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Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering UEE50511

Overview

The program provides students with skills in research, design, management and supervision that are required at this level of employment. Graduates have gained employment as electronic technicians and electronic technical officer at associate engineer level, specialising in telecommunications, data communications or digital electronics, supporting research, design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of electronic equipment. Others have elected to articulate into university programs on completion of their study at CIT.

Qualification: Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering UEE50511
Program No: DP-FE27
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 4 semesters full-time (approximately 20 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.
Likely Job Outcome: Electronic technician/technical officer specialising in computing, digital, telecommunications, entertainment and information technology industries; data acquisition equipment; ability to develop, select, commission, maintain and diagnose faults/malfunctions on advanced electronic equipment and systems; design, installation and maintain of industrial control systems; planing and writing specifications for electronic engineering projects.
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Additional Information

Students should bring to class a calculator and a computer memory stick (USB) to record work completed on computers.

Classrooms and well equipped electrotechnology workshops are available at CIT. Students will need to wear covered shoes, Australian Standard eye protection for practical units and will be required to purchase textbooks.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

It is recommended that you have appropriate numeracy skills to meet the academic requirements of this program. On entry, you may need to demonstrate this by undertaking a numeracy assessment. You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all (35) subjects

  • UEENEEE038B  Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
    • CIT Code: ELEC758
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the application of skills and knowledge in taking responsibility for one's own competency development. It encompasses understanding the structure of a competency development plan, participating the development of a personal competency development plan, understanding responsibilities and obligation under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE101A  Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
    • CIT Code: OHSS433
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE117A   Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures
    • CIT Code: ELEC1046
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the mandatory requirements of persons in a supervisory role to implement and monitor an organisation’s occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs. It encompasses understanding an organisation’s OHS obligations, providing safety information to staff, implementing and monitoring participative arrangements, safety procedures and training and maintaining safety records .

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE137A   Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
    • CIT Code: ELEC1226
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit covers identifying occupational health and safety hazard and risks and documenting control measures. It encompasses identifying workplace hazards, assigning levels of risk, developing control measures to eliminate and/or mitigate risks, reviewing risk control measures and maintaining documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application in accordance with compliance procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH167A   Commission electronics and communications systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1151
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This competency standard unit covers undertaking commissioning procedures of electronics and communications systems to comply with predetermined parameters and delivery to client. It encompasses safe working practices, system parameter testing, analysis and adjusting to assure optimum performance, following procedures, and documenting final operating parameters and settings.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH168A  Modify - redesign of electronics and communications systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1152
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This competency standard unit covers the modification and redesign of electronics and communications systems to augment existing systems for clients.   It encompasses safe working practices, system parameter reconfiguration, analysis to assure optimum performance, following procedures, and documenting final modifications and settings.
      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEK145A   Implement and monitor energy sector environmental and sustainable policies and procedures
    • CIT Code: ELEC1099
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This Competency Standard Unit specifies the outcomes for the collecting, interpretation and application of environmental management information, the identification of environmental impacts and the assessment of risks. It also consists of monitoring while implementing environmentally sustainable work polices and plans an, the development of modifications as part of the review process.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE102A  Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
    • CIT Code: ELEC754
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers basic fitting and fabrication techniques as they apply in the various utilities industry work functions. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools; cutting, shaping joining and fixing using metallic and non-metallic materials; dismantling and assembling equipment; basic mechanical measurement and marking-out and reading drawings/diagrams.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEE104A  Solve problems in d.c. circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC855
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit covers determining correct operation of single source d.c. series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and providing solutions as they apply to various electrotechnology 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 single and multiple path circuits.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH102A  Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
    • CIT Code: ELEC861
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit deals the replacement of electronic components, cabling and sub systems of electronic apparatus. It encompasses safe working practices, following written and oral instruction and procedures, basic testing and techniques, dismantling and assembling apparatus and disconnecting and reconnecting components.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH111A  Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
    • CIT Code: ELEC1071
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of independent power supplies and power supply sections of electronic apparatus. 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 d.c. power supplies with single phases input.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH112A  Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1072
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of digital sub-systems. 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 digital components circuits.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH113A  Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC1073
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit covers determining correct operation of amplifiers. 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 amplifier sections/circuits.
      Prerequisites: ELEC1071 UEENEEH111A Troubleshoot single phase input d.c. power supplies
      ELEC1078 UEENEEH138A Fault find and repair complex power supplies
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC861 UEENEEH102A Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH114A  Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC862
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit covers determining correct operation of resonance circuits used in electronic apparatus. 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 resonance circuits.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH138A   Fault find and repair complex power supplies
    • CIT Code: ELEC1078
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers fault finding and repair of regulated and switch mode power supplies The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH139A   Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
    • CIT Code: ELEC1079
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of basic amplifier circuits. 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 basic amplifier circuits.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEED146A  Set up and configure basic local area network (LAN)
    • CIT Code: ELEC1224
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers setting up, configuring and maintaining operation of a basic local area network (LAN) of up to 20 connected devices. It encompasses safe working practices, installing network hardware, installing and configuring network software, establish user accounts, configure shared Internet connection and documenting set up parameters and LAN topology. Note:   This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1125 UEENEED102A Assemble, set-up and test computing devices
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH115A  Develop software solutions for microcontroller based systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1132
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers developing, implementing and testing programming solutions in microcontroller based systems. It encompasses following development brief, using appropriate development software, writing code, applying problem solving procedures, testing and modifying of programs.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH116A   Find and repair microwave amplifier section faults in electronic apparatus
    • CIT Code: ELEC1074
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers fault finding and repair of microwave amplifier sections in electronic apparatus. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.
      Prerequisites: ELEC1072 UEENEEH112A Troubleshoot digital sub-systems
      ELEC1078 UEENEEH138A Fault find and repair complex power supplies
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
      ELEC861 UEENEEH102A Repair basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement of components
      ELEC862 UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus
      OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH142A  Solve oscillator problems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1081
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers determining correct operation of discrete component and modularised oscillators. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of; voltage, current, resistance and phase measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in oscillators.
      Prerequisites: ELEC1079 UEENEEH139A Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
      ELEC754 UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
      ELEC854 UEENEEE103A Solve problems in ELV single path circuits
      ELEC855 UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits
  • UEENEEH166A  Troubleshoot microcontroller based hardware systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1235
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers determining correct operation of microcontroller systems. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable faults in microcontroller hardware.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH172A  Troubleshoot communication systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1084
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit covers fault finding and repair of communication systems. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting circuit diagrams, applying logical fault finding procedures, conducting repairs, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary service documentation.
      Prerequisites: ELEC1082 UEENEEH146A Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
  • UEENEED104A  Use engineering applications software on personal computers
    • CIT Code: ELEC1127
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit covers the use of computer application relevant to engineering support work functions. It encompasses applying user preferences, using application menus and tools, entering and retrieve information, working with groups and transferring and printing files.

