Course Title: Solve problems in d.c. circuits
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: EEET7020C
Course Title: Solve problems in d.c. circuits
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6122 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Ph: +61 3 9925 4691
Fax: +61 3 9925 4377
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
This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. 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 single and multiple path circuits.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
1. Prepare to work on d.c. electrical circuits.
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
2. Solve d.c. circuit problems.
2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
3. Complete work and document problem solving activities.
3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
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.
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 UEENEEE104A in the Assessment Matrix.
Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of concepts
Practical activities applied, with problem solving and related questions to develop skills in safe testing.
Projects may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.
Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/role plays/ case studies and participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment dealing with a range of practical exercises related to:
1. Series Circuits
2. Parallel Circuits
3. Series /Parallel circuits
4. Effects of meters in a circuits
5. Resistance measurement
6. Capacitor and Capacitance
7. Capacitors in series and parallel
The skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a license to practice in the workplace where plant and equipment are directly connected to installation wiring that operates at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.
The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
|Week||Topic Delivered||Elements/Performance criteria|
Basic electrical concepts
Basic electrical circuit
Tutorial # 1
Tutorial # 2
Lab #1 (2.5%)
Effects of electrical current
EMF sources energy sources and conversion electrical energy
Tutorial # 3
Lab #2 (2.5%)
Factors affecting resistance
Effects of meters in a circuit
Lab # 6 (2.5%)
Lab # 8 (2.5%)
Capacitors in Series and Parallel
|10||Preparation for project (DC circuits part)||3.3, 3.4|
|11||Preparation for project (DC circuits part)||3.3, 3.4|
|12||Preparation for project (DC circuits part)||3.3, 3.4|
|13||Preparation for project (DC circuits part)||3.3, 3.4|
|14||Preparation for project (DC circuits part)||3.3, 3.4|
|15||Preparation for project (DC circuits part)||3.3, 3.4|
|16||Submission for project|
|17-18||Final Test period|
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 42 hours outside the class time.
Introductory Circuit Analysis
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/Laboratories
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
Assessment 2: Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10
Assessment 3: Practical Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
Assessment 4: Final Written Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) :
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Element/Performance Criteria Covered||Assignment||Lab||Practical Test||Final Written Test|
1. Laboratory exercises (20%)
Each student will complete 8 practical exercises designed to reinforce the theory topics taught during the semester.
Most practical exercises consist of two major parts:
Part A is a prior task includes only calculations (usually pre requisite for part B) and part B include measurements and graphs.
The results obtained in part B will be reviewed and compared with the calculations from section A.
These will be assessed progressively according to individual task criteria and each student is required to complete all the parts/tasks for each laboratory exercise.
All laboratory exercises must be undertaken according to safe working practice and performed according to specified laboratory standards and practice including calibration, measurement and accurate reading. This must include electrical measurement taken with safe working practice, meters properly calibrated, meter settings positioned for an accurate reading and accurate readings taken for all measurements.
2. Project (10%)
A project has to be undertaken toward the end of the unit, in a controlled environment for the specified duration in order to perform tasks autonomously.
The project circuits can be constructed using either hard ware or MultiSim (design / test) simulation computer package. Each student will complete all parts of the project individually and will be asked by the supervisor to demonstrate that the circuit is functioning according to specifications. Each student is required to complete a written report includes three major parts: calculations, circuit diagrams / measurement and results / conclusion.
3. Written Tests (Test 1 + Final Test) (20% + 50%)
Theoretical concept covered in weeks 1 to 8 will be assessed by a written Test in week 9.
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 vs UEENEEE104A Elements & Performance Criteria
|UEENEEE104A Elements & Performance Criteria|
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
|Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies|
|ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEE104A||2||3||2||1||2||2||1||2||1||1||0||2||1||1||1||1|
|0 (Blank)||Graduate attribute is not assessed.|
|1||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.|
|2||Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.|
|3||Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.|
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- Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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