Course Title: Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus (Electronics)

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6621C

Course Title: Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus (Electronics)

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6040 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar
(03) 9925 4701
(03) 9925 4377

Nominal Hours: 150

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


Course Description

This course contains some of the underpinning knowledge of a program, which designed for a person to be able to undertake design, select, install, commission, maintain and carry out repairs on advanced electronic equipment and systems.
The Knowledge and skills addressed in this course include:
 Electronic modelling concepts to analyse the behaviour of the electronic circuit
 Development of practical skills in electrical measurement, testing and problem solving related to electronic circuits.
• Theory and application for the amplifying and switching concepts of using diodes, Zener diodes, BJTs and FETs and op-amps.
• Two port networks analysis
• Frequency response and feedback of an amplifier
• Operational amplifier applications, Function generator applications and Different types of filter and its applications

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES304CA Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus (Electronics)


Inspect and notify completion of work

Performance Criteria:

1 Plan and prepare to undertake commissioning procedures
1.1 Commissioning procedures are planned and prepared to ensure OH&S policies and procedures are followed, the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements
1.2 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.3 Systems’ commissioning procedures are checked against requirements
1.4 Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.
1.5 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the commissioning work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety
1.6 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements


Plan and prepare to undertake commissioning procedures

Performance Criteria:

2 Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus
2.1 OH&S policies and procedures are followed
2.2 Systems are checks as being isolated where necessary using specified testing procedures
2.3 Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures
2.4 Systems’ commissioning procedures are performed in accordance with requirements, without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment or services
2.5 Contingency measures are managed and implemented in accordance with established procedures to ensure the system operates as intended or designed
2.6 On-going checks of the quality of the work are undertaken in accordance with established procedures.


Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus

Performance Criteria:

3 Inspect and notify completion of work
3.1 Final inspections and performance checks are undertaken to ensure that the commissioning procedures of advanced system and associated apparatus conforms to requirements
3.2 Commissioning results and work completion are notified in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment, including:
• The design and construction of BJT/ FET and Op-amp amplifier circuits, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and completion of commissioning process.
• The design and construction of amplifier circuits with feedback, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair the fault.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 Introduction to Operational Amplifier-
Characteristics such as Input/Output Resistances

Week 2 Configurations of OP-Amps- Inverting, Non-inverting, Differentail Amplifier
Use feedback techniques to change amplifier parameters.
• Recognise amplifier circuits with the following feedback topologies:
• voltage-shunt, current-shunt, voltage-series, current- series.
• Define the terms attenuation factor, feedback factor, open loop gain, closed loop gain
• Describe the effect of feedback on gain, noise and input/output resistance for an amplifier.

Week 3 Operational Amplifier Applications
Summing Amplifier, Subtractor
Week 4 Multichannel Amplifier
Week 5 Audio Frequency Integrator
Week 6 Precision Half wave rectifier/Full wave rectifier
Week 7 Positive Feedback in Op-Amps
Week 8 Function Generator Applications
Week 9 Hysteresis comparator

Week 10 Filters, Types
Week 11 Filter Characteristics

Week 12 • Use small signal models for BJTs and FETs to calculate the effects of shunt and series capacitance frequency response

Week 13 Calculate the gain and input/output resistance for a BJT or FET amplifier using feedback
Week 14 Two port networks analysis using different parameters classes.
• General definitions for z, y, h, g, a or b parameters
• Conversion between different parameter classes
• h parameter model of a transistor

Week 15 Frequency Response of Two port Network
Week 16 Revision
Week 17 Project Work

Week 18 Catch-up tests (if necessary)/Project

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Text: Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, the latest edition – Boylestad and Nashelsky and Op-Amps & Linear Integrated Circuits by Ramakant Gayakwad


Other Resources

All other information on this course will be available on the S drive and on DLS.

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the underpinning knowledge will be assessed on the completion of each course, but the competency itself will not be signed off until further courses related to the competency are completed and the student is deemed competent.
The students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Progressive Written Assessments
• Written Assignments
• Scheduled Practical Exercises
• Work Simulation Project

Assessment Tasks

There would be 5 laboratories worth 35%.

There would be one final exam worth 50%.

There would be one Project worth 15%.

Assessment Matrix

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