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EE4500 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering

Application of contemporary design methodologies to resolve complex problems in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; examination of case studies in success and failure of designs and design processes; consideration of the whole systems approach to design and the implications for engineering practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • understanding of, and capacity to utilise, a whole systems approach to design;
  • awareness of, and capacity to discuss, contemporary issues in the design of electrical and electronic systems;
  • competence in communication skills appropriate to professional design work;
  • detailed understanding of selected design examples, exercises and case studies.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Electronic circuit analysis (operational amplifiers, transistor circuits); Network Analysis (two-port analysis, transmission lines, frequency response, etc.); Modern control theory; motor characteristics and motor control; Logic design including VHDL; FPGA use; microprocessor application development; PCB layout and fabrication; probability and statistics.
Prerequisites: EE3600 AND EE3300 AND EE3001


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor Mohan Jacob
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Mr Phil Turner, Dr Peter Grabau, Dr Owen Kenny, Assoc. Professor Ahmad Zahedi.
Workload expectations:
  • 18 hours lectures - Discussion of philosophical and methodological issues in design as well as selected case studies and relevant specialist technical content to enable the chosen design activities.
  • 26 hours practicals - Guided and unguided development of designs and design concepts
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars - Collaborative exploration of selected design activities as well as the processes through which design is achieved
  • 8 hours - Online engagement with e-teaching resources (podcasts, screencasts, and so forth).
Assessment: end of semester exam (30% - 50%); quizzes or tests (% - 30%); tutorial attendance and participation (% - 15%); assignments (% - 50%); reflective journal (% - 10%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students are required to demonstrate professionalism in the subject by timely submission of all assessable work and regular attendance at scheduled group activities and lectures where equivalent on-line materials have not been identified. Attendance will be monitored through feedback and assessment submissions, and unprofessional conduct will require additional assessment tasks are undertaken before a subject grade will be awarded. This policy is detailed in the subject outline.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.