Course Title: Provide computational solutions to power engineering problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EEET6786C

Course Title: Provide computational solutions to power engineering problems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: Dr Elmas Aliu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4360

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dr Olga Gredeskoul

Phone: +61 3 9925 4392
Location: 57.05.031


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

Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after
competency in the following unit has been confirmed:

UEENEEG002B Solve problems in single and three phase low
voltage circuit

Course Description

This competency standard unit covers the application of
computational processes to solving problems encountered in
Power engineering. It encompasses working safely, applying
problem solving techniques, using a range of mathematical
processes, providing solutions to power engineering problems
and justifying such solutions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG047B Provide computational solutions to power engineering problems


1. Provide computational solutions to engineering problems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood

1.2 The nature of the problems are obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken

1.3 Power engineering problems are clearly stated in writing and/or diagrammatic form to ensure they are understood and appropriate methods used to resolve them.

1.4 Known constants and variable related to the problem are obtained from measured values or
problem documentation.

1.5 Alternative methods for resolving the problem are considered and where necessary discussed with
appropriate person(s).

1.6 Problems are solved using appropriate mathematical processes and within the realistic accuracy.


2. Complete work and document problem solving activities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Justification for solutions used to solve engineering problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards.

2.2 Work completion is documented and an appropriate person or persons notified.

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include:

  • Attending scheduled lectures and tutorial classes
  • Participating in group discussions / problem solving
  • Completing tutorial exercises
  • Using mathematical software and computer assisted learning

You are expected to complete tutorial/assessment tasks outside of the class time.

Teaching Schedule

Week NumberDate Topic DeliveredAssessment Task / Self-assessment quizzes

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems

1. Functions and their properties - revision: Linear and  non-linear functions.

2 2. Functions and their properties - revision: Exponential and Logarithmic functions  
3 3. Functions and their properties - revision: Hyperbolic and Trigonomertic functions 
4 4. Complex numbers. Definition. Operations with complex numbers. 

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems

5. Graphical representation of complex numbers.

 Accumulative tutorial assessment Part A (10%)

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems

6. Polar form of complex numbers. Vectors and complex numbers.


Complete work and document problem solving activities

Topics 1 - 6 Revision.


Complete work and document problem solving activities

Mid-semester closed book test

Mid-semester test (40%)

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems

7. The exponential form of complex numbers.

10 8. Engineering applications. Phasors. 
1119 September

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems

9. Matrix algebra. Definitions. Matrix addition, subtraction and multiplication. 

12 10. Determinants. The inverse of a matrix. 
13 Provide computational solutions to engineering problems
11. Application to the solution of simultaneous equations.

Provide computational solutions to engineering problems

12. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

  Accumulative tutorial assessment Part B (10%)
15 13. Engineering applications (cont.) Analysis of electrical networks 

Complete work and document problem solving activities

Topics 7 - 13 Revision


 Complete work and document problem solving activities

Centralised closed book Exam Period Week 1

 Final examination (40%)

 Complete work and document problem solving activities

Centralised closed book Exam Period Week 2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

A.Croft, R.Davison. Mathematics for Engineers. A Modern Interactive Approach. 3rd edition. Pearson Education, 2008


Glyn James. Modern Engineering Mathematics. 4th edition. Pearson Education, 2008




Other Resources

Lecture notes, tutorial exercises, quizzes and assessment tasks will be published on the course Blackboard site (Learning Hub).
You are required to regularly visit this site to check announcements and keep up-to-date with course materials.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this competency includes quizzes, tests, assignments, projects and computer assisted learning.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment in this course comprises the following:

  • Self-assessment online quizzes supplement topics learned in class (no marks)  
  • Accumulative tutorial assignment includes attendance of and participation in tutorial class sessions. Solutions to tutorial exercises will be assessed twice: at the end of week 5 (Part A ), and at the end of week 14 (part B).  Accumulative tutorial assessment is worth 20% of the total mark.  
  • Mid-semester test (40%) covers topics 1 - 6. It will be conducted during class time in week 8.
  • Final examination (40%) covers topics 7 - 13. It will be conducted during Centralised Exam Period weeks 17-18.

This course is graded using the following course grades-

CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment

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Assessment Matrix

Element Covered
Assessment TaskProportion of Final AssessmentSubmission Time
1&2assessment Part A &Part B20%week 5 & week 14
1&2Mid-semester test40%week 8
1&2Final Examination40%week 17 or 18

Other Information

In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, tutorial problems, assignments, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) 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. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of 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.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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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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