Course Title: Use engineering applications software

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: ISYS5662C

Course Title: Use engineering applications software

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6110 - 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

Noor Sateh
Email Address: 
Contact No.: 99254013

Divyanshu Bhardwaj

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

Co-requisites: ISYS5675C, ISYS5681C

Course Description

This unit covers the use of computer application relevant to engineering support work functions. It encompasses applying user preferences, using application menus and tools, entering and retrieve information, working with groups and transferring and printing files.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE027B Use advanced computational processes to provide solutions to engineering problems


1. Prepare to use computer applications.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are
identified, obtained and understood through
established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and
procedures in relation to computer and keyboard use
are followed.
1.3 Application software and information required for
use is obtained from appropriate sources.
1.4 On-screen instructions in relation to any anomaly
such as a virus warning are followed.
1.5 Help menu is used to resolve any straightforward
start up or access issues or anomalies


2. Use engineering application software.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and
procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Techniques that apply to a particular software
package are used to produce appropriate files.
2.3 Routine checks are made to ensure accuracy of
information in accordance with quality


3. Output information from an application.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Completed files are stored appropriately in
accordance with enterprise requirements.
3.2 Files are printed for formal records and/or
forwarded to others.


4. Shut down computer.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Files are named, arranged, saved and backed up in
accordance with enterprise requirements.
4.2 Computer shutdown procedures are followed and
computer switched off.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

In this unit you will learn industry recognized skills in designing, implementing and managing Local Area Network (LAN), Wide area Network. The learning units will emphasis on LAN monitoring and troubleshooting techniques. After the successful completion of this unit, the learner is expected to administer and support Local Area Networks.
Classroom tutorial activities:
Lectures: to introduce the important concepts.
• Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
• You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures

Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues
• Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class
• There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
• If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
• You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial

Practical exercises: to give you the hands on experience of implementing and troubleshooting networks
• In general there will be one practical exercise per week
• You will perform the exercise and write it up in a lab journal
• The lab journal will be a bound exercise book
o Loose leaf binders will not be accepted
• The write up will be a record of your actions as they are performed and your corresponding observations
• The write up must be performed in the lab as you perform the practical exercise, not at a later date
o Write ups not in the lab journal will not be marked

Teaching Schedule

Please refer to the common teaching schedule from course guide ISYS 5675C in the same cluster

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Dye, M et al 2007, Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, Pearson Education Australia


Other Resources

Lecture Notes on Blackboard and S:drive under Cisco Academy

Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Written Examination

Assessment Tasks

Laboratory Journal (10%) 
Laboratory Exam 1(30%) 
Laboratory Exam 2 (30%) 
Cisco Online Chapter Exams (5 + 5 %) 
Cisco Online Final Exam (10 + 10 %)

Assessment Matrix

Please refer to common assessment matrix from Course guide ISYS 5675C in the same cluster.

Other Information

This course is delivered in conjunction with ISYS5675C and ISYS5681C.The learning and assessment activities will include the components of UEENEED046B,
In this cluster minimum student directed hours are 40 in addition to 160 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours include completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, indidual student teacher course related consultation
and lab reports etc.

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

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

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

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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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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