Course Title: Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EEET7022C

Course Title: Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Elmas Aliu
PHONE: +61 3 9925 4360

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 the application of computational processes to solve engineering problems. It encompasses working safely, applying problem solving techniques, using a range of mathematical processes, providing solutions to electrical/electronics engineering problems and justifying such solutions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE126A Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems


1 Provide computational solutions to engineering problems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood
1.2 The nature of the problems are obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken
1.3 Problems are clearly stated in writing and/or diagrammatic form to ensure they are understood and appropriate methods used to resolve them.
1.4 Known constants and variable related to the problem are obtained from measured values or problem documentation.
1.5Alternative methods for resolving the problem are considered and where necessary discussed with appropriate person(s).
1.6Problems are solved using appropriate mathematical processes and within the realistic accuracy.


2 Complete work and document problem solving activities.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Justification for solutions used to solve engineering problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards.
2.2 Work completion is documented and appropriate person(s) notified.

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

  • Lectures
  • Work simulation activities
  • Tutorial

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 UEENEEE126A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
WeekTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1Introduction to the competency

Provide solutions using Rational, irrational numbers and basic algebraic manipulation.
Assignment (Part A) handed out (worth 5% of total mark) due date end of week 4.

2Provide solutions using Laws of indices, exponentials and logarithms1.1-1.5

1. Perform logarithmic operations.
2. Estimations, errors and approximations

41. Plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry
2. Plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles
5Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions
Assignment (Part B) handed out (worth 15% of total mark) due date end of week 16.
6Provide solutions using Simultaneous equations1.1-1.5
7Provide solutions using Matrix Algebra1.1-1.5
8Practice test and revision1.1-1.3
9Closed book Test 1
(worth 30% of total mark)
10Provide solutions using Quadratic functions1.1-1.5
11Provide solutions using Exponential and logarithmic functions1.4-1.5
12Provide solutions using Vector Algebra1.1-1.5
13Provide solutions using applications of Vectors and Phasors in engineering1.1-1.3
14Introduction and provide solutions using Complex numbers 1.1-1.5
15Applications of Complex algebra in engineering problems1.1-1.5
16Practice Exam and revision1.4-1.5
17&18Closed book Exam
(worth 50% of total mark)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Glyn James, Modern Engineering Mathematics, fourth edition, Pearson Education Australia



Croft A, Davidson R, Mathematics for Engineers, third edition, Pearson Education Australia


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>EEET7022C

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

Elements/Performance CriteriaAssignment (Part A ) Assignment (Part B)Test 1Final Test
1.3  xx
1.4  xx
1.5   x
1.6xx x
2.1xx x
2.2  xx



Assessment Tasks

• Assignment, 20%
• Test, 30%
• Exam, 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 UEENEEE126A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE126A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assignmentxx   xx 
Testxxxx   x


Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA 1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Assignmentxxxx  xxxxx x x  x x
Testxxxx  xx        
Examxx  xx  x x x xxxxx



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, assignment, 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.
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

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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.

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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.

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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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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