Course Title: Use engineering applications software

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: ISYS5662C

Course Title: Use engineering applications software

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact Email: william.lau@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ganesh Naik

Phone: + 613 9925 4252

Email: ganesh.naik@rmit.edu.au


Olga Gredeskoul

Phone: + 613 9925 4392

Email: olga.gredeskoul@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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 covers the use of computer application relevant to
engineering support work functions. It encompasses applying
user preferences, using application menus and tools, entering
and retrieve information, working with groups and transferring
and printing files.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED004B Use engineering applications software

Element:

1. Prepare to use computer applications

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in relation to computer and keyboard use are followed.
1.3 Application software and information required for use is obtained from appropriate sources.
1.4 On-screen instructions in relation to any anomaly such as a virus warning are followed.
1.5 Help menu is used to resolve any straightforward start up or access issues or anomalies.

Element:

2. Use engineering application software

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Techniques that apply to a particular software package are used to produce appropriate files.
2.3 Routine checks are made to ensure accuracy of information in accordance

Element:

3. Output information from an application

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Completed files are stored appropriately in accordance with enterprise requirements.
3.2 Files are printed for formal records and/or forwarded to others.

Element:

4. Shut down computer.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Files are named, arranged, saved and backed up in accordance with enterprise requirements.
4.2 Computer shutdown procedures


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

This unit shall be demonstrated using MATLAB computational software package which covers applications in Electrical and electronics engineering. This unit aims to enhance students engineering skills using this software package


Teaching Schedule

 

Week                                     Topic                                     Assessment
1

 The MATLAB Environment overview

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Introduction to OHS Introduction to the drafting
principles. Brief overview of AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
2

Basic Mathematical operations, variables, expressions and constants

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Introduction to AutoCAD. Basic template design
Template design for AutoCAD project
UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
3

Arrays. File basics.

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electronic symbols design using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 1 (3%)
4

Vectors. Referencing vector components. Operations on vectors.

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Block/ circuit diagram using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 1 (3%)
5

Defining a matrix. Basic operations with matrices.

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Block/ circuit diagram using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 2 (3%)
6

Plotting and Graphics. Basic 2D plotting

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electrical symbols design using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 2 (3%)
7

Formatting a plot. Electric signal simulation

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Star-delta starter design using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 3 (3%)
8

Basic statistics using MATLAB

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Star-delta starter design using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 3 (3%)
9

Practice session, finalising labs 1 - 4

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Single line diagram using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 4 (3%)
10

Introduction to programming. Writing functions.

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Single line diagram using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 4 (3%)
11

Using selection and repetition statements

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Introduction to AutoCAD software (PCB design)

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 5 (3%)
12

Symbolic tools. Solving algebraic equations

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electronics circuit Schematic using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 5 (3%)
13

Laboratory assignment final submission

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2


Electronics circuit schematic simulation using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 6 (5%)
14

Working on Matlab Project

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Introduction to AutoCAD software PCB design layout
UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment  6 (5%)
15

Project submission

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electronics circuit board design using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Project (20%)
16

Revision, pre-exam consultation

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electronics circuit board design using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
17

Final Practical Examination

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Major practical test using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Practical Exam (40%)
18

Catch-up class, Results entry

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Course review and feedback

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
                  













Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

David McMahon, MATLAB Demystified, A self-Teaching guide, 2007, McGraw-Hill 

9780071485517


References


Other Resources

Lecture notes, Laboratory exercises and other course material is available on the course Blackboard Website and the student network drive.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit will include: 

• Progressive practical assessment - laboratory exercises
• Written tests
• Engineering problem simulation projects


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1: Laboratory exercises 40% (Matlab 20% and AUTOCAD 20%)

Assessment task 1 will be a set of tutorial and practical exercises. All these exercises need to be completed by week 13. The practical exercises are accumulative ones and will be graded on submission of all laboratory reports. These tutorial/practical exercises will be available on learning hub and student’s local drive.
Matlab (20%)
Matlab Lab 1: 3%
Matlab Lab 2: 3%
Matlab Lab 3: 3%
Matlab Lab 4: 3%
Matlab Lab 5: 3%
Matlab Lab 6: 5%

AUTOCAD (20%)
AUTOCAD Assignment 1: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 2: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 3: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 4: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 5: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 6: 5%

Assessment task 2: Project 20%

MATLAB and AUTOCAD Projects - Students will be required to work on a project based on the skills they learnt in previous weeks. The project will commence on week 13 or 14 and students need to demonstrate the working project and submit the reports by week 17. The project details will be provided on the learning hub and student’s local drive.

Assessment task 3 : Practical Examination 40% (Matlab and AUTOCAD)
A practical test will be held on week 18 based on all the learning aspects of these competencies.

This course is graded using the following course grades:

80 - 100:   CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79:     CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69:     CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59:     CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
  0 - 49:     NYC - Not Yet Competent
                 DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.   Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -

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Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Engineering Software) in conjunction with "EEET6764C Design printed circuit board" and "ISYS5662C  Use engineering applications software". All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both competencies UEENEEH081B and UEENEED004B.

In this cluster (ISYS5662C and EEET6764C), minimum student directed hours are 44 in addition to 36 scheduled teaching hours.

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, organized industrial visits, writing reflective journals, lab reports.

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