Course Title: Perform intermediate engineering computations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2225 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational)

Course Title: Perform intermediate engineering computations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and apply intermediate level engineering computations.

It includes the use of trigonometry, the application of sine and cosine rules, formulae and geometric principles relevant to the engineering and the calculation of areas and volumes of common engineering shapes.

No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22333 Perform intermediate engineering computations


1. Determine job computation requirements

2. Determine and apply required formulae and establish estimate

3. Perform computation and comfirm estimate

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written, oral, practical tasks and activities.

You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment-1  Performing calculations using: 
Assessment-2  Prac 1: Perform Arithmetic function 
Assessment-3  Prac 2:  Perform trigonometric ratios 
Assessment-4  Prac 3:  Perform sine and cosine rules 
Assessment-5  Prac 4:  Perform functions using pythagoras theorem 
Assessment-6  Prac 5:  Perform functions using geometric formulae