Course Title: Manage computer systems/electronics projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: BUSM7828C

Course Title: Manage computer systems/electronics projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mohammad Hassan
Ph: +61 3 9925 4700
Email: mohammad.hassan@rmit.edu.au 

Appointments by email
 

Nominal Hours: 40

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers the management of computer systems/ electronics projects involving management of safety, budget variation, personnel, resources, timelines and completion documentation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH141A Manage computer systems_electronics projects

Element:

1 Establish the scope of the projects.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Project deliverables and project objectives (as measurable outcomes) are established from project planning and other relevant documentation and from discussions with appropriate person(s).
1.3 The "work breakdown structure" (WBS) is developed to identify component parts of the project.
1.4 Major milestones and deliverables are identified.
1.5 Resources needed to meet project outcome are established.
1.6 Processes and procedures are developed for managing contract variations from discussions with appropriate person(s) and in accordance with contractual agreement.
1.7 Risks are identified and project plan strategies devised to ensure that outcomes are achieved to the required standard of quality specified in the contract.
1.8 A project plan is devised. The project plan typically includes: scope statement, WBS, cost estimates, proposed timeline and deliverables, required staff and other resources, key risks and their planned responses.
 

Element:

2 Manage computer systems/electronics/ projects.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS policies, procedures and programs are implemented and monitored.
2.2 Achievement of project outcomes is delegated to appropriately competent person(s) involved in the project.
2.3 Risk events are monitored and project plan strategies implemented to ensure that outcomes are achieved to the required standard of quality specified in the contract.
2.4 Procurement processes and procedures are monitored to ensure on time supply of equipment and materials and in accordance with organisation policy.
2.5 Verification of the project technical design, modification, installation, and/or maintenance of system and equipment parameters is frequently made against specifications and established procedures.
2.6 Project progress is monitored against schedule, quality requirements and budget.
2.7 Conflict issues at the work site and between stakeholders, clients and regulators are identified and managed in accordance with established procedures.
2.8 Variations are managed in accordance with agreed processes and in accordance with the contract.
2.9 Project records are maintained and progress reports written and forwarded to all appropriate person(s).
 

Element:

3 Complete projects and document.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project outcomes are reviewed against original plan, implemented risk strategies, contract variations, safety record, and budget.
3.2 Project completion acceptance is sought from appropriate person(s) and hand-over documented in accordance with organisation policy and established procedures.
 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the three clustered competencies (UEENEEE078B, UEENEEH141A and UEENEED144A) and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Lectures
• Practicals
• Project


Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Computer Project 2) in conjunction with UEENEEE078B (BUSM6212C) & UEENEED144A (EEET7064C). You must enrol in all three courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEEE078B, UEENEEH141A and UEENEED144A .

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEE078B (BUSM6212C)

1 Contribute to the identification of risks and development of management strategies.
1.1 OHS policies, processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 The extent of a program or project is established from design brief, specification and/or other relevant documentation and from discussions with appropriate person(s).
1.3 Potential, perceived and actual risk events and electrotechnology systems risks are identified, documented and analysed, in consultation with appropriate other person(s) in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
1.4 Risk management methods, tools and techniques are used to assist in the analysis and reporting of identified risk events.
1.5 Risk management techniques are used to analyse electrotechnology systems risks and risk events, assess options and recommend risk approaches to appropriate person(s) for approval.
1.6 Draft risk management processes and procedures are developed and communicated with all stakeholders to ensure understanding of management of risk factors.
1.7 Risk management processes and procedures are submitted to appropriate person(s) for approval in accordance with established procedures.
1.8 OHS risk control measures are submitted for incorporation in the risk management strategies in compliance with organisation’s OHS policy and regulations.
 

2 Contribute to the implementation and monitoring of risk management strategies.
2.1 Risk management processes and procedures are produced and submitted for incorporation into work and project plans to ensure common approach achieving outcomes.
2.2 Activities are monitored against programs and projects plans to identify and responses submitted to appropriate person(s) for approval for variations in accordance with risk management processes and established procedures.
2.3 Agreed risk responses are revised for implementation and plans modified following approval to reflect changing project objectives in an environment of uncertainty, in accordance with risk management processes and established procedures.
 

3 Contribute to the evaluation of risk management strategies.
3.1 Project outcomes are reviewed with appropriate person(s) to determine effectiveness of risk management processes and established procedures.
3.2 Risk issues and recommended improvements are identified, documented and submitted to appropriate person(s) for approval to incorporate them into ongoing programs and future program and project and plans.
3.3 Outcomes are documented and recorded/stored in accordance established procedures.


Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEED144A (EEET7064C)
1 Prepare to commission computer systems.
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3 Safety hazards that have not previously been identified are noted and established risk control measures are implemented.
1.4 Appropriate personnel are consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the work site.
1.5 System operating parameters are identified by reviewing system specifications and component technical data.
1.6 Tools, equipment, applications, and testing devices needed for the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.
1.7 Preparatory work is checked to ensure no unnecessary damage has occurred and complies with requirements.
1.8 Circuits are checked as being isolated, where necessary, in strict
 

2 Commission computer systems.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Testing/measuring devices are connected and set up in accordance with requirements for a particular system.
2.3 Measurements and adjustments are made to computer equipment to provide optimum system performance in accordance with system specifications and/or regulatory requirements.
2.4 Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made from discussions with appropriate persons and job specifications and requirements.
2.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.6 Systems ‘commissioning procedures are performed in accordance with requirements.
2.7 Commissioning is carried out efficiently without unnecessary waste of materials or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or
 

3 Completion and report commissioning activities.
3.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Adjustment settings are documented in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.4 Commissioning results and work completion are notified to appropriate person or persons in

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course and other two clustered competencies are mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA 1.1. 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

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with cluster of competencies UEENEEE078B, UEENEEH141A & UEENEED144A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the 3 clustered competencies (UEENEED148A, UEENEEE015B, UEENEEE137A) is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance criteria
1-2Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria, OHS policies, processes and procedures, maintaining reflective journal
Assessment task 1: Reflective Journal: 10%- Every Week within 48 hours of the class session to be submitted in myRMIT>Studies>Course Online Blog i.e. Reflective Journal
Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 -Project brief: 20% - Given Out- Week 2, Due on Week 4  
E078B 1.1
H141A 1.1
D144A 1.1
 
3The extent of a program or project is established from design brief, Project deliverables and project objectives (as measurable outcomes) are established from project planning, 2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures, maintaining reflective journalE078B 1.2
H141A 1.2
D144A 1.2

 
4Potential, perceived and actual risk events and electrotechnology systems risks are identified, documented and analysed, “work breakdown structure” (WBS) is developed, Safety hazards that have not previously been identified, maintaining reflective journal

Assessment task 3: Assignment 2 -Project Risk Assessment: 20% - Given Out- Week 4, Due on Week 8



E078B 1.3
H141A 1.3
D144A 1.3
 
5-10Risk management methods, tools and techniques are used, Draft risk management processes and procedures are developed and communicated, Risk management processes and procedures are submitted to appropriate person, Appropriate personnel are consulted , to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively ,Activities are monitored against programs and projects plans, System operating parameters are identified, Tools, equipment, applications, and testing devices needed Achievement of project outcomes is delegated, maintaining reflective journal
 
E078B 1.4-1.7
H141A 2.1-2.6
D144A 1.4-1.6

 
11-15OHS risk control measures are submitted , Agreed risk responses are revised for implementation and plans modified, Procurement processes and procedures are monitored , Verification of the project technical design, modification, installation, and/or maintenance , Preparatory work is checked Project progress is monitored Risk events are monitored and project plan strategies implemented, maintaining reflective journalE078B 1.8
H141A 2.8.-2.9
D144A 1.7-1.8
 
16-17Project outcomes are reviewed, OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed, Testing/measuring devices are connected and set up, Decisions for dealing with unexpected situations are made, 7 Commissioning is carried out efficiently, Adjustment settings are documented, Work site is cleaned, Commissioning results and work completion are notified

Assessment task 4 Assignment 3- Project Plan 50%- Week 17 (depends on centralized exam date, please confirm from teacher)  

E078B 3.1-3.3
H141A 3.1-3.3
D144A 2-1-2.7, 3.1-.3.4

 
18Submission of Report & Presentation E078B 3.1-3.3
H141A 3.1-3.3
D144A 2-1-2.7, 3.1-.3.4

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 10 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Information Technology Project Management 3E by Jack T. Marchewka, John Wiley

Project Manager Competency Development Framework , by Project Management Institute


References

Competency Mapping, Assessment, & Development’ by Dr. Pandu Naik & Mr. Siraj Ur Rahman

Engineering Design: A Project Based Introduction 3E , by Clive L. Dym, Patrick Little, John Wiley

Google Book: The Computer System Risk Management and Validation Life Cycle By R. Timothy Stein


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>BUSM7828C
 


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: Reflective Journal in Google Website

Weighting towards final grade (%): 45

 

Assessment 2: Assignment 1- Project Progress Report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

 

Assessment 3: Assignment 2- Project Demonstration & Final Report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Reflective Journal

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

1.1 

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1.2 

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1.3

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1.4

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1.5

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1.6

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1.7

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1.8

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2.1

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2.2

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2.3

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2.4

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2.5

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2.6

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2.7

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2.8

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2.9

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3.1

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3.2

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x

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

• Reflective Journal in Google Website, 50 %
• Assignment 1, 20% -Week 8
• Assignment 2, 30% -Week 17

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 UEENEEE078B Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE078B Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments141.51.61.71.82.1 2.22.33.13.23.3
Reflective Journalxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 1xxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 2xxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs UEENEEH141A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH141A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.1 1.2  1.31.41.51.61.71.82.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.93.13.2
Reflective Journalxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 2xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs UEENEED144A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED144A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.82.12.22.32.42.52.62.73.13.23.33.4
Reflective Journalxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 2xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1 EA1.2 EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6 EA2.1 EA2.2 EA2.3 EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3EA3.4  EA3.5 EA3.6
Reflective Journal  x
  x   x x x x x x x x x
Assignment 1  xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 2 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEE078B  1 1 3 2 3 2 3 1 1 2
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEH141A  1 0 3 2 2 1 2 3 2 3 1 1 2 3 3 2
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEED144A  1 1 3 2 2 1 2 3 2 3 1 2 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

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• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

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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.

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