Course Title: Troubleshoot digital sub-systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EEET7047C

Course Title: Troubleshoot digital sub-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: 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

Mr Kemps Cheng
Phone: +613  9925 4691
Email: kemps.cheng@rmit.edu.a

Mr Sukhvir Singh Judge Judge
Phone: +61 3 9925 4470 Fax: +61 3 99254377
Email: sukhvir.judge@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
  • Tutoirals
  • Practicals
  • Projects

 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

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.

 

Week                                    Topic                                                                                         Assessment Task
    1           Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics 
                  breakdown, resources, OHS issues etc
                 UEENEEH112A: 1.1, 1,2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
    2           Number systems
                  UEENEEH112A: 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%

                 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
                 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
                 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, 3.4                                                                                                       
    9          Combinational logic design                                                                             Practical Test  -15%
                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
                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 and Flip-flops
                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        Counters and shift registers
               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        A/D and D/A converters
               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        Display devices: LCDs and 7-Seg displays
                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
   15        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
   16        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
   17        Student project                                                                                         Student project assessment- 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
   18        Assessment feedback, catch-up test, laboratory
                work catch-up.                                                                                                  Written 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

UEE11 CompetenciesEA1.1
 
EA1.2
 
EA1.3
 
EA1.4
 
EA1.5
 
EA1.6
 
EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
UEENEEH182A1222132321112221

 

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


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Digital fundamentals by Thomas L. Floyd


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: 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: Theory Assessment - Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredLaboratories, Practical Tests 1 and 2ProjectTest
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
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 PLDs or FPGAs 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                                                           Elements

Practical test      & Labs                                        1 and 2

Project                                                                      1 and 3

Closed book written exam                                    2 and 3

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 ASSESSMENTSXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Other Information

  • In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 17 in addition to 63 scheduled teaching hours.
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and 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 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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