Course Title: Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6775C

Course Title: Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Srinivasan Ramanathan

Telephone: +613 9925 4468

Email: srinivasan.ramanathan@rmit.edu.au


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

None

Course Description

This unit covers providing known solutions to predictable problems in single path circuits operated at extra-low voltage as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of basic voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing known solutions to predictable circuit problems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE003B Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits

Element:

Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, 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 identified and accessed 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.

Element:

Prepare to work on extra-low voltage single path electrical circuits

Performance Criteria:

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 routines are used to solve circuit
problems using measured and calculated values as
they apply to single path, single source circuits.
2.5 Problems are solved without damage to apparatus,
circuits, the surrounding environment or services
and using sustainable energy practices.

Element:

Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path electrical circuits.

Performance Criteria:

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 appropriate
person(s) notified in accordance with established
routine procedures.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits including:
A Determining the operating parameters of an existing
circuit.
B Altering an existing circuit to comply with specified
operating parameters.
C Developing circuits to comply with a specified
function and operating parameters.
D Identifying loss of supply.
E Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on
essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate
solutions incorporated in a holistic assessment with
the above listed items.


Teaching Schedule

                                                             

 

Week Number Topic Delivered Assessment Task
1 Basic Atomic Theory – Ions and Ionisation.
Units and Physical Quantities – SI Base Units.
Scientific and Engineering Notation
 
2Losses in a Machine.
Efficiency Calculations.
Conductors and Insulators.
Semiconductors.
Written Assignment 1 – Efficiency Calculations.
3Basic Electrical Concepts.
Operation of a Simple Practical Circuit.
Protective Devices.
 
4Circuit MeasurementLab Task 1 – Measuring Voltage and Current in a Circuit
5Common Electrical Equations.  
6Ohms Law.  
7Ohms Law.  
8Power Calculations. Written Assignment 2 – Ohms Law and Power Calculations.
95 Sources of Electromotive Force.
Effects of Electric Current.
 
10Effects of Electric Current.
Work, Power and Energy.
 
11Batteries.
 
12Electrolytic Protection.
Electroplating.
 
13Electrolysis – Electrolytic Corrosion.
 
14Using Meters to measure quantities.  
15Using Meters to measure quantities. Lab Task 2 – Measuring Circuit quantities with meters.
16Basic Fault Finding. 
17Revision.  
18Final Written Test. Written Test

                          

 


                                                                                                                                                   


                           
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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Phillips, P. 1996, Electrical Principles 1 & 2. Thomas Nelsen, Melbourne.


References

Jenneson, J.R. 1995, Electrical Principles for Electrical Trade. 4th Ed. Mc Graw Hill, Sydney


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Laboratory
Written Test


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 (Laboratory Tasks): 10%
Assessment task 2. (Written Assignments): 10%
Assessment task 3 (Written tests): 80%


Assessment Matrix

                    
                                                                                                 

 

Competency National Code Competency Title Cluster Title Lab tasks Written Assignments Written Test
UEENEEE003BSolve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits Electrical Fundamentals    

Element 1.

 Complete work and document problem solving activities.

   X X

Element 2.

Prepare to work on extra-low voltage single path electrical circuits

  X X X

Element 3.

Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path electrical circuits.

  X X X

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