Course Title: Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: MIET6328C

Course Title: Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Zoran Savic
Phone:+613 9925 4996
Email: zoran.savic@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

MEM16008A Interact with computing technology

Course Description

This unit covers operating computers and/or controllers in industrial situations and preparing and maintaining programs.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23003A Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations

Element:

1 Operate a computer &/or controller system

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Operate a range of hardware to complete engineering tasks.
1.2. Use appropriate software to produce required outcomes.
1.3. Identify and use available sources of help to overcome basic difficulties with applications. Ensure technical instructions are followed and inconsistencies and technical difficulties investigated and resolved. This should include adherence to occupational health and safety regulations / guidelines.

Element:

2 Develop/customise computer &/or controller systems/programs

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Work plan for the programming/customising task is prepared in accordance with organizational guidelines.
2.2. Programs are written/altered/customised in the required format and computer language. Develop and maintain client engagement with project or task.
2.3. Program/system records are maintained and made available to all interested parties following company procedures.


Learning Outcomes


This unit applies to operating and programming computers &/or controllers in industrial situations. It includes operating computer/controller hardware and software for engineering tasks; developing or customising computer/controller systems or programs.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of learning methods such as lectures, tutorials, practical, classroom discussion and assessment tasks.

 


Teaching Schedule

NoSession                                                            Activity                                                                                                                         Performance Criteria                                                                  
1Safety induction
Introduction to control systems and automation
Project 1 Clamping unit
Project 2 Clamping unit
Project 3 Furnace door
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
2Omron CJ1M controller
(CPU unit operation, Memory organisation, and Discrete I/O interfacing)
Introduction to CX-Programmer
Project 4 Bending press
Project 5 Lifting table
Project 6 Lifting table
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
3Introduction to IEC61131 and Ladder Diagram
Variables and data types
Project 7 Conveyor and coolant pump
Project 8 Lifting table with ejector
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4Introduction to pneumatics
Bistable function
Project 9 Embossing press with moving guard
Project 10 Embossing press with moving guard
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
5Timer and counter functions
Algorithm design using flowcharts and state diagrams
Project 20 Drilling machine with clamping unit
Project 21 Lifting table with ejector
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
6State sequencers in LDProject 22 Traffic signal system
Project 23 Oven conveyor system
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
7Introduction to hydraulicsProject 24 Oven conveyor system 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
8Data trace and diagnosticsProject 30 Paper reel ejector 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
9Practical Test  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
10Analogue field devices and I/O interfacing
Introduction to Structured Text
Project 1xx MPS200 Production machines
Project 30 Paper reel ejector
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
11Arithmetic operatorsProject 1xx MPS200 Production machines 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
12Logical operators and data comparison functionsProject 1xx MPS200 Production machines 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
13Data transfer functions and shift registersProject 1xx MPS200 Production machines 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
14Introduction to CX-Designer
Operator control functions
Project 1xx MPS200 Production machines 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
15Process monitoring functionsProject 1xx MPS200 Production machines 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
16 Introduction to data communicationsProject 1xx MPS200 Production machines 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Automation with programmable logic controllers. Peter Rohner.


Other Resources

Omron CJ1M Controller - Programming manuals
Omron CJ1M Controller - Operation manuals
Omron Introductory Guide to Structured Text
Omron Ethernet IP training notes
Norgren Pneumatics training notes


Overview of Assessment

Assignments and projects


Assessment Tasks

Students are required to pass each of the following assessment tasks to complete this unit

Assessment Task 1 – Practical Test (40%)

Assessment Task 2 – Project 1 (30%)

Assessment Task 3 – Project 2 (30%)

 


Assessment Matrix

 ElementsPerformance Criteria
Assessment Task 11
2
1.1 - 1.3
2.1 - 2.3
Assessment Task 21
2
1.1 - 1.3
2.1 - 2.3
Assessment Task 31
2
1.1 - 1.3
2.1 - 2.3

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


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