This unit covers developing engineering solutions to resolve problems with photonic systems. It encompasses working safely; apply extensive knowledge of photonic technologies and their application, gathering and analysing data, and applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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A student must complete one of the following pre-requisites options: UEENEEE125A Provide engineering solutions for problems in complex multiple path circuit; UEENEEE126A Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems, and; UEENEEE129A Solve electrotechnical engineering problems. OR UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace; UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits, and; UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits. OR UEENEEH114A Troubleshoot resonance circuits in an electronic apparatus; UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace, and; UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits, or UEENEEH169A Solve problems in basic electronic circuits.


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - photonic principles; - the environmental advantages and impacts of optical technology; - basic geometric optics; - introduction to photonic components; - the basic concepts of optical transmission; - photonic components and component technologies; - photonic components and their roles in photonic devices; - operating principles of optical couplers and their characteristics; - components for WDM systems, and; - operational principles of key photonic devices.

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