Course Title: Apply industry and community standards to engineering activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: ENVI5080C

Course Title: Apply industry and community standards to engineering activities

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

Marko Dumovic
Phone: + 61 3 99254712
Email: marko.dumovic@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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 the industry and community standards expected of engineers. It encompasses knowledge and application of ethical and community standards, seeking advise regarding broader implications of engineering works, adopting appropriates technologies and engaging in current engineering issues.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE080A Apply industry and community standards to engineering activities

Element:

1. Review ethical and community standards and processes.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Ethical standards of relevant professional bodies are reviewed and understood.
1.2 Advice on the application processes for applying ethical, community and technical standards is obtained from persons of higher authority.
1.3 Contributions to periodic revision of standards is made through formal discussions with colleagues and written submissions to public reviews.

Element:

2. Apply ethical and community standards and processes.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established ethical standards are apply to all professional dealings and activities.
2.2 Work is planed and managed within the framework of community and technical standards.
2.3 Compliance with relevant community and technical standards is incorporated in assuring quality of work outcomes.
2.4 Advice on engineering issues and adoption of particular technologies with regard to standards is sought from persons of higher authority.


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

  • Tutorials
  • Practicals
  • Class discussion

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is 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 UEENEEG006A in the Assessment matrix
For detailed mapping / information please refer to the C6120 program guide under the accreditation section, http://www.rmit.edu.au/programs/structure/c6120auscy
 

Classroom tutorial activities:
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.

Purpose of standards and how they are applied
-Difference between standards, codes of practice and guidelines
-Legal implications of standards, codes of practice‘ and guidelines
-Standards development organisations and compliance systems

Demonstrated consistent performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below:
A Reviewing and understanding ethical standards
B Seeking advice on applying standards
C Working ethically
D Ensuring work outcomes are compliant with relevant standards


Industrial Placement:
Students in the final stage of Advanced Diploma in Electrical are encouraged to undertake an industrial practice workplacement activity, which requires student to undertake tasks within electrical, electronic or computers sisytems domain within industry.
Task may involve activities linked to auto cad, software packages, project management, electrical or electronics troubleshooting, maintenance, evaluation and alnalisys, instrumentation and process control programming and, assistance in tender submissions and evaluations etc.
Report/Assignment
At the end of Industrial practice or work simulated activities students are supposed to submit report addressing application of industry and community standards.

 

Practical exercises:

Research activities on industry and community standards involving:
- Engineers Australia Professional Competencies
- Australian Wiring rules
- Instrumentation standards
- Illumination standards
- Appliance safety testing and tagging standard.
- Workplace safety systems management through project management activities.
- Code of Practice for safe electrical work

Generic skills relevant to this unit are:
The extent of the essential knowledge and associated skills (EKAS) required is given in Volume 2 - Part 2.2 EKAS. It forms an integral part of this unit.
KS01-EE080A Ethical standards and their application
KS02-EE080A Development of community standards


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the competency UEENEEE080A is detailed below:

  

WeekTopic DeliveredElement/Performance criteria
1 . Course introduction, course guide, assesment schedule 1.1.
  Industrial Practice Reviewing and understanding ethical standards. Social and ethical issues in design technology. Assessment: Practical Exercise 1. 1.1.2 1.3

 
  Establishing ethical standards and  appling to all professional dealings and activities.  Engineers Australia Professional Competencies and code of ethics.  RMIT University Code of Ethics 1. 1.1.2 1.3
4 . Study case on compliance with relevant community and technical standards is incorporated in assuring quality of work outcomes,l Engineering Practice; Lighting design application using Software and standards 1. 1.1.2 1.3
5  . Study case on  how established ethical standards are apply to all professional dealings and activities. Ethical standards of relevant professional bodies research. 2.1  2.2 1.3
6  . Engineering Practice; Lighting design application using Software and standard.   Assessment: Practical exercise 2.2
7    Advice on engineering issues and adoption of particular technologies with regard to standards is sought from persons of higher authority. 2.2
 Wiring rules introduction.     Assessment:   Practical exercise 2.2

 
  Research activities on industry and community standards involving: Australian Wiring rules, Instrumentation standards 2.2
10   Engineering Practices Research on periodic review of standards 2.1  2.2
11   
 
 Code of Practice for safe electrical work , Engineering Practice: Appliance safety testing and tagging standard 2.2 2.4
12 Research work on Legal implications of standards, codes of practice‘ and guidelines. Assessment:  Assignment 2.3
13   Research activities on industry and community standards involving Australian Wiring rules 1.2  2.3
14  Research activities on industry and community standards involving Australian Wiring rules 2.1
15  Established ethical standards application to  professional dealings and activities. 1.1 2.2
16 Compliance with relevant community and technical standards 2.1 2.4
17  Study case on engineering issues and adoption of particular technologies with regard to standards 2.1 2.2 2.3
18  Assignment due date 2.1 2.2 2.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


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: Practical exercises (Part A & Part B)

Weighting towards final grade Part A (%): 30

Weighting towards final grade Part B (%): 30

 

Assessment 2: Assignment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

 

Practical Exercises

 Assignment
1.1xx
1.2 x x
1.3 x x
2.1 x x
2.2  x x
2.3  x 
2.4   x

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

  • Practicle exercises: 30%
  • Assignment : 70%

At the end of Industrial practice or work simulated activites students are supposed to submit report addressing application of industry and community standards.

Demonstrated consistent performance across a representative range of contexts from the prescribed items below:


A Reviewing and understanding ethical standards
B Seeking advice on applying standards
C Contributing to periodic review of standards
D Working ethically
E Ensuring work outcomes are compliant with relevant standards


Practical exercises: 30%

Research activities on industry and community standards involving:
- Australian Wiring rules
- Instrumentation standards
- Illumination standards
- Appliance safety testing and tagging standard.
- Workplace safety systems management through project management activities.

When participating in class activities, students must demonstrate ability to:

Organise and manage the tasks within the assignment requirements
Perform tasks autonomously and/or as a member of a team as task proscribes
Perform task and manage work environment/equipment according to safe working practice and OH&S requirements.
Meet assessment criteria, conditions and technical requirement relevant to the competency standard detail above.

 

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 UEENEEE080A Elements & Performance Criteria

 

  UEENEEE080A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment1.11.21.32.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
 Practical Exercises x x x
 Assignment x x  x x x

 

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Competency ElementEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6E2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
AssignmentXX X  X XX  XXXX
Practical ExerciseXXXXXX XX XXX X 
All Assessments UEENEEE080A  3223113311132311
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

 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

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 8 in addition to 20 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 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.
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

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/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.

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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