Course Title: Develop solutions to analogue electronic problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EEET6758C

Course Title: Develop solutions to analogue electronic problems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Gita Pendharkar

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254701

Course Contact Email: gita.pendharkar@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar
Tel: +613 99254701 ; Email: gita.pendharkar@rmit.edu.au

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

UEENEEH039B Solve problems in basic amplifier circuits

Course Description

This competency standard unit covers developing engineering
solutions to resolve problems with analogue electronics. It
encompasses working safely, apply extensive knowledge of
analogue electronics circuit and device operation and their
application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem
solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and
alternatives.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH045B Develop solutions to analogue electronic problems

Element:

1. Prepare to develop engineering solution for analogue electronic
problems.
2. Develop engineering solution for analogue electronic problems.
3. Test, document and implement engineering solution for analogue
electronic problems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 The extent of the analogue electronic problem is determined from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultations with relevant persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Effective strategies are formed to ensure solution development and implementation is carried out efficiently.

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of analogue electronics circuit, device operation, characteristics and applications are applied to developing solutions to analogue electronic problems.
2.3 Parameters, specifications and performance requirements in relation to each analogue electronic problem are obtained in accordance with established
procedures.
2.4 Approaches to resolving analogue electronic problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions.
2.5 Unplanned events are dealt with safely and effectively consistent with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy.
2.6 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards.
Element: 3. Test, document and implement engineering solution for analogue electronic problems

3.1 Solutions to analogue electronic problems are tested to determine their effectiveness and modified where necessary.
3.2 Adopted solutions are documented including instruction for their implementation that incorporates risk control measure to be followed.
3.3 Appropriately competent and qualified person(s) required to implement solutions to analogue electronic problems are coordinated in accordance
with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy. (See Note)
3.4 Justification for solutions used to solve analogue electronic problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance
with professional standards.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
Classroom learning activities involve the understanding of following topics:
• Differential amplifier, characteristics of differential amplifier such as differential gain, CMRR
• Operational amplifier applications such as integrator (ideal & practical circuits), A/D, D/A Converters
• Operation of single-supply inverting and non-inverting amplifiers employing DC offset bias at the input and blocking capacitors
• Comparator circuits (open loop, limited swing and hysteresis) using operational amplifiers
• Precision half-wave and full wave rectifiers encompassing diodes, Function generators
• Analog Filters- Low pass, High pass, Band pass , Band reject and their frequency responses
• Power Amplifiers- Class A, Class B, Class AB, Class C and Class D

Practical exercises and work related exercises based on designing and developing project modules on amplifier fundamentals to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
o Follow safety procedures in laboratories
o Identifying various amplifier circuits using op-amps
o Measuring and calculating values of voltage gain and output voltage, currents, etc for amplifiers using op-amps
o Trouble shooting amplifier circuits using op-amps
o Methods for testing assumptions encompassing such as visual inspection of the amplifier circuits using op-amps
o Dealing with intermittent faults in amplifier circuits using op-amps

Report Writing: Students will produce written reports on the practical exercises and project modules as per the specifications given and requirements.


Teaching Schedule

Topics Delivered from week 1 to week 18.

1. Introduction to OHS and the course

UEENEEEH034B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1

2. Differential Amplifier Configurations
UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

3. Characteristics of Op-amps -

Frequency Response Laboratory 1  (5%)

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

4.AC & DC Amplifiers and Applications

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

5. Comparators

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

6. A/D Converters Circuits Laboratory 2 Assessment (5%)

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

7. A/D Types

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

8. D/A Converters Laboratory 3 Assessment (5%)

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

9. D/A Types & Applications

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

10. Multivibrators - Laboratory 4 Assessment (5%)

UEENEEEH034B 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4


11. Filters - Start Project Work

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

12. Introduction to Power Amplifiers -

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

13. Power Amplifiers Class A, Class B Class AB, C & D

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

14. Efficiency calculations & Heat sink Design

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

15. Practical Assessment (15%)

UEENEEEH034B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4


16. Project  Assessment (15%) and Written Assessment (50%)

UEENEEEH034B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4


17 & 18. Feedback


This is a tentative teaching schedule and the topics delivered weekly could vary as per the holidays and understanding of the students.This competency is taught in conjunction with "UEENEEE034B: Document occupational hazards and risks in electronics- OHTH 5466C". Therefore teaching schedule and assessment includes both competencies. The name of the cluster is Electronics Project.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Op-amps and Linear Integrated Circuits By Ramakant Gayakwad

0-13-280868


References


Other Resources

Practical laboratory sheets will be provided by the teacher and will be available on the school’s local drive and DLS


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Practical laboratories
B. Written reports for the laboratories.
C. Project / Assignment


Assessment Tasks

This competency is assessed progressively. The assessment consisting of the following tasks:


Task 1 : Laboratories: 20%
The students will have to complete minimum of four laboratories as specified by the teacher and demonstrate the understanding of amplifier through the laboratories. Written Reports for the Laboratories are to be submitted individually by students.

Task 2: Practical Assessments 15%

Each individual student will be assessed for this competency where the student will perform one laboratory (out of the four ) without any assistance and submit the report to the teacher. The student will be required to demonstrate their practical work in order to pass the practical assessment.

Task 3:Project Modules 15%

The students will have to design and develop the project modules (minimum two project modules) as specified by the teacher for the practical exercises and demonstrate the understanding of amplifier fundamentals through the developed project. Written technical report as per the requirement and specifications for each of the project modules should be submitted by each student individually.

Task 4: Written Exam 50%
The students will have one written exam to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge based on basic amplifier circuits as detailed in the course.

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

This course is graded using the following course grades-
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.)

Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y


Assessment Matrix

Competency & Elements CoveredAssessment taskPortion of the Final AssessmentSubmission Time

 UEENEEEH045B

1, 2 and 3

Laboratories20%Week 3-Week12

UEENEEEH034B

1 and 2

 UEENEEEH045B

1, 2 and 3

Practical Assessment15%Week 15
 UEENEEEH034B

1 and 2

UEENEEEH045B

1, 2 and 3
 
Project Work15%

Week 16

 UEENEEEH045B

1, 2 and 3
Written Exam50%Week 17-18

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Electronics Projects) in conjunction with "UEENEEE034B: Document occupational hazards and risks in electronics- OHTH 5466C". Therefore teaching schedule and assessment includes both competencies. The name of the cluster is Electronics Project.

In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 72 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and writing lab reports.

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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