Course Title: Troubleshoot amplifiers
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2010
Course Code: EEET6752C
Course Title: Troubleshoot amplifiers
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
Course Contact: Gita Pendharkar
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254701
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Phone: +613 9925 4691
Phone: +613 9925 4423
Nominal Hours: 80
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers determining correct operation of amplifiers. It
encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures,
including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring
devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and
calculations to predictable problems in amplifier circuits.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEH013B Troubleshoot amplifiers
1. Prepare to troubleshoot basic amplifiers.
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
Details of Learning Activities
The classroom activities shall include the following:
Practical exercises and Project work on troubleshooting amplifier such as
o Following safety procedures in laboratories
o Identifying various single stage amplifiers
o Identifying multi stage amplifier circuit configurations and their applications.
o Measuring and calculating values of voltage gain and output voltage for single stage and multi stage amplifier circuits
o Troubleshooting single stage and multi stage amplifier circuits
o Methods for testing assumptions encompassing such as visual inspection of the amplifier circuits
o Dealing with intermittent faults in single stage and multi stage amplifier circuits
Report Writing: Students will produce written reports on the practical exercises and project modules as per the specifications given and requirements.
Written Assessments on troubleshooting amplifiers, will include the following:
o Determination of d.c. bias conditions for a single-stage amplifier
o Determine the small signal terminal characteristics of single-stage amplifiers
o Effects of coupling and by-pass capacitors in single-stage amplifiers
o Operation of multi stage amplifiers
o Frequency response of single and multi stage amplifiers
Week Topic Delivered Assessmnet task
1 Introduction to OHS and the course
2 Single stage amplifiers
3 D C Bias for Single Stage amplifiers
4 Types of D C Biasing
5 Small signal terminal characteristics (a c model)
6 Effects of coupling and by-pass capacitors in single-stage amplifiers
7 Multistage Amplifiers
8 Types of Coupling
9 Written Assessment (20%) Project Module 1
10 Effects of component values
11 Frequency response of Single Stage amplifier
12 Bode Plot
13 Frequency response of Multi Stage amplifier and Project Module 2
14 Negative Feedback in Multistage Amplifier
15 Effect of negative feedback on amplifier parameters and applications
17 Written Assessment (40%) Project Modules 1 & 2 Due
18 Feedback on the Course
Electronics Devices and Circuit Theory, By Boylestead, Prentice Hall Publication
Practical Laboratories sheets and Project specification sheets will be available on the school’s local drive.
Overview of Assessment
This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Practical laboratories
B. Written reports for the laboratories
C. Written assessment
This is a progressive assessment consisting of the following:
Assessment task 1 (Practical Exercises): 30%
Practical Laboratories: The students will have to complete minimum of three laboratories as specified by the teacher for the practical exercises and demonstrate the understanding of amplifier fundamentals through the developed project.
Project Modules: The students will design and develop the project modules (minimum two project modules) as specified by the teacher for the practical exercises and demonstrate the understanding of amplifier fundamentals through the developed project.
Assessment task 2 (Written Assessment)
Written Reports for the Laboratories and Project Modules :10%
Written technical report as per the requirement and specifications for each of the project modules should be submitted by each student individually.
Written Assessment : 60%
The students will have two written exams to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge based on basic amplifier circuits as detailed in the course.
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