Course Title: Commission computer systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: ISYS5666C

Course Title: Commission computer systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6110 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sukhvir Judge 

Phone: +61 3 9925 4470



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


Course Description

This competency standard unit covers undertaking commissioning procedures of computer systems to comply with predetermined parameters and delivery to client. It encompasses safe working practices, system parameter testing, analysis and adjusting to assure optimum performance, following procedures, and documenting final operating parameters and settings.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED044B Commission computer systems


1. Prepare to commission computer systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 Safety hazards that have not previously been identified are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.5 System operating parameters are identified by reviewing system specifications and component technical data.
1.6 Tools, equipment, applications, and testing devices needed for the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
1.7 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements.
1.8 Circuits are checked as being isolated, where necessary, in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.


2. Commission computer systems

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Testing/measuring devices are connected and set up in accordance with requirements for a particular system.
2.3 Measurements and adjustments are made to computer equipment to provide optimum system performance in accordance with system specifications and/or regulatory requirements.
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate persons and job specifications and requirements.
2.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.6 Systems’ commissioning procedures are performed in accordance with requirements.
2.7 Commissioning is carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles.


3. Completion and report commissioning activities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Adjustment settings are documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Commissioning results and work completion are notified to appropriate person or persons in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

In this unit you will learn industry recognized skills in designing, implementing and managing a computer project.
Classroom activities:
to introduce the important concepts.
• Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
• You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures
Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues
• Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class.
• There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
• If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
• You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial
Work simulated activities: you will progressively implement a networking scenario as you would be expected to do in industry.
• You will be expected to work on a networking scenario progressively as you learn the material required for you to be able to do so.
• Leaving the work to a late stage and then rushing to complete it is bad industrial practice. It will be strongly discouraged and marked down heavily. You will be expected to meet progressive milestones in the completion of this activity.
Occupational Health and Safety:
• Conduct in lecture theatres, classrooms and laboratories will be of a standard required by OH&S legislation as applied to industry.
• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Covered shoes must be worn in all labs
• Thongs and sandals must not be worn in any lab
Preparation for the Work place:
All skills and knowledge in this course are oriented towards current industry practices and technologies. An essential industry expectation is that you are responsible for your behaviour and actions. When you are in employment you will be expected to attend work on time on a regular basis, perform you work on time to an accepted standard and be responsible for what you do. Industry will expect you to comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. All industry expectations will be applied to you in this course.
You will be expected to:
• Observe all Occupational Health and Safety requirements
• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Prepare for classes
• Attend all classes regularly and on time
• Use your class time in a productive and responsible way
• Finish your work on time to an accepted standard
• Pay attention to, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions.
• It is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timelines
• Please ask if something is not clear
The Preparation for the Workplace component will be an essential part of the assessment for this course. It will be included in the assessment of the practical and work simulated activities.
Activities Outside of Class:
It is expected that students allocate at least 60% of course hours for reading, independent study, project research, design, implementation, testing and problem solving activities.

Teaching Schedule

Week1- 2 Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria, definition of Commissioning, processes and procedures for a given work area, Definition of Engineering design process, Analysis of underpinning skills and knowledge, Risk management methods, tools and techniques, maintaining reflective journal, Project Specifications & Overview
UEENEED044B 1.1-1.2, UEENEED045B 1.4.-1.6, UEENEEE038B 1.1-1.2, UEENEEE078B 1.4.-1.6

Week3 OHS policies, Elements of Design Process, Development of the draft of competency development plan, Risk management strategies, maintaining reflective journal
UEENEED044B 1.3-1.4, UEENEED045B 1.1.-1.3, UEENEEE038B 1.3-1.4, UEENEEE078B 1.1.-1.3, UEENEEE078B 2.1

Week4 Identification system operating parameters,obtaining Tools and equipments, Documenting the desisgn strategies, methods, and means in the design process, requirements Specification,  Group discussions, plan presentation, Agreement on risk management strategies, Commissioning procedures and processes, maintaining reflective journal
UEENEED044B 1.5-1.6, UEENEED045B 2.1-2.3, UEENEED045B 1.4-1.7, UEENEEE038B 2.1, UEENEEE078B 2.2

Week5-10 Implementing the system, Managing engineering design with MS Project and MS Visio 2010Development of Job Cover Letter & resume, Implementation and monitoring of risk management strategies, Modify-redign of computer systems, maintaining reflective journal,
UEENEED044B 1.7-1.8, UEENEED045B 1.8-1.10, UEENEEE038B 2.2-2.4,UEENEEE078B 2.3

Week11-15 Testing the system & Quality Assurance, Generating and Evaluating Design Alternatives, Constraints and Standards for design process, Following personal competency development plan, Evaluation of risk managementmaintaining reflective journal
UEENEED044B 2.1-2.7, UEENEED045B 2.4-2.6,UEENEED045B 3.1-3.6, UEENEEE038B 2.5, UEENEEE078B 3.1-3.2

Week 16-17 Documentation of adjustments setting, Communicating the Design Outcome i.e. drawing, Oral and Written Reports, Plan review and proposed adjustments
UEENEED044B 3.1-3.4, UEENEED045B 3.4-3.5, UEENEEE038B2.6, UEENEEE078B 3.3

Week18 Submission of Report & Presentation

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Project Manager Competency Development Framework , by Project Management Institute
Competency Mapping, Assessment, & Development’ by Dr. Pandu Naik & Mr. Siraj Ur Rahman
Engineering Design: A Project Based Introduction 3E , by Clive L. Dym, Patrick Little, John Wiley
Information Technology Project Management 3E by Jack T. Marchewka, John Wiley
Google Book: The Computer System Risk Management and Validation Life Cycle By R. Timothy Stein

Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>Course Link. 

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

Assessment 1: Risk Identification & Development Plan (25%), Students will be handed over the assessment task in Week 2- due in Week 12

Assessment 2: Commission & Modify-redesign of computer system Project (50%), Students will be handed over the assessment task in Week 2- due in Week 15

Assessment 3: Report & Presentation (25%), due in Week 17

For optimisation of training and assessment effort, competence development in this unit may be assessed concurrently with other units in a qualification.

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

Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Computer Project) in conjunction with ISYS5667C (Modify-redesign of computer system), BUSM6211C (Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan), BUSM6212C (Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies of UEENED45B, UEENED038B and UEENED078B.
- In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 72 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.

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