Course Title: Solve electrotechnical engineering problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7061C

Course Title: Solve electrotechnical engineering 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: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ted Bown

Phone: +613 9925 4694

Email: ted.bown@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

Nil.

Course Description

This unit covers the application of calculations required to solve electrotechnical engineering problems. It encompasses working safely, applying problem solving techniques, using a range of mathematical processes and techniques to providing solutions to electrotechnical problems, and justifying such solutions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE129A Solve electrotechnical engineering problems

Element:

1 Provide calculated solutions to electrotechnical 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 techniques and within the realistic accuracy.
 

Element:

2 Complete work and document calculated solutions to electrotechnical activities.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Justification for solutions used to solve electrotechnical 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

Students will participate face to face in

• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the core essential engineering problemsinvolving Resistance, Series circuits, Parallel circuits , Series/parallel circuits, Capacitance/Capacitors, Magnetism and electromagnetism, Electromagnetic induction, Sinusoidal alternating voltage and current, Test equipment, Phase relationships in a.c. circuits, Single-source resistive a.c. circuits of various frequencies, Inductance in a.c. circuits, Capacitance in a.c. circuits and Impedance in a.c. circuits.

• 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

Professional Attributes How course addresses Engineering Australia professional attributes How assessment addresses professional
Attributes
Effective Communication Presentation of subject material in the most up to date manner. Assessment by way of exams and
laboratory reports
Creative Planning & organising activities Collecting, analysing & organising information.
Ethical responsibilities Introducing Engineers Australia Code of Ethics Observing legislation and statutory requirements. Identifying plagiarism attempts
Team work Appropriate personnel to be consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the module activities Team approach in collating and evaluating results of research or testing procedures undertaken
Long-life learners Encourage self-study through curiosity Some percentage of assessment
will test these skills
Professional Attitudes Presenting professional image Communication, class participation and performance
 


Teaching Schedule

Week NumberTopic DeliveredAssessment Task
1Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving

Resistance encompassing:
• relationship between voltage, current and resistance and the power dissipated in a circuit
• value of voltage, current and resistance in a circuit given any two of these quantities
• the factors of length, cross-sectional area and material effect the resistance of conductors
• effects of temperature change on the resistance of various conducting materials
• features of fixed and variable resistor types and typical applications
• characteristics of temperature, voltage and light dependent resistors and typical applications of each

Elements:
1(1.1-1.6)
 

 
2

Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Series circuits encompassing:
• measurement of resistance, voltage and current values in a single source series circuit
• the voltage, current, resistances or power dissipated from measured or given values of any two of these quantities
• relationship between the voltage drops around a circuit and the applied voltage
Parallel circuits encompassing:
• measurement of resistance, voltage and current values in a single-source parallel circuit
• the voltage, current, resistance or power dissipated from measured or given values of any of these quantities
• relationship between currents entering a junction and currents leaving a junction
1(1.1-1.4)
2(2.1)

 
 

 
3Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Series/parallel circuits encompassing:
• measurement of resistance, voltage and current values in a single-source series / parallel circuit
• the voltage, current, resistances or power dissipated from measured or given values of any two of these quantities
Measurement of electrical quantities encompassing:
• operating characteristics of analogue and digital meters
• selecting an appropriate meter in terms of units to be measured, range, loading effect and accuracy for a given application

1(1.4-1.6)
2(2.1)
 

 
4Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Capacitance/Capacitors encompassing:
• definition of capacitance and explain how a capacitor is charged
• the units by which capacitance is measured
• relationship between capacitance, voltage and charge
• behaviour of a series d.c. circuit containing resistance and capacitance components
• factors which determine the capacitance of a capacitor and explain how these factors are present in all circuits to some extent
1(1.1-1.6)
 
 
5Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Magnetism and electromagnetism encompassing:
• field patterns around given permanent magnets
• magnetic field patterns around a straight current carrying conductor and a solenoid
direction in which the magnetic field around a straight current carrying conductor
1(1.4-1.6)
2(2.1)
 
Assignment 1 handed out (worth 20% of total mark) due date end of week 16.
6Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Electromagnetic induction encompassing:
factors required to induce an emf in a conductor
 
 
7Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Sinusoidal alternating voltage and current encompassing:
• how a sinusoidal voltage is generated in a single turn coil rotated in a uniform magnetic field
• definition of the terms ‘period’, ‘maximum value’, ‘peak-to-peak value’, ‘instantaneous value’, ‘average value’ and ‘root-mean-square (r.m.s.) value’ in relation to a sinusoidal waveform
• instantaneous value of induced voltage of a generated sinusoidal waveform
• root-mean-square (r.m.s.) value and frequency of a sinusoidal waveform from values of peak voltage and period
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
8Practice test and revision
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.1)
 
Practice test and revision
9Closed book Test
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.1
 
Test (worth 30% of total mark)
10Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Test equipment encompassing:
• operating principles of a CRO including block diagram of functional areas
• set up, calibration and use of an oscilloscope to measure d.c and a.c. voltages and frequency
• measurement of the instantaneous, peak, peak-to-peak values and the period of sinusoidal and other common waveforms provided by a signal generator
• calibration and limitation of CRO probes
• use of signal generator as a voltage source
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.1)
 
