Course Title: Apply Scientific Principles to Engineering Problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

Teacher: Yadana WAI
Contact number: 99254461
Email: yadana.wai@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:

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

Performance Criteria:

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.

Element:

Identify the scientific principles embedded in an engineering problem

Performance Criteria:

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.
2.6 Resources and equipment required are identified, obtained and checked as fit for the purpose.

Element:

Verify, document and interpret outcomes

Performance Criteria:

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
3.5 Outcomes of analysis or design are verified and discussed with appropriate personnel.


Learning Outcomes


NA


Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of applied scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations,

Classroom tutorial activities are to consolidate the theories of chemistry, gas laws, electromagentic waves, linear motion, circular motion, work ,energy and power, dynamics of linear motion, momentum, heat and temperature, engineering units, error and uncertanity and simple machies applicable to mechanical engineering situations.

Practical activates in a laboratory contains a simulated scientific principles for engineering and/or related problems.

Research activities are to understand the scientific principles used in mechanical engineering. Assignments are related to design/ selection/ calculations of basic scientific principles in mechanical engineering problems.

Industrial Placement: Students in the final stage of Advanced Diploma are encouraged to undertake an industrial practice work placement activity, which requires student to undertake tasks within engineering industries.
Task may involve activities linked to software packages, project management, maintenance, evaluation and analysis, instrumentation and process control programming and, assistance in tender submissions and evaluations etc. 


Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule: Please note: While your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of resources. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non teaching hours. The estimated time for out of class activities are: assignment (9 hours) and research and report (3 hours).

Teaching weekTopic
1OH&S, Introduction to course, Basic concepts, Systems of units, Error and Uncertanity
2Scalar, Vectors and Kinematics of linear motion (including curvilinear motion)
3Kinematics of linear motion (including curvilinear motion)
4Kinematics of rotational motion
5Kinetics of linear motion
6Kinetics of circular motion
7Kinetics of rotational motion
8Basic chemistry, gas laws, heat & temperature
9Electromagnetic waves
10Lab
11Work, Energy and Power
12Work, Energy and Power
13Work, Energy and Power
14Momentum
15Dynamics of linear motion/simple machines theory
16Final Assessment (Competency)
17Feedback
18Supplementary Assessment (Competency)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

ENGINEERING MECHANICS by VAL IVANOFF      

ENGINEERING MECHANICS & STRENGTH OF MATERIALS By ROGER KINSKY

ENGINEERING MECHANICS - DYNAMICS by R.C. HIBBELER


Other Resources

TEACHERS NOTES & TUTORIAL EXERCISES.


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

Assignment One -Written Assignment (CA/NYC) 20% of final marks

Assignment Two - Research Assignment and Lab report (CA/NYC) 30 % of final marks

Open book Test (CA/NYC) 60% of final marks

Competency requirements: To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily demonstrate competence in all elements listed above. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they will be asked to demonstrate their competence per student assignments and test which will be used to assess their competence.
All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) grade. Only if Competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coding choices listed below:
CHD: Competent with High Distinction
CDI: Competent with Distinction
CC: Competent with Credit
CAG: Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElementPerformance Criteria
Assignment one

 

 1, 2 and 3

 

 

1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6

2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5

Assignment two 1, 2 and 31.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6

2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
 

3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5

Open book test 1,2 and 3

1.1
1.3
1.6
 

2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6


3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
 

Other Information

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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 lodgement 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) you 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
Special Consideration is a variation to an assessment which takes into account the impact of unexpected or extenuating circumstances which have affected a student’s performance in an assessment or prevented them from attempting an assessment task, including an examination.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse/Current%20students/Administration/Assessment/Special%20consideration/ (unresolved)  to find the latest information about the purpose, eligibility and process of special consideration and the online form.
If you are seeking an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) you 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. 

Plagiarism:
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