Course Title: Undertake qualification testing of new or enhanced equipment and systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: EEET6724C

Course Title: Undertake qualification testing of new or enhanced equipment and systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6080 - Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications 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

Dr Elmas Aliu

Phone: 9925 4360
elmas.aliu@rmit.edu.au

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

there are no prerequisites

Course Description

This unit may apply to switching, transmission and radio (both fixed and mobile) network and the various transmission paths i.e. cable, optic fibre, radio, microwave and satellite. This unit applies to computer systems including Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs).


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC036C Undertake qualification testing of new or enhanced equipment and systems

Element:

1. Ensure conformity of international design

Performance Criteria:

Original design is checked to ensure conformity with Australian electrical and safety standards

Customers specific design requirements are considered

Negotiations are undertaken with customers in order to fully understand their needs

Reconfiguration of design is undertaken where necessary

Design specifications are rewritten to cater for configuration amendments

Element:

2. Plan and establish test regime

Performance Criteria:

Type and number of tests is planned to ensure a full trial of new or enhanced design

Test environment is chosen and established to ensure total validity of chosen tests

Plan is designed to ensure greatest coverage for minimal tests

Details of tests required and desired outcome is fully documented

Tests are designed to not only test new or changed system but to also test impact on existing systems

Element:

3. Undertake tests

Performance Criteria:

Test regime is studied and understood and planners questioned where doubts exist as to full requirement

Test instruments are checked to ensure they meet required standards

Tests are conducted in logical and sequential order and in accordance with planned test regime

Difficulties experienced during the test are discussed with system experts and/or designers

Trouble reports are prepared and submitted in accordance with enterprise policy where required

Test results are documented progressively

Element:

4. Analyse test results

Performance Criteria:

Test results are analysed against design specifications and planned outcomes

Major deficiencies are referred back to designers with a full report as to results and with recommendations for design change where appropriate

Minor variances are analysed and solutions to problems developed

Changes to specifications as a result of minor changes are clearly documented

Element:

5. Retest design changes

Performance Criteria:

Design and specification changes made as a result of original tests are retested

Further tests are analysed against specifications and planned outcomes

Results of tests are fully documented and recorded in accordance with enterprise policy


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate face to face in

• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the core essential mathematical and statistical data concepts for engineering study, which may include algebraic manipulations and functions, indices and logarithms trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, differential and integral calculus, matrices, vectors, determinants, series ans sequences and Laplace transformations. 

• Work simulation activities focus in technical leadership activities, which include: team building, identify team member’s work task, clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information, planning and organising activities to meet requested standards. Demonstrate leadership characteristic, such as: problem solving, keeping records and documenting tasks.


Teaching Schedule

Semester 1, 2010

 Week Number Date Topic Delivered Assessment Task
 1 

 Introduction to the competency of EEET6724C

Introduction to real numbers,  the co ordinate system and the absolute value.

 
 2 

 Definition of the concept of the fuction

The domain and range of some algebraic functions

The equations of straight lines;
The minimum point (or maximum point) of a quadratic function;
The graphs of linear, quadratic, polynomial and rational functions.

 

 
 3 

 Even, odd functions

Exponential and logarithmic functions.

 
 4 

 Trigonometric functions

Circle, degree and radians

conversion between degree and radians

Triangle sine and cosine

 

 
 5 

 Graphs of functions

graphs of lineat and quadratic functions

Graphs of trigonometric functions

 
 6 

 Linear graphical methods

Mathematical computations involving polynomials

Mathematical computations involving quadratic graphs

 

 

 
 7  The rate of change at a point

Limits and continuity

Continuous functions

The rate of change at a general point

 
 8  Practice test and revision 
 9  Mid Semester Test (Test 1) 
 10  Differential Calculus

Basic concepts
• Definition of the derivative of a function as the slope of a tangent line (the gradient of a curve);
• limits; basic examples from 1st principles;
• Notation and Results of derivative of k.f(ax + b) where f(x)=x to the power of n, sin x, cos x, tan x,
• e to the power of x, ln x.

Rules of Differentiation:
• Examples are derivative of sum and difference; product rule; quotient rule; chain rule (function of a function), limited to two rules for any given function.
 
