Course Title: Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EEET6759C

Course Title: Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6108 - 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

Kemps Cheng

Phone: +61 3 9925 4691

email: kemps.cheng@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

UEENEEH013B Solve problems in amplifier sections of electronic apparatus

Course Description

This course covers ascertaining correct operation of communications systems and solving fundamental system problems as met in engineering support work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in electronic communication systems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH046B Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems

Element:

1.Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance
with established procedures.
3.3 Reports are written outlining system problem and
justifying solutions used.

Element:

2.Prepare to solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are
identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are
followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 Safety hazards, which have not previously been identified, are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 The nature of the problem is obtained from
documentation or from work supervisor to establish
the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.5 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure
the work is co-ordinated effectively with others.
1.6 Tools, testing devices, and materials needed to carry
out the work are obtained and checked for correct
operation and safety.

Element:

3.Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems.

Performance Criteria:

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 Circuits/machines/plant are checked as being
isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS
requirements and procedures.
2.4 Knowledge of fundamental characteristics
communication system components and
transmission media is applied to solving system
problems.
2.5 Logical approaches are used to solve system
problems from measure and calculated values as
they apply to communication systems.
2.6 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with
the approval of an authorised person.
2.7 Problems are solved without unnecessary damage to
apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or
services and using sustainable energy practices.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

  • Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the ascertaining correct operation of communications systems and solving fundamental system problems as met in engineering support work functions.
  • Practical activities to encompass working safely, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in electronic communication systems. 


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Tasks
1

Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
2

Prepare to solve fundamental problems in basic communication systems, and the need of modulation

UEENEEH046B:  1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
3

Solve fundamental problems in basic communication systems, and the need of modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
4

Complete work and document problem solving activities for basic communication systems, and the need of modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
5

Prepare to solve fundamental problems in  amplitude and frequency modulation

UEENEEH046B:  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
6

Solve fundamental problems in amplitude and frequency modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
7

Complete work and document problem solving activities for amplitude and frequency modulation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
8

Laboratory exercise

UEENEEH046B:  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Laboratory exercise 1

Due on week 16

9

Laboratory exercise

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Laboratory exercise 2

Due on week 16

10

Prepare to solve fundamental problems for basic transmitter and receiver

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Assignment  1 issued

Due on week 12

11

Solve fundamental problems for basic transmitter and receiver
Complete work and document problem solving activities for basic transmitter and receiver

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
12

Prepare to solve fundamental problems in antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
13

Solve fundamental problems in antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation
Complete work and document problem solving activities for antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
14

Prepare to solve fundamental problems for optical communications

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 Assignment 2 issued

Due on week 16

15

Solve fundamental problems in optical communications principles
Complete work and document problem solving activities for optical communications

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
16

Revision

UEENEEH046B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


 
17Centralised Exam Period Week 1
 
Close book exam
18Centralised Exam Period Week 2
 

Close book exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summate assessments as follows:
• Laboratory exercises
• Written assignments
• Progressive test


Assessment Tasks

  •  Close book exam, 45 % 
  •  Assignments 50% 
  •  Laboratory exercise 5 % 
  •  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.

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

 


Assessment Matrix


 

Assessments                                                          Elements

Close book exam                                                    1, 2

Assignments                                                            1, 3

Laboratory exercise                                                 2, 3

Other Information

  • In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, lab reports. 

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

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.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special 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.


Special consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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