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ENEE13020 - Digital Electronics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Digital Electronics will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge of digital electronics devices in information processing applications. You will work in teams and individually to model, analyse, design and verify digital electronic design projects. Using software simulations and practical constructions of digital circuits you will verify operation of digital systems. You will develop the knowledge to analyse the operation of combinational and sequential logic circuits within the discrete and Integrated Circuit (IC) digital electronic devices. You will learn to interpret functional requirements, research implementation options, construct models for testing and verify system performance. You will prepare project documents using symbols and terminologies that comply with Australian standards. Mixed mode students are required to attend a compulsory residential school and to pass the unit students must achieve at least 50% in the project assignment.

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: (PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B OR ENAG11002 Energy and Electricity OR ENEG11009 Fundamentals of 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 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 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. Online Test 15%
2. Project (applied) 40%
3. Online Test 15%
4. Practical Assessment 15%
5. Practical Assessment 15%

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 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 51.22% 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: "Have your say" Unit survey
Feedback
Students enjoyed the design assignment which required practicing of key learning concepts and creativity. Although it was challenging, it was achievable and resulted in deep learning of the taught materials.
Recommendation
The design assignment will be maintained as it provides a valuable learning opportunity to students.
Action Taken
The design assignment will be maintained in the next offering of the unit.
Source: "Have your say" Unit survey
Feedback
Practical sessions were really enjoyable and eye opening!
Recommendation
Practical sessions are the major part of the unit and they will be maintained.
Action Taken
Practical sessions will remain a major and integrated learning activity in this unit.
Source: "Have your say" Unit survey
Feedback
Materials were logically structured and well presented with very useful information throughout the term.
Recommendation
The overall flow and the content of the unit will be kept. Materials will be continuously revised and updated to enhance learning.
Action Taken
The overall flow and the content of the unit will be kept as it seems to support learning well.
Source: "Have your say" Unit survey
Feedback
Assessments were very heavy with many assignment tasks and laboratory reports. Some of them were also too long for their contributions to the overall mark of the unit.
Recommendation
Assessments will be revised and consolidated to reduce both the number and the length. The overall mark will be redistributed among fewer assessment pieces to ensure fairer weighting.
Action Taken
Assessments will be revised to ensure they are not too ambitious and don't over-assess any learning outcomes.
Source: "Have your say" Unit survey
Feedback
Turnaround time for assessment marking was too long and more detailed feedback would be useful.
Recommendation
Consolidation of assessment tasks and introduction of an online test to replace one of the existing two assessments will be done to improve marking efficiency and therefore enable timely returns of mark and feedback to students. It is also planned to make use of marking template and make it available with the assessment task to improve marking transparency and provide more detailed feedback to students.
Action Taken
Online tests will be used to ensure timely feedback about learning and understanding.
Source: "Have your say" survey
Feedback
The design project was well received.
Recommendation
The design project will be maintained as it provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding and applications of the knowledge and concepts learned within this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say" survey
Feedback
A little more detail in the assessment requirements would be nicer, especially the design project.
Recommendation
A revision of the open-ended design project will be carried out to include more structure and instructions to ensure there is no ambiguity.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say" survey
Feedback
Labs were quite well thought out and educational. They were interesting and the residential school helped quite a lot.
Recommendation
The laboratories and residential school are key learning activities. They will be maintained and made compulsory in this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say" survey
Feedback
Teaching teams are less equipped to support learning than the unit coordinator and lecturer.
Recommendation
Solutions to all tutorials and laboratories will be made available to the local teaching teams to allow them to support students better.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say" survey
Feedback
The report was very time-consuming in its requirement for details.
Recommendation
The assessments will be reviewed and revised to ensure they are streamlined and there is no over-assessment of learning outcomes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss digital number systems, their operations and explain how these systems are used in the processing of digital information
  2. Analyse the operation of combinational and sequential logic circuits within the discrete and Integrated Circuit (IC) digital electronic devices
  3. Interpret functional requirements, evaluate circuit options and conceive suitable system designs
  4. Verify operation of digital systems though software simulations and practical constructions of digital circuits
  5. Explain the various integrated circuit technologies and their future development trends
  6. Use appropriate electronic engineering terminologies and symbols that conform to Australian Standards to prepare technical documentations for basic digital system designs and applications
  7. Work collaboratively and autonomously to solve problems, document and communicate clearly and professionally the approaches 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
1 - Online Test
2 - Project (applied)
3 - Online Test
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Practical 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
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
2 - Project (applied)
4 - Practical Assessment
5 - Practical Assessment
1 - Online Test
3 - Online Test