ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation

School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications

Autonomous Container Delivery


ENGG1000 is a Faculty of Engineering course, taken by all 1st year engineering students. Parts of the course (e.g. the first three lectures Mon/Thu Week 1, Mon Week 2) are run by the faculty, and parts (most of the remainder of the course) are run by the individual schools.


You are not automatically enrolled in a project:

·       Choose a project via Moodle. Note that the fact you are doing an EE degree or are enrolled in the ENGG1000 course does not mean you are listed for the ElecEng project. You need to sign up for it in Moodle first, otherwise you may end up in a different project.

·       Note that the ElecEng project does not begin until the Week 2 Thursday 2:00 lecture in EEG24. Until this time you will be doing Faculty activities (consult the Faculty course outline and/or Moodle for details).


If you choose the ElecEng project, then:

·       Read the ElecEng project outline and project brief, to find out how the project operates.

·       Complete the Work Health and Safety pre-requisites for lab work BEFORE WEEK 3:

·       Complete the Elec Eng OH&S course. From Moodle Home, using ‘Search courses’, find ‘Elec Eng OH&S’. You should be able to enrol in and complete the course using the access key elecmood.

·       You may be denied access to the lab if you have not completed the course.

·       Buy a prototyping board or ‘breadboard’ (from EE&T School Office, ~$15) if you don’t already own one

·       How does it work ? Various sites explain how they work, e.g. here.

·       Get a notebook, for use in the lab and for recording everything else related to the project.

·       Don’t forget to wear covered shoes to your first lab in Week 3


If you require multiple components (e.g. 4 x IR LEDs) or expensive components (e.g. a motor), then buy them from an electronics shop or order them online (that’s what your project budget is for). The EE&T Electronics Workshop will only give out small quantities of low-value components. Thanks.

 Overview Documents (links will become live soon)

1.     Faculty outline – overview of all projects in the faculty

2.     ElecEng project outline – how ENGG1000 runs for the ElecEng project. Includes details of assessments.

3.     Project brief – for the EE&T project




1.     Teams are assigned in the week 2 lecture. All team allocations will be final, at the discretion of the lecturer.

2.     For anyone who missed this, consult the list on the door of EE337.

3.     Any further problems, consult the lecturer.


Resources for the Course

đ      Lecture notes and slides

-   Will be made available via Moodle

đ      Laboratory notes and exercises

-   These are designed to familiarize you with the lab equipment and circuit construction, during Weeks 3 to 5

-   They are not assessed, but will help to prepare you for the lab skills test

-   Be sure to record all notes in your lab notebook, try to understand as much as possible about each lab (not just build the circuit), and ask demonstrators lots of questions

-   Some very helpful notes on how to use an oscilloscope, function generator, DC power supply and multimeter.

đ      Laboratory and Mentor Group locations

-   Find out your team’s assigned location in the School of EE&T’s 1st floor laboratories.

-   Find out your team’s assigned mentor and the location of your weekly meetings.

đ      Electronic components

-   Datasheets, form to get components from the School’s electronics workshop, and links to external suppliers.

đ      Calendar

-   All relevant times and dates for this project.

đ      IEEE dream jobs 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

-   Some amusement for an idle moment (which occurs very rarely in this course).


Last Updated: 31 March 2014
A/Prof Julien Epps