      Note:   Examples of engineering application software are Visio, Electronic Work Bench, Lab View, Network Simulator.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEED150A  Develop industrial control programs for microcomputer equipped devices
    • CIT Code: ELEC1214
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers development of hardware and programs to control external devices using microcomputers as apply to engineering product development work. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, applying knowledge of microcomputer architecture, constructing prototype devices, programming using assembler or ‘C’ programming language, testing device operation and documenting development work.

      Note:   This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEED151A  Provide programming solution for computer systems engineering problems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1134
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit covers developing, implementing and testing programming solutions, using a structured programming language. It encompasses following design brief using appropriate development software, writing code and documenting development activities.

      Note 1:   Typical engineering problems are those encountered in meeting requirements in a design brief, meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising a systems operating parameters and dealing with system malfunctions.

      Note 2:   This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEED102A  Assemble, set-up and test computing devices
    • CIT Code: ELEC1125
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit covers assembly, setting up and testing personal computers as directed in computer service manuals. It encompasses safe working practices, checking computer components, assembling components to form a basic personal computer, installing and testing basic operating system, drivers and application software, following written and oral instruction and applying customer relations procedures.

      Note: This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.

       

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • Advanced analogue
    • CIT Code: ELEC1206
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      The purpose of this subject is to develop the student’s ability to develop engineering solutions to resolve problems with analogue electronics. It encompasses working safely, applying extensive knowledge of analogue electronics circuit and device operation and their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1079 UEENEEH139A Troubleshoot basic amplifier circuits
  • Advanced digital
    • CIT Code: ELEC1238
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      The purpose of this subject is to cover the design and development of advanced digital systems. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, applying knowledge of digital components/devices, interpreting device/component specifications, constructing prototype devices, applying programming techniques to programmable devices, testing developed system prototype operation, verifying compliance of the design against the final brief, and documenting design and development work.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • UEENEEH181A  Design electronic printed circuit boards
    • CIT Code: ELEC1154
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the design of electronic printed circuit boards. The unit encompasses application of knowledge of electronic circuits, components, component assemblies, developing alternative design schemes based on design brief, customer relations and documenting designs.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH182A  Develop engineering solutions to RF amplifiers problems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1155
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers developing engineering solutions to resolve problems with RF amplifiers. It encompasses working safely, applying extensive knowledge of RF amplifier circuits and device operation and their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives. Note.   Typical RF amplifiers electronic problems are those encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising an RF amplifier electronic operating parameters and dealing with RF amplifiers electronic malfunctions.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH183A  Analyse the performance of wireless-based electronic - communication systems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1215
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers the analysis of wireless-based electronic systems to provide solutions to mobile communications performance. It encompasses working safely, applying extensive knowledge of mobile communications parameters, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting results and solutions for use in design work.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • Engineering project - Electronics
    • CIT Code: ELEC1239
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This subject covers the design and development of electronics/computer systems projects. It encompasses working safely, designing, constructing, and recording, evaluating and reporting of an electronics/computer systems design project that could involve a microcontroller based, a programmable digital, a communication or an analogue device or system. It encompasses determining the safety requirements to be met, establishing client expectations, ensuring cost effective solutions are pursued and documenting design requirements.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEI155A   Develop structured programs to control external devices
    • CIT Code: ELEC1212
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This competency standard unit covers programming of microprocessor/microcontroller devices to access external devices. The unit encompasses working safely, applying knowledge of control applications, and analogue and digital input/output signals, programming fundamentals, writing and testing program and documenting programming activities.
      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEI156A   Develop and test code for microcontroller devices
    • CIT Code: ELEC1133
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This competency standard unit covers structured programming instructions for micro devices at a fundamental level. The unit encompasses working safely, applying knowledge device architecture and programming fundamentals, writing and testing specified instructions and documenting development activities. Note.   In this unit the term ‘micro’ refers to microcontrollers however competency in the unit can be achieved using microprocessors.

      Prerequisites: OHSS433 UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
  • UEENEEH146A  Solve fundamental electronic communications system problems
    • CIT Code: ELEC1082
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit covers ascertaining correct operation of communications systems and solving fundamental system problems as met in engineering support work functions. It encompasses working safely; problem solving techniques, and the use of a range of measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements to predictable problems in electronic communication systems.

      Prerequisites: ELEC1073 UEENEEH113A Troubleshoot amplifiers in an electronic apparatus

Related Courses

Certificate III Electronics and Communications UEE30911
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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au