Course Title: Solve problems in electronic circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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: rand.gorgis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

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

NONE

Course Description

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

Element:

1. Prepare to work on electronic circuits
2  Solve electronic circuit problems
3. Complete work and document problem solving activities

Performance Criteria:

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 circuit(s) problem 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 coordinated 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.

2.1 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 Established methods are used to solving circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to electronic circuit.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.6 Problems are solved without unnecessary damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.
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.
3.3 Justification for solutions used to solve circuit 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

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.
• 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.


Teaching Schedule

WeekTeaching ScheduleLaboratory Work  & Assessment
1

Basic Electrical Concepts
voltage, charge, current, resistance, conductance, power, losses and efficiency

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2

 Introduction to Lab Equipment.
safety and behaviour in lab;
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

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2

 Tutorial # 1
Resistor colour coding
3 Practical electric circuits
Ohm’s law
Series resistive circuit connection
UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2

 Lab Assessment 1– Resistor Color Code

4%

4

 Practical electric circuits
Series resistive circuit connection
Circuit power calculation
Kirchoff’s voltage and current law

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2

 Lab #2 Ohm’s Law Practical
5

 Parallel resistive circuit connection
Current calculation
Voltage calculation

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2

 Lab #3 Series Circuit
Lab Assessment 2- 4%
6

 Series- Parallel Circuits
Current Calculations
Voltage calculations
Power calculations

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2

 Lab # 4 DC Circuit Practical
7 Capacitor
Capacitance
Voltage, charge and capacitance
Capacitors in series and parallel
Capacitor Types
UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2 , 3.3, 3.4
 Lab # 5 D C Circuit
Lab Assessment 3- 4%
8

 Capacitor
Capacitor applications
Commercially available capacitors.
Hazards in capacitive circuits
Simple RC circuits

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2 , 3.3, 3.4

 Repeat Lab/Tutorial
9

 Electromagnetic induction
Inductance
Faraday’s Law
Lenz’s law
Practical application of electromagnetic induction

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2

 Lab # 6 Parallel Circuit Practical
10 Inductors
Inductors specifications
Hazards in inductive circuits
Commercially available inductors
Simple RL circuits
UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 
 Lab # 7 Parallel Circuit
Lab Assessment 4- 4%
11

 Mesh and Nodal Analysis for DC Circuits

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,

 Lab 8 Series Parallel Circuit
Lab Assessment 5- 4%
12

 Superposition Theorem

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,

 Repeat Lab Session/Tutorial
13

 Thevenins & Nortons Theorem

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,

 RC Circuit  Tutorial
14

 Revision for Theory/Practical Assessment

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 RL Circuit Tutorial
15

 Practical Assessment

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 
16

 Written Exam

UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 
17 & 18 Feedback 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis By: Robert L. Boylestad

0-13-173044-4


References


Other Resources

Tutorial and Laboratory Instruction sheets will be available online (using Online Learning Hub) and student’s local drive S:\


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


Assessment Tasks

1. Laboratory Practical (20%)
Each student will complete five 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.
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. Practical Assessment (20%)
The students will be required to do a laboratory individually as a part of practical assessment. Each student will be given a separate laboratory and will be asked to complete it independently.
3 Final Exam (60%)
Theoretical concept covered in the course will be assessed by a written exam.

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

Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -

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




Assessment Matrix

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 28 in addition to 100 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.


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

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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.


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