Course Title: Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

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

Appointments by email

   

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

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:

  • Lecture
  • Tutorials
  • Practical laboratory
  • Reports
  • Assignments  

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 competenciy UEENEEH146A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

Week Topic DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues H146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4
2Prepare to solve fundamental problems in basic communication systems, and the need of modulation H146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4
3Solve fundamental problems in basic communication systems, and the need of modulation H146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4
4Complete work and document problem solving activities for basic communication systems, and the need of modulation
             
 H146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.2, 2.4
5Prepare to solve fundamental problems in amplitude and frequency modulation H146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
6Solve fundamental problems in amplitude and frequency modulation H146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
7Complete work and document problem solving activities for amplitude and frequency modulation H146A: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
8Laboratory exerciseH146A: 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
9Laboratory exerciseH146A: 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
10Prepare to solve fundamental problems for basic transmitter and receiverH146A: 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
11Solve fundamental problems for basic transmitter and receiver
Complete work and document problem solving activities for basic transmitter and receiver
 
 H146A: 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
12Prepare to solve fundamental problems in antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation H146A: 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
13Solve fundamental problems in antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation
Complete work and document problem solving activities for antenna and electromagnetic wave propagation
 
 H146A: 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
14Prepare to solve fundamental problems for optical communications

 H146A: 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

15Solve fundamental problems in optical communications principles
Complete work and document problem solving activities for optical communications
 
 H146A: 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
16Revision
 H146A: 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
17 & 18Test
 
  H146A: 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
 
 


             

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 6 hours outside the class time.

   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Reference books:
• Gary M. Miller, Modern Electronic Communication, the latest edition, Prentice Hall
• Sinnema, W., Electronics Transmission Technology,Prentice Hall
Useful websites: 
 


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on S:\C6122\EEET7053C & my RMIT>Studies>EEET7053C
 

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: 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

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
 

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 as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.
 

   


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment vs UEENEEH146A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH146A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.62.73.13.23.3
Assignment/ProjectsXX    XX XX     
Lab WorkXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Test     XX  X XX    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
Assignment/projectXXXXXXXXXX      
Lab WorkXXXXXXXXX XXXXXX
TestXX  XX  XX      
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEH146A3322332232211112
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed
1Graduate attribute is assessed at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed at least one third, but less than two-third, of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assessed 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 have a long term medical condition and/or disability you can apply for adjustments to your study and assessment (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z

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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