Course Title: Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7029C

Course Title: Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations

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

Marko Dumovic, GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001
PHONE: 99254342 FAX: (03) 99254377
Email: marko.dumovic@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 + UEENEEE102A + UEENEEE104A + UEENEEE105A + UEENEEE107A + UEENEEG006A + UEENEEG033A + UEENEEG063A + UEENEEG101A + UEENEEG102A + UEENEEG106A

Course Description

This unit covers selecting wiring systems and cables for electrical installations operating at voltages up to 1,000V a.c. or 1,500 V d.c. It encompass knowledge and application of wiring systems and cable types, selecting wiring system compatible with the installation conditions, selecting cables that comply with required current-carrying capacity and voltage drop and earth fault-loop impedance limitations, coordination between protective devices and conductors and documenting selection decisions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG107A Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations

Element:

1. Prepare to select wiring systems and cables for general electrical installations.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The extent and nature of the electrical installation is determined from job specifications.
1.2 Safety and other regulatory requirements to which the electrical installation shall comply area are identified, obtained and understood.
1. 3 Cable routes, the route lengths of cables and the conditions in which the wiring system is to operate is determined from job specifications or from consultation with appropriate persons.

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Element:

2. Select wiring systems and cables for general electrical installations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Wiring systems are selected for suitability for the environments in which they are to operate.
2.2 Cable conductor sizes are selected to meet current-carrying capacity requirements and voltage-drop and earth fault-loop impedance limitations.
2.3 Circuit protective devices are selected to meet requirement for co-ordination with conductor current-carrying capacity.
2.4 Earthing system components are selected to meet requirements of an MEN system.
2.5 Evidence is obtained that electrical equipment selected complies with safety requirements
 

Element:

3. Document electrical installation.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Evidence is obtained from manufacturers/suppliers that electrical equipment selected complies with safety requirements.
3.2 Reasons for selections made, including calculations, are documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Electrical installation arrangement and specifications for all selected items are documented in accordance with established procedures and forwarded to appropriate person(s).
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Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of electrical protections, equipment selection principles, installation arrangements for various electrical devices, metering, basic lighting principles, various electrical heating and hazardous areas.


Selecting wiring systems and cables for general electrical installations by:

A Determining the extent and nature of the installation for job specifications
B Obtaining and understand the safety and other regulatory requirements to which the electrical installation shall comply
C Determining cable routes, the route lengths of cables and the conditions in which the wiring system is to operate.
D Selecting wiring system suitable for the environment requirements.
E Selecting cable conductors sizes in consideration to current-carrying capacity and voltage-drop / earth fault-loop limitation.
F Ensuring co-ordination between circuit protective device and conductor current-carrying capacity.
G Selecting compliant earthing system components
H Documenting wiring systems and cables to be used, specification for items selected and reasons for the selections made.
I Dealing with unplanned events


Practical activities to develop skill in selection of electrical wiring systems, protective devices, various cables, switchboard, control panels and lightings.

Work simulation assignments on calculations relating to the general installation maximum demand calculations, volt drop considerations and fault conditions. Specifications will be provided with work simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application.

Project: Students are required to spend approximately 20 nominal hours for independent study on technical standards, regulations and codes for general electrical installations. The project within the unit is designed to give learners an introduction to the electrical installation design process. The method of rating various types of electrical equipment is detailed as is the design of electrical supply andinstallation.
 


Teaching Schedule

Week Topic

 UEENEEG107A Competency element

 Assessment task
1 Introduction; Power systems;     Video: Harnessing Nature’s Power
 
 1.1  1.2    1.3    2.1 
2 Power generation, distribution, three phase power generation, star and delta connection, phase and line voltage; conditions for paralleling generators;
Videos: Three phase power generation and distribution; Power Demand
 
 1.1 1.2 1.3 2.2 
3

Wiring systems and electrical installation design requirements;  Industrial power distribution and utilization system. Performance requirements - design and safety
Video: Electricity Distribution,  Video : 

