Course Title: Use engineering applications software

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: ISYS5662C

Course Title: Use engineering applications software

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ganesh Naik

Phone: +61 3 9925 4252

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


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


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

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

This unit shall be demonstrated using MATLAB and AUTOCAD computational software packages which covers applications in Electrical Engineering. This unit aims to enhance students engineering skills using these software packages.

Teaching Schedule

Week                         Topic Delivered                                                           Assessment Task
1          Introduction to OHS. Introduction to the
             MATLAB software. Brief overview of
             MATLAB applications in Electrical and
             Electronics Engineering
2          Introduction to MATLAB software. Basic
             usage of MATLAB. Getting started with MATLAB
               • MATLAB Windows
               • A First Program
              • Expressions, Constants                                                
3       Getting started with MATLAB
             • Variables and assignment statement
             • Arrays                                                                                           Laboratory exercise -1  due
4       Graphs and plots using MATLAB
            • Basic plotting
            • Generating waveform                                                            
5       Defining functions in MATLAB
            • Built in functions
            • Creating simple user functions                                              Laboratory exercise -2 due 

6       Program Flow control in MATLAB                                     

7       Procedures and function                                                               Laboratory exercise-3 due
           • Arguments and return values
           • M-files
           • Formatted console input-output                                   

8       Use MATLAB in built functions to solve simple                       Laboratory exercise-4 due
          engineering problems                                                       
9       Use MATLAB in built functions to solve simple
          engineering problems                                                                
10     Procedures and function                                                             Laboratory exercise-5 due
          • Arguments and return values
          • M-files
         • Formatted console input-output                                    
11     AUTOCAD for Electrical applications                                                                                          

12      AUTOCAD for Electrical applications                                        Laboratory exercise -1
13      AUTOCAD simulation for Electrical Motor control     

14     AUTOCAD simulation for Electrical Motor Control                   Laboratory exercise -2
15     AUTOCAD for Electrical wirning applications                                               

16    AUTOCAD for Electrical wiring applications                              Laboratory exercise-3
17    AUTOCAD for Electrical wiring applications                             
18       Course review and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit consists of accumulative laboratory exercises, practical tests, written assignments, and a project.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task1: 30%

Assessment task 1 will be a set of practical exercises based on MATLAB. All these exercises need to be completed by week 10. The practical exercises are accumulative ones and will be graded on submission of all laboratory reports. These practical exercises will be available on learning hub and student’s local drive.

Laboratory exercise-1: 5%

Laboratory exercise-2: 5%

Laboratory exercise-3: 5%

Laboratory exercise-4: 7.5%

Laboratory exercise-5: 7.5%

Assessment task 2: 30%

Assessment task 2 will be a set of practical exercises based on AUTOCAD. All these exercises need to be completed by week 16. The practical exercises are accumulative ones and will be graded on submission of all laboratory reports. These practical exercises will be available on learning hub and student’s local drive.

Laboratory exercise-1: 10%

Laboratory exercise-2: 10%

Laboratory exercise-3: 10%

Assessment task 3 : 40%
A practical test will be held on week 17 based on all the learning aspects (AUTOCAD and MATLAB) of these competencies.

Note: There will be penalty for late submissions.

Assessment Matrix

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