Course Title: Undertake computations in an electrotechnology environment
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: EEET6783C
Course Title: Undertake computations in an electrotechnology environment
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Dr Elmas Aliu
+61 3 9925 4360
elmas.aliu@rmit.edu.au
Nominal Hours: 120
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
Nil
Course Description
This unit covers computational and mathematical procedures to solve problems or to enhance given data. It encompasses working safely, applying knowledge of undertaking computations in electrotechnology environment.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title: |
UEENEEE050B Undertake computations in an electrotechnology environment |
Element: |
1. Prepare to undertake computations |
Performance Criteria: |
1.1 Computational activities are planned and prepared |
Element: |
2. Undertake computations |
Performance Criteria: |
2.1 OHS policies and procedures for undertaking |
Element: |
3. Complete monitoring activities |
Performance Criteria: |
3.1 Computations are verified and checked against |
Learning Outcomes
N/A
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate face to face in
• Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the core essential mathematical and statistical data concepts for engineering study, which may include algebraic manipulations and functions, indices and logarithms trigonometric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, differential and integral calculus, statistics and probability.
• Work simulation activities focus in technical leadership activities, which include: team building, identify team member’s work task, clear and concise dissemination of ideas and information, planning and organising activities to meet requested standards. Demonstrate leadership characteristic, such as: problem solving, keeping records and documenting tasks.
Teaching Schedule
Semester 1
Week Number | Topic Delivered | Assessment Task |
1 | Introduction to the competency of EEET6783C Prepare to Undertake computations with Mathematical linear measurement in engineering: • Precision and error in mathematical computations and • Displaying mathematical outcomes in the correct format using the appropriate significant figures and in scientific notation | |
2 | Undertake computations with Perimeters of plane figures, polygons and the perimeter of shapes involving arcs • Pythagoras’ theorem to engineering situations | |
3 | Undertake computations with Mathematical spatial measurement in engineering: • Areas of combined shapes • Volume and surface areas of solids | |
4 |
Trigonometry: Trigonometrical concepts in problems involving inclined planes, vectors and force sand electrical sinusoidal waveforms | |
5 | Sine and cosine rules in practical applications • Mathematical concepts for radial and triangulation surveys | Assignment 1 handed out (worth 10% of total mark) due date end of week 16. |
6 | Complete monitoring activities such as Basic Algebra in engineering calculations: • Basic operations involving substitutions, additions, removal of brackets, multiplication and divisions • Solving linear equations • Transportation in non-linear equations | |
7 | Complete monitoring activities such as Linear graphical techniques in engineering problem solving: • Graphing linear functions • Deriving equations from graphs and tables • Solving simulations equations algebraically and graphically • The best line of fit graphically and determine equation | |
8 | Practice test and revision | Practice test and revision |
9 | Closed book Test 1 | Test (worth 15% of total mark) |
10 | Mathematical computations involving polynomials: • Adding, subtracting and multiplying polynomials • Factorising trinomials • Solving quadratic equation | |
11 | Mathematical computations involving quadratic graphs • Graphs of quadratic functions • Maxima and minima • Graphical solutions of quadratic equations | |
12 | Properties of a parabola • Applications of parabolas in engineering applications • Properties of a parabola • Applications of parabolas in engineering applications | |
13 |
Mathematical computations involving Trigonometry and graphical techniques in engineering problems: | |
14 |
Trigonometry and graphical techniques in engineering problems: | |
15 | Addition of equations such as: vsinθ + usin(θ + φ) graphically • Simpson’s Rule to determine the average and root mean square values of a sinusoidal waveform | |
16 | Practice Exam and revision | Practice Exam and revision |
17&18 | Closed book Exam 1 | Exam 1 (worth 25% of total mark) |
Semester 2
Week Number | Topic Delivered | Assessment Task |
1 |
Mathematical computations involving Differential Calculus | |
2 | • Notation and Results of derivative of k.f(ax + b) where f(x)=x to the power of n, sin x, cos x, tan x, • e to the power of x, ln x. Rules of Differentiation: • Examples are derivative of sum and difference; product rule; quotient rule; chain rule (function of a function), limited to two rules for any given function. | |
3 | The 2nd derivative • Applications (Equations of tangents and normals; stationary points; turning points; and curve sketching; rates of change; rectilinear motion) • Verbally formulated problems involving related rates and maxima: minima | |
4 |
Mathematical computations involving Integral Calculus | |
5 | Methods of Integration. • The method of substitution • The method of integration by parts | Assignment 2 handed out (worth 10% of total mark) due date end of week 16. |
6 | Methods of Integration. Rational functions | |
7 | Complete monitoring activities such as Application of differential and integral calculus into engineering | |
8 | Practice test and revision | Practice test and revision |
9 | Closed book Test 2 | Test (worth 15% of total mark) |
10 |
Mathematical computations involving Differential Equations: | |
11 | Complete monitoring activities such as Applications of first order differential equations into engineering problems | |
12 |
Mathematical computations involving Statistical data presentation: Appropriate sampling techniques for gathering data encompassing: | |
13 |
Mathematical computations involving Use of the measures of central tendency encompassing: Complete monitoring activities | |
14 |
Mathematical computations involving Measures of dispersion in statistical presentations encompassing: Correlation and regression techniques encompassing: | |
15 |
Mathematical computations involving Elementary probability theory encompassing: | |
16 | Revision. Practice Exam | |
17 | Closed book Exam 2 | Exam 2 (worth 25% of total mark) week 17 or 18 |
18 | Closed book Exam 2 |
Learning Resources
Prescribed Texts
Glyn James, Modern Engineering Mathematics, fourth edition, Pearson Education Australia |
References
• Croft A, Davidson R, Mathematics for Engineers, third edition, Pearson Education Australia |
Other Resources
Overview of Assessment
Progressive assessments will include written and oral demonstration, assignments, tests, projects and computer assisted learning.
Assessment Tasks
Assessment task 1 (assignment 1 & 2): 20%
Written and computer application assignment to demonstrate an understanding with applications of mathematical linear and spatial measurement in engineering, trigonometry and basic algebra, linear and quadratic functions involving engineering problems, applications of differential calculus, integral calculus and problems with engineering applications, statistical data and probability. This assessment allows students to work as a group which will help to revise and prepare for the next assessments.
Assessment task 2 (Test 1 & Test 2): 30%
This assessment sdemonstrate an understanding with applications of mathematical linear and spatial measurement in engineering, trigonometry and basic algebra, linear and quadratic functions and applications of differential calculus involving engineering problems which are covered from week 1 to week 8. (of Semester 1 and 2)
The time allowed for this test is no more that 2 hours.
Assessment task 3 (Exam 1 & Exam 2): 50%
This assessment demonstrates an understanding with applications of logarithmic and exponential functions, differential calculus, integral calculus and problems with engineering applications, statistical data and probability which is covered from week 10 to week 16. (Semester 1 and 2).
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
Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
Assessment Matrix
Elements Covered | Assessment Task | Proportion of Final Assessment | Submission Time |
1&3 | Assignment 1 Test 1 |
10% 15% | week 16 week 9 Semester 1 |
1&2 | Exam 1 | 25% |
week 17 or 18 Semester 1 |
1&3 | Assignment 2 Test 2 | 1 Test 1 10% 15% | week 16 week 9 Semester 2 |
2&3 | Exam 2 | 25% | week 17 or 18 Semester 2 |
Other Information
- Minimum student directed hours are 24 in addition to 96 scheduled teaching hours.
- Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resourses, assignements, notes and other learning material, preparation for test and exam 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
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability 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:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.
Other Information:
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