Course Title: Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7036C

Course Title: Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls 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: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

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

UEENEEG108A or UEENEEI112A

Course Description

This unit covers diagnosing and rectifying faults in digital components of electronic control systems. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting diagrams and technical data, applying knowledge of digital systems to logical fault finding processes, implementing fault rectification, safety and functional testing and reporting work activities and outcomes.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI139A Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems

Element:

1. Prepare to diagnose and rectify faults.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 Safety hazards that 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. Diagnose and rectify faults.

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 digital subsystems.
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 diagnosis and rectification 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

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
The learning activities will include lectures, class room tutorials, practical exercises and work simulated project/s.


Teaching Schedule

Week                                    Topic                                                                                         Assessment Task
    1           Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics 
                  breakdown, resources, OHS issues etc
                 UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
    2           Number systems
                  UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3  
    3           Logic gates, timing diagrams and interfacing between
                 different logic families
                 UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
    4          Logic gates, timing diagrams and interfacing between
                different logic families
                 UEENEEH112A: 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
    5          Boolean Algebra and Logic simplification                                                      Practicals -15%
                 UEENEEH112A: 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
    6          Boolean Algebra and logic simplification
                 UEENEEH112A: 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
    7          Logic simplification using K-maps
                 UEENEEH112A: 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
    8          Combinational logic analysis
                 UEENEEH112A: 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
    9          Combinational logic design                                                                             Practical Test -15%
                UEENEEH112A: 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
   10        Common combinational logic circuits: Decoders,
                encoders, code converters, Multiplexers, demultiplexers etc
                UEENEEH112A: 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
   11        Latches and Flip-flops
                UEENEEH112A: 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
   12        Counters and shift registers
               UEENEEH112A: 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
   13        A/D and D/A converters
               UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
               2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
   14        Display devices: LCDs and 7-Seg displays
                UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
               2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
   15        Student Project
                UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
                2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
   16        Student project
                UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
               2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 

             Student project assessment- 30%

   17        Written Exam 40%
               UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5,
               2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
   18        Feedback on the course 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Digital fundamentals by Thomas L. Floyd


Other Resources


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: Practical Test 1 (15%) & Practical Test 2:15%
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

Assessment 2: Project
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

Assessment 3: Test (Theory Assessment)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40%

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaLaboratories & Practical testsProjectTest
1.1xx 
1.2XX 
1.3XX 
1.4XX 
1.5XX 
1.6XX 
2.1XXX
2.2XXX
2.2XXX
2.3XXX
2.4XXX
2.5XXX
2.6XXX
2.7XXX
2.8XXX
2.9XXX
2.10XXX
2.11XXX
3.1XXX
3.2XXX
3.3XXX
3.4XXX


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

Assessment task 1 : 30%
Assessment task 1 will consist of an online assessment that you will be able to download, complete, and submit certificates for.

Assessment task 2: 30%
A Digital project: - Students will be required to construct and test a project based on PLDs or FPGAs and will be required to produce a project report. The project will commence on week 10 and students need to demonstrate the working project and submit the reports by week 17. The project details will be provided on the learning hub and student’s local drive.

Assessment task 3 : 40%
A closed book written Examination will be held on week 18 based on all the learning aspects of these competencies.
 

All assessment tasks need to be successfully completed to demonstrate competence.

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. (This grade is only to be used where the student’s attendance in the course has been ‘confirmed’ (but they have not participated in any form of assessment and did not withdraw by the census date.)

Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y


Assessment Matrix

Assessment                                                           Elements

Practical test                                                           1 and 2

Project                                                                      1 and 3

Closed book written exam                                    2 and 3

Other Information

  • In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and 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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