Course Title: Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: EEET7049C

Course Title: Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

Rand Gorgis
Ph: +613 9925 4378
Fax: +613 9925 4377
Email: rand.gorgis@rmit.edu.au 

Kemps Cheng

Ph: +613 99254691
Fax: +613 99254377
Email: kemps.cheng@rmit.edu.au

Noor Sateh
Ph: +613 99254013
Fax: +613 99254377
Email: noor.sateh@rmit.edu.au
 
Amandeep Kaur
Ph: +613 99254444
Fax: +613 99254377
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 AND UEENEEE104A
OR
UEENEEH169A

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

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 this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• lectures
• Tutorials
• Practical exercises


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 UEENEEH114A in the Assessment Matrix.

   


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 For EC1A

WeekTopics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1AC 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;

 

1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4

2Phasors
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

 

1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
3Single 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
 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
4RC Series a.c. circuits
Calculations on
R-C series circuit
Lab # 2

 

1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
5RL Series a.c. circuits
Calculations on
R-L series circuit
Practical/Tutorial # 2

 

1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
6RLC Series a.c. circuits
calculation of impedance, voltage and current for a series RLC circuit

Lab #3

 

1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
7RC Parallel a.c. circuits
Calculations on
R-C parallel circuit
Practical/Tutorial # 3
 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
8RL Parallel a.c. circuits
Calculations on
R-L parallel circuit
Lab # 4  
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
9RLC 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 (Written)

 

1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
10AC power and Power Factor
Power in an a.c. circuit
Power factor correction
Lab # 5
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
11Resonance
Series & Parallel resonance
Lab 6  
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
12Passive Filters
First order LP and HP passive filters Project Work
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
13Passive Filters
Band Pass and Band Stop Project Work
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
14Passive Filters
Bode plots for Amplitude and phase response  
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
15Passive Filters

 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
16Revision for Exam
Project Due 10%
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
17-18Final Exam 50% 



 

For MEC1

WeekTopics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1AC Fundamentals1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
2AC Fundamentals1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
3AC Fundamentals1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
4AC Fundamentals1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
5AC Fundamentals1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
6AC Fundamentals1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
7AC Fundamentals1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
8AC Fundamentals1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
9

AC Fundamentals

Lab #1

1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
10Phasors
Single Element a.c. circuits
Lab #2
 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
11RC and RL Series a.c. circuits
RLC Series a.c. circuits
Lab #3
 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
12RC and RL parallel a.c. circuits
RLC parallel a.c. circuits
Lab #4
 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
13AC power
Power Factor
Lab #5
 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
14Passive Filters
Lab #6
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
15Passive Filters

 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
16Revision
Project Due 10%
 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.6
3.1-3.4
 
17-18Final Written Test 70%
 
 

 

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 32 hours outside the class time.
 

   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis By: Robert L. Boylestad

0-13-173044-4


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.


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

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


Theoretical concept covered in weeks 3 to 8 will be assessed by a Mid Semester Written Test in week 9/10 . (For EC1A only)
For MEC1, it will be assesed as part of Final Written Test.

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

   


Assessment Matrix


 Assessment vs UEENEEH114A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH114A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
Laboratory exercises X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project based assignment/practical work X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Mid Semester Written Test / Final Written Test X X  X       X  X


Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Laboratory exercises X X X  X X X X    X    X
Project based assignment/practical work X X X X X X X X X X X X X X  
Mid Semester Written Test / Final Written Test X X  X X X X X   X   X 
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEH114A 2
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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  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
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  • assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
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  • English language development 

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If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

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Other Information: 

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