Course Title: Industrial Control Project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6223L

Course Title: Industrial Control Project

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering

Course Contact : William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jan Jia

+61 3 9925 4390

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

Automation Concepts 1 and
Automation Concepts 2

Industrial Control Application 1 and
Industrial Control Application 2

Course Description

To enable students to design and construction of Mechatronics project, diagnose a malfunctioning control circuit and eliminate possible causes of system interruption, edit PLC control program, write relevant documentations for faultfinding, commissioning and machine operation.
This learning unit is delivered in conjunction with Industrial Control Application 1 and Industrial Control Application 2.

This learning unit is one of a group of units designed to collectively meet underpinning skill & applied knowledge essential for developing the following Core Competency –

UTE NES 304 bA – Undertake commissioning of advanced systems and associated apparatus – Electrical

which is contained in the National Electrotechnology Training Package UTE99

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES304BA Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus


o 304.1 Plan & prepare to undertake commissioning procedures
o 304.2 Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus
o 304.3 Inspect and notify completion of work

Performance Criteria:

• Students will develop skills in PLC programming for interfacing to pneumatic and hydraulic sequential machinery, develop testing procedures that will verify the performance specifications, diagnose and debug faults, and verify the completion of the commission.

• demonstrate application of the following generic or Key Competencies within the practical activities and work simulations _
o Collect, analyse and organise information (measurement data)
o Communicate ideas and information ((testing & evaluation procedures)
o Plan and organise activities (lab & simulation activities)
o Work with others and in teams (lab & simulation activities)
o Apply mathematical ideas and techniques (calculations & measurement)
o Solve problems (related to design, function of circuits, computer programming)
o Use technology (related to design& maintenance of circuits and systems)

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate face to face in

• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the principles and concepts of project management process, tracking project progress, computerise scheduling, project specification, project presentation and report writing. The project may include problem solving, research into the latest trends of technology, report writing and classroom presentation activities.

An important characteristic of this module is the opportunity it presents for self directed learning. There may be need for some formal delivery on topics such as project planning, estimation, costing, evaluation etc, but in the main, the student will work under limited direction. Use may be made of a learning contact.

• Work performance simulation projects It provides the opportunity to develop the skills in integrating knowledge and practical skills, it may include writing project specification, client interaction, assessment of needs, planning, analysis and research, circuit design and simulation, programming and debugging, project construction, establish testing procedure to verify the specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and completion of the commission. Specifications will be provided with work performance simulation (team or individual basis) or may be negotiated to suit a workplace based application
Projects may be undertaken as part of a team or individual basis.

It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do project research, design, construction, testing and problem solving activities.

Teaching Schedule

self-pace, individual learning mode under strictly supervision of teacher

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


in class handout notes

Overview of Assessment

• Assignment/ work performance simulations projects

1. Project scope 10%
2. Project Plan 30%
3. Project Presentation 10%
4. Project submission 50 %

Assessment Tasks

Assessment requirements include

• attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises , which may be scheduled during the day or evening depending on the demand.
• evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work performance simulation projects.
• satisfactory completion of class assignment work
• timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation

Design, programming, testing and commission PLC controlled automatic production line

Assessment Matrix

Plan Preparation of project 20% Written plan, Consultation and feedback
Commissioning Procedure 50% In Class Activities, demonstration, interactive/works/participation
Completion of project 30% Presentation in class and Written report

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