Course Title: Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

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.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance
with established procedures.
3.3 Reports are written outlining system problem and
justifying solutions used.

Element:

Prepare to solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are
identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are
followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 Safety hazards, which have not previously been identified, are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 The nature of the problem is obtained from
documentation or from work supervisor to establish
the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.5 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure
the work is co-ordinated effectively with others.
1.6 Tools, testing devices, and materials needed to carry
out the work are obtained and checked for correct
operation and safety.

Element:

Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for
carrying out the work 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/machines/plant are checked as being
isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS
requirements and procedures.
2.4 Knowledge of fundamental characteristics
communication system components and
transmission media is applied to solving system
problems.
2.5 Logical approaches are used to solve system
problems from measure and calculated values as
they apply to communication systems.
2.6 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with
the approval of an authorised person.
2.7 Problems are solved without unnecessary damage to
apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or
services and using sustainable energy practices.


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
1

Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
2

Describe basic communication systems, and the need of modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
3

Describe basic communication systems, and the need of modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
4

Describe basic communication systems, and the need of modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
5

Introduction of amplitude and frequency modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
6

Introduction of amplitude and frequency modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
7

Introduction of amplitude and frequency modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
8

Laboratory exercise

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Laboratory exercise
9

Laboratory exercise

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Laboratory exercise
10

Describe basic functions of transmitter and receiver

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Assignment
11

Describe basic functions of transmitter and receiver

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
12

Introduction of antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
13

Introduction of antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
14

Introduction of optical communications principles

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
15

Introduction of optical communications principles

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
16

Revision

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


Project report
17Centralised Exam Period Week 1
Written exam in Week 17 or 18
18Centralised Exam Period Week 2


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, 45 % 
  •  Assignment and work performance simulations projects 50% 
  •  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.

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


Assessment Matrix


    Assessment Types
 Competency National Code Competency Title Cluster TitlelabAssignmentsProjects/PresentationsTest
UEENEEH046BSolve fundamental problems in electronic communications systemsCommunication SystemsXXXX


Other Information

  • In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, lab reports. 

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