Course Title: Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: OENG7313

Course Title: Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology

Course Contact : Leon Mattatia

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4668

Course Contact Email:leon.mattatia@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Kim
Location: City, 57.5.20
Telephone: 9925 4295
Fax: 9925 8099
Email: andrew.kim@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to select, set-up and use a range of test equipment to measure voltage, current and resistance. This involves testing for continuity, insulation and identifying commonly used electrical/electronic devices for the supply of power and for the control of machines and plant in an engineering environment.

It encompasses working safely, problem solving procedures, including the use of voltage, current and resistance measuring devices, providing solutions derived from measurements and calculations to predictable problems in multiple path circuit.

This learning unit is designed to show an understanding of the safe use and care of portable voltage testers (voltmeters), ammeters and resistance measuring instruments
Also it shows an understanding of the Australian Standard quality assurance requirements for test equipment calibration and certification.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBN771 Apply electrotechnology principles in an engineering work environment


Learning Outcomes


Student will gain skills and knowledge of,

• Basic electricity
• Simple practical circuits
• Series, parallel and series-parallel DC circuits - (no more than three resistors)
• Electrical distribution in buildings and premises - single and three phase systems
• Electrical/electronic systems


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include lectures, tutorials, and laboratories.

Using workplace scenarios, participate in individual and team problem solving simulations/role plays/case studies dealing with:
• OHS procedures (including basic legal requirements; requirements for personal safety; working safely with electrical tools and equipment)
• Emergency first aid/basic life support including emergency first aid for an electric shock victim
• Rescuing from a live electrical situation
• Workshop practices in the selection, set-up and use a range of test equipment to measure voltage, current and resistance

Participate in supervised workshop practice in real and/or simulated workplace environments involving selection, set-up and use of a range of test equipment to measure voltage, current and resistance. This will include testing for continuity, insulation and identifying commonly used electrical devices in an engineering environment

The skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a license to practice in the workplace where plant and equipment is directly connected to installation wiring that operates at voltage above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Basic Electrical Concepts voltage, charge, current, resistance, conductance, power, losses and efficiency

Week 2
Basic Electrical Concepts Work, energy and power Resistor’s colour code fixed and variable resistors Resistor power rating

Week 3
Practical electric circuits Ohm’s law Series resistive circuit connection Parallel resistive circuit connection

Week 4
Practical electric circuits Circuit power calculation Kirchoff’s voltage and current law

Week 5
Capacitor, Capacitance, Voltage, charge and capacitance Capacitors in series and parallel Capacitor Types

Week 6
Practical electric circuits Ohm’s law Series and Parallel circuit connection

Week 7
Electromagnetic induction, Inductance Faraday’s Law Practical application of electromagnetic induction

Week 8
AC Fundamentals and Introduction to single and three phase connections and appliances

Week 9
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits

Week 10
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits

Week 11
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits

Week 12
Fault Diagnosis and Practical electric circuits

Week 13
Practical assessment (10%)

Week 14
Revision

Week 15
Final Examination - closed book (60%)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

NBB14 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics Module Workbook

NUE052 Applied Electricity 1 Module Workbook

Jenneson, J. 5th edition. Electrical Principles for the Electrical Trades. McGraw-Hill


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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.

Evidence of student’s competence can be gathered through a variety of ways including:
• observation of processes and procedures;
• oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills;
• testimony from supervisors, colleagues, clients and/or other appropriate
persons;
• inspection of the final product or outcome;
• a portfolio of documentary evidence.


Graded Assessment out of 100 Marks will be based on the results obtained for Assignment, Practical  & Final Exam.
Students must gain a pass in ALL forms of assessment in order to gain this competency.


Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete three assessment tasks as follows:

Assessment 1 - Practical (10%)

Assessment 2 - Assignment (30%)

Assessment 3 - Final Examination - Closed book (60%)


Assessment Matrix

 Learning Outcome% of Assessment
Assessment 13,4,6,9,10,11,12 and 1310
Assessment 21,2,5,7,8,9 and 1030
Assessment 31,2,5,7,8,9 and 1060

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