Course Title: Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6759C

Course Title: Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications 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: kemps.cheng@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

UEENEEH013B Solve problems in amplifier sections of electronic apparatus

Course Description

This course covers ascertaining correct operation of communications systems and solving fundamental system problems as met in engineering support work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in electronic communication systems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH046B Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems

Element:

Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Element:

Prepare to solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems.

Element:

Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

  • Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the ascertaining correct operation of communications systems and solving fundamental system problems as met in engineering support work functions.
  • 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 electronic communication systems. 
  •  Work performance simulation projects involving the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in electronic communication systems.


Teaching Schedule

Week Number Topic DeliveredAssessment Tasks
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues 
2Describe basic communication systems, and the need of modulation 
3Describe basic communication systems, and the need of modulation 
4Describe basic communication systems, and the need of modulation 
5Introduction of amplitude and frequency modulation 
6Introduction of amplitude and frequency modulation 
7Introduction of amplitude and frequency modulation 
8Laboratory exerciseLaboratory exercise
9Laboratory exerciseLaboratory exercise
10Describe basic functions of transmitter and receiverAssignment
11Describe basic functions of transmitter and receiver 
12Introduction of antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation 
13Introduction of antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation 
14Introduction of optical communications principles 
15Introduction of optical communications principles 
16Revision
Project report
17TestWritten test
18Catch-up lab 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Reference books:
• Gary M. Miller, Modern Electronic Communication, the latest edition, Prentice Hall
• Sinnema, W., Electronics Transmission Technology, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall
Useful websites:
http://www,acma.gov.au
http://www.arpansa.gov.au


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, 40 % 
  •  Assignment and work performance simulations projects 55% 
  •  Laboratory work 5 % 
  •  A Pass in the Learning Unit when evidence of learning is collected according to the requirements as stated at “assessment criteria”. The documentation must be clearly communicated and submitted to supervisor within specified time.


Assessment Matrix


    Assessment Types
 Competency National Code Competency Title Cluster TitlelabAssignmentsProjects/PresentationsTest
UEENEEE046BSolve fundamental problems in electronic communications systemsCommunication SystemsXXXX


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