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EE4500 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Engineering (pre 2015)

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.
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, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Professor Mohan Jacob, Assoc. Professor Ahmad Zahedi
Lecturers: Professor Mohan Jacob, 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.