Course Title: Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: ONPS5684C

Course Title: Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems

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: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Elmas Aliu
GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001
PHONE: 9925 4360     FAX: (03) 99254377
Email: elmas.aliu@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 the law of physics and how they apply to solving electrotechnology related problems. It encompasses working safely, knowledge of measurements of physical phenomena, linear and angular motion, harmonic motion, wave theory, optics, acoustics and heat capacity and transfer, use of measurement techniques, solving physics related problems and documenting justification for such solutions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE082A Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems

Element:

1. Prepare to apply physics to developing solutions to electrotechnology related problems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 1.2 OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3 The nature of the problem is obtained and understood from documentation or from work supervisor.
1.4 Problems are clearly stated in writing and/or diagrammatic form to ensure they are understood and appropriate methods used to resolve them.
1.5 Equipment and testing devices needed to develop solutions to problems are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety


 

Element:

2. Apply the laws of physics to developing solutions to electrotechnology problems.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.

2.2 Tests and measurements are undertaken in strict accordance with OHS requirements and within established safety procedures.

2.3 Knowledge of laws of physics are drawn to develop resolutions problems in static and dynamics including tests and measurements and interpreting their results.
2.4 Theoretical and measured values are applied to developing solutions to problems in static and dynamics
2.5 Consideration is given to adverse effects in the developed solutions of problems
2.6 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
 

Element:

3. Report solutions of problems in static and dynamics.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Proposed solutions to electrotechnology problems are documented with science based justification for the solutions.
3.2 Known adverse effects and outcome of developed solution are included in the report
3.3 Solution report is forwarded to the and appropriate person notified in accordance with established procedures
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements

 

 


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate face to face in

• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the core essential understanding with applications of Motion, Force, Units, Linear motion, Displacement , Motion in a vertical plane , Acceleration of Gravity ,Projectile motion, Laws of Motion , Weight , Friction, Energy , Work , Power , Momentum, Circular Motion and Gravitation, Rotational Motion, Simple harmonic motion and vibration, Waves and Sound, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Acoustics and ultrasonics and Heat capacity and heat transfer.

• Work simulation activities focus in technical leadership activities, which include: team building, identify team member’s work task, clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information, planning and organising activities to meet requested standards. Demonstrate leadership characteristic, such as: problem solving, keeping records and documenting tasks. 
 

 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


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1Introduction to the competency of Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems

Measurement encompassing
• SI units in measurement of physical phenomena
• Uncertainty and tolerance
• Scalar and Vector quantities. Vectors
Vector addition (Graphical and trigonometric method). Resolving a vector
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.4)
 

 
2Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on mathematical concepts as:
Motion, Force, Units, Linear motion, Displacement
• Motion in a straight line
• Velocity
• Acceleration
• Distance, Velocity and Acceleration
Motion in a vertical plane
Acceleration of Gravity
Falling Bodies
Projectile motion
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.4-2.6)
3(3.1)
 
 
3Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts such as
Laws of Motion
• First Law of Motion
• Mass
• Second Law of Motion
Weight
Third Law of Motion
Friction
• Static and kinetic friction
• Coefficient of friction
• Rolling Friction
Elements:
1(1.2)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.2-3.3)
 
 
4Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as
Energy
• Work
• Power
• Efficiency
• Kinetic Energy
• Potential Energy
• Rest and Conservation of Energy
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.1-3.3)
 
 
5Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as
Momentum
• Linear Momentum
• Impulse
• Collisions

Elements:
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.1-2.4)
3(3.1-3.3)
 

Assignment 1 handed out (worth 20% of total mark) due date end of week 16
6Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as
Circular Motion and Gravitation
• Centripetal Acceleration
• Centripetal Force
• Motion in a Vertical Circle
• Gravitation
• Satellite Motion
Elements:
1(1.2-1.5)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.2-3.3)
 
 
7Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as
Rotational Motion
• Angular Measure
• Angular Velocity
• Angular Acceleration
• Moment of inertia
• Moment of inertia
• Torque
• Rotational Energy and Work
• Angular Momentum

Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.1-3.3)
 

 
8Practice test and revision

Elements:
1(1.1,1.5)
2(2.1-2.3)
3(3.1-3.2)
 

