Course Title: Electronic Concepts 1

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6050

Course Title: Electronic Concepts 1

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Engineering (TAFE)


Term1 2009

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

  Students will develop a well-balanced coverage of fundamental electronic concepts with emphasis on the principle and applications of operational amplifiers. This learning Unit is one of a group of units designed to collectively meet underpinning skill & applied knowledge essential for developing the following Core Competency UTE NES 406 bA – Develop complex testing and evaluation procedures- Electrical which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES406BA Develop complex testing & evaluation procedures


1.Plan and prepare for the development of complex testing and evaluation procedures
2. Develop complex testing and evaluation procedures
3. Completion of work

Learning Outcomes

Students will participate face to face in
•classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of basic electronic and operational amplifier concepts, which may include calculations for electrical quantities but not limited to: voltage & current gain, output and input resistance values.

•practical activities to develop skill in construction of operational amplifier circuits and measurement of electrical quantities at the output: voltage, current, resistance, using analog and digital multi-meters, oscilloscope and other currently available measuring instruments

•Work simulation projects involving the design and construction of operational amplifier circuits, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair the fault. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application.

Projects may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.

It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.

Access to computer / Internet resources are essential.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course will include accumulative assessment of practical/laboratory exercises, and written tests/assignments.