Course Title: Develop solutions to analogue electronic problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6758C

Course Title: Develop solutions to analogue electronic problems

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact : Gita Pendharkar

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254701

Course Contact Email:gita.pendharkar@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

UEENEEH039B Solve problems in basic amplifier circuits

Course Description

This competency standard unit covers developing engineering
solutions to resolve 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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH045B Develop solutions to analogue electronic problems

Element:

1. Prepare to develop engineering solution for analogue electronic
problems.
2. Develop engineering solution for analogue electronic problems.
3. Test, document and implement 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.

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.
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



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        Topic Delivered                                                            Assessment task                                      
1Introduction to OHS and the course  
2Differential Amplifier
Configurations
 
3Operational AmplifiersLaboratory 1 (5%)
4Characteristics of Op-amps 
5Single Supply Operations Laboratory 2 (5%)
6Comparator Circuits 
7Precision Rectifiers Laboratory 3(5%)
8Filters 
9Filter Applications Project Module 1
(10%)
10Introduction to Power Amplifiers  
11Class A, Class B 
12Class AB Project Module 2 (15%)
13Class C & D 
14Efficiency calculations 
15Heat sink Design 
16Revision 
17Written Assessment
50%
 Project Demonstration
18Course Feedback 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Op-amps and Linear Integrated Circuits By Ramakant Gayakwad

0-13-280868-4


References


Other Resources

Practical laboratory sheets will be provided by the teacher and will be available on the school’s local drive.


Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Practical laboratories
B. Written reports for the laboratories.
C. Project / Assignment


Assessment Tasks

This is a progressive assessment consisting of the following:
Assessment task 1 (Practical Work): 40%
Practical Laboratories: The students will have to complete minimum of three laboratories as specified by the teacher for the practical exercises and demonstrate the understanding of amplifier fundamentals through the developed project.
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.

Assessment task 2 (Written Assessment)
Written Reports for the Laboratories & Project Modules :15%
Written technical report as per the requirement and specifications for each of the project modules should be submitted by each student individually.
Written Assessment : 50%
The students will have one written exam to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge based on basic amplifier circuits as detailed in the course.


Assessment Matrix

Competency National CodeCompetency TitleCluster TitleLab oratoriesProjectWritten Assessment Industrial
practice
UEENEEEH045BDevelop solutions to analogue electronic problemsElectronics 2      X    X      X    X

Other Information

All other information regarding this course will be available on the School’s local drive and DLS.

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