Course Title: Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7053C

Course Title: Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems

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

Phone: +61 3 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

UEENEEH113A

Course Description

This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of communications systems and solving fundamental system problems as met in engineering support work functions. It encompasses working safely; problem solving techniques, and the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in electronic communication systems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH146A Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems

Element:

1. Prepare to solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 Safety hazards, which have not previously been identified, are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 The nature of the problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.5 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others.
1.6 Tools, testing devices, and materials needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.
 

Element:

2. Solve fundamental problems in electronic communications systems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work 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/machines/plant are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Knowledge of fundamental characteristics communication system components and transmission media is applied to solving system problems.
2.5 Logical approaches are used to solve system problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to communication systems.
2.6 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.7 Problems are solved without unnecessary damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.
 

Element:

3. Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Reports are written outlining system problem and justifying solutions used.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

  • Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the ascertaining correct operation of communications systems and solving fundamental system problems as met in engineering support work functions.
  • Practical activities to encompass working safely, problem solving techniques, the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in electronic communication systems. 


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Tasks
1

Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
2

Prepare to solve fundamental problems in basic communication systems, and the need of modulation

UEENEEH146A:  1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
3

Solve fundamental problems in basic communication systems, and the need of modulation

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
4

Complete work and document problem solving activities for basic communication systems, and the need of modulation

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4

 
5

Prepare to solve fundamental problems in  amplitude and frequency modulation

UEENEEH146A:  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
6

Solve fundamental problems in amplitude and frequency modulation

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
7

Complete work and document problem solving activities for amplitude and frequency modulation

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

 
8

Laboratory exercise

UEENEEH146A:  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Laboratory exercise 1

Due on week 16

9

Laboratory exercise

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Laboratory exercise 2

Due on week 16

10

Prepare to solve fundamental problems for basic transmitter and receiver

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Assignment  1 issued

Due on week 12

11

Solve fundamental problems for basic transmitter and receiver
Complete work and document problem solving activities for basic transmitter and receiver

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
12

Prepare to solve fundamental problems in antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
13

Solve fundamental problems in antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation
Complete work and document problem solving activities for antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
14

Prepare to solve fundamental problems for optical communications

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 Assignment 2 issued

Due on week 16

15

Solve fundamental problems in optical communications principles
Complete work and document problem solving activities for optical communications

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
16

Revision

UEENEEH146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


 
17Centralised Exam Period Week 1
 
Close book exam
18Centralised Exam Period Week 2
 

Close book exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Reference books:
• Gary M. Miller, Modern Electronic Communication, the latest edition, Prentice Hall
• Sinnema, W., Electronics Transmission Technology, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall
Useful websites:
http://www,acma.gov.au
http://www.arpansa.gov.au


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: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

Assessment 2:  Assignment/Projects
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

Assessment 3: Lab Work
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredAssignment/ProjectsLab WorkTest  
1.1xX
1.2XX 
1.3 X 
1.4 XX
1.5 XX
1.6 X 
2.1XX 
2.2XXX
2.3 X 
2.4XXX
2.5XXX
2.6 X 
2.7 X 
3.1 X 
3.2 X 
3.3 XX

 

 


Assessment Tasks

  •  Close book exam, 45 % 
  •  Assignments 50% 
  •  Laboratory exercise 5 % 
  •  A Pass in the Learning Unit when evidence of learning is collected according to the requirements as stated at “assessment criteria”. The documentation must be clearly communicated and submitted to supervisor within specified time.

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

 


Assessment Matrix


 

Assessments                                                          Elements

Close book exam                                                    1, 2

Assignments                                                            1, 3

Laboratory exercise                                                 2, 3

Other Information

  • In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, 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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