 11 

 

Differential Calculus
The 2nd derivative
• Applications (Equations of tangents and normals; stationary points; turning points; and curve sketching; rates of change; rectilinear motion)
• Verbally formulated problems involving related rates and maxima: minima
Applications

 

 
 12  Integral Calculus

• The definition of Antiderivatives
• Integration as the inverse operation to differentiation (Examples are results of the integral of k.f(ax + b) where f(x) = x to the power of n, sin x, cos x, sec squared x, e to the power of x)
 
 13  Methods of Integration.
• The method of substitution
• The method of integration by parts
 
 14  Apply appropriate integration methods to calculate area of region between two curves

Further applications
 
 15  Complex Numbers.
Definition. Geometric representation. Cartesian form. Real and imaginary parts.
The complex Conjugate.
The algebra of complex numbers: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
 
 16  Polar and exponential form. Modulus and argument.
Powers and roots of complex numbers.
Practical problems
Powers and roots of complex numbers.
Practical problems
 
 17  Practice test and revision 
 18  Test 2 

Semester 2, 2010

 Week Number Date Topic Delivered Assessment Task
 1  Vector algebra
Definition of vectors. Geometric representation. The algebra of vectors: Addition, subtraction, the dot and cross product of two vectors.
 
 2  The cross product of two vectors.
Application of vector theory to lines and planes.
The equation of the line.
 
 3  The equation of the plane.
The triple product. Applications to areas and volumes.
 
 4 

 Matrices

Systems of linear equations.

Matrix algebra. Perform algebraic operations on matrices to find sum, scalar multiple, transpose

 

 
 5 

 

Matrix algebra. Perform algebraic operations on matrices to find sum, scalar multiple, transpose


 
 6 

 

Special matrices.
The inverse of a matrix

 
 7  Determinants 
 8  Practice test and revision 
 9  Mid Semester Test  
 10  Sequences and Series.
Infinite series
Positive term series.
 
 11  The comparison test. The ratio test and the alternating test.
Absolute convergence.
 
 12  Approximation of functions using polynomials.
Taylor polynomials.
Taylor series.
Applications.
 
 13  Induction of the theory of Laplace transforms.
Using the definition of the Laplace transforms into solving problems and few applications.
The Table of Laplace transformations
 
 14  The first shift theorem. The Laplace of derivatives, Integrals and other functions. The inverse transformations.
The second shift theorem.
 
 15  Laplace transformations and the inverse Laplace transforms. Some applications to mathematical problems and differential equations. 
 16  Solution of ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients.  
 17  Practice test and revision 
 18  Final Test  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

• Croft A, Davidson R, Mathematics for Engineers, third edition, Pearson Education Australia
• Croft A, Davidson R, Engineering Mathematics, third edition, Pearson Education Australia
• Mathematics for Technicians, Sixth edition, McGraw Hill


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:

Assignement brased research reports

Laboratory Test(s)

Project or Written Test


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 (assignment 1 (Part A & Part B ) 20%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding with applications of real numbers, the concept of the fuction, the domain and range, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, the rate of change and the limits and their applications, which are covered from week 1 to week 16. This assessment allows students to work as a group which will help to revise and prepare for the next assessment  (Tes1) which will cover similar topics.

Assessment task 2 (test 1): 30%
This assessment demonstrates an understanding with applications of real numbers, the concept of the fuction, the domain and range, exponential and logarithmic functions, ,1 to week 8. The time allowed for this test is no more that 2.5 hours.

Assessment task 3 (assignment 2, Part A & Part B ): 20%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding with applications of vector algebra,  determinants and matrix algebra, sequences and series and Laplace transformations which is covered from week 1 to week 17 of semester 2. Similar to the assignment 1, students can work/study in groups which will help to revise and prepare for the next assessment (Test 2) which will cover similar topics.

Assessment task 4 (test 2): 30%
This assessment demonstrates an understanding with applications oof vector algebra, determinants and matrix algebra, sequences and series and Laplace transformations  which is covered from week 1 to week 17 of semester 2. . The time allowed for this test is no more that 2.5 hours.(Similar to Test 1).


Assessment Matrix

Semester 1:



Assingment 1,  handed to students week 3.

Part 1A  due to complete by week 7.  (worth 10%)

Part 1B due to complete by week18. (worth 10%)



Test 1 (week 18) worth 30%.

Semester 2:

Assingment 2, handed to students week 3 (Semester 2).

Part 2A due to complete by week 7. (worth 10%)

Part 2B due to complete by week18. (worth 10%)

Final Test 30%.

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