Course Title: Plan large electronic projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUSM7829C

Course Title: Plan large electronic projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6122 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications 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

Dr Gita Pendharkar
Phone: +613 9925 4701
Email: gita.pendharkar@rmit.edu.au
 

Kemps Cheng
Phone: +613 9925 4691
Email: kempss.cheng@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 development and documentation of large electronics 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:

UEENEEH160A Plan large electronic 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’s 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’s policies and procedures.
2.2 Project budget is established from estimated plant, material, labour and other costs in
accordance with organisation’s 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’s policies and procedures.
2.5 Risk management strategies are sought and obtained for incorporating in 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’s 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 policy.
3.3 Final project plan is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Cluster Information:
This course is delivered in a cluster (Electronics and Communications Project) in conjunction with UEENEEE117A (OHTH5730C), UEENEEE015B (EEET6740C), UEENEEE038B (BUSM6211C) & UEENEEH141A (BUSM7828C). You must enrol in all four courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEEE117A, UEENEEE015B, UEENEEH141A, UEENEEE038B and UEENEEH160A .

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEE117A (OHTH5730C)
1 Provide OHS information to the work group.
1.1 Relevant provisions of occupational health and safety legislation and codes of practice are accurately and clearly explained to the work group.
1.2 Information on the organisation’s occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs is provided in a readily accessible manner and is accurately and clearly explained to the work group.
1.3 Information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and risk control procedures is regularly provided and is accurately and clearly explained to the work group.

2 Implement and monitor participative arrangements for the management of OHS.
2.1 Organisational procedures for consultation over occupational health and safety issues are implemented and monitored to ensure that all members of the work group have the opportunity to contribute.
2.2 Issues raised through consultation are dealt with and resolved promptly or referred to the appropriate personnel for resolution in accordance with workplace procedures for issue resolution.
2.3 The outcomes of consultation over occupational health and safety issues are made known to the work group promptly.

3. Implement and monitor the procedures for identifying hazards, assessing risk and controlling risks.
3.1 Existing and potential hazards in the work area are identified and reported so that risk assessment and risk control procedures can be applied.
3.2 Work procedures to control risks are implemented and adherence to them by the work group is monitored in accordance with workplace procedures.
3.3 Existing procedures to control risks are implemented and adherence to them by the work group is monitored in accordance with workplace procedures.
3.4 Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified in accordance with the hierarchy of control and reported to designated personnel.
3.5 Inadequacies in resource allocation for implementation of risk control measures identified and reported to designated personnel.

4 Implement the procedures for dealing with hazardous events.
4.1 Workplace procedures for dealing with hazardous events are implemented whenever necessary to ensure that prompt control action is taken.
4.2 Hazardous events are investigated to identify their cause in accordance with investigation procedures.
4.3 Control measures to prevent recurrence and minimise risks of hazardous events are implemented based on the hierarchy of control if within scope of responsibilities and competencies or alternatively referred to designated personnel for implementation.

5 Implement and monitor the procedures for OHS training.
5.1 Occupational health and safety training needs are identified accurately, specifying gaps between occupational health and safety competencies required and those held by work group members.
5.2 Arrangements are made for fulfilling identified occupational health and safety training needs in both on and off-the-job training programs in consultation with relevant parties.

6 Implement and monitor the procedures for maintaining OHS records.
6.1 Occupational health and safety records for work area are accurately and legibly completed in accordance with workplace requirements for occupational health and safety records and legal requirements for the maintenance of records of occupational injury and disease.
6.2 Aggregate information from the area’s occupational health and safety records is used to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures within work according to organisational procedures and within scope of responsibilities and competencies.
 

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 UEENEEH141A (BUSM7828C)
1 Establish the scope of the projects.
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.

2 Manage computer systems/electronics/ projects.
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).

3 Complete projects and document.
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.

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEE038B (BUSM6211C)
1 Participate in the development of a personal competency development plan
1.1 The nature of competency-based training is sought from discussions with appropriate persons and understood.
1.2 The responsibilities/obligations of trainees/learners, their employers, trainers and assessors in a competency-based development program are sought from discussions with appropriate persons and understood.
1.3 Competencies to be achieved in a personal competency development plan are established in discussions with appropriate persons.
1.4 Details on how to achieve the individual competencies in the plan are sought from discussions with appropriate persons and understood.

