MODULE DETAILS

Module 3: Electro-Technology DMCELT603

Nominal duration: 6 weeks (72 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 the behaviour of passive (i.e. non-electronic) circuits comprising resistors (R), capacitors (C) and inductors (L), or a combination thereof, in the presence of either direct current (dc) or alternating current (ac). It also introduces LabView and SPICE-based software as circuit analysis tools.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop a general understanding of the role of resistors, capacitors and inductors in electrotechnology, in addition to passive circuits, the application of LabView and the simulation of circuits with SPICE-based software.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES/UNIT(S)

 

NONE

MODIFICATION HISTORY Version 2.0

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

 Assessors must:

  • hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
  • be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
  • be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

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 will 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.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Solve calculations based on Ohm’s Law as applied to robotic applications
  2. Solve calculations related to capacitors and inductors as applied to robotic applications
  3. Solve calculations related to AC circuits as applied to robotic applications
  4. Solve calculations related to power as applied to robotic applications
  5. Design simple passive filters including analog Notch filter to Kalman filter

Learning Outcome 1

Solve calculations based on Ohm’s Law as applied to robotic applications

Assessment criteria

1.1   Calculate the overall resistance of resistors in series and/or parallel configurations

 

1.2.  Calculate currents and voltages based on Kirchhoff’s law for the given circuits.

 

1.3.  Calculate voltages and currents for voltage dividers and bridge circuits 

 

 Learning Outcome 2  

Solve calculations related to capacitors and inductors as applied to robotic applications

 Assessment criteria  

2.1    Calculate the overall capacitance of capacitors in series and/or parallel configurations

 

2.2.   Calculate the overall inductance of inductors in series and/or parallel configurations

 

2.3.  Explain the phase relationship between voltage and current in inductors as well as capacitors

 

2.4.  Simulate the step-responses of RC and RL circuits with appropriate simulation software

 

Learning Outcome 3

Solve calculations related to AC circuits as applied to robotic applications

Assessment criteria

3.1.   Calculate currents and voltages for AC circuits using complex notation and vector notation.

 

3.2.   Calculate RMS (Root Mean Square) and peak values for AC voltages or currents

 

3.3.   Calculate peak/RMS voltages and phase angles for single and three-phase supplies

 

3.4.   Calculate impedance for reactive (capacitive/inductive) circuits at given frequencies

 

Learning Outcome 4

Solve calculations related to power as applied to robotic applications

Assessment criteria

4.1.   Calculate average power consumption for a resistive circuit

 

4.2.   Calculate reactive power consumption for a purely capacitive or inductive component

 

4.3.   Explain the concept of Power Factor, and the implications thereof

 

4.4.   Calculate Power Factor for a circuit with a reactive component

Learning Outcome 5

Design simple passive filters including analog Notch filter to Kalman filter

Assessment criteria

5.1.   Explain the basics of analogue filter types

 

5.2.   Identify and explain the issue of noise in circuits, and its mitigation

 

5.3.   Design and simulate simple passive filters (low-pass, high-pass) with SPICE-based simulation software

Delivery Mode

Online and/or face-to-face

 

  

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • AutoCAD

  • MATLAB
  • SIMetrix 
  • Ltspice IV

Hardware

  •  N/A