Course Title: Diagnose and rectify faults in global positioning systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EEET6755C

Course Title: Diagnose and rectify faults in global positioning systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Kemps Cheng

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4691

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Noor Sateh
Phone: +61 3 9925 4013

Nominal Hours: 60

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


Course Description

This course covers fault diagnosis and rectification in global positioning system. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting diagrams, applying logical diagnostic methods and knowledge of GPS system components, rectifying faults, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH032B Diagnose and rectify faults in global positioning systems


1. Prepare to diagnose and rectify faults.
2. Diagnose and rectify faults.
3. Complete and report fault diagnosis and rectification activities.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 Safety hazards that have not previously been identified are documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.4 The extent of faults is determined from reports and other documentation and from discussion with appropriate personnel.
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to diagnose faults are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work 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 procedures.
2.3 Circuits/machines/plant are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Logical diagnostic methods are applied to diagnose global positioning systems faults employing measurements and estimations of system operating parameters referenced to system operational requirements.
2.5 Suspected fault scenarios are tested as being the source of system problems.
2.6 Source of the fault is identified and appropriately competent persons are engaged to rectify the fault where it is out side the scope of electronics.
2.7 Faults in the electronic components of the system are rectified to raise global positioning system to its operation standard.
2.8 System is tested to verify that the system operates as intended and to specified requirements.
2.9 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate persons and job specifications and requirements.
2.10 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.11 Diagnosis and rectification activities are carried out efficiently without 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 made safe in accordance with established safety procedures.
3.3 Rectification of faults is documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Appropriate person or persons notified, in accordance with established procedures, that the system faults have been rectified.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the knowledge of GPS and related systems
• Practical activities to encompass working safely, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in GPS and related systems.
• Work performance simulation projects involving the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derive

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Course Outline, Assessment Criteria,
Overview of Telecommunication and Networks 

UEENEEH032B 1.2,1.2,1.3
Week 2
Network Model
Lab Task 1
Basic router configuration

UEENEEH032B 1.3,1.5,1.6

Week 3
Protocol Suite
Lab Task 1

UEENEEH032B 1.6,1.7
Week 4
Review Questions #1
Lab Task 2
Network Testing

UEENEEH032B 1.4,1.5,1.6
Week 5
Review Questions
Lab Task 3
Basic Static route configuration

UEENEEH032B 2.1,2.2,2.3
Week 6
Frame relay
Lab Task 4
Basic RIP configuration

UEENEEH032B 2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7
Week 7 
Frame Relay
Lab Revision

UEENEEH032B 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6

Week 8
Lab exam 1 (20%) 

Week 9 
Satellite Communications
Review Questions
Lab Task 5
PPP Configuration

UEENEEH032B 2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7
Week 10
Satellite Communications
Lab Task 6
Frame Relay 1

UEENEEH032B 3.1,3.2,3.3
Week 11
Lab Task 6
Frame Relay 1

UEENEEH032B 3.1,3.2,3.3
Week 12 
Lab Task 7
Frame Relay 2 

UEENEEH032B 2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7
Week 13

UEENEEH032B 3.1,3.2,3.3
Week 14
Revision of All Labs
Week 15
Lab Exam 2 (20%)

Lab Journals (10%)
Week 16
Revision of all lectures
Week 17 / Week 18
Written exam (50%) in Centralised Exam Period either in Week 17 or Week 18

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Behrouz A. Forouzan, ‘Data Communications and Networking’, International Edition, McGraw-Hill Education

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summate assessments as follows:
• Laboratory exercises
• Written assignments
• Progressive test

Assessment Tasks

Written Test                                                                                                   50 %
Assignment and work performance simulations projects                  40%
Lab Journals                                                                                                10 %

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources,project work, student teacher course related consultation, and reports.

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