Course Title: Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: EEET7039C

Course Title: Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luigi La Forgia
Ph: +61 3 9925 4864

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


Course Description

This unit covers development, installation and testing of programs for supervisory control and data acquisition. It encompasses working safely, process analysis, developing process condition database and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) using SCADA software package and documenting programming activities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI152A Develop, enter and verify programs in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems


1. Prepare to develop programs for supervisory control and data acquisition systems.

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 The extent of the SCADA system is determined from design brief and process specifications.
1.4 Process data are analysed for development of graphical design/mimic diagrams.
1.5 PLC analogue and digital addresses are related to tag database.
1.6 Tag data types are configured in the database.
1.7 Graphic objects are created and where appropriate are added to a graphic library.
1.8 Consideration is given to the security requirements for the SCADA system to prevent access by unauthorised personnel.
1.9 The SCADA system is configured to provide appropriate reporting mechanisms.
1.10 Equipment, software and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.


2. Develop and enter programs using dedicated supervisory control and data acquisition software.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 SCADA software is used to develop human-machine interface (HMI) of processes.
2.3 Supervisory control functions, data acquisition components and automated tasks are programmed using SCADA software.
2.4 Data is manipulated within the SCADA software.
2.5 Alarms and limits for process variables are identified and programmed accordingly.
2.6 Trends for process variables and limits are programmed accordingly.
2.7 Reports are configured to display/print appropriate information.
2.8 User rights/security is configured to provide appropriate access to the different sections/controls of the SCADA system.
2.9 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.


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 objects and settings are tested as meeting those specified in the design brief.
3.3 SCADA software tools are used to test and monitor programs and operating faults, anomalies are identified and rectified.
3.4 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.5 SCADA system specification and program are documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.6 Work completion is reported and appropriate personnel notified in accordance with established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates:-

  • Lecture/Presentations
  • Self Paced Tutorials
  • Demonstrations
  • Instuctor Lead Hands-on Tutorials/Practice Drill

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 UEENEEI1152A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

  The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:



Topic DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria


Principles of SCADA; Creating Projects & setting-up communications; Variable tags database; Graphics/mimic pages


Common object properties; Controls; Touch commands; Object, Page & System Keyboard commands


Continue with topics of week 2

4Assessment 1 (20%)1.1-1.10
5Assessment 11.1-1.10
6Finish topics of week 2 & start Alarms1.1-1.10

Finish Alarms, and Trends and Process Analyst

                           Mid Semester Break

Genies & Super genies

10Assessment 2 (30%)1.1-1.10
11Assessment 21.1-1.10
12Finish Super Genies1.1-1.10
13Accumulators; Devices, Log files & Reports1.1-1.10
15Assessment 3 (50%)1.1-1.10
16Assessment 31.1-1.10

Centralised Exam Period

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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: Assessment 1
Weighting towards final grade (%):20

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

Assessment 3: Assessment 3
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 3 
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

 Assessments vs UEENEEI152 Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEI152 Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment 1 XXX X X XX XXX XXXXX
Assessment 3XXX XXX XXXXX XX

Assessments vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
All Assesments UEENEEI152 333312232 
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, 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 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 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.
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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 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: 

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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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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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