Course Title: Diagnose and rectify faults in digital controls systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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
Ph: +613 9925 4701
Email: gita.pendharkar@rmit.edu.au  

Mr Sukhvir Singh Judge
Ph: +61 3 9925 4470 Fax: +61 3 9925 4377
Email: sukhvir.judge@rmit.edu.au

Appointments by email

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

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

  • Lectures 
      
  • Practicals
     
  • Projects


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 UEENEEI139A in the Assessment Matrix.  


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 -

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 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
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 LabUEENEEI139A: 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

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 6 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Digital fundamentals by Thomas L. Floyd


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts


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

Assessment 1: Practical Test 1 (15%) (Week 5-8) & Practical Test 2:15% (Week 8-10)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%
The students will perform laboratories in groups which will be ongoing assessment.

Assessment 2: Project (Week 13-16)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 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 3: Theory Assessment: Test - (Week 17-18)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40%
A closed book written Examination will be held on week 17-18 based on all the learning aspects of these competencies. 
 

Both the practical & theory 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 (unresolved)


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEEI139A Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.92.102.102.113.13.23.33.4
Laboratories & Practical tests XX X XXXXXXX X
Project XXXXXXX
Test       XXXXXXX

 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
Laboratories & Practical testsXXXXXX     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

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 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:

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you can apply for adjustments to your study and assessment (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z

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 (unresolved)  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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