Course Title: Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7042C

Course Title: Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kemps Cheng

Phone: +613 9925 4691


Nominal Hours: 20

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


Course Description

This competency standard unit covers the modification and redesign of electronics and communications systems to augment existing systems for clients. It encompasses safe working practices, system parameter reconfiguration, analysis to assure optimum performance, following procedures, and documenting final modifications and settings.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH168A Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems


1. Prepare to modify-redesign of electronics and communications system(s).

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 Safety hazards that have not previously been identified are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.5 System operating parameters are identified by reviewing system specifications and component technical data.
1.6 The limitations, use and operation of the system to be modified is established from original specifications, manufacturers’ data and the like
1.7 The extent of modification is determined from measurements, tests, inspections, system limitations and other relevant requirements
1.8 Specifications and instructions for the modifications are documented in accordance with requirements and organisational procedures
1.9 Tools, equipment, applications, and devices needed for the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
1.10 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements.


2. Generate modification-redesign of electronics and communications system(s).

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Alternative modification arrangements are considered and discussed with appropriate personnel
2.3 Safety, functionality and economic considerations are incorporated in the proposed modification design
Proposed modification complies with all requirements and includes specifications and documentation for alteration of the system(s)
Changes in the use and operation of the system(s) as a consequence of the proposed modification are included in the documentation
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate persons and job specifications and requirements.
2.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.6 Modification-redesign is carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles.


3. Completion and report modification-redesign activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Proposed modification is checked under established procedures for compliance with all relevant requirements
3.3 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Proposed modification is submitted for appropriate organisational approval and, where applicable, statutory or regulatory approval
3.5 Approved copies of the modification-redesign documents are issued, and copies retained, documented and stored in records in accordance with established procedures and requirements

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

  • Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory and application of various types of RF amplifiers, transmission line, microwave propagation, antenna and commissioning & redesign of communication systems.
  • Practical activities to develop skill in construction the working model of various types of RF amplifiers, transmission line & antenna systems. Conduct complex testing process, diagnose & rectify fault and verify the performance as specification.
  • Industrial visit to look at the actual radio and related equipments from the industry. (It will depend on the arrangement with the radio company. If it can be arranged, the teaching schedule will vary.)
  • Projects involving the re-design and commissioning of selected systems, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair the fault. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application


Teaching Schedule

Refer to the common teaching schedule from the course guide of EEET7060C in the same cluster.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


• Gary M. Miller, Modern Electronic Communication, the latest edition, Prentice Hall
• Sinnema, W., Electronics Transmission Technology, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall

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: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

Assessment 2: Project/Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

Assessment 3: Laboratory Exercise
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaProjectLab ExerciseTest
2.1X X
2.2X X
2.3X X
2.4X X
2.5X X
2.6X X
3.1X X
3.2X X
3.3X X
3.4X X
3.5X X

Assessment Tasks

• Written Test, 40 %
• Assignment and projects 55%
• Laboratory work 5 %

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.

Assessment Matrix

Refer to the Assessment Matrix from the course guide of UEENEEH182A for details. 

Other Information

Useful websites:

  • This course is delivered in a cluster (Communication Engineering 2) in conjunction with EEET7041C, & EEET7060C. (Commission electronics and communications systems, & Develop solutions to RF amplifiers problems). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of All competencies UEENEEH182A,UEENEEH167A and UEENEEH168A. 
  • In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 16 in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours. 
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, organized industrial visits, 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 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 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:

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Email Communication:

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