Course Title: Evaluate fluid power systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: MIET7546C

Course Title: Evaluate fluid power systems

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: trainingsupport@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

George Zouev
Ph: +61 3 9925 4935
Email: george.zouev@rmit.edu.au  

Leon Mattatia
Ph: +61 3 9925 4668
Email: leon.Mattatia@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

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics
MEM23006A Apply fluid and thermodynamics principles in engineering

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the evaluation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, including automated fluid power applications characterised by two or three actuators requiring digital control of valves and preset flow and pressure control.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23115A Evaluate fluid power systems

Element:

1. Determine scope of fluid power system evaluation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine fluid power systems and components to be evaluated
1.2 Identify stakeholders to be consulted on the evaluation
1.3 Confirm that appropriate support, including technical and professional assistance, is available
1.4 Determine relevant work health and safety (WHS) and regulatory requirements, risk management and organisational procedures
1.5 Investigate sustainability implications of fluid power applications

Element:

2. Identify principles and techniques required for evaluation of fluid power systems and components

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review features and functions of pneumatic systems and components for relevance to evaluation
2.2 Review features and functions of hydraulic systems and components for relevance to evaluation
2.3 Determine fluid power principles and techniques required to evaluate systems and select and optimise components
2.4 Determine appropriate analysis techniques, software and software validation techniques

Element:

3. Evaluate fluid power systems and components

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess fluid suitability, compatibility, and treatment relative to systems
3.2 Assess features, functions and suitability of hydraulic systems and components for applications
3.3 Assess features, functions and suitability of pneumatic components for applications
3.4 Assess suitability of fluid power system and components in automated power applications using two or three actuator hydraulic or pneumatic circuits with digital fluid and electrical/electronic control elements

Element:

4. Report results

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Record outcomes of evaluation
4.2 Provide documentation, such as calculations, component and system layouts, and functional diagrams and fluid power process, and control signal diagrams


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Classroom Group Brainstorming activities
  • Project Work

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
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.
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 competency MEM23115A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

 

WeekTopic Delivered
Elements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction to fluid power. Hydraulic and pneumatic systems and applications. Pascals law. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4,  3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
2Hydraulic and pneumatic circuits overview, Computer simulation overview, pneumatic components 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
3Hydraulic actuation systems and components 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
4Pneumatic actuation systems and components 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
5

Assessment 1 - Unit test

 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
6Design criteria for fluid power systems 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
7Fluid selection criteria for hydraulic systems 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
8Introduction to Fluidsim-P 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
9Problem solving using Fluidsim-P 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
10Problem solving using Fluidsim-P 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2
11Electropneumatic and electrohydraulic systems and control 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.2
12Electropneumatic and electrohydraulic systems and control 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2
13Sustainability implications, energy efficiency, codes of practice, standards 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2
14Evaluation of fluid power systems, determining suitability of fluid power systems. Assessment 2 due - FluidSIM Assignment 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2
15Evaluation of fluid power systems, regulatory and risk management requirements, reporting and documentation1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
16Subject revision and review1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
17Assessment 3 - Final Test 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2
18Student Feedback1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2

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 24 hours outside the class time.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None Prescribed


References


Introduction to fluid power, James Johnson, Delmar Cengage Learning
2002


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: Unit Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

Assessment 2: Assignment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

Assessment 3: Final Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

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

 

Elements/

Performance Criteria

Unit Test

Assignment

Final Test

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

 

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

3.1

X

 

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

3.4

 

X

X

4.1

 

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Unit test, 10%, Week 5

Assessment 2: Assignment, 40%, Week 14

Assessment 3: Final test, 50% - Week 17

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 MEM23115A Elements & Performance Criteria

 

MEM23115A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.43.13.23.33.44.14.2
Unit TestXXX XXXX XXX  X
AssignmentXXXXXXXXX XXXXX
Final TestXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

  Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 Assessments EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2 EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
 Unit Test X X     X X X  X X    
 Assignment X X   X X X X X  X X X XX X
 Final Test X X X X X X X X X  X X  X  
 All assessments MEM23115A 3 31122333 0331211
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

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 30 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 

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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