Course Title: Develop complex testing & evaluation procedures (Electronics)

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6635C

Course Title: Develop complex testing & evaluation procedures (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

Kemps Cheng, Course Coordinator
(03) 9925 4691

Nominal Hours: 72

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:
Communication regulatory authorities and associated standards and regulations, Radio transmitters & receivers, Communication systems, Radio propagation, digital modulation techniques, completion of Work Performance project

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES406CA Develop complex testing & evaluation procedures (Electronics)


Completion of work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Final testing and evaluation procedures are undertaken in accordance with established procedures.
3.2 Complex testing and evaluation procedures completion is notified in accordance with established procedures


Develop complex testing and evaluation procedure

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OH&S policies and procedures are followed and detailed
2.2 Normal function of advanced systems and associated apparatus is ascertained and detailed in accordance with requirements
2.3 Systems and associated apparatus isolation and specified testing procedures are detailed where necessary
2.4 Systems and associated apparatus complex testing is detailed in accordance with requirements
2.5 Response to unplanned events or conditions in accordance with established procedures are detailed
2.6 Approval to implement contingencies in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel are detailed.
2.7 On-going checks of the quality of the work in accordance with established procedures are detailed.
2.8 Final complex testing and evaluation procedures of systems and associated apparatus conforming to requirements are detailed.
2.9 Notification of work completion in accordance with established procedures is detailed.


Plan and prepare for the development of complex testing and evaluation procedures

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identified OH&S policies and procedures to be followed are planned and prepared, and the work sequence in accordance with requirements
1.2 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the programs for maintenance are co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.3 Program to be developed for complex testing and evaluation are checked against job requirements
1.4 Materials necessary to complete the work are identified and detailed 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 identified and detailed in accordance with established procedures
1.6 Preparatory work is identified to ensure compliance with requirements

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Communication Engineering Applications:

• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory and application of various types of modulation systems, transmission line, microwave propagation and fibre optic communication systems.
• Practical activities to develop skill in construction the working model of various types oscillators, receiver and transmission line systems. Conduct complex testing process, diagnose & rectify fault and verify the performance as specification.
• Work performance simulation projects involving the design and construction of selected systems, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair the fault. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application

Teaching Schedule

Communication Engineering Applications:
Week 1           Introducing topics and assessment
Week 2           2-way radio services
Week 3 - 6     Antennas and Wave Propagation
Week 7           Design of VHF/UHF Communication Systems
Week 8           Trunking & Simulcasting
Week 9 - 10   Mobile Phone Systems
Week 11         Test #1
Week 12         Mobile Phone Systems
Week 13         CDMA, FDMA & TDMA
Week 14         Digital Modulations
Week 15         Satellite Communications
Week 16         Optical Fibre Link
Week 17         Test #2, Catch up Lab

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Communication Engineering Applications:
Modern Electronic Communication, the latest edition – Gary M. Miller

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 related competency is completed and the student is deemed competent.
The students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Progressive Written assessments
• Scheduled Practical Exercises
• Work Simulation Projects

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment Matrix

• Written Test, 30 %
• Assignment and work performance simulations projects 50%
• Laboratory work 20 %
• A Pass in the Learning Unit when evidence of learning is collected according to the requirements as stated at “assessment criteria”. The documentation must be clearly communicated and submitted to supervisor within specified time.

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