Course Title: Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EEET6780C

Course Title: Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rand Gorgis
Ph: +61 3 99254378
Fax: (03) 99254377

Ganesh Naik
Phone: +613 9925 4252

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

UEENEEE003B Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits

Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology 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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE004B Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits


1. Prepare to work on multiple path d.c. electrical circuits

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.


2. Solve multiple path d.c. circuit problems

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in
strict accordance with OHS requirements and when
necessary conducted within established safety
2.3 Circuits are checked as being isolated where
necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements
and procedures.
2.4 Established methods are used to solve d.c. circuit
problems from measure and calculated values as
they apply to multiple path electrical circuit.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with
the approval of an authorised person.
2.6 Problems are solved without damage to apparatus,
circuits, the surrounding environment or services
and using sustainable energy practices.


3. Complete work and document problem solving activities

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

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of concepts to prepare, solve problems using calculations and then keep documents of solved problems by calculations.
Practical activities are used to prepare students to work safely ( with OHS awareness) on simple extra-low voltage single path electrical circuits with problem solving nature followed by related questions to these practical activities. Work completion (calculation/results/measurements) will be documented to develop skills in safe testing.
Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios and participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment dealing with a range of practical exercises related to:
• Preparing to connect DC series and parallel circuit
• Solve problems / find faults (testing) in extra-low voltage single path electrical circuit and take live measurements in strict accordance with OHS requirements. Work completion will be documented.


Teaching Schedule

Refer to course guide part B for UEENEEE003B Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits (EEET6775c).

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis
By: Robert L. Boylestad



Electrical Trade Principles, A practical Approach (2nd Edition)
By Jeffery Hampson and Steven Hanssen


Other Resources

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

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 and project.
C. Written Assessments

Assessment Tasks

Refer to course guide part B for UEENEEE003B Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits (EEET6775c).

Assessment Matrix





Comptency National CodeComptency titleCluster Title

Assessment Types

   lab journalsAssignmentProjectTestIndustrial Practice







Solve problems in electrical circuits

Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

Apply OHS practices in the workplace

Electrical Fundamentals & OHS9 lab journals (2% each) total 18%

UEENEEE003B:1.1, 1.2, 1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1,3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEE004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3,1.4,1.5, 1.6 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1,3.2, 3.3, 3.4

 Part A (5%) due in week 10

Part B (7%) due in week 17

UEENEEE003B:1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1,3.3, 3.4
UEENEEE004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1,3.3, 3.4

 Closed book test (20%) due in week 9

Closed book Exam(50%) due in exam week

Underpining knowledge is assessed in both Test and Exam

Other Information

This competency EEET6780c is delivered in a cluster (Electrical Fundamentals and OHS) in conjunction with EEET6775C (Solve problems in extra LV circuits) and OHTH5464C (Apply OHS practices in the work place). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEEE003B (EEET6775c), UEENEEE004B (EEET6780c) and UEENEEE001B (OHTH5464C).
In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 28 hours in addition to 72 scheduled teaching hours.
Students directed hours involvecompleting activities such as reading on line resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course related consultation and lab reports.


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