Course Title: Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: EEET7048C

Course Title: Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus

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

Kemps Cheng
Ph: +61 3 9925 4691
Email: kemps.cheng@rmit.edu.au

Amandeep Kaur
Ph: +61 3 9925 4444
Email: amandeep.kaur@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, UEENEEE104A, UEENEEH102A, UEENEEH139A AND UEENEEH114A, UEENEEH169A
OR
UEENEEG101A, UEENEEG102A

Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of amplifiers. 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 amplifier sections/circuits.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH113A Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus

Element:

1. Prepare to troubleshoot amplifiers.

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 amplifier 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 amplifiers.

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 amplifiers 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

Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the 2 clustered competencies (UEENEEH113A, UEENEEH139A) and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• lectures
• Tutorials
• Practical exercises

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Troubleshoot Amplifiers) in conjunction with UEENEEH139A (EEET7052C). You must enrol in both courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEEH113A and UEENEEH139A.
 

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEH139A (EEET7052C)
1 Prepare to troubleshoot basic amplifiers.
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.
 

2 Solve basic amplifier circuit problems.
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 basic amplifiers 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.
 

3 Complete work and document problem solving activities.
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.
 

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 cluster of competencies UEENEEH113A and UEENEEH139A in the Assessment Matrix.
 

   


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for the 2 clustered competencies (UEENEEH113A, UEENEEH139A) is detailed below:

 

WeekTopic DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to OHS and the course
Small signal amplifiers.

 

 H139A: 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.6
 H113A: 1.1-1.6

2

Characteristics of small signal amplifiers
Characteristics of Op amps
Open loop Configurations and Closed Loop Configurations
 

  H139A: 2.1-2.6
 H113A: 1.1-1.6
3Open loop Configurations and Closed Loop Configurations
Inverting Amplifier
 
 H139A: 2.1-2.6
4Non-inverting Amplifier
Adder
 
 H139A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
5

Subtracter
Integrator & Differentiator
 

  H139A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
6Comparator Circuits
 
  H139A: 2.1-2.6
7BJT and FET Small signal Amplifiers
 
 H139A: 2.1-2.6
 H113A: 1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.6
8Introduction of BJT
 
 H113A: 2.1-2.6
9 Types of BJT amplifier
 
 H113A: 2.1-2.6
10Types of D C Biasing
D C Bias for Single Stage amplifiers

Project issued
Due on week 16

 H113A: 2.1-2.6

11Small signal terminal characteristics (a c model)
Effects of coupling and by-pass capacitors in single-stage amplifiers
 
 H113A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
12Introduction of FET
FET amplifiers
 
 H113A: 2.1-2.6
13Effect of negative feedback on amplifier parameters and applications
 
 H113A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
14

 Frequency response of Single Stage amplifier
Bode Plot
 

 H113A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
15

 Final preparation of project
Revision

Due for the hardware of project

H139A: 3.1-3.4
H113A: 3.1-3.4
16

 Revision

Due for the written report of project 

 H113A: 3.1-3.4
17 - 18Final TestFinal Test

 

 

 

 

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 48 hours outside the class time.

   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Electronics Devices and Circuit Theory, By Boylestead, Prentice Hall Publication


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.

Resource materials will be available on S:\C6122\EEET7048C and myRMIT>Studies>EEET7048C

   


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: Laboratory Exercises
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

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

Assessment 3: Final Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredLaboratory ExerciseProjectFinal Test
1.1xxx
1.2XXX
1.3XX 
1.4XX 
1.5XX 
1.6XXX
2.1XXX
2.2XXX
2.3XX 
2.4XX 
2.5XX 
2.6XXX
3.1XXX
3.2XX 
3.3XXX
3.4XXX

 


Assessment Tasks

  • Laboratory Exercises, 20%
  • Project, 30%
  • Final Test, 50%

The students will have written test to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge of amplifier circuits as detailed in the course.
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

Assessment vs UEENEEH113A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH113A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
Laboratory Exercise X X X X X X X X X X X
Project X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Final Test X X    X X X    X X 


Assessment vs UEENEEE139A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE139A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
Laboratory Exercise X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Final Test X X    X X X    X X  X X


Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

                 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 AssessmentsEA1.1 EA1.2 EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6  EA2.1EA2.2 EA2.3 EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3 EA3.4 EA3.5 EA3.6 
 Laboratory Exercise X X X  X X X X X   X    
 Project X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 Final Test X X X  X X X X X       
 ALL ASSESSMENTS (UEENEEH113A) 2 2 2 1 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
 ALL ASSESSMENTS (UEENEEH139A) 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
 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-third, 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 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 to 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 to 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 seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/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 to http://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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