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ENEX12002 - Introductory Electronics

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will introduce you to the fundamentals of analog and digital electronics. You will learn the theory of operation of commonly used in active and passive electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors, signal & power amplifiers, oscillators, and Op-amps . This unit will provide you with sufficient knowledge of Boolean algebra necessary to understand digital electronics. You will learn logic gates, combinational logic circuits, logic minimization, flip-flops, counters, shift-registers, memory, and multiplexers. You will develop skills in analysing electronic circuits and modelling of analog and digital circuits using industry standard simulation software packages. During this unit you will design analog and digital systems for real world applications and test them in simulation software. This unit will also provide you with an opportunity to further develop their professional skills such as communication, technical writing, and individual presentations.

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

Pre-requisite: MATH11219 Applied Calculus AND (ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy and Electricity or PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B)

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 No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
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 20%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
5. Practical and Written Assessment 20%

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 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% 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: Self reflection
Feedback
Information in some lab exercises should be revised to make them easier to follow.
Recommendation
Lab exercises will be reviewed and relevant information would be added.
Action Taken
Lab exercises were modified to suit online learning. Students were given lab kits so they were able to conduct lab exercises at home. Support was provided through recorded and live zoom demonstrations.
Source: Formal unit evaluation response.
Feedback
Add more example questions from the textbook and discuss them in the live class sessions.
Recommendation
Most of the theory parts will be available as prerecorded lectures which students can follow prior to the weekly live tutorial session. This will free up some additional time to discuss more questions from the textbook during the live tutorial sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection.
Feedback
Interaction and participation of students in the online class were very minimal.
Recommendation
More interactive content such as live demos and simulations will be included in the live class sessions. Informal assessment methods will be added to the pre-recorded lectures to track students' learning outcomes. Students will be encouraged to use communication channels such as Microsoft Teams to interact with the lecturers and other students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the operation of semiconductor devices and use them to design circuits for practical applications.
  2. Discuss digital number systems and explain how these systems are applied in digital information processing hardware
  3. Analyse the operation of analogue and digital electronic circuits, and model them using industry standard simulation tools to verify their behaviour
  4. Interpret function requirements, evaluate circuit options and design analog and digital electronic circuits to solve real world problems
  5. Construct analog and digital electronic circuits to a given design and validate their operation
  6. Solve real life problems and communicate professionally using electronic engineering terminology, symbols and diagrams that conform to Australian and international standards
  7. Work collaboratively and autonomously and communicate professionally in presenting your solutions

Learning outcomes are linked to Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies and also discipline capabilities. You can find the mapping for this on the Engineering Undergraduate Course website.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Practical and 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
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology 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 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Practical and Written Assessment