Course Title: Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EEET7037C

Course Title: Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

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

Zoran Savic
Phone: +613 9925 4996
Email: zoran.savic@rmit.edu.au

Anu Mehta
Phone: +613 9925 4252
Email: anu.mehta@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 development, installation and testing of programs for programmable controllers (PLC) for a system requiring discrete control functions. It encompasses working safely, applying knowledge of control systems, control system development methods, using ladder diagrams/statement list/function block diagram instruction sets, following written instructions and documenting program development and testing activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI150A Develop, enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers

Element:

1. Prepare to develop enter and verify program.

Element:

2. Develop control system and enter and test program.

Element:

3. Verify, document and report programming activities.


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

• Lectures
• Practicals
• Group/individual work on projects

 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course competencies are 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 UEENEEI150A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

 

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Week       Topic DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria        
1Safety induction. Introduction to programmable controllers. Number systems and codes 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
2Data types. Creating and editing programs 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
3Bistable functions. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
4One-shot functions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
5On-delay and off-delay timers 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
6Self-resetting timers. Cascaded timers 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
7Counters. Reversible counters 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
8Cascaded counters 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
9Timer/counter combinations 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
10Practical Test 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 11Sequencers. SFC Overview. Creating and editing SFC programs 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 12Action blocks and action qualifiers 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 13Connections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 14Conditional branching and convergence 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 15 Step activation/deactivation instructions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 16 Process monitoring and diagnostics 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
 17-18 Test 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Rehg, J & Sartori, G 2009, Programmable Logic Controllers, Second Edition.
 


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: Assignment 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

Assessment 2: Assignment 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

Assessment 3: In class activity
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 4: Final test
Weighting towards final grade (%):40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaAssignment 1& 2In class activityFinal test
1.1 x 
1.2 x 
1.3 x 
1.4xxx
1.5xxx
1.6xxx
2.1xxx
2.2xxx
2.3xxx
2.4xxx
2.5xxx
2.6xxx
2.7xxx
2.8xxx
3.1xxx
3.2xxx
3.3xxx
3.4xxx


Assessment Tasks

  • Practical Test, 15%
  • Project, 35%
  • 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 UEENEEI150A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEI150A Elements & Performance Criteria                 
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.83.13.23.33.4
 Practical Test X X X X X X   X X X       
 Project    X   X X X X X X X X X X X
 Test X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

                 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 Assessments EA1.1EA1.2  EA1.3EA1.4 EA1.5  EA1.6 EA2.1 EA2.2EA2.3 EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3  EA3.4EA3.5  EA3.6
 Practical Test   X  X  X X X  X  X  X X
 Project X  X X X X X X X X X  X X X X
 Test X X X   X   X   X   X 
 ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEI150A 2 3 1 2 2 2 2 3 1 2 1 2 1 3 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.

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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:

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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