Course Title: Select electronic components
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2010
Course Code: EEET6766C
Course Title: Select electronic components
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
Course Contact: William Lau
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
+61 3 99254701
Nominal Hours: 20
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers identifying and handling various electronic components from basic types to more advanced types including IC and sub-assemblies. It also covers the physical features and primary characteristic of components. The completion of this unit will be prepared for future development on electronic component placement machines or apparatus. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements, calculations, handling and interfacing to predictable problems of components in electronic circuits.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEA002B Select electronic components
1. Identify various types of electronic components
3. Complete work report
Details of Learning Activities
This unit covers understanding of various types of electronic components including types are resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, transistor and up to an integrated circuits. Such components are then selected to the applications of printed circuit boards, sub-assemblies, and mounting/enclosing, connection and termination hardware. Factors of physical dimensions, electrical parameters, power rating and electronic characteristics, polarity of power supplies, and sensitivity of electrostatic charges are required to be compared between the manufacturer’s data and circuit requirement. Instead of using electronic / electrical instruments to measure the component values, Methods of identifying and marking of component ratings are practiced until they are recognised. It encompasses working safely, power circuit problems solving processes, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.
Classroom tutorial activities: to consolidate and hence apply the concepts of selecting, identifying, calculating and determining for power rating and other electrical aspects, recognizing the marking, testing and fault finding for appropriate electronic components in a specific circuit board.
Practical exercises: to demonstrate the use of appropriate methodology to select, identify and apply suitable electronic components in a safety concerned environment.
Work simulated activities: to recognize the identification of types and values of the electronic components. To measure with an appropriate electronic instrument when there is any doubt about discrepancies between the marked value and the actual value of a specific electronic component.
It is expected that students will require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do data exploration, practicing recognition and identification of electronic component , testing and problem solving activities to the electronic components on a specific electronic circuit board.
1. Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OH&S concerns, types of components
2. Types of components and symbols. Examples of electronic circuit diagrams showing various types of electronic component symbols
3. Identifying the marking and physical features various components
4. Understanding electrical ratings, physical features, and characteristics of various components
5. Factors of selecting electronic components for a specific circuit
6. Calculating of power rating for components
7. Calculating of power rating for components
8. Practical laboratory- Recognition and Identifying appropriate components for applications
9. Practical Laboratory
10. Exploration of ratings and characteristics of electronic components from manufacturers’ data
11. Understanding of Manufacturers’ data
12. Comparing of manufacturers’ data with calculated requirement of ratings and characteristics of electronic components
13. Determining components for applications
14. Selecting components and being prepared for connecting to electronic circuit boards
15. Selecting components and being prepared for connecting to electronic circuit boards and / or computer peripherals
16. Revision for Test 2
17. Written test for selecting and determining appropriate electronic components for specific electronic circuit(s) with provided manufacturers’ datasheets
18. Assessment feedback, catch-up test, laboratory work catch-up.
Text Book : Robert Boylestad, “Introductory circuit analysis”
Tutorial and Laboratory Instruction sheets will be available online (using RMIT Online Learning Hub) and student’s local S drive.
Overview of Assessment
This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments including:
• Practical laboratories and report writing
• Written assessment
• Practical work demonstration
Assessment task 1: 30%
• The use of appropriate methodology to select, identify and apply suitable electronic components in a safety concerned environment. Safety concerned environment also includes a satisfactory resetting of measuring instruments’ switch / knob positions and proper packing up of the used equipment and components in the laboratory / workshop.
• The skills in using voltage, current and resistance measuring devices.
• The understanding of handling the electrostatic sensitive electronic components.
• The writing of a satisfactory report of recording the related calculations and measurements and their comparisons.
Assessment task 2 : 20%
• Exploring and listing all possible types of electronic components in electronics industry
• Exploring manufacturers’ data sheets and interpret characteristics of various types of electronic components
• Providing examples of applications of different types of electronic components
• Identifying and select appropriate components required for a given specific electronic circuit board
Assessment task 3 : 50%
• Demonstrating the understanding and application of the given manufacturer’s data sheets and
• Applying the concepts of selecting, identifying, calculating and determining for power rating and other electrical aspects, recognising the marking for appropriate electronic components in specific given electronic circuit(s) / device(s).
This course is part of “Sensors & Transducers” cluster.
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