ENEE13020 - Digital Electronics
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

You will be able to work in teams to model, analyse, design and verify digital electronic design projects. On satisfactory completion you will be able to discuss the application of digital electronics devices in information processing applications. In addition, you will be able to interpret functional requirements, research implementation options, analyse circuit performance, construct models for testing, verify system performance, and prepare project documents using symbols and terminologies that comply with Australian standards.

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: (PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B OR ENAG11002 Energy and Electricity OR ENEG11009 Fundamentals of 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 1 - 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 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 20%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 20%
5. Online Quiz(zes) 10%

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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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
The Design assignment was challenging but very interesting to undertake. The assignments and workbooks also related well to the course content. 'Have your say' survey The design and other assessment items will remain similar addressing the major sections learnt during the course.
Happy with the general flow of the course and the material was well structured. 'Have your say' survey The general flow of the course and the structured will be kept the same.
Multiple assessments to spread the load over. 'Have your say' survey The assessment items will be scheduled to submit at different times dividing the load over the term period.
Multisim seems to be a poor choice of software, and made design assignment more focussed on software licencing issues than learning electronics 'Have your say' survey Multisim is an industry standard software used by most of the major companies and learning it will add the students an extra skill. The 50 number of component limit in the student version was solved by discussing with the software supplier and the new bundled version will have no component limits for students.
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 the 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 approach used to solve the 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 - Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment          
4 - Practical and Written Assessment    
5 - Online Quiz(zes)        

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
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Written Assessment    
4 - Practical and Written Assessment  
5 - Online Quiz(zes)    

Prescribed Textbooks

NI Multisim Student Edition
Author/s: National Instruments Year: 2017
Edition: 14.0 or later Publisher: National Instruments
Country: USA
Digital Fundamentals
Author/s: Thomas L. Floyd Year: 15/12/2014
Edition: Global Edition (11e) Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed USA
Country: U.S.A
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

Textbook: There is an electronic version of the prescribed textbook at a much more affordable price namely "Digital Fundamentals Global Edition VitalSource (11e)", ISBN 9781292075990. Please refer to the following webpage for ordering information http://www.pearson.com.au/9781292075990. However, paper copies are still available, if you prefer, through the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au

Simulation software: Students are required to use NI Multisim 14.0 to simulate electronic circuits for practicing of key learning concepts and doing the required assessment tasks in this course. This software is available on the campus wide network. For personal uses of the software at home, students can purchase a student edition of the software at a much reduced cost however this comes with a reduced functionality and limited capabilities in comparison to the full version of the software. The student edition of NI Multisim 14.0 can be ordered from the following webpage :http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • Headphones or speaker and a microphone
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to a document scanner and a pdf converter
  • Access to a computer with administrator rights where the latest version of Multisim software can be installed (needs Windows operating system)
  • Access to NI Circuit Design Suite Software Package (Multisim version 14.0 or later)
  • Access to a suitable word processing software such as Microsoft word
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 CoordinatorLam Bui (l.bui@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 06-03-2017

Introductory Concepts, Number Systems/Operations/Codes

Chapters 1 & 2

Online quizzes (worth 1%)

Week 2 13-03-2017

Logic Gate

Chapter 3

Week 3 20-03-2017

Boolean Algebra and Logic Simplification

Chapter 4

Online quizzes (worth 2%)

Week 4 27-03-2017

Combinational Logic Analysis

Chapter 5

Week 5 03-04-2017

Functions of Combinational Logic

Chapter 6

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Latches, Flip-Flops and Timers

Chapter 7

Online quizzes (worth 2%)

Residential School (Rockhampton) 22nd - 24th April 2017

Assessment 1 Due Monday (17 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Shift Registers

Chapter 8

Week 8 01-05-2017

Counters

Chapter 9

Laboratories 1 and 2 reports are due on Monday the 1st May 2017 at 23:45 pm

Online quizzes (worth 2%)

Week 9 08-05-2017

Programmable Logic

Chapter 10

Week 10 15-05-2017

Data Storage

Chapter 11

Online quizzes (worth 1%)

Design Assessment Due Monday (15 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Signal Conversion and Processing

Chapter 12

Laboratories 3 and 4 reports are due on Monday the 22nd May 2017 at 23:45 pm

Online quizzes (worth 1%)

Week 12 29-05-2017

Integrated Circuit Technologies

Chapter 15

Online quizzes (worth 1%)

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Assignment 2 Due Monday (05 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

It is strongly recommended that students attend the first lecture or view the teaching arrangement slides (available on Moodle site) where the essential information about the course will be provided including a) introducing the teaching team, b) outlining of teaching schedules, assessments and the due dates, c) prescribing of teaching resources (textbook, learning materials and software), d) residential school information (for mixed mode students only) and e) tips for a trouble-free term of studying this course!!!

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment 1
Task Description

This assessment is designed to test the knowledge relating to the learning outcomes for Week 1 to Week 5. Assignment 1 will be available from Week 2 on the Moodle site. Please complete all the tasks and questions in the assignment.

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Monday (17-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Extension is only considered for a formal application received by 12:00 pm on the Friday prior to the deadline.
Return Date to Students Week 8 Monday (01-May-2017)
Marked assessments will be available for students to view a fortnight after the assessment due date.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The instructions and mark allocation for each question will be shown on the assignment document. To achieve full mark, please read carefully, follow the instructions, and shows the full step by step derivation of your answers or solutions. Please refer to worked examples in the textbook to see what would be expected. If in doubt, please clarify with your local teaching staff.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF document ONLY. NO HAND WRITTEN submission will be accepted!!! Please type and format your answers and solutions using a word processor and present your work in a professional manner.

