Course Title: Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: EEET7203C

Course Title: Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6130 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Luigi La Forgia
Phone: 9925 4864

Nominal Hours: 40

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

MEM23004A Apply technical mathematics

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the identification and matching of electrical supply and electrical system equipment and components to mechanical, manufacturing and mechatronic engineering applications. It includes electrical principles and laws, inductive and capacitive effects on AC supplies, control system power supply fundamentals, electrical safety and
earthing systems, electrical motors and motor controls.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM23111A Select electrical equipment and components for engineering applications


1. Investigate context of electrical equipment and supply

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Review functions and features of devices
1.2 Identify safe machine
1.3 Identify WHS and regulatory requirements
1.4 Determine available sources for any required licensed electrical
1.5 Review sustainability implications of energy source options


2. Determine electrical supply, equipment and components required for engineering-related tasks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess electrical supply specifications for engineering application
2.2 Analyse electrical motors and their control options for suitability
2.3 Estimate power factor requirements for engineering applications
2.4 Examine engineering application control and communication requirements
2.5 Appraise isolation, shutdown and emergency equipment options
2.6 Analyse maintenance, life cycle and sustainability requirements of electrical systems and equipment options
2.7 Apply specification, documentation and graphical techniques, modelling, mock-up or prototyping techniques, where required, to achieve or test options
2.8 Identify preferred electrical supply system, equipment and components


3. Report results

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Record results of investigation, evaluation and application
3.2 Provide documentation, such as calculations, diagrams, programs and files

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Class discussion

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by 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 MEM23111A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Week Topics Delivered Elements / Performance Criteria


2  For Electrical Equipment and supply, Power production, transport, transmission and consumption  1.5-1.5
3  Sustainability and efficiency/inefficiency implications with Energy  1.1-1.5

Electric principles and techniques
Electric Circuits and how to manage them safely

 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.8
5 Earthing and protection systems
Fuses, Ground circuits and Circuit breakers
 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.8
6  Assessment 1 Due: WHS and Identify effects and dangers of electricity  1.1-1.5
7  Inductive and Capacitive effects on AC supplies and implications on power factor  1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.8
8 Electric Motors 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.8
9 Current and magnetic interaction in electric motors  1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.8
10 Motor force and torque  1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.8
11 Motor control operations and protection  1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.8
12 Motor control operations and protection 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.8
13 Assessment 2 Due: Group presentations 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2
14 Assessment 2 Due: Group presentations 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2
15 Assessment 2 Due: Group presentations 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2
16 Assessment 3: Test 1.1-1.5, 2.1-2.8, 3.1-3.2

Examination, Correction and Catch-up period

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, 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 nonteaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 8 hours outside the class time.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class notes and Tutorials.


Electrical Trade Principles, 2nd Edition, Jeffery Hampson and Steven Hanssen

Electronics Fundamentals, 6th Edition, Thomas L Floyd

Construction Industry OHS Pocket Book by Construction and Property Services

Industry Skills Council (CPSISC), May 2009

Construction Industry WHS Pocketbook by Construction and Property Services

Electrical Principles for the Electrical Trades,5th Edition, J. Jennesson, 2003

Other Resources

Resource materials will be available in Blackboard

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: Test 1 

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20
Final Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 2: Assignment
Weighting towards final grade (%): 30

Assessment 3: Practical Presentation
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria Assessment 1 Assessment 2  Assessment 3
1.1 X X X
1.2 X  X  X 
1.3 X  X  X 
1.4 X  X  X 
1.5 X  X  X 
2.1 X  X  X 
2.2 X  X  X 
2.3 X  X  X 
2.4 X  X  X 
2.5 X  X  X 
2.6 X  X  X 
2.7 X  X  X 
2.8 X  X  X 
3.1 X X  X 
3.2 X  X  X



Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - 10%; week 6
Assessment 2 - 40%; weeks 13-15
Assessment 3 - 40%; weeks 16

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 MEM23111A Elements & Performance Criteria

MEM23111A Elements & Performance Criteria               
Assessments 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4   1.5  2.1 2.2  2.3  2.4  2.5  2.6  2.7  2.8  3.1  3.2 
Assessment 1                    
Assessment 2          
Assessment 3 X

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
  EA1.1 EA1.2 EA1.3 EA1.4 EA1.5 EA1.6 EA2.1 EA2.2 EA2.3 EA2.4 EA3.1 EA3.2 EA3.3 EA3.4 EA3.5 EA3.6
Assessment 1 X  X X         X
Assessment 2 X X
Assessment 3 X
All Assessments MEM23111A 2 2
0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed. 
1 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third of the Element.
2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds of the Element.
3 Graduate 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 to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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:

Please refer to to find more information about special consideration.


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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Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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