Course Title: Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6780C

Course Title: Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C0021 - Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (Intermediate)

Course Contact: Tony Robins

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254519

Course Contact Email: tony.robins@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

gail.fiander@rmit.edu.au

ext. 54509

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

UEENEEE003B Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits

Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE004B Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

Element:

1. Prepare to work on multiple path d.c. electrical circuits.
2. Solve multiple path d.c. circuit problems.
3. Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The nature of the circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are identified and accessed in accordance with established procedures.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.
2.3 Circuits are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Established methods are used to solve d.c. circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to multiple path electrical circuit.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.6 Problems are solved without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Justification for solutions used to solve circuit problems is documented.
3.4 Work completion is documented and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

This unit covers factors affecting resistance, Resistors, Series circuits, Parallel circuits, Series/parallel circuits, Capacitance, Capacitors providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuits.

Classroom tutorial activities: to consolidate the concepts of Measurement of resistance, voltage and current values for series, parallel Series/Parallel resistance and capacitance circuits and their applications. This includes calculations for resistance, voltage, current, and capacitance and power calculation. Behavior of a series d.c. circuit containing resistance and capacitance components.


Following topics will be covered: DC series, parallel and series/parallel circuits.

Practical exercises: to demonstrate an understanding of topics related to setting up and connecting of resistors in series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits. Using electrical instruments selecting an appropriate meter in terms of units to be measured, range, loading.

Work simulated activities: Using the concepts learnt to fault find in a given circuit.


It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.


Teaching Schedule

SessionTopicAssessment Task
1Exam review / Resistors and Resistance  
2Resistors and Resistance  
3Series Circuit 
4Lab:3 Series CircuitDocument scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in a series resistance circuit
5Parallel Circuits 
6Lab:3 Parallel CircuitsDocument scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in a parallel resistance circuit
7Conbination Circuits 
8Conbination Circuits 
9Conbination Circuits 
10Lab:5 Combination CircuitsDocument scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in a series/parallel resistance circuit
11Revision 
12Exam 
13Capacitance 
14Lab:6 CapacitanceDocument scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in a capacitance circuit
15Inductance 
16Lab: 7 InductanceDocument scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in an inductance circuit
17 Exam
18 Resit exams and labs


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Student Workbook
Extra Question Workbook


References

Electrical Trade Principles: Jeffery Hampson


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Practical
• Test


Assessment Tasks

This course is part of the Workshop Practice cluster. The assessment tasks include:
Task 1 (Documentation of Scenario): 10%
Document scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in a series resistance circuit

Task 2 (Documentation of Scenario): 10%
Document scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in a parallel resistance circuit

Task 3 (Documentation of Scenario): 10%
Document scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in a series/parallel resistance circuit

Task 4 (Documentation of Scenario): 5%
Document scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in a capacitance circuit

Task 5 (Documentation of Scenario): 5%
Document scenario to implement and validate the principles involved in an inductance circuit


Task 6 (Written Exam) : 60%
Written exam to demonstrate the understanding of mulit-path circuits, resistance, capacitance.


Assessment Matrix

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