Course Title: Develop engineering solutions to RF amplifiers problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EEET7060C

Course Title: Develop engineering solutions to RF amplifiers 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

Phone: 613 9925 4691

Email: kemps.cheng@rmit.edu.au

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

UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers developing engineering solutions to resolve problems with RF amplifiers. It encompasses working safely, applying extensive knowledge of RF amplifier circuits and device operation and their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.
Note: Typical RF amplifiers electronic problems are those encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising an RF amplifier electronic operating parameters and dealing with RF amplifiers electronic malfunctions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH182A Develop engineering solutions to RF amplifiers problems

Element:

1. Prepare to develop engineering solution for RF amplifiers 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 are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the RF amplifiers 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 RF amplifiers electronic problems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of RF amplifiers circuit, device operation, characteristics and applications are applied to developing solutions to RF amplifiers problems.
2.3 Parameters, specifications and performance requirements in relation to each RF amplifiers problem are obtained in accordance with established procedures.
2.4 Approaches to resolving RF amplifiers 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 RF amplifiers electronic problems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Solutions to RF amplifiers 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 RF amplifiers
problems are coordinated in accordance with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy.
3.4 Justification for solutions used to solve RF amplifiers problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the three clustered competencies (UEENEEH167A, UEENEEH168A, UEENEEH182A) and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

  • Classroom tutorial
  • Practical activities
  • Industrial visit
     

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Communication Engineering 2) in conjunction with UEENEEH167A (EEET7041C) & UEENEEH168A (EEET7042C). You must enrol in all three courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEEH167A, UEENEEH168A and UEENEEH182A.

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEH167A (EEET7041C)
1. Prepare to commission electronics and communications systems.
1.1 OHS 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 Safety hazards that have not previously been identified are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others
involved on the work site.
1.5 System operating parameters are identified by reviewing system specifications and component technical data.
1.6 Tools, equipment, applications, and testing devices needed for the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
1.7 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements.
1.8 Circuits are checked as being isolated, where necessary, in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2. Commission electronics and communications systems.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Testing/measuring devices are connected and set up in accordance with requirements for a particular system.
2.3 Measurements and adjustments are made to electronics and communications equipment to provide optimum system performance in accordance with system specifications and/or regulatory requirements.
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate persons and job specifications and requirements.
2.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified
work outcomes.
2.6 Systems’ commissioning procedures are performed in accordance with requirements.
2.7 Commissioning is carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to
apparatus, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles.
3. Completion and report commissioning activities.
3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Adjustment settings are documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Commissioning results and work completion are notified to appropriate person or persons in accordance with established procedures
 

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEH168A (EEET7042C)
1. Prepare to modify-redesign of electronics and communications system(s).
1.1 OHS 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 Safety hazards that have not previously been identified are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.5 System operating parameters are identified by reviewing system specifications and component technical data.
1.6 The limitations, use and operation of the system to be modified is established from original specifications, manufacturers’ data and the like
1.7 The extent of modification is determined from measurements, tests, inspections, system limitations and other relevant requirements
1.8 Specifications and instructions for the modifications are documented in accordance with requirements and organisational procedures
1.9 Tools, equipment, applications, and devices needed for the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
2. Generate modification-redesign of electronics and communications system(s).
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Alternative modification arrangements are considered and discussed with appropriate personnel
2.3 Safety, functionality and economic considerations are incorporated in the proposed modification design
Proposed modification complies with all requirements and includes specifications and documentation for alteration of the system(s)
Changes in the use and operation of the system(s) as a consequence of the proposed modification are included in the documentation
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate persons and job specifications and requirements.
2.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.6 Modification-redesign is carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles.
3. Completion and report modification-redesign activities.
3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Proposed modification is checked under established procedures for compliance with all relevant requirements
3.3 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Proposed modification is submitted for appropriate organisational approval and, where applicable, statutory or regulatory approval
3.5 Approved copies of the modification-redesign documents are issued, and copies retained, documented and stored in records in accordance with established procedures and requirements
 

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 UEEHEEH167A, UEENEEH168A, UEENEEH182A in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the 3 clustered competencies is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1Introduction to course, course guide, assessments, topics breakdown, resources, equipment (in the lab) & OHS issues.UEENEEH182A: 1.1, 1.2
UEENEEH167A: 1.1, 1.2
UEENEEH168A: 1.1, 1.2
 
