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ZUG3028 – Design Project

Undergraduate – Module

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Business, Engineering and Technology


South Africa
On-campus block of classes

  • Semester 2, 2020 (Mainstream Programme)
  • Semester 2, 2021 (Extended Programme)

12 credits, NQF Level 7


This module extends the level of complexity of electronic design by integrating and applying knowledge from a number of second year modules. Students will use knowledge from linear and non-linear electronics, computer engineering and communications engineering, to tackle a group project, applying project management skills, and extending their experience of working in groups. The project will be complemented by lectures in project management, including working with teams, project management tools and techniques, and written and verbal communication. Frameworks for analysing the life cycles of systems are introduced. Tools and techniques to aid decision-making are provided.


On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:

1Integration and application of knowledge from different areas.
2Obtain practical experience of the tools of circuit design of greater complexity.
3Experience in reading a wide range of component data and extracting the relevant information. Skills to find optima in designs subject to constraints.
4Skills to work in teams.
5Experience of practical solving more complex electronic problems.
6Oral & written technical presentation


Continuous assessment: 40%
Final project assessment: 60%

Workload requirements

This module allows the student an opportunity to work on a substantial design project within a team. There will be a combination of lectures that include interactive elements, tutorials in which students will do individual work and experiments that will be done in the laboratory by student teams. All outcomes will be assessed by means of tutorial work, assignment, class tests and final examination.

Chief examiner(s)





All second year modules