Practice test and revision
9Closed book Test
Elements:
1(1.1,1.5)
2(2.1-2.3)
3(3.1-3.2)
 
Test (worth 30% of total mark)
10Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as
Simple harmonic motion and vibration
Restoring force
Elastic Potential Energy
Simple harmonic motion Period of frequency
Displacement, frequency and Acceleration
Energy, Pendulum
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.1-3.3)
 
 
11Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as
Waves and Sound
• Waves
• Waves Properties
• Logarithms
Waves and Sound
• Sound
• Doppler Effect
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.1-3.3)
 
 
12Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as Electromagnetic waves and propagation
Elements:
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.1-3.2)
 
 
13Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as Optics
• Mirrors and lenses
• Optical fibre
Elements:
1(1.2-1.5)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.123.3)
 
 
14Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as
Acoustics and ultrasonics
 
 
15Apply physics to solving electrotechnology engineering problems energy on concepts as
Heat capacity and heat transfer
Fluid power
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.1-3.3)
 
 
16Practice Exam and revision

Exam
Elements:
1(1.2-1.4)
2(2.4-2.6)
3(3.3)
 

Practice Exam and revision
17&18Closed book Exam
Exam
Elements:
1(1.2-1.4)
2(2.4-2.6)
3(3.3)
 
Exam (worth 50% of total mark)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Applied Physics By Arthur Beiser

0-07-142611-6


References

Serway “Principles of Physics" Jacob Fraden Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications (Handbook of Modern Sensors) By, Publisher: Springer, Publication Date: 2003-12-04
 

0387007504


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 (Part A)

Weighting towards final grade (%): 5

 

Assessment 2: Assignment (Part B)

Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

 

Assessment 3: Closed Book Test 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

 

Assessment 4: Closed Book Final Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance CriteriaAssignment (Part A)Assignment (Part B)Closed Book Test 1Closed Book Final Test
1.2xxxx
1.3  xx
1.4  xx
1.5xx x
2.1xx x
2.2   x
2.3xx x
2.4  xx
2.5  xx
2.6   x
3.1xx x
3.2xxxx
3.3xx x

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Progressive assessments will include written and oral demonstration, assignments, tests, projects and computer assisted learning.

Assessment task 1 (assignment 1): 20%
Written and computer application assignment to demonstrate an understanding with applications of Motion, Force, Units, Linear motion, Displacement , Motion in a vertical plane , Acceleration of Gravity ,Projectile motion, Laws of Motion , Weight , Friction, Energy , Work , Power , Momentum, Circular Motion and Gravitation, Rotational Motion, Simple harmonic motion and vibration, Waves and Sound, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Acoustics and ultrasonics and Heat capacity and heat transfer.
This assessment allows students to work as a group which will help to revise and prepare for the next assessments.

Assessment task 2 (Test 1): 30%
This assessment sdemonstrate an understanding with applications of Motion, Force, Units, Linear motion, Displacement , Motion in a vertical plane , Acceleration of Gravity ,Projectile motion, Laws of Motion , Weight , Friction, Energy , Work , Power , Momentum, Circular Motion and Gravitation, Rotational Motion which are covered from week 1 to week 8.
• The time allowed for this test is no more than 2 hours.

Assessment task 3 (Exam): 50%
This assessment demonstrates an understanding with applications of Rotational Motion, Simple harmonic motion and vibration, Waves and Sound, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Acoustics and ultrasonics and Heat capacity and heat transfer, which is covered from week 10 to week 16.

This course is graded using the following course grades-

CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment

Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -

http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
 


Assessment Matrix

Elements CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final AssessmentSubmission Time
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.6)
3(3.1-3.3)
 
Assignment

 

20%week 16
1(1.1,1.5)
2(2.1-2.3)
3(3.1-3.2)
 
Test30%week 9
1(1.2-1.4)
2(2.4-2.6)
3(3.3)
 
Exam50%week 17 or 18

Other Information

- Minimum student directed hours are 6 in addition to 54 scheduled teaching hours.
- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resourses, assignements, notes and other learning material, preparation for test and exam and individual student - teacher course related consultation.
Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students 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:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of 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.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=riderwtscifm 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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