Course Title: Circuit Theory 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: EEET6214L

Course Title: Circuit Theory 1

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

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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


Course Description

Students will develop understanding of theory in basic electrical principle, problem solving related to working with the equations in DC series and parallel circuits, practical skill in electrical circuit construction, measurement and testing.

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 406 bA – Develop complex testing and evaluation procedures- Electrical

which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES406BA Develop complex testing & evaluation procedures


o 406.1 Plan & prepare for the development of (basic) testing and evaluation procedures
o 406.2 Develop (basic) testing procedures
o 406.3 Completion of work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identified OH&S policies and procedures to be followed are planned and prepared, and the work sequence in accordance with requirements
1.2 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the programs for maintenance are co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.3 Program to be developed for complex testing and evaluation are checked against job requirements
1.4 Materials necessary to complete the work are identified and detailed in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.
1.5 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the commissioning work are identified and detailed in accordance with established procedures
1.6 Preparatory work is identified to ensure compliance with requirements

2.1 OH&S policies and procedures are followed and detailed
2.2 Normal function of advanced systems and associated apparatus is ascertained and detailed in accordance with requirements
2.3 Systems and associated apparatus isolation and specified testing procedures are detailed where necessary
2.4 Systems and associated apparatus complex testing is detailed in accordance with requirements
2.5 Response to unplanned events or conditions in accordance with established procedures are detailed
2.6 Approval to implement contingencies in accordance with established procedures from appropriate personnel are detailed.
2.7 On-going checks of the quality of the work in accordance with established procedures are detailed.
2.8 Final complex testing and evaluation procedures of systems and associated apparatus conforming to requirements are detailed.
2.9 Notification of work completion in accordance with established procedures is detailed.

3.1 Final testing and evaluation procedures are undertaken in accordance with established procedures.
3.2 Complex testing and evaluation procedures completion is 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: 
• Basic Electrical principles
• Measurement techniques for various electrical quantities
• Fundamental electrical concepts and measurements

Participate in individual and team problem solving scenarios/role plays/ case studies dealing with a range of practical exercises related to:
• DC series and parallel circuit

Participate in supervised workshop practice in simulated workplace environment, including:
• Electrical circuit construction, measurement and testing
• Design and construction of DC circuits, development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, 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

• Introductory Circuit Analysis (latest edition) By: Boylestad



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

Assessment Tasks                                                                                           

  1. Measurement of voltage using DMM Laboratory (3% weighting) 
  2. Measurement of voltage, current & resistance Laboratory (3% weighting)
  3. Ohm’s Law Laboratory (3% weighting)
  4. Kerchoff voltage Law Laboratory (3% weighting)
  5. Kerchoff current Law Laboratory (3% weighting)
  6. Parallel Circuit Laboratory (3% weighting)
  7. Tutorials (Assignments) (22% weighting)
  8. Progressive Test 1 (10% weighting)
  9. Progressive Test 2 (10% weighting)
  10. Exam (40% weighting)

Assessment Matrix

ITEM% Weight
(Week starts)
Progressive Test 110%
16th March
Progressive Test 2 10 %
27th April
15th June
Labs / Assignments 40 %
TOTAL: 100 %

Other Information

To pass this course the student must pass all the assessments.

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