Required unit materials:
- Text book
- Tutorial and laboratory notes
Floyd, T. L. "Digital Fundamentals", 10th ed, (Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2009)
Another book that follows the treatment of ENGG141 closely is:
Tocci, Widmer and Moss, "Digital systems: principles and applications", 10th ed (Pearson Prentice-Hall)
Tutorial and laboratory notes for practical tutorial session are available on iLearn. Each student is required to print out the lab notes before each Practical.
- Floyd, Chapters 1-9 (covered in detail)
- Floyd, Chapters 10, 11, 13 (overview lectures)
Technology used and required
Logic trainers for digital fundamentals and small/medium-scale integrated circuits. Access to a computer device to access iLearn, view video modules, and complete online quizzes.
Except for the first lecture in Week 1, all lecture material will be delivered as as online video modules (similar to youtube) through iLearn . Each module is approximately from 5 min to 15 min in duration with a number of modules comprising a topic. Students will be required to view the video modules that are identified for that week and then answer a short online quiz for each module. Lectures slides are also available for viewing.
Video modules ( online lectures)
Watching the online lectures and completing the quizzes will be considered as pre-work for the practical session and therefore be part of the practical assessment mark.
There are ten practical sessions (each of three hours duration) starting in Week 3. Students will work in groups of two, and will attend one practical session in each week. Most practical sessions will contain both tutorial work and laboratory work. Students are advised to attempt the tutorial work before attending each practical session.
On the completion of each session, each group must complete and submit a “check-list” that itemizes each section of tutorial and laboratory work. Each item is to be initialed by the group members on completion of the work. The check-list will also have (on its reverse side) one problem for which the group must solve. Your ability to solve this problem is considered an important “outcome” of the practical. Your performance as recorded in your copies of the practical notes and summarized by your check-list will be used in the assessment of your practical work. Students with work in groups but will be marked individually.
Food and drink are not permitted in the laboratory. Students will not be permitted to enter the laboratory without appropriate footwear. Thongs and sandals are not acceptable.
Tutor consultation time will be Tuesday between 2 and 4pm or by appointment.