Course Title: Troubleshoot basic amplifiers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6757C

Course Title: Troubleshoot basic amplifiers

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

1.Gita Pendharkar
Tel: 99254701
2.William Lau
Tel:99254703
Fax:99254377

Nominal Hours: 40

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

UEENEEH002B Carry out basic repairs to electronic
apparatus by replacement of components AND
UEENEEH014B Solve problems in frequency dependent
Circuits OR
UEENEEG002B Solve problems in single and three phase low
voltage circuits
 

Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of basic amplifier circuits. 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 basic amplifier circuits.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH039B Troubleshoot basic amplifiers

Element:

1 Prepare to troubleshoot basic amplifiers
2. Solve basic amplifier circuit problems.
3. Complete work and document problem solving 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 fault 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 co-ordinated 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
procedures.
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 basic amplifiers using measured and calculated values of parameters.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised 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 procedures.
Complete work and document problem solving activities.
3.3 Justification for solutions used to troubleshooting 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

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
• Define the basic characteristics of small signal amplifiers such as input and output impedance, current and voltage gain and bandwidth.
• Describe basics of op-amp and various operational amplifier configurations
• Explain the various operational amplifier applications

Practical exercises and work related exercises based on designing and developing project modules on amplifier fundamentals to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
• Follow safety procedures in laboratories
• Identifying various small signal amplifiers
• Identifying various operational amplifier circuit configurations and their applications.
• Measuring and calculating values of voltage gain and output voltage for various operational amplifier circuits
• Fault encompassing in amplifier circuits
• Methods for testing assumptions encompassing such as visual inspection of the amplifier circuits
• Dealing with intermittent faults in amplifier circuits


Teaching Schedule

Week Number Topic Delivered Assessment Task
1Introduction to OHS and the course
 
2Small signal amplifiers.
 
3Characteristics of small signal amplifiersLaboratory 1 (10%)
4BJT and FET Small signal Amplifiers
 
5Introduction to Operational amplifier
 
6Characteristics of Op amps
 
7Open loop ConfigurationsLaboratory 2 (10%)
8Closed Loop Configurations
 
9Negative and Positive Feedback in Op-amps  
10Written assessment (20%)
 
11Adder, Multi-channel AmplifierProject
(10%)
12Subtracter
 
13Integrator & Differentiator
 
14Comparator Circuits
 
15

All Project and Laboratory Reports Due (10%)

Project Demonstration
16Revision 
17Written Assessment
(40% )
 
18Course Feedback
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Electronics Devices and Circuit theory By Boylestead, Prentice Hall Publication

0-13-028483-1


References


Other Resources

All the laboratory and project specification sheets will be available on the School’local drive and DLS.


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Practical laboratory exercises
B. Written reports for the project.
C. Written exam
 


Assessment Tasks

This is a progressive assessment consisting of the following:

Assessment task 1 (Practical Exercises): 30%
Practicals Exercises (30%): The students will have to design and develop the project modules (minimum three 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 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.


Assessment Matrix

 

 

 

Competency National Code Competency Title Cluster Title
LaboratoriesProjectWritten AssessmnetsIndustrial Practices
UEENEEEH039B Solve problems in basic amplifier circuits Electronics Fundamentals
      X   X    X 

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