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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, MALAYSIA

COURSE INFORMATION

PROGRAMME

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME

FUNDAMENTAL OF TEST INSTRUMENT

CODE NAME

ETN 1032

LEVEL

1 SEMESTER 1

CREDIT UNIT

2.0

CONTACT HOUR

FACE TO FACE

: 3.0 HOURS / WEEK

NON FACE TO FACE

COURSE TYPE

VOCATIONAL

PREREQUISITE

CORE REQUISITE

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COURSE OUTCOMES
At the end of the course, the students should be able to:1.
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Select the correct meter and range for specific measurement.


Calibrate meter for current, volt, ohms.
Select the correct signal generator.
Determine type of waveform and amplitude from signal generator.
Setup and operate oscilloscope.
Measure waveform parameters.
Identify specific tacho generator and reading.
Identify and check the condition of various type of measuring instrument.
Calibrate and keep record of measuring equipment.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course covers theory operation and maintenance of test instrument, measuring instruments such as analogue and digital multimeter,
signal generator, function generator, oscilloscope and tacho meter according to operation and service manual.

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAMME

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME

FUNDAMENTAL OF TEST INSTRUMENT

CODE NAME

ETN 1032

CONTENT STANDARD
1. OPERATE ANALOGUE AND
DIGITAL MULTIMETER

LEARNING STANDARD
1.1 Select the correct meter.

1.2 Calibrate meter for current, volt,


ohms.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1.1.1

State the difference between analogue and digital


meter according to its performance.

1.1.2

Explain and identify the choice of features (AC, DC,


OHMS etc.) according to its specification.

1.1.3

Explain the selection of meter range according to


safety operating limit.

1.1.4

Identify correct scale range according to its


specification.

1.2.1

Identify the polarity of meter probe according to


operation manual.

1.2.2

Identify suitable reference unit to confirm reading


according to measurement.

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1.3 Confirm range selection using


digital meter.

1.2.3

Perform calibration on Current, Volt, and Ohm


according to SOP.

1.2.4

Perform zero error reading according to standard.

1.2.5

Perform general check on meter according to


operation manual.

1.2.6

Follow the specification and safety rule according to


safety precaution procedure.

1.3.1

Identify the application of various features according to


manual specification.

1.3.2

Explain the types of digital meter according to


operation manual.

1.3.3

Determine the function and operation of digital meter


according to operation manual.

1.3.4

Perform the measurement of digital meter according to


measurement requirement.

1.3.5

Confirm the correct polarity and range selection


according to measurement requirement.

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1.4 Identify range selection using


analogue meter.

1.4.1

Identify application of various features according to


manual specification.

1.4.2

Explain the types of analogue meter according to


operation manual.

1.4.3

Determine the function and operation of analogue


meter according to operation manual.

1.4.4

Perform the measurement of analogue meter


according to measurement requirement.

1.4.5

Identify the correct polarity and range selection


according to measurement requirement.

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAMME

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME

FUNDAMENTAL OF TEST INSTRUMENT

CODE NAME

ETN 1032

CONTENT STANDARD
2. OPERATE SIGNAL
GENERATOR

LEARNING STANDARD
2.1 Select the correct signal generator.

2.2 Determine type and amplitude of


wave form.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
2.1.1

Explain the appropriate application of waveform


according to measurement requirement.

2.1.2

Identify the waveform according to measurement


requirement.

2.2.1

Explain the amplitude of waveform according to


measurement requirement.

2.2.2

Perform signal checking and selection according to


operation manual.

2.2.3

Perform general checking of signal generator


according to operation manual.

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2.3 Determine types of waveform.

2.3.1

Select types of waveform.

2.3.2

Determine the application of waveform according to


requirements.

2.3.3

Identify the scale selection of waveform (bandwidth)


according to measurement requirement.

2.3.4

Operates the signal generator according to SOP.

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAMME

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME

FUNDAMENTAL OF TEST INSTRUMENT

CODE NAME

ETN 1032

CONTENT STANDARD
3. OPERATE OSCILLOSCOPE

LEARNING STANDARD
3.1 Connect oscilloscope to circuit.

3.2 Set oscilloscope.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
3.1.1

State the feature of oscilloscope according to manual


specification.

3.1.2

Explain the connection procedure according to manual


operation.

3.1.3

Identify the input channel according to its requirement.

3.1.4

Perform scope accessories according to manual


operation.

3.2.1

Explain time and voltage measurement range


according to operation manual.

3.2.2

Perform setting range to make measurement


according to requirement.

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3.3 Clarify waveform parameters.

3.3.1

Explain the types of waveform according to manual


specification.

3.3.2

Perform time/div and volts/div according to


measurement requirement.

3.3.3 Calculate the actual measured parameters according


to visualized waveform.

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS

PROGRAMME

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME

FUNDAMENTAL OF TEST INSTRUMENT

CODE NAME

ETN 1032

CONTENT STANDARD
4. OPERATE TACHO
GENERATOR

LEARNING STANDARD
4.1 Describe specification of tacho
generator.

4.2

Explain tacho generator reading.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
4.1.1

Identify the tacho generator specification according to


operation and service manual.

4.1.2

Explain the tacho generator application according to


service manual.

4.1.3

Identify the output terminal according to operation


manual.

4.2.1

Explain the principle operation of tacho generator


according to operation manual.

4.2.2

Perform generator speed by tacho meter according to


SOP.

4.2.3

Perform tacho generator reading according to SOP.

4.2.4

Compare reading of tacho meter to normal


mechanical RPM meter according to measurement.

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CONTENT AND LEARNING STANDARDS


PROGRAMME

ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY

COURSE NAME

FUNDAMENTAL OF TEST INSTRUMENT

CODE NAME

ETN 1032

CONTENT STANDARD
5. MAINTAIN ELECTRONIC
MEASURING INSTRUMENT

LEARNING STANDARD
5.1 Identify the various types of
measuring equipment and check its
condition.

5.2 Check for calibration of measuring


equipment.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
5.1.1

Explain the types of measuring equipment according to


measurement requirement.

5.1.2

Explain the basic functions of measuring equipments


according to requirement.

5.1.3

Identify the different ranges and parameter of


measuring equipment according to its requirement.

5.1.4

Perform selection of equipment for the job according to


requirement.

5.1.5

Perform measuring equipments condition according to


operation and service manual.

5.2.1

Explain the basic parameters for calibration of


measuring equipment according to operation manual.

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5.3 Keep records and documents on


measuring instrument.

5.2.2

Perform calibration of measuring equipment according


to operation and service manual.

5.2.3

Check calibration data of equipment according to


manufacturer manual.

5.2.4

Check calibration date and validity periods according


to maintenance requirement.

5.3.1

Identify the calibration data of equipment according to


its calibration procedure.

5.3.2

Perform equipment records according to workshop


management standard.

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