Course Title: Troubleshoot digital sub-systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EEET7047C

Course Title: Troubleshoot digital sub-systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

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

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

 

Eddie Vanda

Phone: +61 3 9925 4456

Email: eddie.vanda@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

UEENEEE101A  & UEENEEH102A

Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of digital sub-systems. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in digital components circuits.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH112A Troubleshoot digital sub-systems

Element:

1 Prepare to troubleshoot digital sub-systems.

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 Troubleshoot digital sub-systems.

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 work and document troubleshooting 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
  • Laboratories
  • Practical Test
  • Project
  • Closed Book Exam

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 UEENEEH112A in the Assessment Matrix.

  


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics
breakdown, resources, OHS issues etc
 
 OH &S
2

Number systems

Practice Lab

 UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
3Logic gates, timing diagrams and interfacing between
different logic families

Lab -5%

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
 

Practice Lab

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
 

Lab -5%

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
 

Practice Lab

 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

Lab -5%

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
.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%
 

Student project Handed

 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
 

Student project

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
 

Student project

 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

  Flip-flops

 

Student project

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

Counters

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
 
14

Shift Registers

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
 
15Student 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 - 30%
 

 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
 
17 -18

 

Closed Book 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
 


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
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15
AND
Practical Test 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

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

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

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

 Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/

Performance Criteria

Laboratories, Practical Tests 1 and 2

Project

1.1

x

x

1.2

x

x

1.3

x

x

1.4

x

x

1.5

x

x

1.6

x

x

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

2.2

x

x

2.3

x

x

2.4

x

x

2.5

x

x

2.6

x

x

2.7

x

x

2.8

x

x

2.9

x

x

2.1

x

x

2.1

x

x

2.11

x

x

3.1

x

x

3.2

x

x

3.3

x

x

3.4

x

x

 


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

Laboratories, 15%

Practical test, 15%

Project, 30%

Closed Book Exam, 40%

 

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

Assessments Vs UEENEEH112A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH112A Elements & Performance Criteria
 
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.2.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
LaboratoriesXXXXXXXXXXXXX   
Practical TestXXXXXXXXXXXXX   
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXX   
Closed Book Exam             XXX

 

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

  Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.13EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Practical Test & LabsXXXXXX    XXXXXX
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Exam XXXXXXXXXX      
ALL ASSESSMENTS (UEENEEH112A)3333332222222222
 0Graduate 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, completing lab journals, 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 17 hours outside the class time.
 

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/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: 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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