# CECS Professional Skills Mapping

## ENGN1218 — Introduction to Electronics

code: ENGN1218 Introduction to Electronics 6 This course introduces students to the fundamentals of electrical and electronic engineering. It provides the students with an understanding of basic electrical quantities, circuit elements and circuit analysis techniques. It also provides an understanding of the principles and operation of diodes (which are the basis of the ubiquitous DC power supply circuit) and operational amplifiers (which provide the easiest method to build an amplifier circuit). Specific topics include: • Introduction to Electronics: Fundamental electrical quantities (charge, current, voltage) and circuit elements (resistor, capacitor, inductor, voltage and current sources). • Circuit Analysis Techniques: Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, Mesh current and Node voltage analysis, Thevenin and Norton Equivalent circuits, Superposition, Maximum power transfer, Wheatstone bridge. • First-order RC and RL Circuits with DC inputs: Time constant, Transient and steady state responses. • Diodes: Semiconductor materials, basic diode concepts and diode circuit modes, applications (rectifier and wave shaping circuits), Zener diodes, regulated DC power supply circuit. • Introduction to Operational Amplifiers: Ideal op-amp, Basic Op-amp configurations, Summing point constraint. Basic amplifier circuits. https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/course/ENGN1218 Describe the basic circuit elements and calculate current, voltage and power for each element.Apply circuit analysis techniques (Kirchoff's laws, mesh current method, node voltage method, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, maximum power transfer) to systematically solve electrical circuits.Analyse first-order switching circuits (RL and RC) and ideal op-amp amplifier circuits.Design a regulated DC power supply and construct it using prototyping boards.Explain in simple terms the electrical properties and circuit behaviour of resistor, capacitor, inductor, semiconductor devices (such as diode and zener diode) and ideal op-amp.Assemble circuits and take measurement of circuit variables using appropriate lab tools (such as oscilloscope, function generator, digital multi-meter, power supply and MOKUs). Simulate circuits using PSPICE. Calculate results using scientific calculator in a knowledgeable and confident manner.Collaborate for the purpose of taking measurements in a lab environment and lab report preparation. Mastering online assignments (8 assignments) (15%)Laboratories (2 computer labs, 7 hardware labs) (25%)Mid-sem exam (20%)Final exam (40%)

### Mapped learning outcomes

learning outcome1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE2. ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY3. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTESassessment tasks
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1. Describe the basic circuit elements and calculate current, voltage and power for each element.
1. Apply circuit analysis techniques (Kirchoff's laws, mesh current method, node voltage method, Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits, maximum power transfer) to systematically solve electrical circuits.
1. Analyse first-order switching circuits (RL and RC) and ideal op-amp amplifier circuits.
1. Design a regulated DC power supply and construct it using prototyping boards.
1. Explain in simple terms the electrical properties and circuit behaviour of resistor, capacitor, inductor, semiconductor devices (such as diode and zener diode) and ideal op-amp.
1. Assemble circuits and take measurement of circuit variables using appropriate lab tools (such as oscilloscope, function generator, digital multi-meter, power supply and MOKUs). Simulate circuits using PSPICE. Calculate results using scientific calculator in a knowledgeable and confident manner.
1. Collaborate for the purpose of taking measurements in a lab environment and lab report preparation.

### Course contribution towards the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard

This table depicts the relative contribution of this course towards the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard. Note that this illustration is indicative only, and may not take into account any recent changes to the course. You are advised to review the official course page on P&C for current information..

 1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2. ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6

### Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard — summary

1. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE
1.1Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
1.2Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
1.3In depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
1.4Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
1.5Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
1.6Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the engineering discipline.
2. ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY
2.1Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
2.2Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
2.3Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
3. PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
3.1Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
3.2Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.3Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
3.4Professional use and management of information.
3.5Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
3.6Effective team membership and team leadership.

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