Course Title: Solve problems in basic electronic circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EEET7055C

Course Title: Solve problems in basic electronic circuits

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Amandeep Kaur

Phone:+ 61 3 9925 4444


Manoj Pendharkar

Phone: + 61 3 9925 4308


Kemps Cheng

Phone: + 61 9925 4691

Nominal Hours: 100

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 competency standard unit covers determining correct operation of single source parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electronic work functions. 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 multiple path circuit.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits


1. Prepare to work on electronic circuits

Performance Criteria:


OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.


OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.


The nature of the circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.


Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others.


Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in accordance with established procedures.


Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.


2. Solve electronic circuit problems

Performance Criteria:


OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.


The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.


Circuits are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.


Established methods are used to solving circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to electronic circuit.


Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.


Problems are solved without unnecessary damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.


3. Complete work and document problem solving activities

Performance Criteria:


OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.


Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.


Justification for solutions used to solve circuit problems is documented.


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

  • Attending scheduled classes;
  • Participating in practical work in the laboratory
  • Tutorials
  • Lectures

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 UEENEEH169A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule


All elements and performance criteria of UEENEEH169A are covered in every practical class; only the "Required Skills and Knowledge" topics change each week.

Week No.Topic DescriptionAssessment Task

Fundamental and derived units

UEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3

Basic Electrical Concepts

UEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
3Basic Electrical Concepts

UEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3

Lab 1 (10%)

4Measuring Equipment’s - MetersUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
5Semiconductor BasicsUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
Lab 2 (10%) 
6Theory of DiodesUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
7Applications of DiodesUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
Lab 3 (10%)
8Series circuits with diodesUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
9Types of diodesUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
10Application of zener diodeUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
11Basics of TransistorsUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
12Applications of TransistorsUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
13Applications of TransistorsUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3

KVL and KCL concept in electronic circuits

Practical Assessment (30%)

UEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
15InductanceUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
16ReactanceUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
17Final test (40%)UEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 3
18Final test - catchupUEENEEH169A: 1, 2, 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 36 hours outside the class time.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis
By: Robert L. Boylestad



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: Laboratories
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 1: Practical Assessment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 3: Final Test, closed book
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

 Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredLaboratoriesPractical AssessmentFinal Test

Assessment Tasks

Assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Assessment 1: Laboratories (Week 3-7)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

Assessment 1: Practical Assessment (Week 14)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

Assessment 3: Final Test, closed book (Week 17-18)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40%

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 UEENEEH169A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH169A Elements & Performance Criteria
Final Test  XXX    X    XX

Assessment vs UEENEEE101A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE101A Elements & Performance Criteria


Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

                 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Laboratories X  
Final Test X  
All Assessments 22 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 
 0                     Graduate attribute is not assessed 
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element. 
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element. 
3Graduate attribute is assessed in 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 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 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 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 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:

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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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