Course Title: Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7049C

Course Title: Troubleshoot resonance circuits 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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar
Ph: +613 99254701
Fax: + 613  99254377

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


Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of resonance circuits used in electronic apparatus. 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 resonance circuits.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus


1. Prepare to troubleshoot resonance circuits.

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.


2. Solve in resonance circuits.

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 resonance circuits 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 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

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. Using of the CRO to measure a.c. voltage levels
2. Using of the CRO to measure ’period’, ’maximum value’, ’peak-to-peak value’, ’instantaneous value’, ’average value’, ’root-mean-square (r.m.s.) value’, in relation to a sinusoidal waveform.
3. Phasor diagrams to show the relationship between two or more a.c. values of voltage and/or current.
4. Ohm’s Law to determine voltage, current of inductive and capacitive reactance i
5. RC and RL Series a.c. circuits
6. RLC Series and Parallel a.c. circuits
7. Transformers and Filters
The skills and knowledge described in this unit do not require a license to practice in the workplace provided equipment is not connected to installation wiring at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c. However other conditions may apply in some States/Territories subject to regulations related to electrical work.
Practice in the workplace and during training is also subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.
1. Compliance with permits may be required in various jurisdictions and typically relates to the operation of plant, machinery and equipment such as elevating work platforms, powder operated fixing tools, power operated tools, vehicles, road signage and traffic control, lifting equipment and the like. Permits may also be required for some work environments such as confined spaces, working aloft, near live electrical apparatus and site rehabilitation.
2. Compliance may be required in various jurisdictions relating to currency in First Aid, confined space, lifting and risk safety measures.

Teaching Schedule

Week Number Topic Delivered Assessment Task

AC Fundamentals
Basic engineering mathematics
Periodic voltage, current, phase angle and waveforms
Calculating and measuring peak-to-peak, instantaneous, average and RMS values,
A.C. measuring equipment
Operating principles of a cathode ray oscilloscope (CRO) and function generator
Introduction to Lab Equipment.

OHS obligations and safe behaviour in lab;


Magnitude and phase angle (lead/lag) of sine waveforms
Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with complex phasors
Interpret the resulting amplitude and time (phase).
Conjugate of complex phasors.
Time and frequency domain expressions.
Introduction to MultiSim software

Lab # 1 (2 %)


Single Element a.c. circuits
Resistive, Inductive and capacitive a.c Circuits
Response of Basic R,L, and C to AC voltage & current
Inductive reactance
Capacitive reactance
Practical/Tutorial # 1


RC Series a.c. circuits
Calculations on
R-C series circuit
Lab # 2 (2 %)


RL Series a.c. circuits
Calculations on
R-L series circuit
Practical/Tutorial # 2


RLC Series a.c. circuits
calculation of impedance, voltage and current for a series RLC circuit

Lab #3 (2 %)


RC Parallel a.c. circuits
Calculations on
R-C parallel circuit
Practical/Tutorial # 3

RL Parallel a.c. circuits
Calculations on
R-L parallel circuit
Lab # 4 (2 %)

Week9 RLC parallel a.c. circuits
calculation of impedance, voltage and current for a parallel RLC circuit

Project Based Assignment handed
Available on Blackboard

Mid Semester test (Practical/Written)
Week10 AC power and Power Factor
Power in an a.c. circuit
Power factor correction Lab # 5(2%)
Week11 Resonance
Series & Parallel resonance
Lab 6 (5%)

Passive Filters
First order LP and HP passive filters Project Work
Passive Filters
Band Pass and Band Stop Project Work
Passive Filters
Bode plots for Amplitude and phase response Practical Assessment (20%)
Revision for Exam

Week 17 / 18

Final Exam 50%

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis By: Robert L. Boylestad



Other Resources

Other learning resources will be available to the students on RMIT university local drives.

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 based assignment/practical work
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

Assessment 3: Mid Semester Written 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 CoveredLaboratory exercisesProject based assignment/practical workMid Semester Written Test / Final Written Test
1.1 x xX
1.2 X X
1.3 X XX
1.4 X  X  
1.5 X X X
1.6 X X 
2.1 X X 
2.2 X X 
2.3 X X 
2.4 X X
2.5 X X 
2.6 X X  
3.1 X XX
3.2 X X 
3.3 X XX
3.4 X XX


Assessment Tasks

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 based assignment/practical work (10%)
An assignment 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 assignment circuits can be constructed using either hard ware or MultiSim (design / test) simulation computer package. Each student will complete all parts of the assignment 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.
Written Exam (50%) and Mid semester Test (20%)

Theoretical concept covered in weeks 3 to 8 will be assessed by a written test in week 9/10 .

Theoretical concept covered in weeks 9 to 16 will be assessed by a written Exam in week 17 / 18 (exams period).

Assessment Matrix


Competency National
Competency TitleLabsProjectWritten Exam
Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatusXXX

Other Information

Minimum student directed hours are 32 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours. Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project, preparing for test and exam, student teacher course related consultation, and reports.

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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.
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