Course Title: Apply Scientific Principles to Engineering Problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MIET7296

Course Title: Apply Scientific Principles to Engineering Problems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Teacher: Leon Mattatia
Tel: 9925 4468
e-mail: leon.mattatia@rmit.edu.au

Yadana WAI
Tel. No. 99254461
Email: yadana.wai@rmit.edu.au

Sergei Eljaste

Tel: 9925 4661

Email: sergei.eljaste@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply scientific principles to solve problems common to all engineering fields. This includes quantities and units, vector and scaler quantities, kinematics, dynamics, heat and temperature, constitution of matter, and error and uncertaintity.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBP230 Apply Scientific Principles to Engineering Problems

Element:

 

Performance Criteria:

1. Identify the scientific principles
embedded in an engineering problem

1.1 OH&S and environmental requirements for a
given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Safety hazards which have not previously been
identified are documented and risk control
measures devised and implemented in
consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.3 The engineering problem is determined through
requests, design briefs or equivalent and clarified
with appropriate personnel.
1.4 Where appropriate expert advice is sought with
respect to the engineering problem and according
to enterprise procedures.
1.5 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure
the work is co-ordinated effectively with others
involved at the work site.
1.6 Resources and equipment needed for the task are
obtained in accordance with enterprise
procedures and checked for correct operation and
safety.

2. Apply scientific principles in the analysis
or design of an engineering solution

2.1 OH&S requirements for carrying out the work
are followed.
2.2 Industry codes, regulations and technical
documentation relevant to the engineering
problem are interpreted and understood.
2.3 Where appropriate, tables and graphs are used to
obtain computational data.
2.4 The appropriate assumptions underlying the
engineering problem are made and recorded.
2.5 The most appropriate analytical, computational or
design methodology is selected and can be
justified.
2. Apply scientific principles in the analysis
or design of an engineering solution
2.6 Resources and equipment required are identified,
obtained and checked as fit for the purpose.

3. Verify, document and interpret outcomes

3.1 OH&S requirements for completing the work are
followed.
3.2 The results of the analysis or design are recorded
and documented in accordance with requirements
and enterprise procedures.
3.3 Where appropriate, results are graphed and/or
charted and interpreted.
3.4 If required, a formal report to present outcomes is
prepared according to enterprise procedures

 


Learning Outcomes


NA


Details of Learning Activities

Students may participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion, seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, site visits, and interaction with individuals and groups within the Engineering area.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

 

Teaching Week                Topics
Week 1Introduction to Course, OH&S Brief
Basic Scientific Principle Concept
Systems of Units
Error and Uncertanity
Week 2KINEMATICS OF LINEAR MOTION
(including CURVILINEAR MOTION)
Week 3KINEMATICS OF CIRCULAR MOTION
Week 4FREE FALL
Week 5KINETICS OF LINEAR MOTION
NEWTON LAWS
Week 6KINETICS OF CIRCULAR MOTION
Week 7WORK AND ENERGY
Week 8POWER (Including circular motion)
Week 9MOMENTUM
Week 10SIMPLE MACHINES THEORY
Week 11HEAT AND TEMPERATURE
Week 12GAS LAWS
Week 13WAVES
Week 14REVISION
Week 15FINAL ASSESSMENT


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials Roger Kinsky
ENGINEERING MECHANICS by VAL IVANOFF
ENGINEERING MECHANICS - DYNAMICS by R.C. HIBBELER
Class notes and exercises


References


Other Resources

Any relevant online resources


Overview of Assessment

 A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply principles of mechanics to standard engineering problems. Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

Assignment One - Research Project 10%

Assignment Two - Major Assignment 20%

Closed Book TEST 70%

Research project will demonstrate your ability to independently research relevant information and represent it appropriate form. The field of research is Basic Chemistry.

Assignments will consist of sets of mechanical and wave/heat/gas problems to solve. You will need to demonstrate your understanding of underlying physical principles and your ability to perform appropriate calculations.

Closed book test will include relevant scientific problems. You will need to demonstrate your understanding of underlying physical principles and your ability to perform appropriate calculations.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment tasks 1 - 3                 -  Elements 1 - 3

Other Information

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

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Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Other Information:

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