Course Title: Solve electrotechnical engineering problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: EEET7061C

Course Title: Solve electrotechnical engineering problems

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Manoj Pendharkar
Ph:+61 3 9925 4308

Kemps Cheng
Ph:+61 3 9925 4691

Divya Anshu Bhardwaj
Ph: +61 3 9925 4361
Email :


Appointment by email

Program Manager

Eddie Vanda
Ph: +61 3 9925 4456

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


Course Description

This unit covers the application of calculations required to solve electrotechnical engineering problems. It encompasses working safely, applying problem solving techniques, using a range of mathematical processes and techniques to providing solutions to electrotechnical problems, and justifying such solutions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE129A Solve electrotechnical engineering problems


1 Provide calculated solutions to electrotechnical 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  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 techniques and within the realistic accuracy.


2 Complete work and document calculated solutions to electrotechnical activities.

Performance Criteria:

2.1  Justification for solutions used to solve electrotechnical engineering problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards.
2.2  Work completion is documented and appropriate person(s) notified.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

• Classroom tutorial
• Work simulation activities
• Tests


Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed y Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEE129A in the Assesment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

fThe proposed teaching schedule for the competency is detailed below:

WeekTopic DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1Lecture- Introduction1.1-1.6
2Lecture - Voltage and Current1.1-1.4
3Lecture - Resistanc

Introduction to Assignment, Due in Week 15 (Worth 30%)

4Lecture - Ohm's Law,Power, and Energy1.1-1.6

Lecture - Series D.C Circuit

Lab 1- Verify Ohm's Law


Lecture - Parallel D.C Circuit

Lab 2 - Series Circuit


Lecture - Series -Parallel Circuit

Lab 3 - Parallel Circuit


Lecture - Methods of Analysis

Lab 4 - Series-Parallel Circuit


Revision and Catch-up Session


Lecture - Capacitance


Lecture - Inductors

Lab 5 - RC/CR Circuits


Lecture - Magnetic Circuits

Lab 6 - LR/RL Circuits


Lecture - Sinusoidal a.c. Wave-forms



Lecture - The Basic Elements and Phasors



Assignment Due ,Revision of all the labs 

16Practice Exam and revision1.4-1.6
17 & 18Closed book Exam
(worth 50% of total mark)

* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignment, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 26 hours outside the class time.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Introductory Circuit Analysis, R.L. Boylestad



Principles of Electric Circuits, Th. L. Floyd


Other Resources

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. 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. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1: Assignment 
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 2: Labs
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

Assessment 3: Written Final Test 
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance CriteriaAssignment LabsWritten Final Test
1.3 xx
1.4 xx
1.5 xx
1.6x x
2.1x x
2.2 xx






Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Assignment  
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30%

Assessment 2: Labs  - handed over to the students and is due next week.
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20%

Assessment 3: Written Final Test  - Week 17-18
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%
This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEEE129A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE129A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assignment XX   XX 
Written Final TestXXXXXXXX

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Written Final TestXXXXXX          


0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

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

Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) 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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