Course Title: Provide programming solution for engineering problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: ISYS5663C

Course Title: Provide programming solution for engineering problems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Olga Gredeskoul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4392

Course Contact Email: olga.gredeskoul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ted Bown

Phone: 9925 4694.

Email: ted.bown@rmit.edu.au.

Location: 57.05.11.

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

NONE

Course Description

This unit covers developing, implementing and testing
programming solutions, using a structured programming
language. It encompasses following design brief using
appropriate development software, writing code and
documenting development activities


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED051B Provide programming solution for engineering problems

Element:

1. Prepare to develop programming solution

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of engineering problem is determined from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultation with relevant persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Appropriate development kit and software tools are selected based on specified requirements and performance standard.
1.6 Strategies are implemented to ensure programming is carried out efficiently.

Element:

2. Develop programming solutions.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of programming functions and features are applied to providing a programming solution.
2.3 Code in existing programs is analysed and modifications or corrections made to rectify program performance.
2.4 Key features of the programming language are applied to develop and test solutions. (Note)
2.5 Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions.
2.6 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational or professional standards.

Element:

3. Test and document the Programming solution

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Testing procedures are developed to analyse code developed in relevant programming language.
3.2 Problems and bugs in program are rectified to ensure compliance with program performance requirements.
3.3 Intermediate and final work reports are written in accordance with professional standards and presented to appropriate person(s).


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities related to the competency elements include

  • Attending scheduled classes
  • Solving tutorial problems 
  • Performing laboratory exercises
  • Working on project 
  • Online quizzes and tests 


Teaching Schedule

Week No.                   Competency Elements / Topic                         Assessment task
    1

1. Prepare to develop programming solution. (1.1, 1.2, 1.3)

Understanding a computer programming concepts. Identifying OH&S procedures related to computer programming.

 
    2

1. Prepare to develop programming solution. (1.4, 1.5, 1.6)

Analysing an engineering problem. Developing an algorithm of the solution. Understanding and using an Integrated Development Environment.

 
    3

2. Develop programming solutions (2.1, 2.2)

Understanding key features of a C programming language. Using standard input and output.

 
    4

2. Develop programming solutions (2.2, 2.3, 2.4)

Implementing control flow statements:  (A) Selection statements (if - else, switch)

Written assignment (20%) due week 4
    5

2. Develop programming solutions (2.2, 2.3, 2.4)

Implementing control flow statements: (B) Repetition statements: while, do-while, for - loops  

 
    6

1. Prepare to develop programming solution. (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6)
2. Develop programming solutions (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)

Using C library functions. Solving mathematical probelms

 
    71. Prepare to develop programming solution. (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6)
2. Develop programming solutions (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)

Implementing modular programming. Writing user-defined functions.
 
    8

Mid-semester test

Assessing all performance criteria of the elements 1 and 2: 

1. Prepare to develop programming solution 
2. Develop programming solutions

Written / Online Test (30%) 
    9

1. Prepare to develop programming solution. (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6)
2. Develop programming solutions (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
3. Test and document the Programming solution (3.1, 3.2, 3.3).

Developing testing procedure.  Developing program documentation.
Understanding and using arrays of primitive data types

 
    10

1. Prepare to develop programming solution. (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6)
2. Develop programming solutions (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
3. Test and document the Programming solution (3.1, 3.2).

Understanding and using pointers.   

 
    11

1. Prepare to develop programming solution. (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6)
2. Develop programming solutions (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
3. Test and document the Programming solution (3.1, 3.2).

Reading data from text files and writing data to text files.

 
    12

1. Prepare to develop programming solution. (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6)
2. Develop programming solutions (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
3. Test and document the Programming solution (3.1, 3.2, 3.3)

Implementing Excel spreadsheet to visualise a programming solution of an engineering problem

 
    13

1. Prepare to develop programming solution. (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6)
2. Develop programming solutions (2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
3. Test and document the Programming solution (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.3) 

 Work on Project

 
    14Engineering problem simulation project submission Engineering problem simulation project submission (20%)
    15

Pre-exam revision

 
    16

Practical Test (assessing all competency elements)

 Practical Test (30%)
    17Centralised Exam Period Week 1 
    18Centralised Exam Period Week 2 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Gary Bronson, A First Book of ANSI C, Fourth Edition, Course Technology Incorporated, 2007

1-4188-3556-0


References

A Book on C. A.Kelley, I.Pohl. Addison-Wesley, 4th ed. 

0-201-18399-4


Other Resources

An additional course material, including lecture notes, exercises and extensive list of useful websites, is available from the course Blackboard web site and the student network drive. 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit will include

• Progressive assessment - laboratory exercises
• Practical Tests
• Written assessment
• Engineering problem simulation project


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete 4 assessment tasks:

  1. Written assignment - due week 4 (20%)
  2. Written / Online test - week 8 (30%)
  3. Engineering problem simulation project - due week 14 (20%)
  4. Practical test - week 16 (30%)

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.

Assessment Task 1: Written assignment - 20%

This task will assess your knowledge and skills in

  • Identifying and implementing OHS processes and procedures for a given work area (1.1)
  • Establishing OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work  (1.2)
  • Analysing engineering problem from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultation with relevant persons (1.3) 
  • Planning activities to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work (1.4)
  • Identifying and selecting an appropriate development kit and software tools based on specified requirements and performance standard (1.5) 
  • Implementing strategies to ensure programming is carried out efficiently (1.6)

 Assessment Task 2. Written / Online test - 30%

This task will address the following performance criteria:

  • OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed. (2.1)
  • Knowledge of programming functions and features are applied to providing a programming solution. (2.2)
  • Code in existing programs is analysed and modifications or corrections made to rectify program performance. (2.3)
  • Key features of the programming language are applied to develop and test solutions. (2.4)
  • Approaches to issues/problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions. (2.5)
  • Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organisational or professional standards. (2.6)

Assessment Task 3. Engineering problem simulation project - 20% 

This assessment task It will address all elements of the competency:

  1. Prepare to develop programming solution.
  2. Develop programming solution
  3. Test and document the Programming solution

The porject will assess your understanding of concepts of program development and your ability to design a solution to the problem according to given specifications, ability to write, compile, run, test and debug the program, and provide appropriate program documentation.


Assessment Task 4. Practical Test - 30%.

This assessment task will address all  three elements of the competency:

  1. Prepare to develop programming solution.
  2. Develop programming solution
  3. Test and document the Programming solution

Practical test will demonstrate your ability to analyse an engineering problem, develop an algorithm for a solution, and skills to write, compile, run, test, and debug a C program to given specifications in a limited time (2 hrs).

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



Assessment Matrix

Competency Element /

 Assessment Task

Assignment      

Written / Online

test

Engineering

simulation project

Practical test
1. Prepare to develop programming solution
        XXX                    XXX     XXX
2. Develop programming solutions.
      XXX       XXX    XXX
3. Test and document the Programming solution
        XXX    XXX

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are  28  in addition to 32 scheduled teaching hours.

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

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