Course Title: Use engineering applications software

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: ISYS5662C

Course Title: Use engineering applications software

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6108 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications 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

Ganesh Naik

Phone: + 61 - 3 - 9925 4252

Email: ganesh.naik@rmit.edu.au


Olga Gredeskoul

Phone: + 61 - 3 - 9925 4392

Email: olga.gredeskoul@rmit.edu.au

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

NONE

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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 computational software package which covers applications in Electrical and electronics engineering. This unit aims to enhance students engineering skills using this software package


Teaching Schedule

 

Week                                     Topic                                    Assessment
1

 The MATLAB Environment overview

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Introduction to OHS Introduction to the drafting
principles. Brief overview of AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
2

Basic Mathematical operations, variables, expressions and constants

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Introduction to AutoCAD. Basic template design
Template design for AutoCAD project
UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
3

Arrays. File basics.

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electronic symbols design using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 1 (3%)
4

Vectors. Referencing vector components. Operations on vectors.

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Block/ circuit diagram using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 1 (3%)
5

Defining a matrix. Basic operations with matrices.

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Block/ circuit diagram using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 2 (3%)
6

Plotting and Graphics. Basic 2D plotting

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electrical symbols design using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 2 (3%)
7

Formatting a plot. Electric signal simulation

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Star-delta starter design using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 3 (3%)
8

Basic statistics using MATLAB

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Star-delta starter design using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 3 (3%)
9

Practice session, finalising labs 1 - 4

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Single line diagram using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 4 (3%)
10

Introduction to programming. Writing functions.

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Single line diagram using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 4 (3%)
11

Using selection and repetition statements

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Introduction to AutoCAD software (PCB design)

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 5 (3%)
12

Symbolic tools. Solving algebraic equations

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electronics circuit Schematic using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment 5 (3%)
13

Laboratory assignment final submission

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2


Electronics circuit schematic simulation using AutoCAD

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Matlab Lab 6 (5%)
14

Working on Matlab Project

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Introduction to AutoCAD software PCB design layout
UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 AUTOCAD Assignment  6 (5%)
15

Project submission

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electronics circuit board design using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Project (20%)
16

Revision, pre-exam consultation

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Electronics circuit board design using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 
17

Final Practical Examination

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Major practical test using AutoCAD software

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Practical Test (40%)
18

Catch-up class, Results entry

UEENEED004B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3,2, 4.1, 4.2

Course review and feedback

UEENEEH081B: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 

                  









 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

David McMahon, MATLAB Demystified, A self-Teaching guide, 2007, McGraw-Hill 

9780071485517


References


Other Resources

Lecture notes, Laboratory exercises and other course material is available on the course Blackboard Website and the student network drive.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit will include: 

• Progressive practical assessment - laboratory exercises
• Written tests
• Engineering problem simulation projects


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:

Assessment task 1: Laboratory exercises 40% (Matlab 20% and AUTOCAD 20%)

Assessment task 1 will be a set of tutorial and practical exercises. All these exercises need to be completed by week 13. The practical exercises are accumulative ones and will be graded on submission of all laboratory reports. These tutorial/practical exercises will be available on learning hub and student’s local drive.
Matlab (20%)
Matlab Lab 1: 3%
Matlab Lab 2: 3%
Matlab Lab 3: 3%
Matlab Lab 4: 3%
Matlab Lab 5: 3%
Matlab Lab 6: 5%

AUTOCAD (20%)
AUTOCAD Assignment 1: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 2: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 3: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 4: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 5: 3%
AUTOCAD Assignment 6: 5%

Assessment task 2: Project 20%

MATLAB and AUTOCAD Projects - Students will be required to work on a project based on the skills they learnt in previous weeks. The project will commence on week 13 or 14 and students need to demonstrate the working project and submit the reports by week 17. The project details will be provided on the learning hub and student’s local drive.

Assessment task 3 : Practical Test 40% (Matlab and AUTOCAD)
A practical test will be held on week 18 based on all the learning aspects of these competencies.


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


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.   Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
   


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix for ISYS5662C (Total Assessment 50%)

Elements  Covered Assessment  TaskProportion of final AssessmentSubmission  Time   
1 and 2 Labs 1 - 412% Week 3 - Week 9
1 and 3Labs  4 - 5 8% Week 11 - Week 13
 2 and 3 Project10% Week 15
 3 and 4 Practical  Test20% Week 17 - Week 18

Assessment Matrix for EEET6764C (Total Assessment 50%)

Elements  Covered Assessment  TaskProportion of final AssessmentSubmission Time         
1 and 2AUTOCAD   Assignments  20% Week 4 -  Week 14
1 and 3 Project 10% Week 15
 2 and 3 Practical Test 20% Week 17 - Week 18

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Engineering Software) in conjunction with "EEET6764C Design printed circuit board" and "ISYS5662C  Use engineering applications software". All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both competencies UEENEEH081B and UEENEED004B.

In this cluster (ISYS5662C and EEET6764C), minimum student directed hours are 44 in addition to 36 scheduled teaching hours.

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation, organized industrial visits, writing reflective journals, 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

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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