ELEC ENG 1102 - Digital Electronics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 1102 Course Digital Electronics Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact up to 7 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description This course provides an introduction to the control of engineering systems using microprocessors, sensors and actuators. Within this context it introduces the fundamentals of digital logic, digital arithmetic, programmable logic and computer architecture. Research skills and aspects of professional practice are developed through group-bases assignments.
Course Coordinator: Dr Braden PhillipsLectures / Course Coordinator
Name: Dr Braden Phillips
Room: Ingkarni Wardli 3.38
Name: Dr Hong-Gunn Chew
Room: Ingkarni Wardli 3.52
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 perform basic arithmetic calculations in binary, decimal and hexadecimal 2 analyse and synthesise combinational logic circuits 3 develop Moore finite state machines 4 analyse the operation of short assembly language programs 5 program a microcontroller to control a simple physical system and to perform simple digital transformations to an analog signal 6 select, justify and use appropriate input and output devices and controllers for simple digital systems 7 demonstrate practical skills in the programming and testing of digital systems on FPGA and microcontroller development boards 8 apply communication and professional engineering skills to work effectively and ethically in a group project involving discovery of information
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-8 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2-7 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
7,8 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-8 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesTextbook: David Harris and Sarah Harris, Digital Design and Computer Architecture, Elsevier. Either the First Edition (2008) or the Second Edition (2013) may be used. The full text of the First Edition of this book is available electronically from the University of Adelaide Library.
Lecture slides, tutorial questions, practical instructions, practice questions, worked solutions, and other supporting materials are available on the course web site on MyUni.
Online LearningThis course uses the MyUni web site for:
- all announcements
- lectures slides, practice and tutorial questions, practical instructions, and other resources
- online tests
- communication of marks using the gradebook
- a discussion board for course-related discussion
- lecture recordings
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
TOPICS 1-5For each of these topics there is a series of lectures, a tutorial, an online test, and a practical session.
Lectures: Slides are available prior to lectures. Where material outside of the scope of the textbook is presented, detailed notes are provided. Lecture recordings are available on MyUni.
Tutorials: Tutorials involve practice questions with a focus on concepts that will be applied in the subsequent practical session. Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with their peers and to seek assistance from a tutor.
Practicals: In the 3-hour practical sessions, students work in pairs to design, build and test digtial electronic circuits and microcontroller systems.
TOPIC 6 (Communication and Professional Practice)
This topic includes 4 lectures, each followed by a 1-hour workshop. There are four assignments. The first is a written assessment. Assessments 2 and 3 are conducted in-class and involve communication skills including a mock interview. In assessment 4 students present a seminar.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Number Contact Hours Workload Hours Lectures 36 36 36 Tutorials 5 5 15 Tests 3 3 15 Practicals 5 15 15 Online Tests 5 5 CPP Workshops 6 6 9 CPP Assignments 3 1 15 Practice and Revision 40 Total 66 150
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Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe Communication and Professional Practice (CPP) topic includes a Small Group Discovery Experience. Students work in groups to investigate a particular topic relevant to their course and present a seminar and poster. This includes two meetings with an experienced academic.
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Tests 1-3 15 Individual Formative 5, 8, 11 No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Online Tests 1-5 5 Individual Formative 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 No 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Practicals 1-4 15 Group Formative 3, 5, 7, 9, (12) Min 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 C&PP Assignments
20 Group Formative 3, 9, 11 Min 40% 8 Exam 45 Individual Summative Min 40% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
* The specific dates for each assessment activity will be available on MyUni.
Assessment Related RequirementsThe examination, practical and CPP components are hurdle requirements. It is necessary to achieve at least 40% in all three of these components. If the exam hurdle requirement is not achieved, the total course mark will be limited to a maximum of 49. If the practical and/or CPP hurdle requirements are not met, the total course mark will be limited to a maximum of 44.
It is important to note there is no supplementary assessment offered for the practical or CPP component after the end of Week 12. By arrangement with the Practical or CPP coordinator, it will be possible throughout the semester for students who are falling significantly behind to have supplementary opportunities. However if students persistently neglect the practical or CPP components throughout semester they are likely to not meet the hurdle requirement and hence fail the course without further opportunity for redemption. Exceptions will be made in the case of verifiable medical or compassionate circumstances beyond the student's control.
If a student fails to meet a hurdle requirement (normally no less than 40%), and is assigned a total mark for the course in the range of 45-49, then the student is entitled to an offer of additional assessment of some type. The type of assessment is to be decided by the School Assessment Review Committee when determining final results. The student's final total mark will be entered at no more than 49% and the offer of an additional assessment will be specified e.g. US01. Once the additional assessment has been completed, this mark will be included in the calculation of the total mark for the course and the better of the two results will apply. Note however that the maximum final result for a course in which a student has sat an additional assessment will be a "50 Pass".
If a student is unable to meet a hurdle requirement related to an assessment piece (maybe throughout semester or at semester's end) due to medical or compassionate circumstances beyond their control, then the student is entitled to an offer of replacement assessment of some type. An interim result of RP will be entered for the student, and the student will be notified of the offer of a replacement assessment. Once the replacement assessment has been completed, the result of that assessment will be included in the calculation of the total mark for the course.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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