Course Title: Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: OFFC5195C

Course Title: Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Olga Gredeskoul

Ganesh Naik
Phone: 9925 4252

Nominal Hours: 20

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

Not required

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:

UEENEED001B Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace


2.2.20 Computer use basics
2.18.1 Occupational Health and Safety

Performance Criteria: Files are named, arranged, saved and backed up in accordance with enterprise requirements. Computer shutdown procedures Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risk are followed accurately Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fires and emergencies are followed according to work procedures and scope of responsibility and competencies

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

This unit shall be demonstrated using MATLAB  and Pspice computational software packages which covers applications in Electrical and electronics engineering. This unit aims to covers the fundamentals of computer applications and  also enhance students engineering skills using the software package

Teaching Schedule

This course runs in association with ISYS-5662C (Use engineering applications software).  Most of the teaching elements are taught with ISYS-5662C  under the same cluster. This unit covers 30% of the cluster.

Week                                                                Topic Delivered                         
1                                               Introduction to use of compuiters. Introduction to the
                                                  MATLAB software. Brief overview of MATLAB
                                                  applications in Electrical and Electronics
2                                               Introduction to MATLAB software. Basic usage
                                                    of MATLAB. Getting started with MATLAB
                                                  •MATLAB Windows
                                                  •A First Program
                                                  •Expressions, Constants Usage of MATLAB. Saving the files,
                                                   Creating .m files etc
3                                                   Getting started with MATLAB
                                                   •Variables and assignment statement
                                                    •Arrays Laboratory exercise -1
4                                               Graphs and plots using MATLAB
                                                     •Basic plotting
                                                      •Generating waveform Laboratory exercise -2
5                                               Defining functions in MATLAB
                                                     •Built in functions
                                                      •Creating simple user functions Laboratory exercise -3
6                                                Program Flow control in MATLAB
7                                                Procedures and function
                                                          •Arguments and return values
                                                         •Formatted console input-output Student project using MATLAB
8                                                 Use MATLAB in built functions to solve
                                                            simple engineering problems Student project using MATLAB
9                                                 Use MATLAB in built functions to solve
                                                           simple engineering problems Student project using MATLAB
10                                               Procedures and function
                                                             •Arguments and return values
11                                               Introduction to the Pspice Electrical/Electronics
                                                          engineering application software
12                                               Pspice basics Laboratory exercise -1
13                                              Simulating basic Electrical/Electronics circuits
                                                          using Pspice Laboratory exercise -2
14                                                      DC/AC analysis using Pspice Laboratory exercise -3
15                                                      Pspice advanced analysis Laboratory exercise - 4
16                                              Pspice advanced analysis Task 3: Laboratory exercise
17                                              Practical test using Matlab and Pspice Practical Test
18                                              Course review and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit consists of laboratory exercises, a project and its corresponding written report.

Assessment Tasks

Week             Assessment

6                    Task1: Laboratory exercise submission - 20%

11                  Task 2: Student project using MATLAB submission- 30%

16                 Task 3: Laboratory exercise  submission - 20%

17                 Practical Test – 30%

Assessment Matrix

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