Course Title: Solve electrotechnical engineering problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: EEET7061C

Course Title: Solve electrotechnical engineering 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

Kemps Cheng
Phone:+61 3 9925 4691
Email: kemps.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 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.
Note: Typical electrotechnical problems are those encountered in meeting requirements in 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:

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

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

  • Classroom tutorial
  • Work simulation activities

 

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed y 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 UEENEEE129A in the Assesment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the competency is detailed below:

WeekTopic DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
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
     
1.1-1.6
2Introduction 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
1.1-1.4
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
1.4-1.6
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
Due for the Assignment-Part A (worth 5% of total mark) 
 
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
Assignment-Part B handed out (worth 15% of total mark) due date end of week 16.
1.4-1.6
2.1
 
6Introduction to electrotechnical engineering problems involving
Electromagnetic induction encompassing:
factors required to induce an emf in a conductor
 
1.1-1.3
2.1
 
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
1.1-1.3
2.1-2.2
 
8Practice test and revision1.1-1.3
2.1
 
9Closed book Test
(worth 30% of total mark)
 
1.1-1.3
2.1
 
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
1.1-1.3
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
1.4-1.6
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
1.4-1.6
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
1.1-1.3
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
1.1-1.6
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
 
1.1-1.6
2.1-2.2
 
16Practice Exam and revision1.4-1.6
2.2
 
17 & 18Closed book Exam
(worth 50% of total mark)
 
1.4-1.6
2.2
 

* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignment, 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 26 hours outside the class time.


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

Resource materials will be available on S:\C6122\EEET7061C & myRMIT>Studies>EEET7061C


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 – 5%, Part B – 15%)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 2: Written Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 3: Written Final Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria CoveredAssignmentWritten TestWritten Final Test
1.1xx
1.2XX 
1.3XX 
1.4X X
1.5X X
1.6X X
2.1XX 
2.2X X

  


Assessment Tasks

  • Assignment (Part A - 5%, Part B - 15%) 20% - Week 4, 16
  • Written Test 30% - Week 9
  • Written Final Test 50% - 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 UEENEEE129A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE129A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.43.13.23.33.43.53.6
AssignmentXX   XX XX XXXXX
Written TestXXXXX  X  X     
Written Final TestXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
AssignmentXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 
Written TestXXXXXXXXXX      
Written Final TestXXXXXX          

ALL ASSESSMENTS
UEENEEE129A

332222222211111
0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

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  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

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