Course Title: Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7022C

Course Title: Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems

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: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Elmas Aliu
GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001
PHONE: 9925 4360 ….. FAX: (03) 99254377
Email: elmas.aliu@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

UEENEEE029B
or
UEENEEG102A
or
UEENEEH014B

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.
Note: Typical engineering problems are those encountered in meeting requirements in a design brief, meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising systems operating parameters and dealing with system malfunctions


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE126A Provide solutions to basic engineering computational problems

Element:

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.
 

Element:

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

Students will participate face to face in

• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the core with applications of rational, irrational numbers and basic algebra, algebraic manipulation, laws of indices, estimations, errors and approximations, plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry, plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles, Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions, simultaneous equations, matrices, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, vectors and Phasors, and complex numbers.

• 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 the competency

Provide solutions using Rational, irrational numbers and basic algebraic manipulation.

Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.2)
 

 
2Provide solutions usingLaws of indices, exponentials and logarithms
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
 
 
31. Perform logarithmic operations.
2. Estimations, errors and approximations
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
 
 
41. Plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry
2. Plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1)
 
 
5Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
 
Assignment 1 handed out (worth 20% of total mark) due date end of week 16.
6Provide solutions using Simultaneous equations
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
7Provide solutions using Matrix Algebra
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
8Practice test and revision
Elements:
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.2)
 
Practice test and revision
 
9Closed book Test 1
Elements:
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.2)
 
Test (worth 30% of total mark)
 
10Provide solutions using Quadratic functions
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
11Provide solutions using Exponential and logarithmic functions
Elements:
1(1.4-1.5)
 
 
12Provide solutions using Vector Algebra
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
13Provide solutions using applications of Vectors and Phasors in engineering
Elements:
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
14Introduction and provide solutions using Complex numbers
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
 
 
15Applications of Complex algebra in engineering problems
Elements:
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
 
16Practice Exam and revision
Elements:
1(1.4-1.5)
2(2.1)
 
Practice Exam and revision
17&18Closed book Exam
Elements:
1(1.4-1.5)
2(2.1)
 
Exam 1(worth 50% of total mark)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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

1447915925


References

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

1408263238


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: 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

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredAssignment (Part A ) Assignment (Part B)Closed Book Test 1Closed Book Final Test
1.1xxxx
1.2xxxx
1.3  xx
1.4  xx
1.5   x
1.6xx x
2.1xx x
2.2  xx


Assessment Tasks

• Assessment task 1 (assignment 1): 20%
Written and computer application assignment to demonstrate an understanding with applications of rational, irrational numbers and basic algebra, algebraic manipulation, laws of indices, estimations, errors and approximations, plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry, plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles, Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions, simultaneous equations, matrices, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, vectors and Phasors, and complex numbers. This assessment allows students to work as a group which will help to revise and prepare for the next assessments.

Assessment task 2 (Test 1): 30%
This assessment sdemonstrate an understanding with applications of rational, irrational numbers and basic algebra, algebraic manipulation, laws of indices, estimations, errors and approximations, plane figures – triangles and basic trigonometry, plane figures - quadrilaterals and circles, Graphs of Trigonometric and linear functions, simultaneous equations, matrices 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 matrices, quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, vectors and Phasors, and complex numbers, 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=qkssnx1c5r0y
 


Assessment Matrix

Elements CoveredAssessment TaskProportion of Final AssessmentSubmission Time
1(1.1-1.5)
2(2.1-2.2)
 
Assignment20%week 16
1(1.1-1.3)
2(2.2)
 
Test30%week 9
1(1.4-1.5)
2(2.1)
 
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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