Introduction to AS3000 Wring rules and AS3008
 

 1.1 1.2 1.3    2.3 
4 Multiple Earthed Neutral System; Technical standards, regulations and codes for general electrical installations 1.2  2.1    2.2   2.3   3.4   2.5  Project
5Maximum demand on consumer’s mains/submains , domestic installations 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.4 2.5 
6  Maximum demand on consumer’s mains/submains , Industrial installations 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.4 2.5 
7  Maximum demand on consumer’s mains/submains , Industrial installations, workshops, factories 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.4 2.5 ,   3.1 
8 Current caring capacity, Cable selection Final subcircuit arrangements ;• layout/schedule of circuits for given installations 1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.4 2.5   3.2 
9  Cables, insulations, temperature rating and wiring accessories;Electrical installation — cable selection; Factors affecting the suitability of wiring systems 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.4 2.5  3.3 
10 Selecting protection devices 1.1  1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.4 2.5 
11 Cable selection based on voltage drop requirements,  AS3008 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.4 2.5  3.1  3.2 
12 Cable selection based on voltage drop requirements  2.3 3.4 2.5  3.1  3.2  3.3  
13 Electrical Installation Project 3.1 3.2 3.3 
14 Cable selection based on fault loop impedance requirements 2.1 3.1 3.2 3.3 
15 Cabel selction for workshop project work 2.2 3.1 3.2 3.3 
16 Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installations, revision 2.3 2.4 2.5 3.1 3.2 3.3 
17 Final  Assessment 1.1 1.2 2.1  2.2 3.1 3.2 3.3 Exam
18 Select wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installationsassessment feedback 3.1 3.2 3.3 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Dumovic Marko “ Electrical Installations”, RMIT


References

- Keith Pethbridge & Ian Neeson "Australian Electrical Wiring Practice - Volumes 1&2" McGraw Hill, ISBN 0 074 71053 2
- Australian Standard AS3000 - Wiring Rules
- Australian Standard AS3008 - Electrical Installations, Selection of Cables
- Theodore Wildi “Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems”, Prentice Hall ISBN: 0-13-082460-7
- RMIT network drive: S:\C6120\EEET7029C Electrical Installations -RMIT online learning resources are located on RMIT Online Learning Hub.
Follow the link to log in http://www.rmit.edu.au The Learning Hub ( Blackboard) is the central point of access to the online courses in which students are registered. Video: Harnessing Natures Power Site for selection and coordination of protective devices:
http://www.electrician2.com/calculators/s240_6.html
 


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

Final Exam 60%
Written assessment on selection of equipment for general electrical installations involving following topics :
-Arranging electrical installations to comply with safety and other regulatory and functional requirements.
- Selecting appropriate type and size of cables.
- Selecting protection methods and devices that meet co-ordination requirements for overload and short circuit protection.
-Selecting switchgear and control gear that meet current, voltage and IP ratings and functional requirements.

Project 40%
 

Factorr/workshop electrical installation project related to cable selection, maximum demand, fault level calculations and application of Australian standards in documenting installation arrangement, specification for items selected and reasons for the selections made. Assignment tasks involve applications of standards, codes and requirements applicable to selecting and arranging electrical equipment, and shall be as close as practicable to real work situations and include real work decisions by the learner.
 

Satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises based on applications of Australian standards. Assessment activities will be as close as practicable to real work situations and will require “real work” type decision-making by the student.


Plagiarism
The presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own and without appropriate referencing is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in not passing the program
 

 

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
 


Assessment Matrix

 

 

Competency CodeCompetenct titleProjectWork integrated learningExam
UEENEEG107ASelect wiring systems and cables for low voltage general electrical installationsX X
     
 Vourse Grade Grade level Competency Level
CHDCompetent with High Distinction The learner will confidently apply novel but relevant solutions to unfamiliar and complex tasks
CDI Competent with Distinction The learner will confidently evaluate alternative solutions to an unfamiliar task or problem and use the most appropriate solution.
CC Competent with Credit The learner will elegantly apply appropriate facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve an unfamiliar task or problem with confidence
 
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
 
 The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
 
NYC  Not Yet Competent Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment 

 

How this course addresses  Engineers Australia professional attributesHow course addresses professional Engineers Australia attributesHow assessment addresses professional
Attributes
 
Effective CommunicationPresentation of subject material in the most up to date mannerAssessment by way of exams and
laboratory reports
 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 equipment selection, measurements or testing procedures undertaken
 Long life learning Encourage self-study through curiosity Some percentage of assessment on installation design concepts will test these skills
 Professional Attitudes Presenting professional image with emphasys on communications and project presentation skills Communication, class participation and performance
   

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students 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:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

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

Late submission:

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.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration


PLAGIARISM:
Plagiarism may occur in oral or written presentations. Plagiarism is the presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own; without appropriate referencing. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which may result in cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism


Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
Engineering Australia has accredited this course.
 

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