Course Title: Simulation B

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: EEET6230L

Course Title: Simulation B

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6050 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical Engineering

Course Contact : Marko Dumovic

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254342

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 90

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

Circuit theory, Programmble Logic Controllers

Course Description

This simulation is to be completed in a controlled environment; it provides a practical experience under simulated work environment in design and construction of various types electrical circuits and control systems. This simulation is to gather evidence of competency “ Undertake commissioning of advanced systems” in various electrical circuits and control systems. This simulation will be undertaken in conjunction with the course that provides knowledge and skills underpinning the performance

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UTENES304BA Undertake commissioning of advanced systems & apparatus


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

- 304.1 Plan & prepare to undertake commissioning procedures:

- 304.2 Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus

- 304.3 Inspect and notify completion of work

Performance Criteria:

- 304.1 Plan & prepare to undertake commissioning procedures:
-Access written descriptions, circuit diagram and circuit operation.
-Determine circuit testing procedure
- Select required test equipment

- 304.2 Undertake commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus
- Assemble subsystems into total systems.
- Check if the hardware and software systems function according to specification.
- Take appropriate measurement , evaluate system performance to the specification.
- Manage contingencies
- Collaborate with team member to carry out work.

- 304.3 Inspect and notify completion of work
- Document commissioning test results
- Communicate commissioning result and bring attention to supervisor any finding of sub-standard system performance
- Produce written report of the operating procedure and include test results
- Fully document all circuit diagram, software and testing procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities


Students will participate face to face in working with engineering project and skill development in project management. The activities may include undertaking the design and implementation. All aspect of engineering process will be covered including analysis, specification, design, problem solving, project management and documentation.

For the laboratory exercises, the following items may be given:
-written descriptions, functional diagrams and circuit diagrams
system test procedure
- test equipment
- project’s minimum system
- performance specifications

Commission a project that may contains the following elements:
functioning minimum system that comprises various parts
controllers, peripheral devices, equipment or attachments that contain interfacing to other devices.

Following topics will be covered:

Portable appliances and accessories safety testing and tagging
PSPICE and Multisim -Electronics Workbench circuit simulation softwares:
PSPICE/Multisim - Diode as rectifier, RLC transient circuit analysis
- PSPICE Capacitive network analysis
- PSPCE - pulse source and capacitor and inductor charge analysis
- PSPICE - three phase circuit analysis
- PSPICE analysis of equivalent circuit of induction motor
- PSPICE analysis of full wave bridge rectifier

Automation Studio
Relay logic, pneumatic and Alan Bradley programming Exercises
Control programming
- Compare and Arythmetic instructions
- 7-segment display and Thumbwheel interfacing

Specialised softwares for :
Circuit protection, Power Factor Correction
Motor Selection & Motor Commissioning
PLC communication
Telemetry principles

Teaching Schedule

Week Topic
Week 1 Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, weekly topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues.  Commissioning procedures of electric motors.
Week 2 Applications of motor selection software,  Appliance safety testing and tagging
Week 3 PSPICE- Half Wave Rectifier,  Appliance Safety Testing and Tagging
Week 4 PSPICE- Transient analysis of RLC Circuit,  Control Programming Compare and Arithmetic Instructions on different types of PLCs
Week 5 PSPICE source types and Capacitive network analysis  Interfacing thumbwheel switch and seven segment display to PLC. BCD application, number conversion and comparison
Week 6 PSPICE Pulse inductive network analysis  Automation Studio – Introduction
Week 7 PSPICE Inductive network circuit analysis,  Automation Studio for Alan Bradley PLC control programming
Week 8 PSPICE Three phase circuit analysis  Automation Studio, Assignment issued
Week 9 PSPICE – parametric sweep, Motor equivalent circuit,  PSPICE Assignment Issued
PLC interfacing and communication principles,  Week 10 PSPICE Assignment work,  PLC Communication application,

Week 11 PSPICE, Multisim(Electronics Workbench) circuit analysis,  PLC Communication application,
Week 12 PSPICE, Multisim circuit analysis,  PLC Communication application, telemetry principles
Week 13 Power factor correction software  PLC Communication applications and telemetry  I/O digital and analogue interfacing,
Week 14 Telemetry i applications
Week 15 Commissioning procedures of advanced systems and associated apparatus – Electrical
Week 16 Test on testing and tagging, control programming, telemetry and PLC communication principles
Week 17 Assignments due date.
Week 18 Assessment feedback, catchup test, laboratory work catchup.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marko Dumovic, Process Control Systems, RMIT, 2005


Frank Zahra, Damien Vieriux , “Best Practices in Testing and Tagging of Electrical Equipment to AS/NZS 3760, PHYWE Australia, 2007

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

- Assignments

- Laboratory/practical work

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 simulation projects.
- satisfactory completion of class assignment work
- exam
- timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation

Special circumstances

Any variation to assessment requirements must be negotiated and documented with class instructor or Program Manager


The presentation of another person’s work, idea or creation as one’s own and without appropriate referencing is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in not passing the program
Assessment Tasks and Criteria

When performing the simulations, students must demonstrate ability to:

o Organise and manage the tasks within the simulations
o Cope with any contingencies that arise during the simulations and solve inherent problems
o Perform tasks autonomously and/or as a member of a team as task proscribes
o Perform task and manage work environment/equipment according to safe working practice and OH&S requirements.
o Meet assessment criteria, conditions and technical requirement relevant to the competency standard detail above.

• Progressive and Validation Tests

Theoretical concept underpinning measurement and testing procedures will be assessed progressively in tests throughout the unit. A written/oral validation test will also apply to aspects of projects done in groups

Although this learning unit will be assessed on completion, the competency itself will not be signed off until this and further learning units are completed and the student is deemed competent.

Assessment review:

Request for review of the assessment should be applied in writing to the Head of School within a month of official notification of the result.

Assessment Matrix

Test: 30 %

Laboratory/practical work 45%:

Assignments 25%

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