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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6631C

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

William Lau – Senior Educator, (03) 9925 4703

Gita Pendharkar,  Teacher, (03) 9925 4701

Nominal Hours: 122

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 circuit modelling concepts, Electrical circuit measurement, testing and problem solving, Theory and application for various electronic devices and amplifiers.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES304CA Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus (Electronics)


• Plan and prepare to undertake commissioning procedures
• Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus
• Inspect and notify completion of work

Performance Criteria:

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
coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site
1.3 Systems' commissioning procedures are checked against
1.4 Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in
accordance with established procedures and checked against
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

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

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

· The operation and application theory of BJT/ FET amplifiers in various circuit configurations, which may include calculations for various amplifier parameters but not limited to: voltage & current gain, input & output resistance and power.

· Theory and applications of operational amplifier.

Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/ case studies dealing with a range of practical exercises including:

· Skills in selecting most appropriate amplifier based on application criteria; construction of amplifier circuits; test, measure and confirm the AC operating conditions of BJT and FET amplifiers in various configurations and with specified bias; stabilisation and feedback using oscilloscope and other currently available measuring instruments.

· Development of skills in applying modelling and analysis methods to construct different operational amplifiers and filter circuits and take electrical measurement at the output: voltage, current, resistance, using analogue and digital multimeters, oscilloscope and other currently available measuring instruments.

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. Specifications will be provided.

Teaching Schedule

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

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, the latest edition by Boylestad and NashelskyPublisher – Prentice Hall


1. Lecture notes 2. Learning Guides “Electronic Applications” compiled by William LAU, available in RMIT on-line DLS. 3. Learning / Tutorial problems available from student shared network drive S:\\

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

1. Three Progressive written assessments.

2. Two work-simulation projects on design, construction, testing and commissioning of BJT/FET amplifiers and op-amp filters. Individual performance and reports are compulsory.

3. Scheduled Practical Exercises (must pass all practical exercises).

4. Written assignments with given task-documents. Verbal questioning on the submitted assignments is required.

To pass this course, student must complete all the scheduled practical exercises and written assignments with satisfactory verbal questioning, the project work to specifications, pass the written examinations and submit well documented project reports.

Assessment Matrix

ItemElements of competencyRelated underpinning knowledgeAssessment methodDue week
1Plan and prepare to undertake commissioning proceduresAs per learning activityPractical exercises, assignment,Op-amp filter circuit in a simulated workplace Project report 1

Week 8

Week 12

2Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatusAs per learning activityPractical exercises, assignment,Commissioning of BJT/FET amplifier circuit in a simulated workplace environmentProject report 2



3Inspect and notify completion of workAs per learning activityProject report 2Week 18

Other Information

To pass this course the student must pass both “Electronic Concepts 2” and “Electronic Applications 1” components.

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