Course Title: Solve problems in electronic circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EEET6761C

Course Title: Solve problems in electronic circuits

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6108 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar

Phone: +61 3 9925 4701


Nominal Hours: 100

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


Course Description

This competency standard unit covers determining correct operation of single source parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electronic 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.

Note: The skills and knowledge described in this unit requires a
licence to practice in the workplace where plant and
equipment is directly connected to installation wiring that
operates at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH069B Solve problems in electronic circuits


1. Prepare to work on electronic circuits .

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are 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 established 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 electronic circuit problems.

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
2.3 Circuits are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Established methods are used to solving circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to electronic circuit.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.6 Problems are solved without unnecessary 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 an appropriate person or persons 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:
• DC series and parallel circuit
• Electrical circuit construction, measurement and testing
• Design and construction of DC circuits, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification. Specifications will be provided.
• Measure of the period, frequency, peak-to-peak and rms. value of a sinusoidal voltage waveform.
• The skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a license to practice in the workplace where plant and equipment is directly connected to installation wiring that operates at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.

Teaching Schedule

WeekTopics DeliveredPracticals/Assessments
Basic Electrical Concepts
voltage, charge, current, resistance, conductance, power, losses and efficiency
UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2
Introduction to Lab Equipment.
safety and behaviour in lab;
calculations units of measurement, Systems SI Powers of Ten, Conversion between different prefix
2Basic Electrical Concepts
Work, energy and power
Resistor’s colour code
fixed and variable resistors
Linear and Non-linear resistors
Open and short circuit
Resistor power rating
UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2
Tutorial # 1
Resistor colour coding
3Practical electric circuits
Single supply source with a load and circuit protection
Circuit protection devices
UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2
Lab 1 – Resistor Color Code
Lab Assessment 1- 4%
4Practical electric circuits
Ohm’s law
Series resistive circuit connection
UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2
Lab #2 Ohm’s Law Practical
5Parallel resistive circuit connection
Circuit power calculation
Kirchoff’s voltage and current law
UEENEEH069B: 1.1,1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,
2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2

Lab #3 Series Circuit

Lab Assessment 2- 4%

6Series- Parallel Circuits
Current Calculations
Voltage calculations
Power calculations
Lab # 4 DC Circuit Practical
Voltage, charge and capacitance
Capacitors in series and parallel
Capacitor Types
Lab # 5 D C Circuit
Lab Assessment 3- 4%
Capacitor applications
Commercially available capacitors.
Hazards in capacitive circuits
Simple RC circuits
Repeat Lab/Tutorial
9Electromagnetic induction
Faraday’s Law
Lenz’s law
Practical application of electromagnetic induction
Lab # 6 Parallel Circuit Practical
Inductors specifications
Hazards in inductive circuits
Commercially available inductors
Simple RL circuits
Lab # 7 Parallel Circuit
Lab Assessment 4- 4%
11Mesh and Nodal Analysis for DC CircuitsLab 8 Series Parallel Circuit
Lab Assessment 5- 4%
12Superposition TheoremRepeat Lab Session/Tutorial
13Thevenins & Nortons TheoremRC Circuit
14Revision for Theory/Practical AssessmentRL Circuit
15Practical Assessment 
16Written Exam 

17 & 18 Feedback

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 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. Written Assessments / Project

Assessment Tasks

1. Laboratory Practical (20%)
Each student will complete five practical exercises designed to reinforce the theory topics taught during the semester.
Most practical exercises consist of two major parts:
Part A is a prior task includes only calculations (usually pre requisite for part B) and part B include measurements and graphs.
The results obtained in part B will be reviewed and compared with the calculations from section A.
All laboratory exercises must be undertaken according to safe working practice and performed according to specified laboratory standards and practice including calibration, measurement and accurate reading. This must include electrical measurement taken with safe working practice, meters properly calibrated, meter settings positioned for an accurate reading and accurate readings taken for all measurements.
2. Practical Assessment (20%)
The students will be required to do a laboratory individually as a part of practical assessment. Each student will be given a separate laboratory and will be asked to complete it independently.
3 Final Exam (60%)
Theoretical concept covered in the course will be assessed by a written exam.

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

This course is graded using the following course grades-
CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment. (This grade is only to be used where the student’s attendance in the course has been ‘confirmed’ (but they have not participated in any form of assessment and did not withdraw by the census date.)

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Assessment Matrix

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 28 in addition to 72 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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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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