MODULE DETAILS

 

Electronic Components and Circuits DBETEC607

Nominal duration: 48 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers methods for failure analysis of electronic components, circuits, digital systems, displays, and power supplies.  Also covered is signal tracing, techniques for dealing with electronic phenomena, and an overview of PCB soldering, maintenance and testing procedures.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to be able to identify problems in electronic circuits, use circuit schematics to identify defective components, and manage simple procedures to troubleshoot common electronic circuits.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Ver 2.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

N/A

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

N/A

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Identify and explain effective methods for troubleshooting and failure analysis in electronic components and circuits

2.    Explain techniques for troubleshooting discrete components, digital systems and displays

3.    Explain procedures for the troubleshooting of power supplies; signal tracing; and dealing with electronic phenomena

4.    Outline effective procedures for PCB soldering techniques and PCB maintenance and testing issues

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Identify and explain effective methods for troubleshooting and failure analysis in electronic components and circuits

1.1

Outline basic troubleshooting steps in electronic components and circuits

1.2

Explain and compare the attributes of failures in electronic circuits

2

Explain techniques for troubleshooting discrete components, digital systems and displays

 

2.1

Outline effective techniques for troubleshooting discrete components

2.2

Outline effective methods for troubleshooting digital circuits

2.3

Outline effective methods for troubleshooting displays

3

Explain procedures for the troubleshooting of power supplies; signal tracing; and dealing with electronic phenomena

 

3.1

Explain procedures for troubleshooting of power supplies and their subsystems

3.2

Explain procedures for troubleshooting via signal injection and tracing

3.3

Outline effective methods for dealing with electronic phenomena

4

Outline effective procedures for PCB soldering techniques and PCB maintenance and testing issues

4.1

Outline procedures for soldering/de-soldering and testing PCBs

4.2

Outline problems and solutions related to the maintenance of electronic circuits

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

 

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

 

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • poweresim.com

Hardware

  •  online