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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Phone:+613 9925 4470
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
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.
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in
2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
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.
|Week Number||Topic Delivered||Assessment Task|
|1||AC 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.
|2||AC 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
Reactance and impedance (AC circuits)
Tutorial # 2 Vector Quatitioes Calculating reactance and Impedance
|Lab #1 (2%)
|5||Impedance (AC circuits) |
R-L series circuit
R-C series circuit
|Lab #2 (2%)|
|6||Impedance (AC circuits) |
R-L parallel circuit
R-C parallel circuit RLC in SeriesCircuits
|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
| Lab # 5 (2%)
|9|| Resonant circuit |
| Mid Sem Written Test
|10|| Resonant circuit |
Practical parallel resonanceRLC in Parallel Circuits
| Lab # 6 (2%)
Methods of Analysis
|12|| Methods of Analysis |
Thevenin’s and Norton’s equivalent circuit for AC network
Tutorial # 4
Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems
|13|| Ideal Transformers Tutorial # 5 |
Current, voltage ratio in transformers
Three Phase priciples
Tutorial # 6
|15|| Power in ac circuits |
True , apparent and reactive power Project
|16|| Power in ac circuits |
Power factor correction
|17 /18|| Final written exam in Centralised Exam Period either in Week 17 or Week 18|| Final written test (50%)
Introductory Circuit Analysis
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
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.
|Competency National Code||Competency Title||Cluster Title||Assessment Types||Assessment Types||Assessment Types||Assessment Types||Assessment Types|
|UEENEEH014B||Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits||Electrical Principle 2||X||X||X|
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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