Course Title: Diagnose & rectify faults in advanced systems & apparatus (Electronics)

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6623C

Course Title: Diagnose & rectify faults in 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: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William Lau – Senior Educator, (03) 9925 4703

william.lau@rmit.edu.au

Zoran Savic, Teacher, (03) 9925 4996

zoran.savic@rmit.edu.au

Pantea Peidaee, Teacher

pantea.peidaee@rmit.edu.au

Noor Sateh, Teacher

noor.sateh@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 160

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

None

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:
• Microprocessor/ micro controllers’ principle, application and trouble shooting techniques.
• Design, installation and implementation of wireless local area network.
• Introduction to an object oriented programming language.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES504CA Diagnose & rectify faults in advanced systems & apparatus (Electronics)

Element:

Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S policies and procedures are followed
2.2 Reported fault(s) are confirmed and the normal function of systems and associated apparatus is ascertained in accordance with requirements
2.3 Systems are checks as being isolated where necessary using specified testing procedures
2.4 Systems and associated apparatus faults are diagnosed 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 Where applicable, appropriate personnel and resources are determined and co-ordinated to effect rectification of fault(s).
2.7 Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures.
2.8 On-going checks of the quality of the work are undertaken in accordance with established procedures

Element:

Plan and prepare for diagnosis of faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Diagnosis of faults is planned and prepared to ensure OH&S policies and procedures are followed and 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 and apparatus faults are checked against job 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 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

Element:

Provide status report(s)

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Arrangements are made for maintenance and/or repair(s), where necessary, with relevant authorised personnel in accordance with requirements.
4.2 Status report(s) are completed and notified in accordance with established procedures

Element:

Rectify faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OH&S policies and procedures are followed.
3.2 Systems and associated apparatus are isolated, where necessary, in accordance with established procedures
3.3 Adjustments are made in accordance with established procedures where necessary, to return systems and associated apparatus to normal operating parameters.
3.4 Faulty component(s) are rectified or replaced, without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment or services.
3.5 Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures
3.6 Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel before any contingencies are implemented
3.7 On-going checks of the quality of work are undertaken in accordance with established procedures
3.8 Systems and associated apparatus are tested to ensure safety of the installation
3.9 Systems and associated apparatus are returned to service in accordance with established procedures


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Participate in individual small research projects in designated areas of underpinning knowledge including:

· Theory of Microprocessor programming concepts and the latest trends of computer memory systems.

· Theory and application of wireless local area network, circuit and package switching and WAN which include system design & installation technique and system administrator.

· Object Oriented programming

Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/role plays/ case studies dealing with a range of practical exercises related to:

• Developing skills in circuit simulation, programming & debugging, construction and fault diagnosis of simple microprocessor circuits.

• The working model of LAN and WAN system.

• Object Oriented programming

Participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment, including:

• Circuit construction and testing of a simple Microprocessor project, and establish testing procedures to verify the specification and diagnosis of faults in the systems and completion of commissioning.

• The design and construction of wireless LAN and WAN traffic monitoring system, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair the fault.

• Writing a program completed under supervision within limited time period.

• Programs that display sound development techniques and conform to standard industrial practice including documentation.


Teaching Schedule

Available from Student Shared network drive (S:\\ )


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Behrouz A Forouzan, DeAnza College, Data Communications and Networking, 3rd Edition, 2004, McGraw Hill

0072515848


References


Other Resources


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 Projects


Assessment Tasks

Microporcessor Fundamentals

Session 1: Terminology, applications, bus widths, memory capacity.The 68HC11 memory map, Modes of operation and components of the 68HC11 Preliminary Laboratory Exercise (Not Compulsory): Laboratory Exercise Number 1.

Session 3: Introduction to the AS11 assembler.Terminology and definitions.The Assembly processCommand line syntaxes.: Laboratory Exercise Number 2.

Session 4: The 68HC11 Condition Code Register: Laboratory Exercise Number 3.

Session 5: The 68HC11 packaging and Pin Assignments: Laboratory Exercise Number 4.

Session 6: The Fetch Execute Cycle : Laboratory Exercise Number 5.

Session 7: Programming the 68HC11 Microcontroller: Project 7 Commences

Session 8: Programming the 68HC11 Microcontroller (continued): Project 7 Completed

Session 9: Reset and the 68Hc11 Microcontroller: Reset circuitry Project 8 Commences

Session 10: Enter Results: Project 8 Completed

 

Communication Systems and Networks A

Due Week 3: Install and configure RS232 Modem Laboratory

Due Week 6: Transmission Frequencies Assignment

Due Week16: Major Project - to be distributed Project

Due Week 7: Make and Test Twisted pair Network Cables Assignment

Due Week 11:Research LAN Analyser Software Assignment

Due Week 10: Set up a peer-to-peer LAN.(i) Map Network Drives and Share Resources (ii) Troubleshoot a peer-to-peer LAN

Due Week 15:(i) Configure and use a Network Protocol Analyser (ii) Analyse network traffic to identify different network protocols Laboratory

Due Week 17:Demonstrate the Capability to set up a peer-to-peer Local Area Network (LAN) and Analyse Network protocols Laboratory: Must be satisfactory

 

Computer Programming 2

· The run time environment· Applets and applications

· Standard and user-defined data types

· GUI input and output

· GUI libraries· Objects, classes, scope· Inheritance, polymorphism

· Parameter passing· Command line parameters

· Dynamic memory allocation

· Compiling, linking, debugging


Assessment Matrix

Communication Systems and Networks A

TaskType of AssessmentAssessment weighting % of final mark

UTE NES 504c Diagnose Faults in Advanced Systems and Associated Apparatus - Electronic

Signed Off

Install and configure RS232 ModemLaboratory5 
Investigate Transmission FrequenciesAssignment5 
Major Project - to be distributedProject40 
Assess LAN and Communication Cable TypesLaboratory10 
Sofware Search for LAN AnalysisAssignment10 
Set up a peer-to-peer LANLaboratory10 
(i) Map Network Drives and Share Resources (ii) Troubleshoot a peer-to-peer LANLaboratory5 
(i) Configure and use a Network Protocol Analyser (ii) Analyse network traffic to identify different network protocolsLaboratory10 
Demonstrate the Capability to set up a peer-to-peer Local Area Network (LAN) and Analyse Network protocols. Laboratory5 

Other Information

To pass this course the student must pass all the components of “Microprocessor Fundamentals”, “Communication Systems and Networks A” and Computer Programming 2.

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