.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 application of analogue electronics devices in various applications.
  3. Design the interface and power supply arrangements for typical electronic systems.
  4. 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 to a given design and validate their operation.
  7. Interpret and use electronic engineering terminologies 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 - Examination
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 - Examination