Course Title: Use engineering applications software

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: ISYS5662C

Course Title: Use engineering applications software

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rajiv Seth
Contact Details: +61 3 99254423,  

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

Co-requisites: ISYS5675C, ISYS5681C

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


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.


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 with quality requirements.


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.


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 are followed and computer switched off.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

In this unit you will learn industry recognized skills in designing, implementing and managing Local Area Network (LAN), Wide area Network. The learning unit will emphasis on LAN monitoring and troubleshooting techniques. After the successful completion of this unit, the learner is expected to administer and support Local Area Networks.
Classroom tutorial activities:
Lectures: to introduce the important concepts.
• Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
• You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures
Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues
• Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class
• There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
• If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
• You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial

Practical exercises: to give you the hands on experience of implementing and troubleshooting networks
• In general there will be one practical exercise per week
• You will perform the exercise and write it up in a lab journal
• The lab journal will be a bound exercise book
o Loose leaf binders will not be accepted
• The write up will be a record of your actions as they are performed and your corresponding observations
• The write up must be performed in the lab as you perform the practical exercise, not at a later date
o Write ups not in the lab journal will not be marked
o Write ups which are not done concurrently with the performance of the practical exercise will not be marked
• In general the detail of the write up must be sufficient for you to be able to comfortably perform the practical exercise a year or more later directly from the lab journal
• Any difficult or tricky points should be especially noted in the lab journal for future reference
• Responses to worksheets for practical exercises must be written up in the lab journal
• The neatness, completeness and the presentation of the lab journal must be of a quality such that you would be prepared to show it to a future employer as an example of your work

Work simulated activities: you will progressively implement
a networking scenario as you would be expected to do in industry.
• You will be expected to work on a networking scenario progressively as you learn the material required for you to be able to do so.
• Leaving the work to a late stage and then rushing to complete it is bad industrial practice. It will be strongly discouraged and marked down heavily. You will be expected to meet progressive milestones in the completion of this activity.

Test and exams:
There will be weekly tests to assist your progress in the course
• You will be required to read and study at least one chapter of the course content per week
There will be an on-line final exam at the end of semester covering all topics

Occupational Health and Safety:
Conduct in lecture theatres, classrooms and laboratories will be of a standard required by OH&S legislation as applied to industry.
• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Covered shoes must be worn in all labs
o Thongs and sandals must not be worn in any lab

Preparation for the Work place:
All skills and knowledge in this course are oriented towards current industry practices and technologies. An essential industry expectation is that you are responsible for your behaviour and actions. When you are in employment you will be expected to attend work on time on a regular basis, perform you work on time to an accepted standard and be responsible for what you do. Industry will expect you to comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. All industry expectations will applied to you in this course. You will be expected to:
• Observe all Occupational Health and Safety requirements
o You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Prepare for classes
• Attend all classes regularly and on time
• Use your class time in a productive and responsible way
• Finish your work on time to an accepted standard
• Pay attention to, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions.
o It is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timeliness
o Please ask if something is not clear

The Preparation for the Workplace component will be an essential part of the assessment for this course. It will be included in the assessment of the practical and work simulated activities.

Activities Outside of Class:
It is expected that students allocate at least 60% of course hours for reading, independent study, project research, design, implementation, testing and problem solving activities.

Teaching Schedule

This unit will be taught in conjunction with ISYS5681C

Semester 1, CCNA 1
Week 1
Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria.
Lecture: Living in a Network-centric World
Week 2
Lecture: Communication over the Network, Gathering required application/tools
Lab 1: Applications of Network & View Internetworks
Lab 2: IPv4 Addressing
Week 3
Lecture: OSI Application Layer Functionality & Protocols, Preparation for Installation of Internetworking systems
Lab 3: Building a Small Network & Introducing Protocol Data Units using Wireshark
Online Test CCNA1: Ch2
Week 4
Lecture: OSI Transport Layer Functionality & Protocols, Common routing, Identification of TCP/IP and access malfunctions
Lab 4: Managing Servers
Online Test CCNA1: Ch3
Week 5
Lecture: OSI Transport Layer Functionality & Protocols
Lab 5: Application and Transport Layer Protocols
Make up Online Test: CCNA1: Ch2 & Ch3
Week 6
Lecture: OSI Network Layer, Analysis of issues and problems
Online Test CCNA1:Ch4
Week 7
Lecture: Addressing the Network- IP V4
Online Test CCNA1: Ch5
Lab Test 1
Week 8
Lecture: Addressing the Network- IP V4
Lab Test 1
Make up Online Test: CCNA1: Ch4 & Ch5
Week 9
Lecture: OSI Data Link Layer
Lab 6: Examining a Device’s Gateway & Route
Online Test CCNA1: Ch6
Week 10
Lecture: OSI Data Link Layer
Lab 7: Data Link & Physical Layer Examination
Week 11
Lecture: OSI Physical Layer
Lab 8: Introducing LAN & WAN
Online Test CCNA1: Ch7
Week 12
Lecture: Ethernet
Lab 9: Working with Cisco Devices
Online Test CCNA1: Ch8
Week 13
Lecture: Planning and Cabling Networks, Maintaining records
Lab 10: Network Configuration, Testing & Documentation
Online Test CCNA1: Ch9
Week 14
Lecture: Wireshark
Lab catch up, Make up Online Test: CCNA1: Ch 6-9
Week 15
Lecture: Configuring & Testing Network, Report Writing
Revision Lab
Online Test CCNA1: Ch10
Week 16
Lecture: Packet Tracer
Online Test CCNA1: Ch11
Lab Test 2
Week 17
Lecture: Summary of CCNA 1 Lectures
CCNA 1 Final Test
Lab Test 2
Week 18
Exam Week

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Dye, M et al 2007, Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, Pearson Education Australia
Graziani, R & Johnson, A 2007, Routing Protocols and Concepts, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide, Pearson Education Australia

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Written Examination

Assessment Tasks

• Laboratory Journal (10%)
• Semester 1
Laboratory Test 1(20%)
Laboratory Test 2 (20%)
CCNA 1 Online Chapter Exams (10%)
Online Final Exam/ Written Exam (40%)

This course is graded using the following course grades-

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. (This grade is only to be used where the student’s attendance in the course has been ‘confirmed’ (but they have not participated in any form of assessment and did not withdraw by the census date.)

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Assessment Matrix

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