ENEE13018 - Analogue Electronics
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

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

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 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)

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Mixed Mode
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment Pass/Fail
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.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Final Design Assignment too difficult / overwhelming Evaluation feedback. Exam to replace Final Design Assignment.
Some second year and distance students feel under-prepared for certain aspects of the course, including lab work. Evaluation feedback. Streamline Labs. Start with basics in Week 1 and Week 2.
Team work vs individual work needs clarification Evaluation feedback. Brief students in Week 1.
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
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
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment      
5 - Examination        

Prescribed Textbooks

Electronic Devices (Conventional Current Version)
Author/s: Floyd, Thomas L. Year: 2014
Edition: 9th Publisher: Pearson
City: Essex
Country: England
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:
Older versions of the textbook may be suitable, however it would be the student's responsibility to coordinate slight changes in page numbers and tutorial / question numbers. If you already have a copy of the Multisim software package (even if it is an older version) you may be able to use that software for this unit.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Multisim 14.0 Software by National Instruments (Education Edition preferred) NB: CQU has been negotiating with NI to allow students to use uni licenses from home. Please wait for announcement on Moodle page.
  • Microsoft Excel
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorPiet Janse Van Rensburg (p.jansevanrensburg@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Semiconductors and Diode Applications

1 & 2

Week 2 17-07-2017

Specialised Diodes and Introduction to the BJT

3 & 4

Week 3 24-07-2017

Transistor Amplifiers

5 & 6

Workbook 1 Due Wednesday 11:00 PM AEST

Week 4 31-07-2017

Power Amplifiers

6 & 7

Week 5 07-08-2017

Field-Effect Transistors

8 & 9

Assignment 1 Due Wednesday (09 Aug 17) 11:00 PM AEST
Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Distance Students - Res School:

Monday (14 Aug '17) to Wednesday (16 Aug '17),

Rockhampton North, Building 28 - Room 2.13.

08:30 - 16:30 on Monday, Tuesday

08:30 - 12:30 on Wednesday

Week 6 21-08-2017

FET and BJT Amplifier Frequency Response

10

Week 7 28-08-2017

The Operational Amplifier

12 & 13

Laboratory Exercises 1, 2, 3 Due Wednesday 11:00 PM AEST

Week 8 04-09-2017

Some Special Operational Amplifier Circuits

14 & 15 & 16

Workbook 2 Due Wednesday 11:00 PM AEST

Week 9 11-09-2017

Voltage Regulators

17

Week 10 18-09-2017

PNPN Devices

11

Assignment 2 Due Wednesday (20 Sep 17) 11:00 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

Thermal Design

Supplementary Notes (Moodle)

Week 12 02-10-2017

Unit Review

Laboratory Exercises 4, 5, 6 Due Wednesday 11:00 PM AEST

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Examination - official exam time table to be released in due course.

Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Workbook
Task Description

This assessment item covers all the topics.

Teamwork is encouraged, however only solutions that you were directly involved in, may be submitted (i.e. submission of solutions done by your team where you were not involved, equates to plagiarism).

Workbook questions will be available from the unit website three weeks before the due date. They consist of selected questions from the unit textbook and other sources.

Students are expected to attempt workbook questions as part of their weekly workload and students are to submit them periodically as specified on the unit website.

To prevent electronic plagiarism, typed workbook submissions are not acceptable. Students should scan clear and legible hand written workbook problems for online submission as a PDF file.

Assessment Due Date Workbook 1 - Wednesday Week 3 (11:00 PM); Workbook 2 - Wednesday Week 8 (11:00 PM)
Return Date to Students We strive to return assessments to students within 2 weeks.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The workbook will be graded Pass/Fail using the following criteria:

  • Correct analysis and thinking;
  • Drawings of circuits, graphs and waveforms;
  • Correct answers and units - confirmation of answers by simulation with NI Multisim;
  • All working and intermediate steps must be shown with justification of steps taken;
  • Work must be neat, tidy and legible;

You need to properly attempt at least 80% of the workbook questions to pass the workbook.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Pass/Fail - You need to properly attempt at least 80% of the workbook questions in order to pass the unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description

This assessment item covers Topics 1-4.

