Course Title: Introduction to Electrical Building Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Electrical Building Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2384

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

EEET2384

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

EEET2385

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

EEET2385

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Lasantha Meegahapola

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2092

Course Coordinator Email: lasantha.meegahapola@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.32


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You must have completed the EEET1316: Electrical Engineering 1 or equivalent courses and should have the proficiency in DC and AC circuit theory, basic computer competencies (run programs, use mouse, use PC), and basic power laboratory competencies (use electrical measuring equipment, safely wire electrical circuits, electrical test and measurement skills).


Course Description

This course introduces you to the design of electrical building services, i.e. electrical systems and installations that provide power, movement, communication, comfort and safety in modern buildings. Building services are designed by electrical engineers prior to the construction of new buildings, and before maintenance and upgrade work in existing buildings.

Particular topics to be investigated will include:

  1. Introduction to AS3000
  2. Selection and Installation of Wiring System
  3. Building Protection Design
  4. Earthing Arrangements and Earthing Conductors
  5. Lightning Protection Design for Buildings
  6. Lighting Design
  7. Building Management Systems 
  8. Building Telecommunication Services
  9. Heating And Ventilation Systems
  10.  Building Services Sustainability and Lifetime considerations
  11. Commercial Building Microgrids
  12. Connection Agreements/ Tariffs


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At undergraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources

At postgraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • High levels of technical competence in the field
  • Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies

 


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Select suitable electrical components and equipment for a new building services system;
  2. Carry out basic calculations associated with the electric power demand and distribution in a building;
  3. Utilise the applicable Standards in the process of designing electrical building services;
  4. Prepare basic technical documentation of a new building services system.
  5. Assess the technology used in the existing installations and determine the modernisation options;
  6. Liaise with other building professionals;
  7. Address sustainability requirements.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

Student Learning occurs through the following experiences and evaluation processes:

  • Attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with practical examples
  • Completion of tutorial problems designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on your progress and understanding
  • Completion of design assignments requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter
  • Private study - working through the course material, and solving design and numerical problems
  • Site visits

 


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials online through myRMIT Studies. The learning materials for this course include:

  • Lecture Notes prepared by the teaching staff.
  • Tutorial problems prepared by the teaching staff.
  • Prescribed and recommended reference books.
  • Simulation software is available for you to carry out the assignments.

 


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Laboratory Experiments

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, & 5

Assessment Task 2: Mid-Semester Test

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 3, & 5

Assessment Task 3: Assignment

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Assessment Task 4: Continuous In-Class Assessments

Weighting 10%

This assessment supports CLOs 5, & 7

Assessment Task 5: Final Exam

Weighting 50%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 5