Course Title: Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7035C

Course Title: Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar
Tel: +613 99254701

Email: gita.pendharkar@rmit.edu
 

Nominal Hours: 60

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers complying and producing an energy sector report. It encompasses determining the safety requirements are met and all regulatory responsibilities are adhered to. The person competent in this unit must demonstrate an ability to identify information sources and collect and analyse and format information applicable to the electrotechnology industry and produce a report as required.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI124A Fault find and repair analogue circuits and components in electronic control systems

Element:

1. Prepare to develop a energy sector report.

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 documented and risk control measures devised and implemented in consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.4 The extent of faults is determined from reports and other documentation and fro discussion with appropriate personnel
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to diagnose faults are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
 

Element:

2. Develop energy sector report.

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 Logical diagnostic methods are applied to diagnose electronic control system apparatus faults employing measurements and estimations of system operating parameters referenced to system operational requirements.
2.5 Suspected fault scenarios are tested as being the cause(s) of system fault.
2.6 Cause of the fault is identified and appropriately competent persons are engaged to rectify the fault where it is outside the scope of the analogue circuits and components.
2.7 Faults in the electronic components of the system are rectified to raise apparatus and system to its operational standard.
2.8 System is tested to verify that the system operates as intended and to specified requirements
2.9 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate persons and job specifications and requirements.
2.10 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.11 Diagnosis and rectification activities are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.
 

Element:

3. Obtain approval for final energy sector report.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is made safe in accordance with established safety procedures.
3.3 Rectification of faults is documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Appropriate person or persons notified, in accordance with established procedures, that the system faults have been rectified
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
Classroom learning activities involve the understanding of following topics:
• Amplifier Fundamentals, characteristics of small signal amplifiers, purpose and applications
• Operational amplifier configurations, inverting, non-inverting, voltage follower, summing, comparators, Schmitt trigger, differential configurations
• Op-amp limitations, frequency compensation, offset null, bias compensation, slew rate, frequency response, bandwidth, noise figures
• Single stage amplifiers, DC bias conditions, coupling and bypass capacitors
• Amplifier applications, Operation of multistage amplifiers, Effects of component values and frequency response, Negative feedback loop in multistage amplifiers, Negative feedback and amplifier parameters, Effects on the output voltage when amplifiers are subjected to control signal overdrive, bias faults and amplifying device faults
• Op amp/diode circuits, Clippers, Clamp circuits, Precision rectifiers
• Oscillators, Oscillator circuits using op amps, sine wave, square wave, triangular wave, sawtooth
• Op amp/RC circuits, Integrator, Differentiator, Function generators
• Analog Active Filters- First and Second order, Low pass, High pass, Band pass , Band reject and their frequency responses
• Timers, Operation of typical timer ICs such as 555 timer
• Power Amplifiers- Class A, Class B, Class AB
• Multi-stage circuits, Circuits using several different op amp configurations, Fault-finding procedures

Practical exercises and work related exercises based on designing and developing project modules on amplifier fundamentals to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
o Follow safety procedures in laboratories
o Identifying various amplifier circuits using op-amps
o Measuring and calculating values of voltage gain and output voltage, currents, etc for amplifiers using op-amps
o Trouble shooting amplifier circuits using op-amps
o Methods for testing assumptions encompassing such as visual inspection of the amplifier circuits using op-amps
o Dealing with intermittent faults in amplifier circuits using op-amps

Report Writing: Students will produce written reports on the practical exercises and project modules as per the specifications given and requirements.

This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.
Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain
 


Teaching Schedule

Week ly Topic Delivered and Assessment Task
1. Introduction to OHS and the course
UEENEEEH137A 1.1-2.1
UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1

2. Amplifier Fundamentals
UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

3. Amplifier Fundamentals –
Single stage amplifiers
UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Laboratory 1 (7%)

4. Operational amplifier configurations UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

5. Operational amplifier Negative Feedback effects
UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Laboratory 1 - Report Due
Laboratory 2 (7%)

6. Op-amp limitations
UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

7. Op amp/diode circuits
UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Laboratory 2 - Report Due
Laboratory 3 (7%)

8. UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

9. Op-amp Oscillators
UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Laboratory 3 - Report Due
Laboratory 4 (7%)

10. Op amp/RC circuits UEENEEEH137A 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Laboratory 4 - Report Due
Laboratory 5 (7%)

11. Analog Active Filters UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Start Project

12. Timers
UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Continue Project

13. Power Amplifiers- UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Continue Project
Laboratory 5 report due

14. Multi-stage circuits UEENEEEH137A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Continue Project

15. Project Work
UEENEEEH137A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Continue Project

16. Course Revision Final Project Demonstration (15%)

17. Written Assessment
UEENEEEH137A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

UEENEEI124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Written Exam 50%

18. Course Feedback
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Op-amps and Linear Integrated Circuits By Ramakant Gayakwad


References


Other Resources

Practical sheets will be provided by the teacher and will be available on the school’s local drive.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Laboratories
Weighting towards final grade (%):30

Assessment 2: Project
Weighting towards final grade (%):20

Assessment 3: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaLaboratoriesProjectTest
1.1xx 
1.2xx 
1.3xx 
1.4xx 
1.5xx 
1.6xx 
2.1xxx
2.2 xx
2.3 xx
2.4xxx
2.5 xx
2.6xxx
2.7xxx
2.8xxx
2.9xxx
2.10xxx
2.11xxx
3.1xxx
3.2 xx
3.3xxx
3.4xxx


Assessment Tasks

This is a progressive assessment consisting of the following:
Task 1: 35%
Practical Laboratories:
1. The students will have to complete minimum of five laboratories as specified by the teacher for the practical exercises and demonstrate the understanding of amplifier fundamentals through the developed project. Written technical report as per the requirement and specifications for each of the project modules should be submitted by each student individually.
2. Each individual student will be assessed for the practical part of this competency. The student will have to carry out one laboratory independently without any assistance and submit the report to the teacher. This laboratory will be based on the laboratories performed in the practical class.
Task 3: 15%
Project Modules: The students will have to design and develop the project module as specified by the teacher for the practical exercises and demonstrate the understanding of amplifier fundamentals through the developed project.
Task 4: 50%
Written Exam
The students will have one written exam to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge based on basic amplifier circuits as detailed in the course.
Students will have to pass the theory exam and the practical exam separately in order to pass this course.
This course is graded using the following course grades-
Grade Grade level Competency Level

CHD
Competent with High Distinction -The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks.


CDI

Competent with Distinction -The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or
problem and use the most appropriate solution.


CC

Competent with Credit -The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with
confidence.


CAG

Competency Achieved - Graded -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules
and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.


NYC

Not Yet Competent
-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.
 


Assessment Matrix

 

AssessmentsUEENEEEH124AUEENEEEH137A
 
 ElementsElements
Practical Laboratories1,2,31,2,3
Project Modules1,2,31,2,3
Written Exam1,2,3 

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and writing lab reports.
Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills 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:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) 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.
Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 72 scheduled teaching hours. Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, reading text based resources, practising lab activities, individual student-teacher course related consultation, and writing reflective journals

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