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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

Dr Gita Pendharkar
Phone: +613 9925 4701
Email: gita.pendharkar@rmit.edu.au
 

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 fault find and repair

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. Fault find and repair

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. Complete and report fault find and repair activities

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

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

 Laboratories

Project work
 

 Test

 Industrial visit (Optional)

 


Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
 

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.
Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEI124A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1 Introduction to OHS and the course (OH&S assessment 1%)1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1
2 Op- Amplifier Fundamentals 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5
3 Amplifier Fundamentals  Single stage amplifiers (Laboratory 1-3%)
 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
4 Op amp/A C Amplifier Fundamentals1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
5Opamp RC circuits, Integrator, Differentiator circuits continued (Laboratory 2- 3%)1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
6Op amp Applications /diode circuits1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
7-8Analog Active Filters (Laboratory 3 – 4%)

 
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1- 2.11, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
9

 Op-amp Positive Feedback

Op-amp Comparators ( Laboratory 4- 4%)

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1- 2.11, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
10 Op amp Oscillators
Practical Test (15%)
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
11

Multistage Amplifiers &

Start Project Work

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
12Project Work1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
13 Project Work1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
14 Project Work1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
15 & 16 Course Revision and Submit Project (20%) 1.1-1.6, 2.1- 2.11, 3.1-3.4
17 - 18 Test (50%) 1.1-1.6, 2.1- 2.11, 3.1-3.4

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum  25 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Op-amps and Linear Integrated Circuits By Ramakant Gayakwad


References


Other Resources

Additional information can be obtained on the school local drive and blackboard.


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

Assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Practical Assessment: In Practical assessments you will be required to complete the following:

Laboratories :30% (Week 3-12)

Project:20% ( (Week 13-16)


 Theory Assessment: In theory assessment you will be required to complete the following:

Test (Closed Book) :50% (Week 17-18)
 

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEEI124A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEI124A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.92.102.113.13.23.33.4
Laboratoriesxxxxxxx   x  x xxxxx x  x x
Projectxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx x x x x
Test      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Laboratories X x XX XXXXXX XXXXX
ProjectXXXXXX XX X X X X X XX X
Test X X X XX X     X  X  
All Assessments UEENEEI124A3
2
 3 3
 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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 lodgement 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/students/specialconsideration 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: http://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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