2 Follow a personal competency development plan
2.1 All aspects of the competency development plan are put into practice and followed diligently.
2.2 Opportunities to practise skills and apply knowledge relative to a particular competency are pursued
2.3 Assistance is sought from appropriate persons to overcome difficulties in develop skills and apply knowledge relevant to a particular competency.
2.4 Progress in competency development is self monitored against the competency development plan.
2.5 Modifications to the personal competency development plan are made in consultation with appropriate persons.
2.6 Trainee/learners responsibility for periodic and timely reporting of competency development activities is followed.


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

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

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.
 

EA 3.Professional and Personal Attributes

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 of UEENEEE117A, UEENEEE015B, UEENEEH141A, UEENEEH160A and UEENEE038B in the Assessment Matrix.


 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the 4 clustered competencies of (UEENEEE117A, UEENEEE015B, UEENEEH141A and UEENEEH160A is detailed below:

Week1- 2 Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria, OHS policies, processes and procedures, maintaining reflective journal
UEENEEE117A 1.1, UEENEEE015B 1.1, UEENEEH141A 1.1, UEENEEH160A 1.1

Week3 The 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 journal
 UEENEEE117A 1.2, UEENEEE015B 1.2, UEENEEH141A 1.2, UEENEEH160A 1.2

Week4 Potential, 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 journalUEENEEE117A 1.3, UEENEEE015B 1.3, UEENEEH141A 1.3, UEENEEH160A 1.3

Week5-10 Risk 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
UEENEEE117A 2.1-2.3, UEENEEE015B 1.4-1.5, UEENEEH141A 1.4-1.8, UEENEEH160A 2.1-2.7

Week11-15 OHS 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, maintaing reflective journal 
UEENEEE117A 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.3, UEENEEE015B 2.1-2.5, UEENEEH141A 2.1-2.9, UEENEEH160A 3.1-3.3

Week 16 Project 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.  Group Presentation and submission of report
UEENEEE117A 5.1-5.2, 6.1-6.2, UEENEEE015B 3.1-3.3, UEENEEH141A 3.1-3.2

Week17-18 Exam


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Project Manager Competency Development Framework , by Project Management Institute  

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


References


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on S:\C6122\BUSM7829C and myRMIT>Studies>BUSM7829C


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: Project related assignments

Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

 

Assessment 2: Project (Part A & Part B)

Weighting towards final grade for Part A (%): 30

Weighting towards final grade for Part B (%): 40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Project related assignments

Project Part A

 

Project Part B

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

2.4

X

X

X

2.5

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

  • Test,  30 %
  • Project,  70 %

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 UEENEEE117A and Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE117a Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment1.11.21.32.12.22.33.13.23.33.43.54.14.24.35.15.26.16.2
TestXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Assessment vs UEENEEE015B Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE015B Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.53.13.23.3
TestXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXX


Assessment vs UEENEEH141A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH141A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment1.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.82.12.22.32.42.52.62.72.82.93.13.2
TestXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 

Assessment vs UEENEEH160A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEH160A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment1.11.21.32.12.22.32.42.52.62.73.13.23.3
TestXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXX

 Assessment vs UEENEEE038B Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE038B Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment1.11.21.31.42.12.22.32.42.52.6
Test X X X X X X X X X
Project X X X X X X X X X


Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Assessment EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
ExamXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ProjectXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ALL ASSESSMENT UEENEEE117A 3
ALL ASSESSMENT UEENEEE015B 3 2
ALL ASSESSMENT UEENEEH141A
ALL ASSESSMENT UEENEEH160A
ALL ASSESSMENT UEENEEE038B 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed
1Graduate attribute is assesssed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assesssed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assesssed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, 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 80 hours outside the class time.

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you can apply for adjustments to your study and assessment (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z

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/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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