Course Title: Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EEET6753C

Course Title: Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Rand Gorgis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4378

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sukhvir judge

Phone:+613 9925 4470

Noor Sateh

Phone: + 613 9925 4013

John Charles




Nominal Hours: 80

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

UEENEEE004B Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
UEENEEH069B Solve problems in electronic circuits

Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of resonance circuits used in electronic apparatus. 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 resonance circuits.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH014B Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits


1. Prepare to troubleshoot resonance circuits.
2. Solve in resonance circuits.
3. Complete work and document troubleshooting activities.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The nature of the circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from
work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated
effectively with others.

1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in
accordance with established procedures.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are
obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with
OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety
2.3 Circuits are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance
OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Fault finding is approached methodically drawing on knowledge of
resonance circuits using measured and calculated values of parameters.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an
authorized person.
2.6 Fault finding activities are carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste
of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or
services and using sustainable energy practices.
3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established
3.3 Justification for solutions used to solve circuit problems is documented.
3.4 Work completion is documented and an appropriate person or persons
notified in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of concepts
Practical activities applied, with problem solving and related questions to develop skills in safe testing.
Projects may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.
Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/role plays/ case studies and participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment dealing with a range of practical exercises related to:

• Electrical circuit construction, measurement and testing
• Design and construction of DA circuits, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification. Specifications will be provided.
• Measure of the period, frequency, peak-to-peak and rms. value of a sinusoidal voltage waveform.
• Series and parallel AC circuits containing resistance, inductance and capacitance connected to a steady-state sinusoidal voltage source.
• Phasor diagrams to show the phase relationship between voltage and current in a pure resistance, a pure inductance and a pure capacitance
• The conditions in a circuit that produce resonance.
The effects on the current in series resonance and parallel resonance conditions.
Determining resonant frequency, quality factor, and bandwidth for a practical series or parallel resonance circuits.
Calculation of resonant voltages or currents in series and parallel resonant circuit, Interpret pharos diagrams for resonant circuit
• Operating principles and functions of an ideal transformer.
• Use of Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems to quantify voltage, current, and power in simple AC linear circuit.
• Using Mesh and Nodal analysis to solve simple AC linear circuit.

Teaching Schedule


Week Number Topic Delivered Assessment Task
1AC Fundamentals
Periodic waveforms, current, phase angle and waveforms.  Measurement of AC quantities. Revision of Comples numbers , Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with complex numbers.
UEENEEH014B 1.1,1.2,1.3
2AC Fundamentals
Calculating peak-to-peak, instantaneous value, average and RMS values, frequency and phase angle (lead/lag) of sine waveforms
Tutorial # 1
Calculating and sketching sine waveforms
UEENEEH014B 1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6

Reactance and impedance (AC circuits)
Inductive reactance
Capacitive reactance
Definition of impedance

Tutorial # 2 Vector Quatitioes Calculating reactance and Impedance

UEENEEH014B 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6


Phasor diagrams
RC in Series Circuits

Lab #1 (2%)
5Impedance (AC circuits)
R-L series circuit
R-C series circuit
UEENEEH014B 2.2,2.3,2.4
Lab #2 (2%)
6Impedance (AC circuits)
R-L parallel circuit
R-C parallel circuit RLC in SeriesCircuits
UEENEEH014B 2.1,2.3
Lab # 3 (2%)
7 Impedance (AC circuits)
R-L-C in series
R-L-C in parallel RC in Parallel Circuits
UEENEEH014B 1.2,1.5,1.4, 2.1,2.1
 Lab # 4 (2%)
8 Phasor diagram
Phase relationship terms
Phasor representation conventions
Time and frequency domain expressions RL in Parallel Circuits
UEENEEH014B 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6
 Lab # 5 (2%)
9 Resonant circuit
Series resonance
Parallel resonance
UEENEEH014B 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.6
 Mid Sem Written Test
10 Resonant circuit
Practical parallel resonanceRLC in Parallel Circuits
UEENEEH014B 3.1,3.2
  Lab # 6 (2%)

 Methods of Analysis
Using Superposition theorem to calculate voltage, current, and power in AC circuits
Tutorial # 3
Superposition theorem
UEENEEH014B 3.3,3.4

12 Methods of Analysis
Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent circuit for AC network

Tutorial # 4
Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems
UEENEE014B 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
13 Ideal Transformers Tutorial # 5
Current, voltage ratio in transformers
UEENEEH014B 3.1,3.2

 Three Phase priciples
Delta/Star connection

Tutorial # 6
Delta/Star connection

UEENEEH014B 2.1,2.2,3.1,3.2

15 Power in ac circuits
True , apparent and reactive power Project
UEENEEH014B 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
16 Power in ac circuits
Power factor correction
UEENEEH014B 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4
Project (13%)
17 /18 Final written exam in Centralised Exam Period either in Week 17 or Week 18
 Final written test (50%)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis
By: Robert L. Boylestad


Other Resources

Tutorial and Laboratory Instruction sheets will be available online (using Online Learning Hub) and student’s local share-drive S:\C6083\

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments which include:
Practical laboratories, written reports for the laboratories, project, and written assessments

Assessment Tasks

1. Laboratory exercises (12%)
Each student will complete seven practical exercises designed to reinforce the theory topics taught during the semester.
Most practical exercises consist of two major parts:
Part A is a prior task includes only calculations (usually pre requisite for part B) and part B include measurements and graphs.
The results obtained in part B will be reviewed and compared with the calculations from section A.
These will be assessed progressively according to individual task criteria and each student is required to complete a short written report for each laboratory exercise.
All laboratory exercises must be undertaken according to safe working practice and performed according to specified laboratory standards and practice including calibration, measurement and accurate reading. This must include electrical measurement taken with safe working practice, meters properly calibrated, meter settings positioned for an accurate reading and accurate readings taken for all measurements.

2. Project (13%)
A project has to be undertaken toward the end of the unit, in a controlled environment for the specified duration in order to perform tasks autonomously.
The project circuits are constructed using MultiSim (design / test) simulation computer package. Each student will complete all parts of the project individually and will be asked by the supervisor to demonstrate that the circuit is functioning according to specifications. Each student is required to complete a written report includes three major parts: calculations, circuit diagrams / measurement and results / conclusion.(2% each)

3 Mid semester written Test (25%)
Theoretical concept covered in weeks 1 to 8 will be assessed by a written test in week 9.

4 End of semester written Test (50%)
Theoretical concept covered in weeks 9 to 16 will be assessed by a written examination in either week 17 or week 18.

Assessment Matrix


Competency National CodeCompetency TitleCluster TitleAssessment TypesAssessment TypesAssessment TypesAssessment TypesAssessment Types 
UEENEEH014BTroubleshoot frequency dependent circuitsElectrical Principle 2X XX  

Other Information

Minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing avtivities such as reading online resources,project work,preparing for test and exam, student teacher course related consultation, and reports.

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