Course Title: Test and manipulate WDM devices and systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5175 Diploma of Telecommunications Photonics

Course Title: Test and manipulate WDM devices and systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 150

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Teaching Period(s)

Course Contact: Raymond Meyer Program Coordinator

Course Contact Phone: (03) 9925 4716

Course Contact Email: raymond,

Course Description

This course is designed to assists the learners to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to analyse, testing and manipulation of Wave Division Multiplex (WDM) optical system technology. The knowledge and skills addressed in this course include: Transmission of multiple signal using WDM, Types of WDM systems, Interfacing between electrical and optical networks, WDM systems components and their function, Optical switching.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC146A Test and manipulate WDM devices and systems


Conduct Photonics measurements

Perform manual optical alignment

Recognise the components of a WDM system

Recognise the principles of a Wave Division Multiplex (WDM) optical system

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the criteria set in the National Training Package. The students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together skills and knowledge as follows:
 Theoretical Written assessment.
 Work Simulation Projects
 A Pass in schedule practical exercises