Course Title: Engineering Project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6226L

Course Title: Engineering Project

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering

Course Contact: Marko dumovic

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254342

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Circuit Theory

Course Description

The aim of this course is to enable students to proceed from a design brief to the preparation of design and development briefs, engineering solutions, design and detail drawings, written reports of tasks, processes and design outcomes, and the oral presentation of technical information.
It is anticipated that this course will address all the students major study area understanding and application of Australian Standards in electrical wiring and cable selection domain.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES304BA Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus


UTE NES 304 bA – Undertake commissioning of advanced systems and associated apparatus – Electrical
o 304.1 Plan & prepare to undertake commissioning procedures
o 304.2 Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus
o 304.3 Inspect and notify completion of work

Performance Criteria:

UTE NES 304 bA – Undertake commissioning of advanced systems and associated apparatus – Electrical

- 304.1 Plan & prepare to undertake commissioning procedures:
-Access written descriptions, circuit diagram and circuit operation.

- 304.2 Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus

- Collaborate with team member to carry out work.

- 304.3 Inspect and notify completion of work
- Document commissioning test results
- Communicate commissioning result and bring attention to supervisor any finding of sub-standard system performance
- Produce written report of the operating procedure and include test results
- Fully document all circuit diagram, software and testing procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Project based activites on follving topics:
- Engineering project specifications.
- Assessment of project requirements.
- Australian electrical standards
- Design handbooks
- Design sketches
- Design calculations.
- General arrangement drawing.
- A brief overview of Standards Australia
- The legal status of Australian Standards
- The purpose of the Standard – The 2000 edition of the Wiring rules AS/NZS 3000:2000
- The electrical installation process
- Client interaction (interpersonal skills).
- Designing / planning electrical installations according to AS3000 & AS3008
- Electrical power supply characteristics
- Maximum demand
- Arrangements of circuits
- External influences
- Selecting electrical equipment
- Selecting wiring systems
- Selecting cables based on current-carrying capacity
- Selecting conductor size – voltage drop limitations
- Protective devices and methods
- Fault-loop impedance and selection of cables and protective devices
- Earthing system
- Protection against earth leakage current - residual current devices (RCDs)
- Overvoltage protection
- Isolation and switching devices
- Underground wiring systems
- Aerial wiring systems
- Commissioning requirements of installed electrical equipment
- Inspecting, and testing requirements

Teaching Schedule



Semester 1:
Week 1 Engineering project specifications.
Week 2 Australian standards Online. Industrial power distribution and utilization system
Week 3 Assessment of project requirements.
Three phase and single phase systems. Industrial Transformers
Week 4,5,6 Lighting design, lumen method
Week 7 Electrical Insulation, Cables
Week 8, 9 Multiple Earthling Neutral System, Earthling requirements, Earth Faults, Fault level Calculations.
Week 10,11,12 Laboratory: Cable connections and terminations, light switching circuits
Week 13 Electrical accessories and general wiring
Week 14 Wiring Rules. Fault levels and cable selection.
Week 15,16 Electrical Installation Design Requirements,
Week 17 and 18 Project work

Semester 2:

Week 1, 2 & 3 Maximum demand calculations, industrial applications
Week 4 Factors affecting cable selection, Cable selection standards, AS 3008
Week 5 ,Cable selection based on current carrying capacity and installation method
Week 6,7 Selection of cables based on voltage drops
Week 8 , Wiring rules requirements, Domestic and multiple domestic switchboards, Switchboards for non-domestic installations
Week 9,10 Electrical Protection
Week 10 Selection of Cables and Protective devices,
Protection coordination
Week 11, 12, Fault loop impedance
Week 13 Engineering softwares
Week 14 & 15, 16 ,17 Project work
Week 18 Project due date

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Dumovic Marko “ Electrical Design”, RMIT 2005


Keith Pethbridge & Ian Neeson "Australian Electrical Wiring Practice - Volumes 1&2"
McGraw Hill, ISBN 0 074 71053 2

Australian Standard AS3000 - Wiring Rules

Australian Standard AS3008 - Electrical Installations, Selection of Cables

Theodore Wildi “Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems”, Prentice Hall ISBN: 0-13-082460-7

RMIT Library student guide will provide you with starting points for finding information on electrical and electronic topics including topics such as electrical instrumentation, automation and control, electrical renewable energy

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment


Assessment Tasks


 Produce a full electrical design, down to working drawings, of the lighting and power requirements for the installation accordance with the relevant Australian Standards, most notably AS 1102, AS 3000 and AS 3008.
 Design a lighting installation following accepted practice. Specify and justify all assumptions.
 Specify light fittings and lamps.
 Interpret relevant manufacturers manufacturers catalogue data.
 Produce "lighting installation" drawing, a scaled layout of light fittings and switching points.
 Show where appropriate cable trays and ducts.
 Produce the power installation design, including calculations relating to demand considerations, volt drop consideration and fault conditions.
 Produce a power layout drawing including positions of all power outlets, junctions boxes, switchboards cable runs (in conduit, on trays or in ducts as appropriate).
 Prepare a separate switchboard layout drawing showing the front panel layout of switches, fuses etc. according to industry standards.
 Interpret manufacturers data switch and fuse types etc.
Calculate fault levels in electrical installation.
Select cables according to Australian Standards.
Select appropriate protection devices for electrical installation.

Assessment Matrix

Final Project: 80% Due date: 9/11/2009

Project Progress and Status Report:20% (due date 13 July)

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