2Prepare to develop engineering solution by types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line. Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.UEENEEHH182A: 1.1, 1.5, 2.1 - 2.4
UEENEEH 167A: 1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.3
UEENEEH 168A: 1.1-1.10, 2.1-2.3
 
3Prepare to develop engineering solution by types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line. Describe the characteristics of real transmission lineUEENEEH 182A: 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.6
UEENEEH167A: 1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.5
UEENEEH 168A: 1.1-1.9, 2.1-2.3
 
4Develop engineering solution by types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line. Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.UEENEEH182A: 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.6
UEENEEH167A:1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.7
UEENEEH 168A: 1.1-1.10, 2.1-2.6
 
5Develop engineering solution by types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line. Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.UEENEEH182A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A:1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.7
UEENEEH168A: 1.1-1.10, 2.1-2.6
 
6Test, document and implement engineering solution by types of transmission line, characteristics of standing wave along transmission line. Describe the characteristics of real transmission line.UEENEEH182A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A: 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH168A: 1.1-1.10, 2.1-2.6
 
7Prepare to develop engineering solution on EH field in relations to antenna elements. Basic antenna principles. Antenna characteristics and selection of antennas. The use of microwave antenna. [Assignment issued]UEENEEH182A: 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.6
UEENEEH167A: 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH168A: 1.1-1.10, 2.1-2.6
 
8Develop engineering solution on EH field in relations to antenna elements. Basic antenna principles. Antenna characteristics and selection of antennas. The use of microwave antenna. [Project 1 issued]UEENEEH182A: 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.6
UEENEEH167A: 1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.7
UEENEEH168A: 1.1-1.10, 2.1-2.6
 
9Test, document and implement engineering solution on EH field in relations to antenna elements. Basic antenna principles. Antenna characteristics and selection of antennas. The use of microwave antenna.UEENEEH182A: 2.2-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A: 1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.7
UEENEEH168A: 1.1-1.10, 2.1-2.6
 
10Modify-redesign of electronics and communications systems.UEENEEH182A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A: 1.1-1.8, 2.1-2.7
UEENEEH168A: 1.1-1.10, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.5
 
11Modify-redesign of electronics and communications systems.UEENEEH182A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A: 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH168A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.5
 
12Commission electronics and communications systems.UEENEEH182A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A: 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH168A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.5
 
13Commission electronics and communications systems.UEENEEH182A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A: 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH168A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.5
 
14Preparing the final project.UEENEEH182A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A: 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH168A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.5
 
15Preparing the final project.UEENEEH182A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A: 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH168A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.5
 
16Presentation for the final project.UEENEEH182A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH167A: 2.1-2.7, 3.1-3.4
UEENEEH168A: 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.5
 
17-18TestUEENEEH182A: 1.5, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1
UEENEEH167A: 1.5, 2.5
UEENEEH168A: 1.5, 1.6, 2.3- 2.5, 3.1
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

• Gary M. Miller, Modern Electronic Communication, the latest edition, Prentice Hall
• Sinnema, W., Electronics Transmission Technology, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall


Other Resources

Resources materials will be available on S:\C6122|EEET7060C and myRMIT>Studies>EEET7060C


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

Assessment 3: Laboratory Exercise
Weighting towards final grade (%): 10
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

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


Assessment Tasks

  • Test, 40 %
  • Project, 50%
  • Laboratory Exercise,10 %

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 UEENEEH182A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH182A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab ExerciseXXXXX          
Test     XXXXXXXXXX

Assessment vs UEENEEH167A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH167A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.82.12.22.32.42.52.62.73.13.23.33.4
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab ExerciseXXXXXXXX           
Test        XXXXXXXXXXX

Assessment vs UEENEEH168A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH168A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.81.91.102.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.43.5
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab ExerciseXXXXXXXXXX           
Test          XXXXXXXXXXX

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
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Lab ExerciseXXXXXX     XXXXX
TestXXXXXXXXXX      
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEH182A 3
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEH167A 3 3 3
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEH168A 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3
0 (Blank)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

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