Course Title: Develop engineering solutions to analogue electronic problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EEET7057C

Course Title: Develop engineering solutions to analogue electronic problems

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: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Gita Pendharkar

Ph: +61 3 9925 4701

Email: gita.pendharkar@rmit.edu.au

 

Eddie Vanda

Program Manager

Ph: +61 3 9925 4456

Email: eddie.vanda@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

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

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the three clustered competencies (UEENEEH145A, UEENEEE137A, UEENEEK132A ) and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.

  • Lectures
  • Practicals
  • Project
  • Industrial Visit
  • Guest Lecture

Cluster Information:
This course is delivered in a cluster (Electronic Projects) in conjunction with UEENEEE137A (OHTH5731C ) and UEEENEEK132A (EEET7031C) . You must enrol in the three courses delivered in this cluster.
All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of the three competencies UEENEEH145A, UEEENEEK132A and UEENEEE137A.
This course and one other clustered competencies are mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:


Elements and Performance Criteria of UEENEE137A:
1. Identify and document hazards and risks.
1.1 Hazards are identified the appropriate persons involved and in accordance with compliance procedures.
1.2 Risks associated with identified hazards are determined in consultation with others and documented in accordance with compliance procedures.
1.3 Provision is made to accommodate changes to documentation should unforseen hazards be identified.
2. Assign levels of risk and develop and document control measures.
2.1 Level of risk is assigned for each identified hazard in accordance with the regulations and following compliance procedures.
2.2 Control measures are developed for hazard, level of risk and activity to eliminate and/or mitigate the risk following compliance procedures.
2.3 Hazard, level of risk and control measures are agreed to and documented in consultation with all involved in accordance with compliance procedures.

3. Monitor and review the control measures.
3.1 Documented control measures are made available for reference by all involved with the work.
3.2 Control measures are modified where required in consultation with all involved with the work in accordance with compliance procedures.
3.3 Documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application are filed in accordance with compliance procedures

 

Elements and Performance Criteria of UEENEEK132A:

1. Prepare to develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues.
1.1 OHS processes and 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 The extent of the environmental and sustainability issues are determined from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultation 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 determined to ensure solution development and implementation is carried out efficiently

2. Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed
2.2 Knowledge of sustainability is applied to developing strategies to address greenhouse gas and sustainability issues
2.3 Parameters, specifications and performance requirements in relation to environmental and sustainability issues are set in accordance with established procedures
2.4 Approaches to resolving environmental and sustainability issues 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 organisational or professional standards

3. Document strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues.
3.1 Solutions to environmental and sustainability issues are tested to determine their effectiveness and modified where necessary
3.2 Adopted solutions are documented, including instructions for implementation that incorporates risk control measures to be followed
3.3 Appropriately competent and qualified persons required to implement solutions to environmental and sustainability issues are coordinated in accordance with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy (See Note)
3.4 Justification for strategies used to solve environmental and sustainability issues is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards

 

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 competencies UEENEEE137A, UEENEEK132A and UEENEEH145A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for one other clustered competencies (UEENEEEH145A, UEENEEE137A, UEENEEK132A) is detailed below:

Week          Topics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1

Introduction to OHS and Sustainability

Overview of Sustainability principles

UEENEEE137A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1
UEENEEH145A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEK132A 1.1- 1.5
2Op-Amp : Differential Amplifier ConfigurationsUEENEEE145A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3

Operational

Amplifiers Laboratory 1
(2%)
Follow anti-discriminatory policy &
Maintain ethical & professional standards in laboratory

UEENEEH145A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEE137A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
UEENEEK132A 1.1- 1.5, 2.1- 2.6
4Comparators,
Precision
Rectifiers
UEENEEH145A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5
5Specifications of A/D & D/A Converters Laboratory 2(2%)
Follow anti-discriminatory policy &
Maintain ethical & professional standards in laboratory
Industry Guest Lecture: Overview on ethics for practising engineers
UEENEEH145A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4
UEENEEE137A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
UEENEEK132A 1.1- 1.5, 2.1- 2.6
6-7A/D Converter
Types
D/A Converters
Laboratory 3(3%)
Follow anti-discriminatory policy &
Maintain ethical & professional standards in laboratory
UEENEEH145A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5
UEENEEH145A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5
UEENEEE137A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
UEENEEK132A 1.1- 1.5, 2.1- 2.6
8Oscillator Principles
Multivibrators (Laboratory 4 – 3%) Follow anti-discriminatory policy & Maintain ethical & professional standards in laboratory
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
9-10Power
Amplifiers
Class A, B (Project Specifications Given)
UEENEEE137A 2.1,2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3.
UEENEEH145B 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4
UEENEEK132A 1.1- 1.5, 2.1- 2.6, 3.1-3.4
11-12Class AB Class C & D,UEENEEH145A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5
UEENEEE137A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
13-15

Apply sustainable energy principles to & practices to Project Work Due (50%)

Project demonstration and presentation
Follow anti-discriminatory policy & Maintain ethical & professional standards in laboratory at all times

 

UEENEEE137A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 3.3
UEENEEH145A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3,3.4
UEENEEK132A 1.1- 1.5, 2.1- 2.6, 3.1-3.4
16Course RevisionUEENEEE137A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 3.3
UEENEEH145A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
UEENEEK132A 1.1- 1.5, 2.1- 2.6, 3.1-3.4
17-18

Test (40%)

Follow anti-discriminatory policy & Maintain professional & ethical standards at all times

UEENEEE137A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,3.1, 3.2, 3.3
UEENEEH145A 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4, 2.5, 2.6,3.1, 3.2,3.3, 3.4
UEENEEK132A 1.1- 1.5, 2.1- 2.6, 3.1-3.4

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 17 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Op-amps and Linear Integrated Circuits By Ramakant Gayakwad


References


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: 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

Practical Assessments:

Assessment 1: Laboratories

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10%

Assessment 2: Project

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

Theory Assessment:

Assessment 3: Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following Course Guides 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 UEENEEE145A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH145A Elements & Performance Criteria 
Assessments1.1 1.21.3 1.41.52.12.22.32.42.52.63.1 3.23.33.4 
Laboratories X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Test      X X X X X X X X X X

Assessment vs UEENEEE137A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE137A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.3 2.12.2 2.3 3.13.2 3.3
Laboratories X X X X X X   
Project X X X X  X X X X X
Test    X X X X X X

Assessment vs UEENEEK132A Elements & Performance Criteria

 

UEENEEK132AElements & Performance Criteria

Assessments

1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

2.5

2.6

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Laboratories

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Project

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Test

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

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
LaboratoriesXX X X
ProjectXX x x x 
Test  XX X X X X X
ALL ASSESSMENTS232 3 33 3
0 (BLANK)Graduate attribute is NOT assessed in the Element.               
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

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• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
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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:
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Plagiarism:
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