Course Title: Analyse a simple electrical system circuit

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EEET6716C

Course Title: Analyse a simple electrical system circuit

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Kim
Location: City, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4295
Fax: 9925 8099

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

MEM12024A Perform computations (or equivalent)

Course Description

This unit covers analysing a simple circuit by identifying the function and operation of the circuit and circuit components contained within approved manufactured products.

Application of the unit:
This unit applies to all manufacturing environments. It covers analysis of existing circuits against specifications only and does not extend to determining modifications to circuits.
This unit does not cover the skills involved in direct measuring of values requiring connecting or disconnecting of circuits and components covered by licensing
requirements. Where such values are required they are to be obtained through the assistance of appropriately licensed personnel or through undertaking the specified training for the appropriate licence.
Work is conducted in accordance with regulatory and legislative requirements in each State and Territory.
Work is carried out under supervision

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM30025A Analyse a simple electrical system circuit


1. Establish function and purpose of selected circuit

Performance Criteria:

1.1 All relevant drawings, specifications, manuals and documentation are
obtained and interpreted in accordance with workplace procedures.
1.2 Circuit and component installation is observed where required to
establish function and purpose.
1.3 Safety procedures to be followed are determined in conjunction with
supervisors and in accordance with legislative and regulatory
1.4 Appropriate personnel are consulted with to establish job


2. Extract a circuit diagram from existing drawings and documentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Appropriate components and assemblies are identified.
2.2 Where required, components and/or materials are identified from
supplier/manufacturer catalogues.
2.3 Circuit diagram is extracted.
2.4 Drawing conventions and symbols are used in the diagram in
accordance with codes and workplace procedures.


3. Analyse the circuit for electrical characteristics

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Functions of the circuit and components are compared against design
characteristics and operational specifications.

Learning Outcomes

Required skills - evidence that confirms skills in:
• calculating
• reading and interpreting specifications and drawings
• drawing to scale
• analysing
• planning and sequencing operations
• checking and clarifying task-related information
• checking for conformance to specifications

Required knowledge - evidence that confirms knowledge of:
• safe work practices and procedures
• hazard and control measures associated with analysing the function of a simple electrical system circuit
• dangers and safety precautions:
electrical hazards
earthing and insulation
The function of the following components:
• resistors:
fixed (composition and wire wound)
variable (rheostats, potentiometers and trimmers)
non-linear (thermistors)
• capacitors:
fixed (ceramic, plastic and electrolytic)
transformers (AF, RF and power)
smoothing filters
voltage regulators and feedback
• basic physics:
current flow
colour code
power rating
Ohm’s Law
electrical units
power in electrical circuits
• protection methods:
circuit breaking
safety interlocks
earthing - personnel safety
• a.c. circuits:
series and parallel a.c. circuits
power in a.c. circuits
• power supplies:
smoothing filters
voltage regulators and feedback
function and operation of a simple low voltage d.c.
power supply
function and operation of the transformer in a simple
low voltage d.c. power supply, including the
significance of the turns ratio
function in a simple low voltage d.c. power supply of rectifiers including the significance of the diode characteristics, for both half and full wave types
operation of smoothing filters in a simple low voltage
d.c. power supply
operation of simple zener diode type voltage regulators
in a simple low voltage d.c. power supply

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning methods such as lectures, tutorials, practical, classroom discussion and assessment tasks.

NOTE: This unit of competency is taught in conjunction with OENG7313.

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

Week 1
Basic Electrical Concepts voltage, charge, current, resistance, conductance, power, losses and efficiency.

Week 2
Basic Electrical Concepts Work, energy and power Resistor’s colour code fixed and variable resistors Resistor power rating.

Week 3
Practical electric circuits Ohm’s law Series resistive circuit connection Parallel resistive circuit connection.

Week 4
Practical electric circuits Circuit power calculation Kirchoff’s voltage and current law.

Week 5
Capacitor, Capacitance, Voltage, charge and capacitance Capacitors in series and parallel Capacitor Types.

Week 6
Practical electric circuits Ohm’s law Series and Parallel circuit connection.

Week 7
Electromagnetic induction, Inductance Faraday’s Law Practical application of electromagnetic induction.
Assignment Part A - Due (OENG7313).

Week 8
AC Fundamentals and Introduction to single and three phase connections and appliances.

Week 9
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits.

Week 10
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits.

Week 11
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits.

Week 12
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits.

Week 13
Practical assessment (OENG7313 and EEET6716C).
Assignment Part B - Due (EEET6717C).

Week 14

Week 15
Final Examination - closed book (OENG 7313 and EEET6716C).

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


NBB14 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics Module Workbook

NUE052 Applied Electricity 1 Module Workbook

Jenneson, J. 5th edition. Electrical Principles for the Electrical Trades. McGraw-Hill

Other Resources

Course Materials and Assignment are uploaded in the Blackboard under folder name course material and assignment.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. Evidence of student’s competence can be gathered through a variety of ways including:
• observation of processes and procedures;
• oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills;
• testimony from supervisors, colleagues, clients and/or other appropriate persons;
• inspection of the final product or outcome;
• a portfolio of documentary evidence.

Graded Assessment out of 100 Marks will be based on the results obtained for Assignments, Practical & Final Exam 
Students must gain a pass in ALL forms of assessment in order to gain this competency.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to pass each of the following assessment tasks to complete this unit

Assessment 1 - Practical (OENG7313 - 10% and EEET6716C - 10%)

Assessment 2 - Assignment (Part A, OENG7313 - 30% and Part B, EEET6716C - 30%)

Assessment 3 - Final Examination - Closed book (OENG7313 - 60% and EEET6716C - 60%)

Assessment Matrix

EEET6717CElement% of Assessment
Assessment 11, 2 and 310
Assessment 2 (Part B)1, 2 and 330
Assessment 31, 2 and 360

Other Information

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

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