Course Title: Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: EEET7030C

Course Title: Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits

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: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jan Jia
Ph: +613 9925 4390
Email: jan.jia@rmit.edu.au

Appointment by email

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

UEENEEE125A and UEENEEG102A

Course Description

This unit covers determining correct operation of complex polyphase power circuits and providing solutions as they apply to electrical power engineering work functions. It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including using electrical measuring devices, applying appropriate circuit theorems and providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations and justification for such solutions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG149A Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits

Element:

1. Prepare to provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits.

 

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The nature of the circuit(s) problem is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.
1.4 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.
1.5 Sources of materials that may be required for the work are established in accordance with established procedures.
1.6 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.
 

Element:

2. Provide engineering solutions to problems in complex polyphase power circuits.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.
2.3 Circuits are checked as being isolated where necessary in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
2.4 Established methods are used for solving circuit problems from measure and calculated values as they apply to complex polyphase power circuits.
2.5 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
2.6 Problems are solved without damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.
 

Element:

3. Complete work and document solutions for problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Justification for solutions used to solve circuit problems is documented.
3.4 Work completion is documented and an appropriate person or persons notified in accordance with established procedures.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


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
• Tutorial
• Practicals
• Research

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

EA 1.Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering
fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information
sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in
the area of practice.
 

EA 2.Engineering Application Ability

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.
 

EA 3.Professional and Personal Attributes

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 UEENEEG149A  in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1 Introduction to course, course guides, assessment methods, teaching and learning resources, OH&S issues
Polyphase systems, three phase Y connected generators
in class activity: group discussion and practice exercises
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
2 Phase sequence determination , Y connected three phase loads
Balanced Y/Y connection systems, calculate line voltages and line currents calculate phase voltages and phase currents
in class activity: group discussion and practice exercises
hand out –assignment 1-due week 8
 
 1.4, 1.5 1.6
3 Balanced Y/D connection systems, calculate line voltages and line currents calculate phase voltages and phase currents
in class activity: group discussion and work on assignment 1
 
 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
4 Balanced D/Y connection systems, calculate line voltages and line currents calculate phase voltages and phase currents
in class activity: group discussion and work on assignment 1
 
 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
5 Balanced D/D connection systems, calculate line voltages and line currents calculate phase voltages and phase currents
in class activity: group discussion and work on assignment 1
 
 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
6 Unbalanced three phase loads, Y connected unbalanced loads
calculate line voltages and line currents calculate phase voltages and phase currents
in class activity: group discussion and assignment part A due 5%
 
 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
7  Powers in three phase power system, calculate average power P, reactive power Q and apparent power S, two metre and three metre methods to measure the power, power factor correction effectiveness 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
8 Harmonics in electrical power systems
in class activity: group discussion and work on assignment 1
hand out-research project-harmonics presentation- due week 13
Assignment 1 part B-due 5%
 
 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
9 
 Transformers; transformer equivalent circuit, calculate primary and secondary voltages and currents using equivalent circuit
Hand out Assignment 2-15% due week 16
 
 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
10 Fault currents calculations, positive, negative and zero sequence impedance
in class activity: group discussion and practice exercises
 
 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
 
11  Calculation of faults currents, phase to earth faults, phase to phase faults
in class activity: group discussion and practice exercises
 
 
 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
12 Three- phase Induction motor, equivalent circuit, calculations.
Introduction to locked-rotor test
in class activity: group discussion and practice exercises
 

 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
13 Harmonics presentation
Work on Assignment 2
 
 1.4, 1.5 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
 
14 Harmonics presentation
Work on Assignment 2
 
 1.4, 1.5 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
 
15 revision on all topics covered from week 1 to week 14 completion of Assignment 2
 .4, 1.5 1.6
2.1, 2.2, 2.3
2.4, 2.5, 2.6
 
16 Assignment 2 due -15%
Research Project –harmonics due
 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 
17-18 Closed book Examination, catch up classes
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Boylastad, Introductory to Circuit Analysis, the latest edition, Prentice Hall


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts


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: Assignments
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 2: Project
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 3: Closed Book examination
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/Performance CriteriaAssignmentsProjectClosed Book Tests
1.1xx 
1.2xx 
1.3xxx
1.4xxx
1.5xxx
1.6xxx
2.1xx 
2.2xx 
2.3xxx
2.4xxx
2.5xxx
2.6xxx
3.1xxx
3.2xx 
3.3xx 
3.4xx 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Assignments
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 2: Project
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 3: Closed Book examination
Weighting towards final grade (%): 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 UEENEEG149A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEG149A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
Assignments x x xxxx x x xxxxxx xx
Projectxxxxxxx x x x x x x x x x
Closed Book Tests  x x x x  xxxx x   

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Assignments x     xxxxx xxxx 
Project x x      xx x  x x x xx
Closed Book Tests x x x      x     x  
All Assessments UEENEEG149A3
 
2
 
 1
0
 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0
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, assignments, project report, 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.

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
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credi t to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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 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 http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;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:

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