Course Title: Configure and maintain industrial control system networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: COSC6139C

Course Title: Configure and maintain industrial control system networks

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: 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: 60

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

UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers installing, configuring and maintaining communication service on a control network. It encompasses safe working practices, applying knowledge of industrial control network topology and protocols, configuring data links, bus monitoring and system management and access, network testing and documenting system settings.
Note: This unit applies to all aspects of Electrotechnology – engineering applications only. For general competencies related to Information Technologies refer to the latest endorsed IT Training Package.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI157A Configure and maintain industrial control system networks

Element:

1. Prepare to configure and maintain industrial control system networks.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work
1.3 The nature of the industrial control system and network is established from control system specifications and in consultation with appropriate person(s).
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work
1.5 Network operating system versions and updates needed to configure and maintain the network are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements

 

Element:

2. Configure and maintain industrial control system networks.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Control application network components are installed, upgraded and configured in accordance with developer’s instructions and network requirements
2.3 Devices, desktop environment, network protocols and services and system security are implemented in accordance with requirements
2.4 Access to control data and resources is configured within the limitations specified for each user
2.5 Network malfunctions are identified and rectified using logical techniques and drawing knowledge of control devices, storage, network protocols, connections and services and system security configuration processes
2.6 Network performance and reliability is monitored and optimised in accordance with established procedures
2.7 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes
2.8 Network administration is carried out efficiently without waste of materials and energy or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or other services.

 

Element:

3. Document control system network configuration and maintenance activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Written justification is produced for network maintenance and upgrading and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures.
3.2 Network maintenance documentation is maintained in accordance with established procedures.

 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals
• Group/individual work on projects

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEI157A in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

  The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1Introduction to data communications. Network devices. Topology. OSI reference model. IEEE standards. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
2Physical Ethernet:
• Copper-based networks
• Fiber-based networks
• Physical Interfaces
• Bandwidth/Speed
• Half duplex and full duplex
• Ethernet Frame
• Understanding MAC addresses
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
3 Ethernet in half duplex mode:
• Ethernet access method: CSMA/CD
• Hubs
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
4

 Ethernet in full duplex mode:
• Autonegotiation
• Switches
• Switching Mechanisms
• Forwarding Database
• Latency

Ethernet/IP and Data Links technology

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
5

 Network Availability:
• Topologies
• Rapid Spanning Tree
• Multiple Spanning Tree
• Link Aggregation
• Industrial Redundancies (MRP, PRP, HSR)

Data Links set up and testing

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
6

 Traffic Control:
• Flow Control
• VLANs
• Quality of Service

Data Links project 1

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
7

 Basic Settings:
• Firmware management
• Configuration management
Switching:
• Port configuration
• Multicast control
• VLANs

Data Links project 1

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
8

HIPER Ring
• MRP
• Subrings
• Rapid Spanning Tree
• Multiple Spanning Tree
• Link Aggregation

Data Links project 1

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
9

 Diagnostics:
• Port Mirroring
• Device status
• Topology Discovery
• Configuration check
• Event log

Data Links project 1

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
10

 Internet Protocol:
• IP Packet
• IP Addresses
• Netmask
• Classless Inter Domain Routing (CIDR)

Data Links project 1

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
11

 IP communication:
• Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
• Static Routing

Data Links project 2

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
12

 Multicasting:
• Multicast Addresses
• Mapping IP addresses to MAC addresses
• IGMP

Data Links project 2

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
13

TCP and UDP:
• Datagrams
• Ports

Data Links project 2

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
14

Network Requirements of Industrial Protocols:
• ProfiNet
• EtherNet/IP
• Modbus/TCP

Data Links project 2

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
15

 Security:
• 802.1x
• RADIUS
• Network Address Translation
• Port Forwarding
• Access Control Lists

Data Links project 2

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
16

 Applications:
• SNTP
• IEEE1588 Precision Time Protocol
• DHCP with Option 82
• SNMP

Data Links project 2

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2
17 -18 Written Test 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 3.1, 3.2


Learning Resources

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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 section of Course Guide Part B.


Assessment Tasks

• Project 1, 20%
• Project 2, 30%
• Written Test, 50%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
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.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs. UEENEEI157A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEI157A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.93.13.23.33.43.5
Project 1XXXXXXXXXXXXXX X X X X
Project 2XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Written Test X XX X XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 
Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Project 1 X XX X XX XX  X   X
Project 2X XXXX XXXXX XXXX
Written TestX     X X     X X  
ALL ASSESSMENTS (UEENEEI157A) 3 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 12 hours outside the class time.

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

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

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:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration 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.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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