Course Title: Plan industrial computer systems projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUSM7830C

Course Title: Plan industrial computer systems 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: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mohammad Hassan

Phone: +61 3 9925 4700

Email: mohammad.hassan@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 development and documentation of industrial computer systems project proposals, milestones and completions .The unit encompasses, establishing budgets, critical path analysis, development of workflow strategies, documenting, presenting and negotiating budgets and timelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED148A Plan industrial computer systems projects

Element:

1 Prepare to plan project.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established techniques for project planning are reviewed are adopted in accordance with organisation policies.
1.3 The extent of the project is established from design brief, specification and/or other relevant documentation and from discussions with appropriate person(s).

Element:

2 Develop project plan proposal.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Estimated plant, material, labour and other costs are sought and obtained from appropriate person(s) in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
2.2 Project budget is established from estimated plant, material, labour and other costs in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
2.3 Knowledge of critical path analysis is applied to developing workflow strategies.
2.4 Sources and availability of materials and human resources needed for the project are established in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
2.5 Risk management strategies are sought and obtained for incorporating into the project plan.
2.6 Project plan is reviewed against all inputs and adjusted to rectify any anomalies.
2.7 Project plan proposal is documented in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

Element:

3 Obtain approval for project plan.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project plan is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority.
3.2 Alterations to the project plan resulting from the presentation/discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation‘s policy.
3.3 Final project plan is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).


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 (UEENEED148A, UEENEEE015B, UEENEEE137A ) and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Tutorial
• Practicals

Cluster Information:

This course is delivered in a cluster (Computer Project 1) in conjunction with UEENEEE015B (EEET6740C) & UEENEEE137A (OHTH5731C ). You must enrol in all three courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEEE015B, UEENEED148A and UEENEEE137A.
 

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEE015B (EEET6740C)

1 Prepare to develop design briefs.
1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established techniques for project planning are reviewed are adopted in accordance with organisation policies.
1.3 The scope of the project is evaluated and project parameters established using a formal evaluation/survey processes.
1.4 Criteria from other related works impacting on the project are determined from specification of other work, site visits and/or discussion with appropriate person(s).
1.5 Project budget is established by setting realistic expectations of deliverables and in consideration of tangible quality differences that result in the deliver the best value.
2 Develop design briefs.
2.1 Design brief is developed to include scenarios/requirements established in consultation with appropriate person(s), and regulatory requirements.
2.2 Design brief is developed in collaboration with all relevant design professionals and contractors involved in the project.
2.3 Competent persons required for the project are identified and their roles specified in the design brief.
2.4 Project design brief is reviewed against all inputs and adjusted to rectify any anomalies.
2.5 Project design brief proposal is documented in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
3 Obtain approval for design briefs.
3.1 Project design brief is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority.
3.2 Alterations to the project design brief resulting from the presentation/discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Final project design brief is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).
 

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEE137A (OHTH5731C)

1 Identify and document hazards and risks.
1.1 Hazards are identified the appropriate persons involved and in accordance with compliance procedures.
Note: Typically this will relate to such things as: The type of job, Electrical conditions, Energy levels, Radiation levels, Toxic substances, Airborne particles, Pressure discharge, Explosive atmosphere, Work-site location, General work-site conditions, Specific work location, Moving parts, Tools and equipment, Workers competence and/or capacity and/or personal effects
1.2 Risks associated with identified hazards are determined in consultation with others and documented in accordance with compliance procedures.
1.3 Provision is made to accommodate changes to documentation should unforseen hazards be identified.

2 Assign levels of risk and develop and document control measures.
2.1 Level of risk is assigned for each identified hazard in accordance with the regulations and following compliance procedures.
2.2 Control measures are developed for hazard, level of risk and activity to eliminate and/or mitigate the risk following compliance procedures.
2.3 Hazard, level of risk and control measures are agreed to and documented in consultation with all involved in accordance with compliance procedures.

3 Monitor and review the control measures.
3.1 Documented control measures are made available for reference by all involved with the work.
3.2 Control measures are modified where required in consultation with all involved with the work in accordance with compliance procedures.
3.3 Documentation of hazards, risk control measures and their application are filed in accordance with compliance procedures.

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:

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 cluster of competencies UEENEED148A, UEENEEE015B, UEENEEE137A 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 processes and procedures, Identifying Hazards, 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
 
E015B 1.1
D148A 1.1
E137A 1.1
 
3Techniques for project planning, Risks associated with identified hazards, maintaining reflective journalE015B 1.2
D148A 1.2
E137A 1.2
 
4The scope of the project, design brief, changes to documentation should unforseen hazards, maintaining reflective journal
Assessment task 3: Assignment 2 -Project Risk Assessment: 20% - Given Out- Week 4, Due on Week 8
 
E015B 1.3
D148A 1.3
E137A 1.3
 
5-10Criteria from other related works impacting on the project, Project budget is established , Development t of Design brief, Estimation of plant, material, labour and other costs, levels of risk and. eliminate and/or mitigate the risk, maintaining reflective journal,E015B 1.4-1.5
D148A 2.1
E137A 2.1
 
11-15Stakeholders, Knowledge of critical path analysis, development and documentation of control measures, maintaining reflective journalE015B 2.1-2.5
D148A 2.2-2.7
E137A 2.2-2.3
 
16-17Reviewed Project design brief, Sources and availability of materials and human resources
Assessment task 4 Assignment 3- Project Plan 50%- Week 17 (depends on centralized exam date, please confirm from teacher)
 
E015B 3.1-3.3,
D148A 3.1-3.3
E137A 3.1-3.3
 
18Documentation of Project design brief proposal, Risk management strategies, Submission of Report & Presentation 


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 S:\C6121\BUSM7830C and myRMIT>Studies>BUSM7830C
 


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
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

Assessment 2: Assignment 1
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 3: Assignment 2
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 4: Assignment 3
Weighting towards final grade (%): 45

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance CriteriaReflective JournalAssignment 1Assignment 2Assignment 3
1.1xxxx
1.2xxxx
1.3xxxx
2.1xxxx
2.2xxxx
2.3xxxx
2.4xxxx
2.5xxxx
2.6xxxx
2.7xxxx
3.1xxxx
3.2xxxx
3.3xxxx

 

 


Assessment Tasks

• Reflective Journal,10%
• Assignment 1, 20%
• Assignment 2, 20%
• Assignment 3, 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

Assessment vs UEENEEE015B Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE015B Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.3141.52.12.22.32.42.53.13.23.3
Reflective Journalxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 1xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 2xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 3xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs UEENEED148A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEED148A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.1 1.2  1.32.1 2.2 2.3  2.4 2.526 2.7  3.1 3.2 3.3
Reflective Journalxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 1xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 2xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 3xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs UEENEEE137A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE137A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.32.12.22.33.13.23.3
Reflective Journalxxxxxxxxx
Assignment 1xxxxxxxxx
Assignment 2xxxxxxxxx
Assignment 3xxxxxxxxx

 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 
Assignment 1 X  X   X  X X X    X X X
Assignment 2   X X X  X X X X   X  X X
Assignment 3   X X X  X X X X X  X X X X
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEE015B 1 0 3 2 3 2 3 1 1 2
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEED148A 1 0 3 2 2 1 2 3 2 3 1 1 2 3 3 2
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEE137A 1 0 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

• 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 is 12 hours outside the class time.


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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