Course Title: Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: EEET7019C

Course Title: Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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 Elmas Aliu
Ph: +61 3 9925 4360
Email: elmas.aliu@rmit.edu.au  
Appointment by email


Kemps Cheng
Ph: +61 3 9925 4691
Email: kemps.cheng@rmit.edu.au
Appointment by email

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 the application of materials for a specific purpose in electrotechnology. It encompasses working safely, knowledge of materials science including classifications, characteristics and any impact a material may have on health and the environment, the processes of corrosion and degradation, how particular materials are used, solving electrotechnology problems involving of materials for a particular application and documenting justification for such solutions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE081A Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems

Element:

1. Prepare to apply material science to developing solutions to electrotechnology problems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1  OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
1.2  OHS risk control work preparation measures and procedures are followed.
1.3  The nature of the purpose and environment in which the materials are to be used is obtained and understood from documentation or from work supervisor.
1.4  Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety.

Element:

2. Apply material science to developing solutions to electrotechnology problems.

Performance Criteria:

.1  OHS risk control work measures and procedures are followed.
2.2  Tests and measurements are undertaken in strict accordance with OHS requirements and within established safety procedures.
2.3  Solutions to electrotechnology problems draw upon knowledge of material science, including tests and measurements and interpreting their results.
2.4  Effects of particular environments on materials and visa versa and known health risks are considered in resolving electrotechnology problems.
2.5  Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and with the approval of an authorised person.
 

Element:

3. Report the solutions to electrotechnology problems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1  Proposed solutions to electrotechnology problems are documented with science based justification for the solutions.
3.2  Known health risks exposed by a material and/or its application are included in the report.
3.3  Proposed solution report is forwarded to the appropriate person in accordance with established procedures
 

 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

• Lectures
• Assignment (Part A)
• Assignment (Part B)
• Test 1 (Closed Book)
• Final Test (Closed Book )

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 UEENEEE081A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The propsoed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 

Week

Topic DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to the competency of Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems

Classification, nature and physical properties of materials used in electrotechnology
Solids

 

 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
 
2
 Classification, nature and physical properties of materials used in electrotechnology
• Liquids
 
 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
 
3

 Classification, nature and physical properties of materials used in electrotechnology
• Gases
 

Assignment (Part A) handed out (worth 10% of total mark) due date end of week 4.

 

 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
 
4Electrotechnology engineering problems involving Dielectric strength and dielectric breakdown, examples to include applications using solids, liquids, gases and vacuum 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
5

Conductors and semiconductors
• Materials

Assignment (Part B) handed out (worth 15% of total mark) due date end of week 16.

 

1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
6
 Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems involving Conductors and semiconductors - applications
 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
7

 Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems involving Conductors and semiconductors
including photo voltaic and hv insulation
 

 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
8
 Practice test 1 and revision
1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
9Test 1 (Closed book )
(worth 35% of total mark)

 
1.1-1.4
3.1-3.3
 
10 Chemical effects on materials
• cells, including fuel cells
 
 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
11


 Chemical effects on materials
• electrolysis
 

 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
12Chemical effects on materials
• corrosion

 
 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
13
 Apply material science to solving electrotechnology engineering problems involving Chemical effects on materials
• cells, including fuel cells
• electrolysis
• corrosion
• safety
 
 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
14Material processing and manufacturing.
 
 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
15 Environment and health issues 1.1-1.4
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
16 Practice Test 2 and revision2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 
17&18Final Test (Closed book)
(worth 40% of total mark)

 
2.1-2.5
3.1-3.3
 

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 time is minimum 28 hours outside the class time
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Applied Physics By Arthur Beiser

0-07-142611-6


References

Material 'Science and Engineering an Introduction’, W. D. Callister, D.G. Rethwisch

978 – 0 – 470


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.


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 & Part B)

Weighting towards final grade (%): 25

 

Assessment 2: Test 1

Weighting towards final grade (%): 35

 

Assessment 3: Final Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredAssignment (Part A)Assignment (Part B)Test 1Final Test
1.1XXXX
1.2XXXX
1.3  XX
1.4  XX
2.1XX X
2.2  XX
2.3XXX 
2.4XXX 
2.5XX X
3.1XX X
3.2XX X
3.3XX X

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

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 section of Course Guide Part B.
 

Assessment Tasks:-
Assessment 1:  Assignment (Part A (%) 10) (Part B (%) 15  - Week 4) ( Part A )  ,Week 16 (Part B ) 
Assessment 2:  Test  1, 35% (Week 9)
Assessment 3:  Final Test , 40% (Week 17-18)
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 UEENEEE081A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE081A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.42.12.22.32.42.53.13.23.3
Assignment (Part A) X X   X  X X X X X X
Assignment (Part B) X X   X  X X X X X X
Test 1 X X X X  X X X    
Final Test X X X X X X   X X X X


Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.16
Assignment (Part A)   XX XX   XX   
Assignment (Part B)   XX XX   XX   
Test 1XXX  X      X 
Final TestXXX  X  X    X X 

All Asessments

UEENEEE081A

2221 2 0
0 (Blank)Graduate Attribute is not assessed.
1Graduae attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduae attribute is assessed in at least one-third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graduae 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 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 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

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 lodgment 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. 

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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