Course Title: Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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
Ph: +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.
1.5 Alternative methods for resolving the problem are considered and where necessary discussed with appropriate person(s).
1.6 Problems 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
  • Assignments

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. 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 competency UEENEEE126A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
Week Topic Delivered Assessment Task
1 Introduction 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.

2 Provide solutions using Laws of indices, exponentials and logarithms 1.1-1.5

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

4 1. Plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry
2. Plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles
5 Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions
Assignment (Part B) handed out (worth 15% of total mark) due date end of week 16.
6 Provide solutions using Simultaneous equations 1.1-1.5
7 Provide solutions using Matrix Algebra 1.1-1.5
8 Practice test and revision 1.1-1.3
9 Closed book Test 1
(worth 30% of total mark)
10 Provide solutions using Quadratic functions 1.1-1.5
11 Provide solutions using Exponential and logarithmic functions 1.4-1.5
12 Provide solutions using Vector Algebra 1.1-1.5
13 Provide solutions using applications of Vectors and Phasors in engineering 1.1-1.3
14 Introduction and provide solutions using Complex numbers  1.1-1.5
15 Applications of Complex algebra in engineering problems 1.1-1.5
16 Practice Test and revision 1.4-1.5
17&18 Closed book Final Test 
(worth 50% of total mark)

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.

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

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.

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 Criteria Assignment (Part A )  Assignment (Part B) Test 1 Final Test
1.1 x x x x
1.2 x x x x
1.3     x x
1.4     x x
1.5       x
1.6 x x   x
2.1 x x   x
2.2     x x



Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Assignment Part A - Week 4
Weighting towards final grade (%): 5% 

Assessment 2: Assignment Part B - Week 16
Weighting towards final grade (%): 15%

Assessment 3: Closed Book Test 1 - Week 9
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

Assessment 4: Closed Book Final Test - Week 17-18
Weighting towards final grade (%): 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
Assessments 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2
Assignment (Part A) x x       x x  
Assignment (Part B) x x       x x  
Test 1 x x x x       x
Final Test x x x x x x x x


Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

  Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessments EA1.1 EA1.2 EA 1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6 EA2.1 EA2.2 EA2.3 EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3 EA3.4 EA3.5 EA3.6
Assignment (Part A ) x x x x     x x x x x  x  x    x  x
Assignment (Part B ) x x x x     x x x x x x x   x x
Test 1 x x x x     x x                
Final Test x x     x x    x  x  x   x x x x x



3 3 2 2 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2
0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3 Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to  to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

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 to    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 to    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 seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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 to  to find more information about special consideration.


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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