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EE4500 - Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and 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.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Group & Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Technical report - (40%) - Individual.

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.

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.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Professor Mohan Jacob
Lecturers: Professor Mohan Jacob, Dr Owen Kenny, Assoc. Professor Ahmad Zahedi.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive) - 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 tutorials - Guided and unguided development of designs and design concepts
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.