 
11Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Phase relationships in a.c. circuits encompassing:
• phasor representation of graphical waveforms
• ‘in-phase’, ‘out-of-phase’, ‘phase angle’, ‘lead’, and ‘lag’
• convention for representing voltage, current and the reference quantity in a phasor diagram
• phasor diagrams to show the relationship between two or more a.c. values of voltage and/or current
1(1.4-1.6)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
12Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Single-source resistive a.c. circuits of various frequencies encompassing:
• single-source a.c. circuit and taking resistance, voltage and current measurements
• voltage, current, resistances or power dissipated from measured or given values of any two of these quantities
1(1.4-1.6)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
13Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Inductance in a.c. circuits encompassing:
• concept of inductance, self-inductance and mutual inductance. (in terms of storage of magnetic energy)
• factors affecting inductance and how the unit of inductance is derived
• value of induced voltage in a given circuit
• how a series d.c. circuit containing resistance and inductance behaves
• ‘inductive reactance’
• inductive reactance of a given inductor and show the relationship between inductive reactance and frequency
• applying Ohm’s law to determine voltage, current or inductive reactance in a purely inductive a.c. circuit given any two of these quantities
• examples of inductive components in circuits and systems and describe their effect on the phase relationship between voltage and current
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
14Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Capacitance in a.c. circuits encompassing:
• capacitive reactance of a given capacitor and the relationship between capacitive reactance and frequency
• applying Ohm’s law to determine voltage, current or capacitive reactance in a purely capacitive a.c. circuit given any two of these quantities
• examples of capacitive components in electronic circuits and systems and describe their effect on the phase relationship between voltage and current
1(1.1-1.6)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
15Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Impedance in a.c. circuits encompassing:
• definition of ‘impedance’
• impedance of series, parallel and series-parallel circuits and draw diagrams showing the relationship between resistive, inductive and capacitive components
• single-source a.c. circuit with resistance, voltage and current measurements
• determination of the voltage, current or impedance from measured or given values of any two of these quantities
using phasor diagrams to solve problems and show the relationship between voltages and currents in a.c. circuits
1(1.1-1.6)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
16Practice Exam and revision
1(1.4-1.6)
2(2.2)
 
Practice Exam and revision
17&18Closed book Exam
1(1.4-1.6)
2(2.2)
 
Exam (worth 50% of total mark)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis, R.L. Boylestad

0-02-313161-6


References

Principles of Electric Circuits, Th. L. Floyd

0-13-170178-9


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: Written Test (CBT)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 4: Written Final Test (CBT)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance CriteriaAssignment Part A and Part BWritten TestWritten Final Test
1.1xxx
1.2xxx
1.3 xx
1.4 xx
1.5 xx
1.6x x
2.1x x
2.2 xx

 

 

 

 


 


Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment task 1 (assignment): 20%
Written and computer application assignment to demonstrate an understanding with applications of engineering problems involving Resistance, Series circuits, Parallel circuits , Series/parallel circuits, Capacitance/Capacitors, Magnetism and electromagnetism, Electromagnetic induction, Sinusoidal alternating voltage and current, Test equipment, Phase relationships in a.c. circuits, Single-source resistive a.c. circuits of various frequencies, Inductance in a.c. circuits, Capacitance in a.c. circuits and Impedance in a.c. circuits. This assessment allows students to work as a group which will help to revise and prepare for the next assessments.

Assessment task 2 (Practical Test ): 30%
This assessments demonstrate an understanding with applications of engineering problemsinvolving Resistance, Series circuits, Parallel circuits , Series/parallel circuits, Capacitance/Capacitors, Magnetism and electromagnetism, Electromagnetic induction, Sinusoidal alternating voltage and current 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 Test equipment, Phase relationships in a.c. circuits, Single-source resistive a.c. circuits of various frequencies, Inductance in a.c. circuits, Capacitance in a.c. circuits and Impedance in a.c. circuits., 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=qkssnx1c5r0
 

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

Professional Attributes How course addresses Engineering Australia professional attributes How assessment addresses professional
Attributes
Effective Communication Presentation of subject material in the most up to date manner. Assessment by way of exams and
laboratory reports
Creative Planning & organising activities Collecting, analysing & organising information.
Ethical responsibilities Introducing Engineers Australia Code of Ethics Observing legislation and statutory requirements. Identifying plagiarism attempts
Team work Appropriate personnel to be consulted to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others involved on the module activities Team approach in collating and evaluating results of research or testing procedures undertaken
Long-life learners Encourage self-study through curiosity Some percentage of assessment
will test these skills
Professional Attitudes Presenting professional image Communication, class participation and performance
 


Assessment Matrix

Elements CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final AssessmentSubmission Time
1(1.1-1.6)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
Assignment20%week 16
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.1)
 
Practical Test30%week 9
1(1.4-1.6)
2(2.2)
 
Exam50%week 17 or 18

Other Information

Minimum student directed hours are 28 in addition to 32 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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