Course Title: Find and repair faults in communication systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EEET6763C

Course Title: Find and repair faults in communication systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

UEENEEH046B

Course Description

This course covers fault finding and repair of communication systems. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH072B Find and repair faults in communication systems

Element:

1. Prepare to find and repair faults.
2. Find faults.
3. Repair fault.
4. Completion and report repair activities

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are
identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control measures and procedures are
followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The nature of the fault 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 co-ordinated 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 in accordance with
established procedures and checked for correct
operation and safety.
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 Apparatus is checked as being isolated where
necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements
and procedures.
2.4 Fault finding is approached methodically drawing
on knowledge of microwave amplifier sections and
circuit using measured and calculated values of
apparatus parameters.
2.5 Apparatus components are dismantled where
necessary and parts stored to protect them against
loss or damage.
2.6 Faulty components are rechecked and their fault
status confirmed.
2.7 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with
the approval of an authorised person.
2.8 Fault finding activities are carried out efficiently
without waste of materials or damage to apparatus
and the surrounding environment or services and
using sustainable energy practices.
3.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for
carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 Apparatus is checked as being isolated where
necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements
and procedures.
3.3 Materials required for the repair work are sourced
and obtained in accordance with established
procedures.
3.4 Repairs are affected efficiently without damage to
other components, apparatus or circuits.
3.5 Effectiveness of the repair is tested in accordance
with established procedures.
3.6 Apparatus is reassembled, finally tested and
prepared for return to customer.
4.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and
procedures are followed.
4.2 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance
with established procedures.
4.3 Written justification is made for repairs to
apparatus.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory and application of various types of RF/micorwave amplifiers, waveguide fundamental, microwave antenna and antenna fundamentals and advanced testing and measuring devices and techniques of communication systems.
• Practical activities to develop skill in construction the working model of various types of RF/microwave amplifiers. Conduct complex testing process, diagnose & rectify fault and verify the performance as specification.
Work performance simulation projects involving the commissioning of selected systems, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair the fault. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberDateTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1 Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues.
Revision of modulation and demodulation
 
2 Describe different types of modulation and demodulation 
3 Describe different types of modulation and demodulation 
4 Describe different types of modulation and demodulationLaboratory exercise
5 Describe transmitters and receiversLaboratory exercise
6 Describe transmitters and receivers 
7 Describe transmitters and receivers 
8 Repairing and testing of transmitters and receivers 
9 Repairing and testing of transmitters and receiversLaboratory exercise
10 Describe microwave equipments and applicationsLaboratory exercise
11 Describe microwave equipments and applications 
12 Describe microwave equipments and applicationsProject
13 Explain waveguide and microwave antenna for microwave equipments
RF radiation awareness (microwave)
Project
14 Explain waveguide and microwave antenna for microwave equipments
RF radiation awareness (microwave)
 
15 Explain waveguide and microwave antenna for microwave equipments
RF radiation awareness (microwave)
 
16 

Prepare the final project.

Revision

Project report
17 ExamWritten Exam
18 Exam Written Exam
Project report


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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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

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Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:

  • Laboratory exercises
  • Written assignments
  • Simulation project
  • Written exam 


Assessment Tasks

• Written Test, 40 %
• Assignment and work performance simulations projects 50%
• Laboratory work 10 %
• 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.

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.)


Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleCluster TitleAssessment Types
labAssignmentProject/
Presentation
Test
UEENEEE016B Find and repair faults in the microwave amplifier sections in the electronic apparatusCommunication Engineering 1XXXX
UEENEEE072BFind and repair faults in communication systems

Other Information

 This competency EEET6763C is delivered in conjunction with EEET6754C in the same cluster "Communication Engineering 1".

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