Course Title: Troubleshoot basic amplifiers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

Kemps Cheng

Phone: +613 9925 4691

Email: kemps.cheng@rmit.edu.au 

Ganesh Naik 

Phone: +613 9925 4252

Email: ganesh.naik@rmit.edu.au

 

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. Prepare to troubleshoot basic amplifiers.

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.. Solve basic amplifier circuit problems.

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. Complete work and document problem solving activities.

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 NumberDateTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1 Introduction to OHS and the course
 
 
2 Small signal amplifiers.
 
 
3 Characteristics of small signal amplifiers 
4 BJT and FET Small signal Amplifiers 
5 Introduction to Operational amplifier 
6 Characteristics of Op amps

Practical Exercise 1 starts
Due on week 15

7 Open loop Configurations and Closed Loop Configurations 
8 Inverting AmplifierPractical Exercise 2 starts
Due on week 15
9 Non-inverting Amplifier 
10 Adder, Multi-channel Amplifier Project

Project issued
Due on week 16

11 Subtracter 
12 Negative and positive feedback 
13 Integrator & Differentiator 
14 Comparator CircuitsDue for the hardware of project
15 Additional amplifier information 
16 RevisionDue for the written report of project
17 Centralised Exam Centralised Exam
18 Centralised Exam Centralised Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Electronics Devices and Circuit theory By Boylestead, Prentice Hall Publication


References


Other Resources

All other resources and material will be available on DLS and School’s student share drvie S:\.


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 :10%
Written technical report as per the requirement and specifications for each of the project modules should be submitted by each student individually.

Assessment task 3
Written exam : 60%
The students will have written exam to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge based on basic amplifier circuits as detailed in the course.
 

CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment. (This grade is only to be used where the student’s attendance in the course has been ‘confirmed’ (but they have not participated in any form of assessment and did not withdraw by the census date.)
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessments                          Elements                                      

Assessment task 1                2, 3

Assessment task 2               1, 3

Assessment task 3               1, 2

Other Information

  •  This course is delivered in a cluster (Troubleshoot Amplifiers) in conjunction with EEET6752C (Troubleshoot Amplifiers in this cluster). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both UEENEEH013B, and UEENEEH039B.
  • In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 26 in addition to 94 scheduled teaching hours.
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation.
     

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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