Course Title: Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: EEET7022C
Course Title: Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Dr Elmas Aliu
GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001
PHONE: 9925 4360 ….. FAX: (03) 99254377
Dr Olga Gredeskoul
Phone: 9925 4392
Phone: 9925 4691
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
This unit covers the application of computational processes to solve engineering problems. It encompasses working safely, applying problem solving techniques, using a range of mathematical processes, providing solutions to electrical/electronics engineering problems and justifying such solutions.
Note: Typical engineering problems are those encountered in meeting requirements in a design brief, meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising systems operating parameters and dealing with system malfunctions.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEE126A Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems
1. Provide computational solutions to engineering problems.
Performance Criteria: 1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood
1.2 The nature of the problems are obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken
1.3 Problems are clearly stated in writing and/or diagrammatic form to ensure they are understood and appropriate methods used to resolve them.
1.4 Known constants and variable related to the problem are obtained from measured values or problem documentation.
1.5Alternative methods for resolving the problem are considered and where necessary discussed with appropriate person(s).
2. Complete work and document problem solving activities.
2.1 Justification for solutions used to solve engineering problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards.
2.2 Work completion is documented and appropriate person(s) notified.
Refer to Elements
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate face to face in
• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the core with applications of rational, irrational numbers and basic algebra, algebraic manipulation, laws of indices, estimations, errors and approximations, plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry, plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles, Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions, simultaneous equations, matrices, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, vectors and Phasors, and complex numbers.
• Work simulation activities focus in technical leadership activities, which include: team building, identify team member’s work task, clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information, planning and organising activities to meet requested standards. Demonstrate leadership characteristic, such as: problem solving, keeping records and documenting tasks.
This course is accredited by Engineers Australia.
Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain
Professional Attributes How course addresses Engineering Australia professional attributes How assessment addresses professional
Effective Communication Presentation of subject material in the most up to date manner. Assessment by way of exams and
Creative Planning & organising activities Collecting, analysing & organising information.
Ethical responsibilities Introducing Engineers Australia Code of Ethics Observing legislation and statutory requirements. Identifying plagiarism attempts
Team work Appropriate personnel to be consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the module activities Team approach in collating and evaluating results of research or testing procedures undertaken
Long-life learners Encourage self-study through curiosity Some percentage of assessment
will test these skills
Professional Attitudes Presenting professional image Communication, class participation and performance
|Week Number||Topic Delivered||Assessment Task|
|1||Introduction to the competency
Provide solutions using Rational, irrational numbers and basic algebraic manipulation.
|2||Provide solutions usingLaws of indices, exponentials and logarithms|
|3||1. Perform logarithmic operations.|
2. Estimations, errors and approximations
|4||1. Plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry|
2. Plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles
|5||Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions|
|Assignment 1 handed out (worth 20% of total mark) due date end of week 16.|
|6||Provide solutions using Simultaneous equations|
|7||Provide solutions using Matrix Algebra|
|8||Practice test and revision|
|Practice test and revision
|9||Closed book Test 1|
|Test (worth 30% of total mark)
|10||Provide solutions using Quadratic functions|
|11||Provide solutions using Exponential and logarithmic functions|
|12||Provide solutions using Vector Algebra|
|13||Provide solutions using applications of Vectors and Phasors in engineering|
|14||Introduction and provide solutions using Complex numbers|
|15||Applications of Complex algebra in engineering problems|
|16||Practice Exam and revision|
|Practice Exam and revision|
|17&18||Closed book Exam |
|Exam 1(worth 50% of total mark)|
Glyn James, Modern Engineering Mathematics, fourth edition, Pearson Education Australia
Croft A, Davidson R, Mathematics for Engineers, third edition, Pearson Education Australia
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: Assignment Part A
Weighting towards final grade (%): 5
Assessment 2: Assignment Part B
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15
Assessment 3: Closed Book Test 1
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30
Assessment 4: Closed Book Final Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50
These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Assessment Mapping Matrix
|Element/Performance Criteria Covered||Assignment (Part A )||Assignment (Part B)||Test 1||Final Test|
• Assessment task 1 (assignment 1): 20%
Written and computer application assignment to demonstrate an understanding with applications of rational, irrational numbers and basic algebra, algebraic manipulation, laws of indices, estimations, errors and approximations, plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry, plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles, Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions, simultaneous equations, matrices, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, vectors and Phasors, and complex numbers. This assessment allows students to work as a group which will help to revise and prepare for the next assessments.
Assessment task 2 (Test 1): 30%
This assessment sdemonstrate an understanding with applications of rational, irrational numbers and basic algebra, algebraic manipulation, laws of indices, estimations, errors and approximations, plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry, plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles, Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions, simultaneous equations, matrices which are covered from week 1 to week 8.
• The time allowed for this test is no more than 2 hours.
Assessment task 3 (Exam): 50%
This assessment demonstrates an understanding with applications of matrices, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, vectors and Phasors, and complex numbers, which is covered from week 10 to week 16.
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 -
|Elements Covered||Assessment Task||Proportion of Final Assessment||Submission Time|
|Exam||50%||week 17 or 18|
Minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resourses, assignements, notes and other learning material, preparation for test and exam and individual student - teacher course related consultation.
Study and learning Support:
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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.
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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.
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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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