Course Title: Electronic Concepts 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6217L

Course Title: Electronic Concepts 2

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering

Course Contact : William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact Email:william.lau@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William LAU, Senior Educator, (03) 9925 4703

william.lau@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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

• Electronic Concepts 1

Course Description

Students will develop a well-balanced coverage of electronic modeling concepts to analyse the behaviour of the electronic circuit with emphasis on BJT and FET amplifiers. Students will develop practical skills in electrical measurement, testing and problem solving related to electronic circuits in practical activities and work simulation projects.

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 504 bA – Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus- Electrical

which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99 http://www.anta.gov.au/tp


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES504BA Diagnose & rectify faults in advanced systems & apparatus

Element:

o 008.1 Demonstrate standards of performance
o 008.2 Maintain personal competence
o 008.3 Organise personal work priorities

Performance Criteria:

* Diagnosis of faults is planned and prepared to ensure OH&S policies and procedures are followed and the work is appropriately sequenced in accordance with requirements

* Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others involved on the work site

* Systems and apparatus faults are checked against requirements

* Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against requirements

* 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

* Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements

* OH&S policies and procedures are followed

* Reported fault(s) are confirmed and the normal function of systems and associated apparatus is ascertained in accordance with requirements

* Systems are checked as being isolated where necessary using specified testing procedures

* Systems and associated apparatus faults are diagnosed in accordance with requirements, without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment or services

* Contingency measures are managed and implemented in accordance with established procedures to ensure the system operates as intended or designed

* Where applicable, appropriate personnel and resources are determined and co-ordinated to effect rectification of fault(s)

* Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures

* On-going checks of the quality of the work are undertaken in accordance with established procedures

* OH&S policies and procedures are followed

* Systems and associated apparatus are isolated, where necessary , in accordance with established procedures

* Adjustments are made in accordance with established procedures where necessary, to return systems and associated apparatus to normal operating parameters

* Fault component(s) are rectified or replaced, without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment or services

* Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures

* Approval is obtained in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel before any contingencies are implemented

* On-going checks of the quality of work are undertaken in accordance with established procedures

* Systems and associated apparatus are tested to ensure safety of the installation

* Systems and associated apparatus are returned to service in accordance with established procedures

* Arrangements are made of maintenance and / or repair(s), where necessary, with relevant authorised personnel in accordance with requirements

* Status report(s) are completed and notified in accordance with established procedures




Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Participate in individual small research projects in designated areas of underpinning knowledge including:
• The operation and application theory of BJT/ FET amplifiers in various circuit configurations, which may include calculations for various amplifier parameters but not limited to: voltage & current gain, input & output resistance and power.

Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/ case studies dealing with a range of practical exercises.
• Skills in selecting most appropriate amplifier based on application criteria; construction of amplifier circuits; test, measure and confirm the AC operating conditions of BJT and FET amplifiers in various configurations and with specified bias; stabilisation and feedback using oscilloscope and other currently available measuring instruments.

Participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment, including:
• The design and construction of BJT/ FET amplifier circuits, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and completion of commissioning process.
• The design, construction and commissioning of amplifier circuits with feedback, diagnosis of faults in the systems and repair the fault.
Specifications will be provided.


Teaching Schedule

Available from Student Shared network drive (S:\ )


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory, the latest edition
by Boylestad and Nashelsky
Publisher – Prentice Hall

0-13-973777-4


References

Lecture notes


Other Resources

Learning / Tutorial problems available from student shared network drive S:\\


Overview of Assessment

Assessment requirements include

• Attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises, which may be scheduled during the day or evening depending on the demand.
• Evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation projects.
• Satisfactory completion of class assignment work
• Progressive tests
• Timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation


Assessment Tasks

1. 2 Progressive written assessments (50%)
2. 2 work-simulation projects on design, construction, testing and commissioning of BJT/FET amplifiers. Individual performance and reports are compulsory (50%). Verbal questioning on the submitted reports is required.
3. Scheduled Practical Exercises (must pass all practical exercises) 

To pass this course, student must complete all the scheduled practical exercises and written assignments with satisfactory verbal questioning, the project work to specifications, pass the written examinations and submit well documented project reports.


Assessment Matrix

ItemElements of competencyRelated underpinning knowledgeAssessment methodDue week
1Plan and prepare for diagnosis of faults in advanced systems and associated apparatusAs per learning activityPractical exercises, assignment,
BJT smplifier simulated workplace Project report 1
Week 8

Week 12
2Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatusAs per learning activity

Practical exercises, assignment,

Commissioning of JFET amplifier circuit in a simulated workplace environment
Project report 2

Week 17


Week 17
3Rectify faults in advanced systems and associated apparatusAs per learning activityProject report 2Week 18

Other Information

To pass this course the student must pass all assessments for both areas of BJT and JFET amplifiers.

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