Individual work is mandatory - this is a take-home test. None of your steps or solutions may be discussed or divulged to a fellow student.

Please refer to the CQU plagiarism policy - a signed cover page declaring individual work is required.

The assignment questions will be released on the unit website at least 2 weeks before the assignment is due to be submitted.

To prevent electronic plagiarism, typed submissions are not acceptable. Students should scan clear and legible hand written work for online submission as a PDF file.

Assessment Due Date Week 5 Wednesday (09-Aug-2017) 11:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students We strive to return assessments to students within 2 weeks.
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

The assignments will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct analysis and thinking;
  • Drawings of circuits, graphs and waveforms;
  • Correct answers and units - confirmation of answers by simulation with NI Multisim;
  • All working and intermediate steps must be shown with justification of steps taken;
  • Assignments must be tidy and legible;
  • All questions must be attempted.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



3 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Laboratory Exercises
Task Description

This assessment item covers most topics of this unit.

Team work is encouraged (2 persons per team), however only ONE combined report needs to be submitted by BOTH students. Each student should submit a personal signed cover page declaring the team work done, specifying the other team member's name.

Team reports must be professional and typed, including references.

Photographic evidence is required to prove that electronic circuits were constructed and measurements were obtained - for this reason it is required that a team member's hand or fingers be included in all your photographs as a 'signature'.

Laboratory sessions will be held at various times, as directed by the unit website, through the semester or in the case of distance students at the residential school.

Laboratories are compulsory and all students must pass the laboratory exercise assessments in order to pass the unit.

All information regarding the laboratories / residential school will be provided to the students via the unit website.

Details of the laboratory exercises will be posted on the unit website at the start of the term.

Assessment Due Date Laboratory Exercises 1, 2, and 3 are due Wednesday Week 7 (11:00 PM), while Laboratory Exercises 4, 5, and 6 are due Wednesday Week 12 (11:00 PM).
Return Date to Students We strive to return assessments to students within 2 weeks.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Laboratory exercises will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct description of laboratory concepts and procedures;
  • Correct calculations, analysis / design and thinking;
  • Photographic evidence that circuits were constructed by the team;
  • Correct measurements, answers and units;
  • Photographic and other evidence that correct results / measurements were obtained by the team;
  • Confirmation of measured results by simulation with NI Multisim;
  • Discussion and understanding of laboratory results;
  • Team reports must be professional and typed, including references;
  • All laboratory exercises must be attempted.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - a minimum of 50% must be attained for the laboratory exercises in order to pass the unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

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



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description

This assessment item covers the weekly Topics 5-9.

Individual work is mandatory - this is a take-home test. None of your steps or solutions may be discussed or divulged to a fellow student.

Please refer to the CQU plagiarism policy - a signed cover page declaring individual work is required.

The assignment questions will be released on the unit website at least 2 weeks before the assignment is due to be submitted.

To prevent electronic plagiarism, typed submissions are not acceptable. Students should scan clear and legible hand written work for online submission as a PDF file.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Wednesday (20-Sep-2017) 11:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students We strive to return assessments to students within 2 weeks.
Weighting 15%
Assessment Criteria

The assignments will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct analysis and thinking;
  • Drawings of circuits, graphs and waveforms;
  • Correct answers and units - confirmation of answers by simulation with NI Multisim;
  • All working and intermediate steps must be shown with justification of steps taken;
  • Assignments must be tidy and legible;
  • All questions must be attempted.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



5 Examination

Assessment Title Examination - See Information Listed Below
Assessment Due Date During the University examination period
Return Date to Students Before certification of grades
Weighting 40%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50%
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised.
Restricted
Students may take one A4 sheet of handwritten study material into the examination (both sides, in their own handwriting). This sheet must be handed in with the Answer Booklet.
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

8. Ethical practice


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