Course Title: Troubleshoot communication systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EEET7056C

Course Title: Troubleshoot communication systems

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

Telephone: +613 9925 4691

Email: kemps.chemg@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

UEENEEH146A

Course Description

This unit covers fault finding and repair of communication systems. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH172A Troubleshoot communication systems

Element:

1. Prepare to find and repair faults.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
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 in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
 

Element:

2. Find faults.

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 Apparatus is checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Fault finding is approached methodically drawing on knowledge of communication systems using measured and calculated values of apparatus parameters.
2.5 Apparatus components are dismantled where necessary and parts stored to protect them against loss or damage.
2.6 Faulty components are rechecked and their fault status confirmed.
2.7 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.8 Fault finding activities are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.
 

Element:

3. Repair fault.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 Apparatus is checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
Materials required for the repair work are sourced and obtained in accordance with established procedures.
Repairs are affected efficiently without damage to other components, apparatus or circuits.
Effectiveness of the repair is tested in accordance with established procedures.
Apparatus is reassembled, finally tested and prepared for return to customer.
 

Element:

4. Completion and report repair activities.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
4.2 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
4.3 Written justification is made for repairs to apparatus.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements

 


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the two clustered competencies (UEENEEH172A, UEENEEH116A) and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

  • Classroom tutorial
  • Practical activities
  • Work performance simulation projects

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster  (Communication Engineering 1) in conjunction with UEENEEH116A (EEET7051C).  You must enrol in all two courses delivered in this cluster.  All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEEH172A and UEENEEH116A.

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEH116A (EEET7051C)
1. Prepare to find and repair faults.
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
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 in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
2. Find faults.
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 Apparatus is checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Fault finding is approached methodically drawing on knowledge of microwave amplifier sections and circuit using measured and calculated values of apparatus parameters.
2.5 Apparatus components are dismantled where necessary and parts stored to protect them against loss or damage.
2.6 Faulty components are rechecked and their fault status confirmed.
2.7 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.8 Fault finding activities are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.
3. Repair fault.
3.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 Apparatus is checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
3.3 Materials required for the repair work are sourced and obtained in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Repairs are affected efficiently without damage to other components, apparatus or circuits.
3.5 Effectiveness of the repair is tested in accordance with established procedures.
3.6 Apparatus is reassembled, finally tested and prepared for return to customer.
4. Completion and report repair activities.
4.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
4.2 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
4.3 Written justification is made for repairs to apparatus.
4.4 Work completion is documented and an appropriate person or persons notified in accordance with established procedures.
 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course and other one clustered competency are mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:


EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with cluster of competencies of UEEHEEH172A, UEENEEH116A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the 2 clustered competencies (UEENEEH172A, UEENEEH116A) is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, & OHS issues.
Revision of modulation and demodulation

 

H172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
2Prepare to find and repair the fault of modulation and demodulationH172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
3Find faults for modulation and demodulationH172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
4Repair, complete and report repair activities for modulation and demodulationH172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
5Prepare to find and repair the fault of transmitters and receiversH172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
6Find faults for transmitters and receiversH172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
7Find faults for transmitters and receiversH172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
8Repair, complete and report repair activities for transmitters and receivers

 

H172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
9Repair, complete and report repair activities for transmitters and receiversH172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
10Prepare to find and repair microwave equipment and applications
Submit Assignment
 
H172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
11Repair microwave equipment
Find fault for microwave equipment
 
H172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
12Repair microwave equipment
Find fault for microwave equipment
 
H172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
13Repair, complete and report repair activities for microwave equipment
RF radiation awareness (microwave)
 
H172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
14Prepare to find and repair fault for waveguide and microwave antenna for microwave equipment
RF radiation awareness (microwave)
 
H172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
15Find fault for waveguide and microwave antenna for microwave equipment
Repair, complete and report repair activities for waveguide and microwave antenna for microwave equipment
RF radiation awareness (microwave)
 
H172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
16Prepare the final project.
Revision
 
H172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 
17 - 18TestH172A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2, 4.1-4.3
H116A:1.1-1.6, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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References

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

 


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on S:\C6122|\EEET7056C and myRMIT>Studies>EEET7056C


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: Assignments (2 x 10%)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2: Project
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 3: Lab works (4 x 5%)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 4: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredAssignmentsProjectLab WorksTest
1.1xx
1.2 XX 
1.3XXXX
1.4XXXX
1.5XXXX
1.6 XX 
2.1 XX 
2.2XXXX
2.3 XX 
2.4XXXX
2.5 XX 
2.6 XX 
2.7 XX 
2.8 XX 
3.1 XX 
3.2 XX 
4.1 XXX
4.2 XXX
4.3 XXX

 


Assessment Tasks

  • Assignments, 20 %
  • Project, 30%
  • Lab works, 10 %
  • Test, 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 UEENEEH172A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH172A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.83.13.24.14.24.3
Assignments  XXX  X X         
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab WorksXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Test  XXX  X X      XXX

Assessment vs UEENEEH116A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED116A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.83.13.23.33.43.53.64.14.24.34.4
Assignments  X X    XX     X   X XX
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab WorksXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Test  X X XXXXXXXX  X   XXXX

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
AssignmentXXXXXXXXXXXX X  
ProjectsXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab WorkX XXX XX X XX XX
TestXXXXXXXX        
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEH172A3233322322122222
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEH116A3233322322122222
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed
1Graqduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graqduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graqduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignment, 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 20 hours outside the class time.

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

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 lodgement 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.


Special Consideration:

Please refer 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: 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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