Course Title: Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EEET7052C

Course Title: Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits

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

Sukhvir Singh Judge
Phone: +613 9925 4470
Email: sukhvir.judge@rmit.edu.au
 

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

Nominal Hours: 40

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

UEENEEH102A AND UEENEEH114A
OR
UEENEEG102A

Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of basic amplifier circuits. 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 basic amplifier circuits.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH139A Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits

Element:

1. Prepare to troubleshoot basic 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 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 basic amplifier circuit problems.

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 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.
 

Element:

3. Complete work and document problem solving 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 and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
• Define the basic characteristics of small signal amplifiers such as input and output impedance, current and voltage gain and bandwidth.
• Describe basics of op-amp and various operational amplifier configurations
• Explain the various operational amplifier applications

Practical exercises and work related exercises based on designing and developing project modules on amplifier fundamentals to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
• Follow safety procedures in laboratories
• Identifying various small signal amplifiers
• Identifying various operational amplifier circuit configurations and their applications.
• Measuring and calculating values of voltage gain and output voltage for various operational amplifier circuits
• Fault encompassing in amplifier circuits
• Methods for testing assumptions encompassing such as visual inspection of the amplifier circuits
• Dealing with intermittent faults in amplifier circuits
 


Teaching Schedule

Refer to the common teaching schedule from the course guide of EEET7048C in the same cluster.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References


Other Resources

All other resources and material will be available on DLS and School’s local drive.


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 com

Assessment 1: Laboratory Exercises
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
 
Assessment 2: Project
Weighting towards final grade (%):  30

Assessment 2: 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
1.1 x x x
1.2 X X X
1.3 X X 
1.4 X X 
1.5 X X 
1.6 X X X
2.1 X X X
2.2 X X X
2.3 X X 
2.4 X X 
2.5 X X 
2.6 X X X
3.1 X X
3.2 X X 
3.3 X X X
3.4 X X X

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Refer to the Assessment Tasks from the course guide of UEENEEH113A for details.


Assessment Matrix

Refer to the Assessment Matrix from the course guide of UEENEEH113A for details.
 

Other Information

• This course is delivered in a cluster (Troubleshoot Amplifiers) in conjunction with EEET7048C (Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus) in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both UEENEEH113A, and UEENEEH139A.
• In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 48 in addition to 72 scheduled teaching hours.
• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

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.

Other Information:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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