Course Title: Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET6798C

Course Title: Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Marko Dumovic

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4342

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Zoran Savic
+6 13 9925 2000

Luigi La Forgia
+6 13 9925 4864



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

Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed.
UEENEEK023B Carry out basic repairs to renewable energy apparatus by replacement of components

Course Description

This unit covers providing known solutions to predictable problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems operated at extra-low voltage. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of basic voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing known solutions to predictable circuit problems.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEK028B Solve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems


1. Prepare to work on stand-alone renewable energy systems.

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 preparation for the work are followed
1.3 The nature of the repair is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are identified and accessed in accordance with established routines and procedures
1.6 Tools, apparatus and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety


2. Solve problem in stand-alone renewable energy systems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures
2.3 Circuits/apparatus are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures
2.4 Apparatus is dismantled in accordance with manufacturer's guide and supervisor's instructions
2.5 Component parts are tagged during the dismantling to help ensure correct and efficient reassembly and stored to protect them against loss or damage
2.6 Repairs are affected efficiently without damage to other components, apparatus or circuits.
2.7 Apparatus is assembled in an appropriate sequence with all parts placed, secured and connected in accordance with manufacturer guide or industry practice
2.8 Procedures are followed for referring non-routine events to immediate supervisor for directions
2.9 Repairs are carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices


3. Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed
3.2 Repaired apparatus is prepared for testing by an appropriate person
3.3 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures
3.4 Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the repair work in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

1. Lectures.

2. Practical Tasks

3. Test

4. Assignment Work - Major Design Project

5. Exam

Teaching Schedule


SAPS Load Assessment

2System Design

System Sizing - DC Bus


System Sizing - DC Bus


System Sizing - AC Bus


System Sizing - AC Bus


System Sizing - Hybrid


Test 1(15%) on topic weeks 1-5


System Wiring


System Wiring
Solar Trackers


System Controllers


System Controllers


Design Project Due

15Back-Up Fuel Generators

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

EEET6798 and EEET6799C Student Learning Materials will be provided on S drive.

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

1. Test 1 - 15%
2. Design Project - 35%
3. Written Examination - 50%

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.

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Assessment Matrix

Competency National codeCompetency TitleCluster Title TEST 1Design PROJECTExam 
UEENEEK028BSolve problems in stand-alone renewable energy systemsRenewable Energy Systems 2  XXX 
Design stand-alone renewable energy

 Renewable Energy Systems 2  XXX 

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Renewable Energy 2) comprising EEET6798C and EEET6799C (’Solve Problems in stand-alone renewable energy systems’ and ’Design stand-alone renewable energy systems’ respectively).

All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both competencies UEENEEK028B and UEENEEK039B.

In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 36 in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation and writing lab reports.

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

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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.

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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:

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Email Communicatios:

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