Course Title: Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

Gita Pendharkar

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

Mr Sukhvir Singh Judge
Phone: +61 3 9925 4470 Fax: +61 3 9925 4377
Email: sukhvir.judge@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

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 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The nature of the fault 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 co-ordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established 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.
 

Element:

2. Diagnose and rectify faults.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures 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 are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Fault finding is approached methodically drawing on knowledge of digital components using measured and calculated values of parameters.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.6 Fault finding activities are carried out efficiently without unnecessary 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 cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Justification for solutions used to troubleshooting problems is documented.
3.4 Work completion is documented and an appropriate person or persons notified in accordance with established procedures.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutoirals
  • Practicals
  • Projects


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

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEI139A in the Assessment Matrix.

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

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopic DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics
breakdown, resources, OHS issues etc
UEENEEI139A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4
2Number systems UEENEEI139A: 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 - Lab -5%

UEENEEI139A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
4Logic gates, timing diagrams and interfacing between different logic families
(continued)
UEENEEI139A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 
5Combinational Logic -

Lab -5%

UEENEEI139A: 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
6Boolean Algebra and Logic simplification 
 
UEENEEI139A: 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
7K-maps Lab -5%UEENEEI139A: 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 
8K maps continuedUEENEEI139A: 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 
9Combinational logic design Practical Test -15% UEENEEI139A: 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 
10Common combinational logic circuits: Applications Adders, etcUEENEEI139A: 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
11Latches /Flip Flops UEENEEI139A: 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 
12Decoders, encoders, code converters, Multiplexers, demultiplexers etc UEENEEI139A: 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

Counters

UEENEEI139A: 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 
14Student ProjectUEENEEI139A: 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 
15Student Project UEENEEI139A: 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
 

Student project assessment- 30%

UEENEEI139A: 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
17-18Assessment feedback, catch-up test, laboratory
work catch-up.

Final Exam - 40%

 UEENEEI139A: 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


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Digital fundamentals by Thomas L. Floyd


References


Other Resources

All the learning and assessment material will be available on the school’s local s 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: 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 : 15%

Assessment task 1 will be based on laboratories. The students will perform laboratories which will be ongoing assessment.

Assessment task 2 : 15%

Assessment task 2 will be one practical test.

Assessment task 3: 30%
A Digital project: - Students will be required to construct and test a project based on Digital Integrated Circuits 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 4 : 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 vs UEENEEI139A Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
Lab work XX X X   
Project X
test               

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.13EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
ProjectsXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab WorkXXXXXX     X
TestXXXXXXXXXX      
ALL ASSESSMENTS (UEENEEI139A)3333332222222222
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

  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and lab reports. 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 6 hours outside the class time.

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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