ENEL198-23A (C) Any Time Start 2023

Electrical Workshop Course

Start Date: Monday, 6 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 5 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


Compulsory workshop course for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering students.

This course is a one-day introduction to Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly and soldering electronic components.

Activities include:
• Basic through-hole soldering
• Basic surface mount soldering
• Board assembly according to BOM
• Identifying frequently used components
• Clean, tin and exchange tips
• Removal of components using soldering braid
• Flux removal with an IPA based solution
• Inspections and board handling
• Crimping connectors on cable ends

Additional topics covered:
• Health and safety
• Cored wire alloys and fluxes
• Electrostatic precautions

Learning Outcomes

  • At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • LO1: Perform basic soldering and wiring of PCBs and components (WA3, WA5)

  • LO2: Identify electronic components used in PCBs (WA5)

  • LO3: Work safely with soldering and electronic equipment, including awareness of electrostatic discharge (WA5, WA6)

  • LO4: Appreciate the time, skill and attention required for the fabrication of a simple electronic system (WA6)

  • LO5: Interpret bill of materials and schematics (WA5)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


Approval into the BE(Hons)


Course Coordinator

Gareth Barwell

Course Administrator

Leigh Brook

Additional Course Outline Information

Mahi ā-Ākonga | Workload (expected distribution of student hours, note 15 points = 150 hours):

Contact Hours

Workshops: 8 hours

Total 8

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

All ENEL198 Occurrences

  • ENEL198-23A (C) Any Time Start 2023