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.


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)

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 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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. 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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 and Moodle feedback.
A large number of positive comments were received about the analysis/ design based tutorials.
Continue with the analysis / design tutorials.
Action Taken
This year (2018), a weekly Q&A session was held which started off with more basic concepts but continued into the analysis / design theme.
Source: Moodle feedback
Some students were of the opinion that the examination was too long.
Consider timing and mark allocation when setting the exam paper.
Action Taken
Exam paper length was trimmed, and mark allocation reviewed. Improved performance was noticed and student feedback also seemed to reflect this.
Source: 'Have Your Say' feedback. Individual emails.
Many positive responses received that echoed the value of the newly trialed Q&A sessions as well as the analysis/design tutorial sessions.
Continue with the analysis/design tutorials. Also, continue refining the Q&A topics and content.
Action Taken
Source: 'Have Your Say' feedback.
Workload distribution (especially first half of the term) and also the lab reports (where no lab partner is available).
Investigate moving some of the final theory topics into the Laboratory exercises to make more space (time) for the foundational topics in the early weeks. Facilitate lab team formation early in the term and devise a reduced lab report specification for students without a lab partner.
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 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