Course Title: Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers.

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: EEET7038C

Course Title: Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers.

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

Anu Mehta
Ph:+613 9925 4252
Email: anu.mehta@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

UEENEEI150A

Course Description

This unit covers development, installation and testing of programs for an industrial system requiring advance control functions. It encompasses working safely, using structure logic, acceptable design techniques, applying knowledge of high level instructions, and documenting development and programming activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI151A Develop, enter and verify word and analogue control programs for programmable logic controllers.

Element:

1. Prepare to develop industrial control systems programs.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 Mode of operation of the control system is determined from job specifications of the process/plant/machine to be controlled, and through consultation with appropriate person(s).
1.4 Equipment, software and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.
1.5 Installation of programmable controller is checked for compliance with regulations and job specification.
 

Element:

2. Develop and enter and programs for industrial control systems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2  Control solutions are developed and documented based on the operational mode and using acceptable methods for designing control system that contain numeric variables and values.
2.3  Developed control solution is entered using a personal computer and software applicable to the programmable controller.
2.4  Programming elements are written and used to manipulate word data. (See Note 1)
2.5  Program control values are assigned using applicable numbering systems and codes. (See Note 2)
2.6  Programs are written to read and write analogue signals, both with and without.
2.7  Arithmetic functions are used to scale analogue inputs to a specified engineering span.
2.8  Arithmetic functions are used to un-scale an engineering value to drive an analogue output.
2.9  Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.

Element:

3. Monitor, verify and document programming activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1  Device operation is tested in strict accordance OHS requirements and procedures.
3.2  Entered instructions and settings are tested as meeting those specified for the control mode requirements.
3.3  Appropriate methods and tools are used to test and monitor control programs and operating faults, anomalies are identified and rectified. (See Note 3)
3.4  OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.5  Control system specification and program are documented 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

• Lectures
• 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:

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 UEENEEI151A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

WeekTopicElement / Performance Criteria
1Intro to Structured Text, Datatypes, Operators1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
2

Arithmetic operators (+, -, *, /) and mathematical functions.

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, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
3Timers & Counters (in ST)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, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
4Loops, Iterations1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
5Arrays1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
6Temperature Conversion & Control Program1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
7Revision1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
8Mid Term Test1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
9

Introduction to SFC 

Project Issued

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, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
10

SFC program execution. Creating transition functions

Working on Project

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, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
11

SFC program execution. Creating transition functions

Working on Project

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, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
12

Time driven transistions 

Working on Project

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, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
13

Process control signals. Analogue module and field device interfacing Working on Project

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, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
14Closed Loop Control Programming Working on Project1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
15Closed Loop Control Programming / Project Submission1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
16Revision1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
17 -18 Test1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

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

Borden, Terry & Cox, Richard 2013, Technician’s Guide to Programmable Controller, Sixth Edition

Bateson, Robert 2002, Introduction to Control System Technology, Seventh Edition


Other Resources

PLC manufacturer’s operation manuals.

Omron. CX-Programmer V9.x
Omron. Sysmac CJ1M/CJ1H CPU Units
Omron, 2010, SFC Programming Operation Manual. CX-Programmer Ver9.x
Omron, Analog I/O units Operation Manual. Sysmac CS/CJ Series.

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: Lab Activities
Weighting towards final grade (%):10

Assessment 2: Mid Term Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2: Project
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 2: Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaLab ActivitiesMid Term TestProjectTest
1.1    
1.2XXX 
1.3XXXX
1.4XXX 
1.5XXX 
2.1XXXX
2.2XXXX
2.3XXXX
2.4XXXX
2.5XXXX
2.6XXXX
2.7XXXX
2.8XXXX
2.9XXXX
3.1  XX
3.2  XX
3.3  XX
3.4  XX
3.5  XX


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1:  Lab Activities, (5 X 2%)10% Week 3-8
Assessment 2:  Mid Term Test, 20% Week 9-10
Assessment 3:  Project, 30% Week 9-15
Assessment 4:  Test, 40% Week 17-18

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. UEENEEI151A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEI151A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.93.13.23.33.43.5
Lab Activities X X X X X X X X X X X X X X     
Mid Term Test X X X X X X X X X X X X X X     
Project X X X X X X X 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

 
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
Lab Activities  X X XXXXX     
Mid Term Test  X X XXXXX     
ProjectX XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
TestXXX     X    X  
ALL ASSESSMENTS (UEENEEI151A) 2 1 3 1 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 1 1
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.

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/credit 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 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

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 lodgment 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. 

Other Information: 

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

 

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