This unit covers designing electronic control systems incorporating closed loop and digital and analogue elements. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, applying knowledge of digital and analogue devices, interpreting device specifications, constructing prototypes, using appropriate development software, applying programming techniques, testing developed system prototype operation and documenting design and development work.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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A student must have completed all the units in the Common Unit Group, as well as all units contained within one Pathway Group. Common Unit Group: UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace; UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. Circuits; UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications; UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits; UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits; UEENEEI124A Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems, and; UEENEEI139A Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems. Electrical Pathway Group: Please contact Victoria Polytechnic, for the list of pre-requisites required and contained within this group. Instrumentation Pathway Group: Please contact Victoria Polytechnic, for the list of pre-requisites required and contained within this group.


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - control systems; - purpose built microprocessor controller multiple inputs resulting in different or changed outputs; - different types and applications of system transducers and sensors, and; - actuators and drive systems.

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