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Unit Overview

Description

ELEC4550 is a capstone experience in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering major in the BE(Hons) and should be taken in your last year of study. Working in a team, typically with four to six members, you will be required to integrate and apply knowledge and skills acquired in earlier units to a substantial real-world design challenge in electrical and electronic engineering. Teams are responsible for managing their project as well as reporting against milestones and preparing the necessary design documentation. The academic objectives of the project are to lead students through a systematic engineering design and synthesis process and to better prepare them for professional practice as engineers. The focus of the unit is the delivery of outcomes to a professional standard.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply engineering synthesis and design processes relevant to electrical and electronic engineering; (2) seek out the requirements and associated resources to assess the scope, dimensions, scale of effort and indicative costs of a complex engineering project; (3) apply technical knowledge, appropriate tools and problem-solving skills to achieve a desired outcome to satisfy user requirements; (4) apply project management tools and processes to the planning and execution of a design project; (5) demonstrate ethical conduct and professional accountability; (6) critically analyse design inputs, processes and outputs; (7) locate and apply relevant standards, regulations, and technical literature; (8) conduct an analysis of risk, in terms of both project-risk/safety, identifying the risks relevant to both the development-activity and the product-in-use, including the consequence of mitigation strategies.; (9) communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately using written, oral and visual means, applying discourse conventions relevant to the discipline; and (10) contribute to and/or manage a complex engineering project activity, as a member and/or leader of an engineering team.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) presentation(s); (2) project reports; and (3) professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Barry Cense
Unit rules
Prerequisites
Atleast Level 3 24 Points Unit(s) MJD-EELEC Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ID 4890) and Course Enrolment
BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25)
or CB006 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce (ID 6)
or CB004 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Science (ID 4)
Incompatibility
ELEC5552 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design Project 2 (ID 4703)
Contact hours
Lectures: 1 hour per week
Practical classes: 1 hour per week
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