Course Title: Solve problems in electronic circuits
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: EEET6761C
Course Title: Solve problems in electronic circuits
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
Course Contact: Rand Gorgis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4378
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Fax: (03) 99254377
Fax: (03) 99254377
Nominal Hours: 100
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
This competency standard unit covers determining correct operation of single source parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electronic work functions. 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 multiple path circuit.
Note: The skills and knowledge described in this unit requires a
licence to practice in the workplace where plant and
equipment is directly connected to installation wiring that
operates at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEH069B Solve problems in electronic circuits
1. Prepare to work on electronic circuits
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
Details of Learning Activities
Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of concepts
Practical activities applied, with problem solving and related questions to develop skills in safe testing.
Projects may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.
Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/role plays/ case studies and participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment dealing with a range of practical exercises related to:
• DC series and parallel circuit
• Electrical circuit construction, measurement and testing
• Design and construction of DC circuits, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification. Specifications will be provided.
• Measure of the period, frequency, peak-to-peak and rms. value of a sinusoidal voltage waveform.
• Series and parallel AC circuits containing resistance, inductance and capacitance connected to a steady-state sinusoidal voltage source.
• Phasor diagrams to show the phase relationship between voltage and current in a pure resistance, a pure inductance and a pure capacitance
The skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a license to practice in the workplace where plant and equipment is directly connected to installation wiring that operates at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.
Week Number Date (Monday) Topic Delivered Assessment Task
1 Basic Electrical Concepts
voltage, charge, current, resistance, conductance, power, losses and efficiency
Introduction to Lab Equipment.
safety and behaviour in lab;
calculations units of measurement, Systems SI Powers of Ten, Conversion between different prefix
2 Basic Electrical Concepts
Work, energy and power
Resistor’s colour code
fixed and variable resistors
Linear and Non-linear resistors
Open and short circuit
Resistor power rating Tutorial # 1
Resistor colour coding
3 Practical electric circuits
Single supply source with a load and circuit protection
Circuit protection devices Tutorial # 2
Measurement technique using analogue and digital meters
4 Practical electric circuits
Series resistive circuit connection
Parallel resistive circuit connection
Lab #1 (3%)
Measurement of voltage current & resistance using DMM
5 Practical electric circuits
Circuit power calculation
Kirchoff’s voltage and current law
Lab #2 (3%)
Voltage, charge and capacitance
Capacitors in series and parallel
Capacitor Types Lab # 3 (3%)
Kirchhoff’s voltage Law
Commercially available capacitors.
Hazards in capacitive circuits
RC circuit Lab # 4 (4%)
Kirchhoff’s current Law
8 Electromagnetic induction
Practical application of electromagnetic induction Lab # 5 (4%)
Hazards in inductive circuits
Commercially available inductors
Mid Sem Written Test
10 AC Fundamentals
Periodic voltage, current, phase angle and waveforms.
Measurement of AC quantities
Tutorial # 3
Voltage & current Dividers
11 AC Fundamentals
Calculating peak-to-peak, instantaneous value, average and RMS values, frequency and phase angle (lead/lag) of sine waveforms
Tutorial # 4
Voltage, Current, Power, Energy in Capacitors & Inductors
12 Reactance and impedance (AC circuits)
Tutorial # 5
Calculation of Equivalent Capacitance & Inductors
13 Reactance and impedance (AC circuits)
R-L series circuit
R-C series circuit Tutorial # 6
First Order RC and RL Circuits in Transient & Steady State
14 Reactance and impedance (AC circuits)
R-L parallel circuit
R-C parallel circuit
R-L-C in series
R-L-C in parallel
Lab # 6 (4%)
Series LR & LC in AC Circuits
15 Phasor diagram
Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with complex phasors
Interpret the resulting amplitude and time (phase).
Conjugate of complex phasors.
Time and frequency domain expressions Lab # 7 (4%)
Parallel LR & LC in AC Circuits
16 Resonant circuit
Practical parallel resonance
17 Final written test (40%)
18 Project (15%)
Accumulative laboratory assessment (25%)
Total = 100%
Introductory Circuit Analysis
Tutorial and Laboratory Instruction sheets will be available online (using Online Learning Hub) and student’s local drive
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. Written Assessments / Project
1. Laboratory exercises (25%)
Each student will complete seven practical exercises designed to reinforce the theory topics taught during the semester.
Most practical exercises consist of two major parts:
Part A is a prior task includes only calculations (usually pre requisite for part B) and part B include measurements and graphs.
The results obtained in part B will be reviewed and compared with the calculations from section A.
These will be assessed progressively according to individual task criteria and each student is required to complete a short written report for each laboratory exercise.
All laboratory exercises must be undertaken according to safe working practice and performed according to specified laboratory standards and practice including calibration, measurement and accurate reading. This must include electrical measurement taken with safe working practice, meters properly calibrated, meter settings positioned for an accurate reading and accurate readings taken for all measurements.
2. Project (15%)
A project has to be undertaken toward the end of the unit, in a controlled environment for the specified duration in order to perform tasks autonomously.
The project circuits are constructed using MultiSim (design / test) simulation computer package. Each student will complete all parts of the project individually and will be asked by the supervisor to demonstrate that the circuit is functioning according to specifications. Each student is required to complete a written report includes three major parts: calculations, circuit diagrams / measurement and results / conclusion.(5% each)
3 Mid semester written Test (20%)
Theoretical concept covered in weeks 1 to 8 will be assessed by a written test in week 9.
4 End of semester written Test (40%)
Theoretical concept covered in weeks 9 to 16 will be assessed by a written test in week 17.
Competency National Code Competency Title Cluster Title Assessment Types
lab Assignment Project/
Presentation Test Industrial
UEENEEE069B Solve problems in electronic circuits Electrical Principle 1 X X X
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