Course Title: Circuit Theory 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6215L

Course Title: Circuit Theory 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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

Circuit Theory 1

Course Description

Students will develop practical skills in AC electrical measurement , testing and problem solving related to working with the equations in AC series & parallel 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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES504BA Diagnose & rectify faults in advanced systems & apparatus


o 504.1 Plan and prepare for diagnosis of faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus.
o 504.2 Diagnose faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus
o 504.3 Rectify faults in advanced systems and associated apparatus.
o 504.4 Provide status report(s)

Performance Criteria:

1.1 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 requirement
1.2 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site
1.3 Systems and apparatus faults are checked
against job requirements
1.4 Materials necessary to complete the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements
1.5 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
1.6 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements

2.2 Reported fault(s) are confirmed and the normal function of systems and associated apparatus is ascertained in accordance with
2.3 Systems are checked as being isolated where necessary using specified testing procedures
2.4 Systems and associated apparatus faults are diagnosed in accordance with requirements, without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment or services
2.5 Contingency measures are managed and implemented in accordance with established procedures to ensure the system operates as intended or designed
2.6 Where applicable, appropriate personnel and resources are determined and co-ordinated to effect rectification of fault(s)
2.7 Unplanned events or conditions are responded to in accordance with established procedures
2.8 On-going checks of the quality of work are undertaken in accordance with established procedures

3.1 OH&S policies and procedures are followed.
3.2 Systems and associated apparatus are isolated, where necessary, in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate face to face in

• classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of Electrical concepts, which may include calculations for electrical quantities but not limited to: voltage, current, resistance and power.

• practical activities to develop skill in construction of electrical circuits and measurement of electrical quantities: voltage, current, resistance, using analog and digital multimeters, oscilloscope and other currently available measuring instruments.

• Work simulation projects involving the design and construction AC circuits, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and completion of commissioning process. 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

Teaching Schedule

Teaching schedule is available from the student network drive S:\\

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis – Boylestad


Other Resources

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 at least 2 work simulation projects.
• satisfactory completion of class assignment work
• progressive tests
• timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation

Assessment Tasks

• Written assessment. (50%)
• Assignment/ work performance simulations projects (20%)
• Progressive practical/laboratory exercises (30%)

Assessment Matrix

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