Course Title: Develop engineering solutions to analogue electronic problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EEET7057C

Course Title: Develop engineering solutions to analogue electronic 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

Gita Pendharkar
Tel: 99254701
William Lau
Tel:99254703
Fax:99254377
 

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

UEENEEH139A

Course Description

This competency standard unit covers developing engineering solutions to solve problems with analogue electronics. It encompasses working safely, apply extensive knowledge of analogue electronics circuit and device operation and their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.
Note: Typical analogue electronic problems are those encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising analogue electronics operating parameters and dealing with analogue electronic malfunctions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH145A Develop engineering solutions to analogue electronic problems

Element:

1. Prepare to develop engineering solution for analogue electronic problems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 The extent of the analogue electronic problem is determined from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultations with relevant persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Effective strategies are formed to ensure solution development and implementation is carried out efficiently.
 

Element:

2. Develop engineering solution for analogue electronic problems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of analogue electronics circuit, device operation, characteristics and applications are applied to developing solutions to analogue electronic problems.
2.3 Parameters, specifications and performance requirements in relation to each analogue electronic problem are obtained in accordance with established
procedures.
2.4 Approaches to resolving analogue electronic problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions.
2.5 Unplanned events are dealt with safely and effectively consistent with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy.
2.6 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards.
 

Element:

3. Test, document and implement engineering solution for analogue electronic problems

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Solutions to analogue electronic problems are tested to determine their effectiveness and modified where necessary.
3.2 Adopted solutions are documented including instruction for their implementation that incorporates risk control measure to be followed.
3.3 Appropriately competent and qualified person(s) required to implement solutions to analogue electronic problems are coordinated in accordance
with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy. (See Note)
3.4 Justification for solutions used to solve analogue electronic problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance
with professional standards.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the elements

 

 

 


Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
Classroom learning activities involve the understanding of following topics:
• Differential amplifier, characteristics of differential amplifier such as differential gain, CMRR
• Operational amplifier applications such as integrator (ideal & practical circuits), A/D, D/A Converters
• Operation of single-supply inverting and non-inverting amplifiers employing DC offset bias at the input and blocking capacitors
• Comparator circuits (open loop, limited swing and hysteresis) using operational amplifiers
• Precision half-wave and full wave rectifiers encompassing diodes, Function generators
• Analog Filters- Low pass, High pass, Band pass , Band reject and their frequency responses
• Power Amplifiers- Class A, Class B, Class AB, Class C and Class D

Practical exercises and work related exercises based on designing and developing project modules on amplifier fundamentals to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
o Follow safety procedures in laboratories
o Identifying various amplifier circuits using op-amps
o Measuring and calculating values of voltage gain and output voltage, currents, etc for amplifiers using op-amps
o Trouble shooting amplifier circuits using op-amps
o Methods for testing assumptions encompassing such as visual inspection of the amplifier circuits using op-amps
o Dealing with intermittent faults in amplifier circuits using op-amps

Report Writing: Students will produce written reports on the practical exercises and project modules as per the specifications given and requirements.


Teaching Schedule

Week Number, Topic Delivered and Assessment Task
1. Introduction to OHS and the course
UEENEEEH137A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1

2. Differential Amplifier
Configurations
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

3. Operational Amplifiers
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Laboratory 1 (5%)

4. Comparators, Precision Rectifiers
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

5. Specifications of A/D & D/A Converters
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 Laboratory 1 - Report Due
Laboratory 2 (5%)

6. A/D Converter Types
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

7. D/A Converters
UEENEEEH045B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Laboratory 2 - Report Due
Laboratory 3 (5%)

8. Multivibrators
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

9. Multivibrators
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

10. Power Amplifiers
UEENEEEH137A 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Laboratory 3 - Report Due
Laboratory 4 (5%)

11. Class A, B
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

12. Class AB
UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5
 

13. Class C & D

UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

14. Project Work
UEENEEEH137A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

15. Project Work
UEENEEEH137A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

16. Course Revision Project Modules Demonstration (30%)

17. Written Assessment
UEENEEEH137A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

UEENEEEH145B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
Written Exam 50%

18. Course Feedback

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Op-amps and Linear Integrated Circuits By Ramakant Gayakwad


References


Other Resources

Teaching and Learning mateial will be available on local school drive and DLS.


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: Laboratory Exercise
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10 

Assessment 2: Project Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

Assessment 3: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredLab ExerciseProjectTest
1.1xx 
1.2XX 
1.3XX 
1.4XX 
1.5XX 
2.1X XX
2.2XX
2.3XX
2.4XX
2.5XX
2.6XX
3.1XX
3.2X XX
3.3X XX
3.4X XX

 


Assessment Tasks

This is a progressive assessment consisting of the following:
Task 1: 20%
Practical Laboratories:
1. The students will have to complete minimum of four laboratories as specified by the teacher for the practical exercises and demonstrate the understanding of amplifier fundamentals through the developed project. Written technical report as per the requirement and specifications for each of the project modules should be submitted by each student individually.
2. Each individual student will be assessed for the practical part of this competency. The student will have to carry out one laboratory independently without any assistance and submit the report to the teacher. This laboratory will be based on the laboratories performed in the practical class.
Task 3: 30%
Project Modules: The students will have to design and develop the project modules (minimum two project modules) as specified by the teacher for the practical exercises and demonstrate the understanding of amplifier fundamentals through the developed project.
Task 4: 50%
Written Exam
The students will have one written exam to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge based on basic amplifier circuits as detailed in the course.
Students will have to pass the theory exam and the practical exam separately in order to pass this course.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessments for UEENEEEH145A UEENEEEH137A
1.Practical Laboratories: Elements 1, 2, 3 from UEENEEEH145A

 Elements1, 2, 3 UEENEEEH137A

2.Project Modules: Elements 1, 2, 3 from UEENEEEH145A

Elements1, 2, 3 UEENEEEH137A


3.Written Exam: Elements 1, 2, 3 from UEENEEEH145A
 

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 72 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and writing lab reports.

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 lodgment 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/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.
In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 72 scheduled teaching hours. Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, reading text based resources, practising lab activities, individual student-teacher course related consultation,and writing reflective journals.

 

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