Course Title: Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EEET7031C

Course Title: Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector

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

Teacher: Mark Burns
Tel No: 99254604
email: mark.burns@rmit.edu.au
Location: 057.05.020
 

Nominal Hours: 20

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 developing strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector. It encompasses working safely, apply extensive knowledge of sustainable energy systems and components and their operating parameters, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting alternatives solutions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEK132A Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues in the energy sector

Element:

1. Prepare to develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work
1.3 The extent of the environmental and sustainability issues are determined from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultation with relevant persons
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work
1.5 Effective strategies are determined to ensure solution development and implementation is carried out efficiently
 

Element:

2. Develop strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed
2.2 Knowledge of sustainability is applied to developing strategies to address greenhouse gas and sustainability issues
2.3 Parameters, specifications and performance requirements in relation to environmental and sustainability issues are set in accordance with established procedures
2.4 Approaches to resolving environmental and sustainability issues are analyzed to provide most effective solutions
2.5 Unplanned events are dealt with safely and effectively consistent with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy
2.6 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards
 

Element:

3. Document strategies to address environmental and sustainability issues.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Solutions to environmental and sustainability issues are tested to determine their effectiveness and modified where necessary
3.2 Adopted solutions are documented, including instructions for implementation that incorporates risk control measures to be followed
3.3 Appropriately competent and qualified persons required to implement solutions to environmental and sustainability issues are coordinated in accordance with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy (See Note)
3.4 Justification for strategies used to solve environmental and sustainability issues is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards


 


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be working in a classroom and using simulated exercises and team project.
The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities (face to face computer laboratory sessions and online learning). It also covers the amount of effort necessary to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, observation of work performance, discussions with teacher and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.
 

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 4 in addition to 16 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online recourses, self-paced tutorials, notes and other learning material, preparation for assessment, and teacher course related consultation.
 


Teaching Schedule

Session  Topic

1. Principles of sustainability
2. Problems in a sustainable world
3. Sustainability principles
4. Addressing the problem of global warming
5. Introduction to developing strategy process: eg household energy use
6 Identifying issues & identifying strategies in the energy sector
7. Develop strategies for the energy sector
8. Documenting strategies for the energy sector
9. Team project
10. Team project
11. Team Project due
12.Team presentations
13. Team presentations (feedback)

14. Team presentations/project feedback

15. Team Project & Presentation feedback
16. Team project & presentation resubmits
 17 / 18. Exam Weeks


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None.


References

Will be provided in class/Blackboard


Other Resources

Will be provided in class/Blackboard


Overview of Assessment

Assessment 1: Laboratory Exercise


Weighting towards final grade (%): 10 

 

Assessment 2: Project Assignment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

 

Assessment 3: Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

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

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredLabProjectTest
1.1 x x 
1.2Xx 
1.3xx 
1.4xx 
1.5Xx 
2.1xxx
2.2xxx
2.3Xxx
2.4xxx
2.5xxx
2.6xxx
3.1xxx
3.2xxx
3.3xxx
3.4xxx

 

 


Assessment Tasks


1st Team assignment (weighting 70%)
2nd Team presentation (weighting 30%)
Only the above assessments contribute to the final result for this course.

Competency requirements:
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily demonstrate competence in all elements listed above. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they will be asked to demonstrate their competence per class observation, student assignments and tests which will be used to assess their competence.


All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) grade. Only if Competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coding choices below:
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
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment 1: Group assignment [Elements 1-3]
Assessment 2: Group presentation [Elements 1-3]
 

Other Information

Other Information


Course Information
Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of resources. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the out of classroom activities during the non-classroom time.


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 to 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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about the services offered by the Disability Liaison Unit.


Extensions (up to 7 days):
Students requiring extensions of up to 7 calendar days (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 lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Refer to the following address for details: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension


Missed tests/exams or extensions of more than 7 days [Special Consideration]
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) and who meet the criteria for Special Consideration 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.
NB: Assignments submitted late without an approved extension/application for Special Consideration will not be assessed and/or marked.
If you miss an Exam/test and you meet the criteria for Special Consideration you must apply for same within 48 hours of the missed assessment.
Refer to the following address for details: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration


Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Refer to the following address for details: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity


Other Information:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly (daily recommended) check your RMIT emails.
 

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