Course Title: Troubleshoot basic amplifiers
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 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
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Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
UEENEEH002B Carry out basic repairs to electronic
apparatus by replacement of components AND
UEENEEH014B Solve problems in frequency dependent
UEENEEG002B Solve problems in single and three phase low
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
1 Prepare to troubleshoot basic amplifiers
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
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
Week Number Topic Delivered Assessment Task
1 Introduction to OHS and the course
2 Small signal amplifiers.
3 Characteristics of small signal amplifiers Laboratory 1
4 BJT and FET Small signal Amplifiers
5 Introduction to Operational amplifier
6 Characteristics of Op amps
7 Open loop Configurations Laboratory 2
8 Closed Loop Configurations
9 Negative and Positive Feedback in Op-amps
10 Written assessment
11 Adder, Multi-channel Amplifier
13 Integrator & Differentiator
14 Comparator Circuits
15 All Project and Laboratory Reports Due
17 Written Assessment
18 Course Feedback
Electronics Devices and Circuit theory By Boylestead, Prentice Hall Publication
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
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.
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