Course Title: Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EEET6780C

Course Title: Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rand Gorgis
Ph: +61 3 99254378
Fax: (03) 99254377

Ganesh Naik
Phone: +61 3 9925 4252

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

UEENEEE003B Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits

Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE004B Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits


1. Prepare to work on extra-low voltage single path electrical circuits

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The nature of the circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are identified and accessed in accordance with established procedures.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.


2. Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path electrical circuits

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.
2.3 Circuits are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Established methods are used to solve d.c. circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to multiple path electrical circuit.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.6 Problems are solved without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.


3. Complete work and document problem solving activities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Justification for solutions used to solve circuit problems is documented.
3.4 Work completion is documented and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of concepts
Practical activities applied, with problem solving and related questions to develop skills in safe testing.
Projects may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.
Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/role plays/ case studies and participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment dealing with a range of practical exercises related to:
1. Series Circuits
2. Parallel Circuits
3. Series /Parallel circuits
4. Effects of meters in a circuits
5. Resistance measurement
6. Capacitor and Capacitance
7. Capacitors in series and parallel

Teaching Schedule

This competency will be delivered in conjunction with OHTH5464C "Apply OOS practices in the workplace" and "EEET 6775C Solve problems in extra LV circuits". Please refer to EEET6775C course guide for weekly teaching schedules and assessments details.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis
By: Robert L. Boylestad



Other Resources

Tutorial and Laboratory Instruction sheets will be available online (using Online Learning Hub) and student’s shared S- drive

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. laboratory Journals.
B. Written Reports for one Assignment consists of parts A and B.
C. Closed Book Test and Closed Book Exam.

Assessment Tasks

This Competency is taught in conjunction with “UEENEEE003B” Solve problems in electronic circuits and “UEENEEE001B” Apply OHS practices in the workplace. 
 of the total mark for each assessment in order to pass the competency successfully.

This competency is delivered in conjunction with "UEENEEE003B Solve problems in electrical circuits" and with "UEENEEE001B Apply OHS practices in the workplace" therefore teaching schedule and assessments include three competencies under the same cluster: Electrical Fundamentals & OHS.

Assessment Matrix

Comptency National CodeComptency titleCluster Title

Assessment Types

   LabAssignmentProject TestIndustrial Practice
UEENEEE003BSolve problems in electrical circuitsElectrical Fundamentals & OHSX XX 
UEENEEE004BSolve problems in multiple path d.c. circuitsElectrical Fundamentals & OHSX XX 
UEENEEE001BApply OHS practices in the workplaceElectrical Fundamentals & OHSX XX 

Other Information

  • This course is delivered in a cluster (Electrical Fundamentals and OH&S) in conjunction with EEET6775C and OHTH5464C (Solve problems in electrical circuits and Apply OH&S practices in the workplace). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of All competencies UEENEE004B, UEENEE003B and UEENEE001B.
  • In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are  30 in addition to 70 scheduled teaching hours.
  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, and writing lab reports.

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