Course Title: Provide computational solutions to basic engineering problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: ISYS5664C

Course Title: Provide computational solutions to basic engineering problems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

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

Dr Elmas Aliu

elmas.aliu@rmit.edu.au
9925 4360

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

Nil.

Course Description

This unit covers the application of computational processes to solve engineering problems. It encompasses working safely, applying problem solving techniques, using a range of mathematical processes, providing solutions to electrical/electronics engineering problems and justifying such solutions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE026B Provide computational solutions to basic engineering problems

Element:

1. Provide computational solutions to engineering problems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained
and understood

1.2 The nature of the problems are obtained from
documentation or from work supervisor to establish
the scope of work to be undertaken

1.3 Problems are clearly stated in writing and/or
diagrammatic form to ensure they are understood
and appropriate methods used to resolve them.

1.4 Known constants and variable related to the
problem are obtained from measured values or
problem documentation.

1.5 Alternative methods for resolving the problem are
considered and where necessary discussed with
appropriate person(s).

1.6 Problems are solved using appropriate mathematical
processes and within the realistic accuracy.

Element:

2. Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Justification for solutions used to solve engineering
problems is documented for inclusion in
work/project development records in accordance
with professional standards.

2.2 Work completion is documented and appropriate
person(s) notified.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate face to face in

• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the core essential mathematical concepts for engineering study, which may include algebraic manipulations and functions, indices and logarithms trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers.

• Work simulation activities focus in technical leadership activities, which include: team building, identify team member’s work task, clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information, planning and organising activities to meet requested standards. Demonstrate leadership characteristic, such as: problem solving, keeping records and documenting tasks.


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1Introduction to the competency of ISYS 5664C

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems using Differential Calculus
• Basic concepts
• Definition of the derivative of a function as the slope of a tangent line (the gradient of a curve
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2

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems using Differential Calculus (cont)
• limits; basic examples from 1st principles;
• Notation and Results of derivative of k.f(ax + b) where f(x)=x to the power of n, sin x, cos x, tan x,
• e to the power of x,
• ln x.

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3

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems using

Rules of Differentiation:
• Examples are derivative of sum and difference; product rule;
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4Rules of Differentiation (cont):
• Examples are derivative of quotient rule; chain rule (function of a function), limited to two rules for any given function.
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5

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems using

Higher order derivatives.
The second order derivatives
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Assignment 1 handed out (worth 10% of total mark) due date end of week 9.
6

Applications of the differential calculus

Complete work and document problem solving activities using
• Equations of tangents and normals; stationary points; turning points; and curve sketching; rates of change; rectilinear motion)
• Verbally formulated problems involving related rates and maxima: minima
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7

Complete work and document problem solving activities using
Application to exponential, logarithmic, parabolic and hyperbolic functions and their inverse.

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8

Practice test and revision

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Practice test and revision
9

Closed book Test 1

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Test 1 (worth 30% of total mark)
10

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems using

Integral Calculus
The definition of Antiderivatives
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11

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems using

Integration as the inverse operation to differentiation (Examples are results of the integral of k.f(ax + b) where f(x) = x to the power of n, sin x, cos x, sec squared x, e to the power of x)

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12

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems using

Methods of Integration. The method of substitution

The method of integration by parts

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 Assignment 2 (worth 10% of total mark) handed out. Due date last day of week 16.
13Provide computational solutions to engineering problems using
Reduction formulas
Integration of Rational Functions
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14Provide computational solutions to engineering problems using
The definite integral
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Assignment 2 (worth 10% of total mark) handed out. Due date last day of week 16.
15Complete work and document problem solving activities using
Applications (areas between curves; rectilinear motion including displacement from
acceleration and distance travelled; voltage and current relationship in capacitors and
inductors and the like)
Applications of Integration, definite integration, areas, volumes of revolution, etc.
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16Revision. Practice test 2

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Assignment 2
Due date.
Practice test
17 Closed book Test 2
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Closed book Test 2 Week 17 or 18
18

Closed book Test 2

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Assignment 2
Due date.

Closed  book Test 2 (worth 50% of total mark)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Fitzgerald G. F, Peckham I.A, Mathematical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, forth edition, Pearson Education Australia

1-74009-733-5


References

Glyn James, Modern Engineering Mathematics, fourth edition, Pearson Education Australia

9780132391443


Other Resources

• Croft A, Davidson R, Mathematics for Engineers, third edition, Pearson Education Australia
• Croft A, Davidson R, Engineering Mathematics, third edition, Pearson Education Australia


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 (assignment 1): 10%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding with applications of mathematical linear and spatial measurement in engineering, trigonometry and basic algebra, linear and quadratic functions involving engineering problems which are covered from week 1 to week 8. This assessment allows students to work as a group which will help to revise and prepare for the next assessment (Tes1) which will cover similar topics.

Assessment task 2 (test 1): 30%
This assessment demonstrates an understanding with applications of mathematics involving engineering problems which are covered from week 1 to week 8. The time allowed for this test is no more that 2 hours and 15 minutes reading time.

Assessment task 3 (assignment 2, ): 10%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding with applications of integral calculus and problems with engineering applications, which is covered from week 10 to week 16. Similar to the assignment 1, students can work/study in groups which will help to revise and prepare for the next assessment (Exam) which will cover similar topics.

Assessment task 4 (Final Exam): 50%
This assessment demonstrates an understanding with applications of differential calculus,, integral calculus and problems with engineering applications, which is covered from week 10 to week 16. The time allowed for this test is no more that 2 hours and 15 minutes reading time.
(Similar to Test 1).

 

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.)


Assessment Matrix

Element CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final AssessmentSubmission Time
1 and 2

Assignment 1
Test 1

10%
30%

Week 9
Week 9

1 and 2Assignment 2
Exam
10%
50%
Week 16
Week  17 or 18

Other Information

Minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.

- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resourses, assignements, notes and other learning material, preparation for test and exam and individual student - teacher course related consultation.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of 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.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:

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

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.


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