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

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.

6. Use appropriate electronic engineering terminologies and symbols that conform to the Australian Standards to prepare technical documentations for basic digital system designs and applications.

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

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Design Assessment
Task Description

This is a design task and you are expected to carry out your own research and demonstrate the effective application of the knowledge learnt in this course up to the time of the assessment. This assessment will test your understanding of the materials from Week 1 to Week 9. The design assessment will be available on the Moodle site from Week 4. There is no unique solution for the design, however you must justify all the design steps and component selections.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Monday (15-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Extension is only considered for a formal application received by 12:00 pm on the Friday prior to the deadline.
Return Date to Students Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017)
Marked assessments will be available for students to view a fortnight after the assessment due date.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The detailed assessment including description and mark allocation for each task is provided on the design assignment document. To achieve full mark, please read carefully, follow the instructions, and shows the full step by step derivation of your answers or solutions. The designed MUST be verified using Multisim simulations. There will be marks allocated for technical writing and therefore the design report must communicate the technical work clearly and succinctly and be prepared and laid out in a professional manner using a word processor (such as Microsoft word).

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF document ONLY. NO HAND WRITTEN submission will be accepted!!! Please type and format your answers and solutions using a word processor and present your work in a professional manner.

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

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.

6. Use appropriate electronic engineering terminologies and symbols that conform to the 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 approach used to solve the 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

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description

This is the second assignment and it is designed to assess the learning outcomes for Week 5 to Week 12.The assignment will be available on the Moodle site from Week 4.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Monday (05-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Extension is only considered for a formal application received by 12:00 pm on the Friday prior to the deadline.
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Marked assessments will be available for students to view a fortnight after the assessment due date.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The instructions and mark allocation for each question will be shown on the assignment document. To achieve full mark, please read carefully, follow the instructions, and shows the full step by step derivation of your answers or solutions. Please refer to worked examples in the textbook to see what would be expected. If in doubt, please clarify with your local teaching staff.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF document ONLY. NO HAND WRITTEN submission will be accepted!!! Please type and format your answers and solutions using a word processor and present your work in a professional manner.

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

5. Explain the various integrated circuit technologies and their future development trends.

6. Use appropriate electronic engineering terminologies and symbols that conform to the Australian Standards to prepare technical documentations for basic digital system designs and applications.

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

8. Ethical practice



4 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Laboratories 1 to 4
Task Description

There are four laboratories in this course. Laboratory 1 covers the materials of Weeks 1-2, Laboratory 2 covers materials of Weeks 3-5 and the last two laboratories (Laboratory 3 and Laboratory 4) cover materials of Week 6 and Weeks 7-8 respectively. The step by step instructions to carry out these laboratories are provided in the laboratory documents. Students however require to perform tasks based on these guiding instructions, implement circuits, make measurements and record observations. There is also a personal reflection on the learning achieved from these laboratories.

The due dates for the laboratory reports are as following: Reports for Laboratories 1 and 2 are due on Monday 1st May 2017 at 23:45 pm while the reports for Laboratories 3 and 4 are due on Monday 22nd May 2017 at 23:45 pm.

Assessment Due Date Reports for Laboratories 1 and 2 are due on Monday 1st May 2017 at 23:45 pm and Reports for Laboratories 3 and 4 are due on Monday 22nd May 2017 at 23:45 pm.
Return Date to Students Marked assessments will be available for students to view a fortnight after the assessment due date.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

The instructions and mark allocation for each laboratory task are given the laboratory documents. To achieve full mark, please read carefully, follow the instructions, and shows the full step by step derivation of your answers or solutions. Digital photographs of your experiment setups or circuits must be included in the laboratory reports and please ensure that all essential components of your setup are clearly visible, labels could be used if necessary. If in doubt, please clarify with your local teaching staff.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF document ONLY. NO HAND WRITTEN submission will be accepted!!! Please type and format your answers and solutions using a word processor and present your work in a professional manner.

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

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.

4. Verify operation of digital systems though software simulations and practical constructions of digital circuits.

6. Use appropriate electronic engineering terminologies and symbols that conform to the 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 approach used to solve the 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

8. Ethical practice



5 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

Online quizzes will be available on the Moodle site prior to its given week and will ONLY be for the weeks that there is no scheduled tutorial. They provides excellent short-loop feedback to help students assessing their own understanding. Online quizzes will be marked but DO NOT base on the number of correct answers, a full mark will be awarded for just simply attempt and complete the quizzes by the end of the teaching term (Monday the 5th June 2017 at 23:45 pm). For the detailed mark allocation for each online quizzes, please refer to the teaching schedule of this document.

Number of Quizzes 7
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Online quizzes are open throughout the term.
Return Date to Students Online quizzes will be marked automatically
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

Please follow the instructions that comes with the online quizzes. The majority of the questions will be of the multiple choice type. Please read the questions carefully and choose the most correct answer.

Submission Online

You can attempt the quizzes as many times as you wish.

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

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.

5. Explain the various integrated circuit technologies and their future development trends.

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

8. Ethical practice




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