Course Title: Write specifications for electrical engineering projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUSM6358C

Course Title: Write specifications for electrical engineering projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Zoran Savic

Phone: + 613 9925 4996


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


Course Description

This unit covers developing requirement to be incorporated into the writing of specifications for electrical engineering projects. It encompasses determining the safety requirements to be met, establishing client expectations, ensuring cost effective solutions are pursued and documenting design and technical requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE071B Write specifications for electrical engineering projects


1. Prepare specification requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established techniques for specification writing are reviewed are adopted in accordance with organisation policies.
1.3 The scope of the specification is established using a formal evaluation/survey processes.
1.4 Criteria from other related works impacting on the specification are determined from other relevant documentation, site visits and/or discussion with appropriate person(s).


2. Write specification.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Specification is developed to include scenarios/requirements established in consultation with appropriate person(s), and regulatory requirements.
2.2 Specification is developed in collaboration with all relevant design professionals and contractors involved in the project.
2.3 Competent persons required for the project are identified and their roles specified in the specification.
2.4Specification is reviewed against all inputs and adjusted to rectify any anomalies.
2.5Specification is developed in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.


3. Approval of specification is obtained.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Specification is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority.
3.2 Alterations to the specification resulting from the discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Specification is finalised and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a cluster (Electrical Project 2) in conjunction with UEENEEG170A (BUSM6478C),  UEENEEG169A (BUSM6477C),  UEENEEE137A (OHTH5731C), and UEENEEE083A (EMPL7064C). You must enrol in all four courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEEG170A, UEENEEG169A, UEENEEE137A, UEENEEE071B, & UEENEEE083A. Please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEG170A (BUSM6478C)  for the learning activities and Engineers Australia Mapping Information.

Teaching Schedule

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEG170A (BUSM6478C) for the proposed teaching schedule.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. 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. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:


Assessment 1: Project 1 report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50


Assessment 2: Project 2 report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix 


Performance Criteria Covered

Project 1 report

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Assessment Tasks

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEG170A (BUSM6478C) for assessment tasks.

Assessment Matrix

As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEG170A (BUSM6478C) for assessment matrix.

Other Information

• As this course is delivered in cluster, please refer to the course guide Part B for course UEENEEEG170A (BUSM6478C) for the information about student directed hours.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you can apply for adjustments to your study and assessment (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z

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 lodgement 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.

Special Consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
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Email Communication:

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