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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6636C

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

 Gita Pendharkar, Course Coordinator 9925 4701

 gita.pendharkar@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 58

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:
• Power Amplifiers (Class A, Class B, Class AB, Class C and D)
• Heat Sinks design
• Work Performance Project


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:

• OH&S policies and procedures are followed
• Reported fault(s) are confirmed and the normal function of systems and associated apparatus is ascertained in accordance with requirements
• Systems are checked as being isolated where necessary using specified testing procedures
• Systems and associated apparatus faults are diagnosed in accordance with requirements, without damageor distortion to the surrounding environment or services
• Contingency measures are managed and implemented in accordance with established procedures to ensure the system operates as intended or designed
• Where applicable, appropriate personnel and resources are determined and coordinated to effect rectification of fault(s)
• Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures
• On-going checks of the quality of work are undertaken in accordance with established procedures

Element:

Plan and prepare for diagnosis

Performance Criteria:

• 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
• Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site
• Systems and apparatus faults are checked against job requirements
• Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements
• 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
• Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements

Element:

Provide status report(s)

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Rectify faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities


Participate face to face in
• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the operation and application to the power amplifier circuits and heat sinks. This may include calculations for various performance parameters but not limited to: voltage & current gain, input & output resistance and power.
• Practical activities to develop skill in selecting most appropriate dc and ac power amplifiers and heat sinks based on application criteria, construction of power amplifier circuits and heat sinks, test, measure and confirm the operating conditions using oscilloscope and other currently available measuring instruments.
• Work simulation projects involving the design and construction of power amplifier circuit and heat sinks, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and completion of commissioning process. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application
Projects may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.

It is expected that students would require approximately 50% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.


Teaching Schedule

Available from Student Shared network drive S:\\


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Op-Amps and Linear Integrated Circuits by Ramakant Gayakwad


References

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, the latest edition – Boylestad and Nashelsky

Electronic Principles – Malvino


Other Resources

Web Resources
Student can use any resources he/she likes to assist with the study. The web is especially rich in information that will assist student in understanding the work he/she is doing. To access this information, the student will need to use a search engine. Students should make a habit of using these regularly to expand learning horizons beyond the resource material found in this module. Some common search engines are
• http://www.yahoo.com
• http://www.google.com


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

This is a competency based course. Each assessment task specifically relates to demonstration of knowledge, skills and/or attitudes relevant to an element of competence. To achieve a Grade of ‘Competent’, you must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required in each assessment task of the course to the level required by industry.
In general, the assessment of your level of competence is made through continuing evaluation of your level of work and your progression in the development of skills. The style of assessments will provide you with:
o Opportunities to demonstrate application of the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills not just recall information.
o Information on your progress through the course with emphasis on encouraging you to monitor your own progress and plan your program of study.
o An open system where standards are specified and the required level of competence is known beforehand.


Assessment Matrix

ItemElements of competencyRelated underpinning knowledgeAssessment methodDue week
1Plan and prepare for diagnosis of faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus.As per learning activityProjectWeek 3-14
2Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatusAs per learning activityProjectWeek
3-14
3Rectify faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus.As per learning activityProject Week
3-14
4Provide status report(s)As per learning activityProject Report submissionWeek 15-17

Other Information

To pass this course, student must complete all the scheduled practical exercises, and pass
all the written examinations.

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