Engineering Reports and Case Studies – Telecommunication


Engineering Studies – H4 Telecommunication Engineering – Engineering Profession

This topic outlines the role that an engineering report plays in various engineering situations. Considering the components of a report and the purpose of a report are required.
Case studies of telecommunication products and networks form the basis of investigation.
Australian innovation and achievement are highlighted.

Key Concepts

  • The process of developing a product considering:
    • Material selection based on material properties
    • Manufacturing selection based on material properties
    • Structural design based on mechanical analysis
    • Testing and evaluation processes
  • Australian achievement and innovation
  • Television Case Study – digital television transmission and display

Discussion Questions

Engineering Reports

  1. When might engineering reports be written?
  2. Explain the process of writing an engineering report.

Case Study

  1. Discuss the development of one telecommunication product in terms of:
    • The engineering design process during development.
    • The relevance of safety guidelines and Australian Standards.
    • How materials might have been selected.
    • What environmental considerations might have been considered.
    • What manufacturing techniques were required.
    • What forms of technical communication would have been used.
    • The role of the engineering report.
  2. Describe examples of material choice and manufacturing options. Explain specific detail about polymer/metal/composite choices. What criteria are used to make engineering decisions with materials and processes? What are the technical specifications of the materials?
  3. What mechanical analysis was conducted?  Was this done using particular testing equipment?
    How are the specifications for the product determined regarding strength and other properties?
  4. What role did engineers take in developing manufacturing specification and the technical drawings/graphics?
  5. What modelling was done? Was a prototype constructed and how was that made? How was the prototype tested?
  6. What are the future plans for telecom products?


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