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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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Contents >> Field of Education Structure and Definitions >> Definitions >> 03 Engineering and Related Technologies >> 0313 Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

NARROW FIELD 0313 ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY is the study of planning, designing, developing, testing, installing and maintaining electrical, electronic and communications equipment, circuits and systems. It includes designing, installing and maintaining equipment for generating and distributing electrical power.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding and practical application of the design, installation, testing, maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic and communications equipment and systems, electrical and electronic wiring, circuitry and componentry. It also involves developing an understanding of electrical safety and safety regulations.

Courses in Narrow Field 0313 Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology develop skills in:
. analysing the performance of electrical and electronic systems
. planning, designing and commissioning electrical and electronic circuits and systems
. installing, maintaining, repairing and operating telecommunication systems

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

031301  Electrical Engineering
031303  Electronic Engineering
031305  Computer Engineering
031307  Communications Technologies
031309  Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance
031311  Powerline Installation and Maintenance
031313  Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics
031315  Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
031317  Electronic Equipment Servicing
031399  Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.


Exclusions:

Maintaining, fitting and repairing automotive electrics and electronics. These are included in Detailed Field 03050
     Automotive Electrics and Electronics.
Aircraft electrical fitting and maintenance. This is included in Detailed Field 031503 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.



031301 Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is the study of planning, designing, developing and maintaining electrical equipment, circuits and systems.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. electrical systems analysis
. electrical circuits and systems
. electromechanical energy conversion
. frequency, voltage and power control
. high voltage technologies


031303 Electronic Engineering

Electronic Engineering is the study of planning, designing, developing and maintaining electronic equipment, machinery and systems.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. analogue systems
. electronic components and systems design
. operational amplifiers
. integrated circuit design


031305 Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is the study of designing and constructing digital data processing hardware.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. arithmetic and logic structures
. computer architecture
. computer hardware design and construction
. computer systems engineering
. input, output and data devices
. logic design


031307 Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies is the study of communication transmission and signal systems.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. antenna technology
. broadband network technology
. digital and microwave communication systems
. fibre optic and photonic communication systems
. modem technology
. satellite communication systems


031309 Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance

Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance is the study of installing, maintaining, operating, diagnosing and repairing faults in telecommunications equipment, appliances, instruments and systems.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. telephone, radio and computer transmission equipment
. underground communications cabling
. broadcast station equipment operation
. fibre-optic cable jointing


031311 Powerline Installation and Maintenance

Powerline Installation and Maintenance is the study of installing, repairing, maintaining and monitoring overhead and underground electrical power distribution networks.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. overhead and underground electric powerlines and aerial equipment
. powerline fault finding
. powerline quality and performance testing
. powerline insulation


031313 Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics

Electrical Fitting, Electrical Mechanics is the study of installing, maintaining, diagnosing faults in and repairing electrical wiring and equipment in domestic, commercial and industrial establishments, ships and trains.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. electrical wiring installations
. electrical units fault finding and repair
. electrical circuits compatibility and safety testing
. electrical drawing interpretation


031315 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics is the study of installing, maintaining, diagnosing faults in and repairing domestic, commercial and industrial refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. refrigerants
. refrigeration, air conditioning and heating equipment repair
. refrigeration systems analysis
. ventilation

Exclusions:

Air conditioning and heating system design. This is included in Detailed Field 030905 Building Services Engineering.
Automotive air conditioning. This is included in Detailed Field 030503 Vehicle Mechanics.


031317 Electronic Equipment Servicing

Electronic Equipment Servicing is the study of maintaining, diagnosing faults in and repairing computers, radio and television receivers, audio, video, and other electronic business and domestic equipment.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. electronic wiring and equipment testing
. electronic equipment installation
. electronic mechanics
. cromiance and luminance
. filters and resonance
. PC configuration


031399 Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. renewable energy technology

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