Course Title: Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: EEET7040C

Course Title: Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Marko Dumovic

Ph: +61 3 9925 4342

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 developing engineering solutions to resolve problems with induction machines and their controls. It encompasses working safely; apply extensive knowledge of induction machine operation and construction and their application, gathering and analysing data, applying problem solving techniques, developing and documenting solutions and alternatives.
Note: Typical motor problems are those encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising a machine operating parameters and dealing with machine malfunctions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEG145A Develop engineering solutions for induction machine and control problems


1. Prepare to develop engineering solution for induction machine problems.

Performance Criteria:

1.1  OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2  Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in preparation for the work are followed.
1.3  The extent of the machine problem is determined from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultations with relevant persons.
1.4  Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5  Effective strategies are formed to ensure solution development and implementation is carried out efficiently.


2. Develop engineering solution for induction machine problems.

Performance Criteria:


2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2  Knowledge of induction machine construction, operation, characteristics and applications are applied to developing solutions to induction machine problems.
2.3  Parameters, specifications and performance requirements in relation to each machine problem are obtained in accordance with established procedures.
2.4  Approaches to resolving induction machine problems are analysed to provide most effective solutions.
2.5  Unplanned events are dealt with safely and effectively consistent with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy.
2.6  Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards.


3. Test, document and implement engineering solution for induction machine problems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1  Solutions to machine problems are tested to determine their effectiveness and modified where necessary.
3.2  Adopted solutions are documented including instruction for their implementation that incorporates risk control measure to be followed.
3.3  Appropriately competent and qualified person(s) required to implement solutions to induction machine problems are coordinated in accordance with regulatory requirements and enterprise policy. (Note)
3.4  Justification for solutions used to solve induction machine problems is documented for inclusion in work/project development records in accordance with professional standards.


A license to practice in the workplace is required for work involving direct access to plant and equipment connected to installation wiring at voltages above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• Lectures
• Tutorials
• Practical exercises
• Research activities

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEG145A in the Assessment Matrix.

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

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA 1.1. 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.

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of typical motor problems encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising a motor operating parameters and dealing with motor malfunctions.

* Classroom tutorial activities to consolidate the theory of three-phase electrical systems, operating principles of single-phase motor, three-phase motor, universal motor, controlling devices   for various motors, various motor protection devices.

*Practical exercises involving design and construction of simple electrical motor control circuits and participate in research activities in the application of different control devices for various electrical motors. It involves the development of testing procedure to verify the performance specification, diagnosis of faults in the systems and completion of the commission.

* Research activities to investigate control devices for various types of electrical motors, and various motor protection device applications. It is expected that students would require approximately 20% of course hours to be allocated for independent study to do motor selection criteria, equivalent electrical circuit, motor control circuit design, construction, testing and problem solving activities

Course content:
a) Construction of polyphase induction motors encompassing:
    • squirrel cage motors
    • slip-ring motors
b) Operating principles of polyphase induction motors; rotating magnetic field torque slip
c) Speed-torque relationships in induction motors encompassing:
    • maximum torque
    • torque – slip relationships
    • types of motor squirrel cages
    • power flow in the motors, efficiency
    • torque units
    • slip ring rotors
d) Induction motor performance testing
e) Induction motor starters
    • starting requirements
    • type of starters
    • starting torque
    • sarting dynamics
    • mechanical loads
    • starting duration
f) Reduced voltage starting
    • starting dynamics
    • change over conditions
    • starting duration
    • acceleration curves
g) Speed control of induction motors
h) Braking of induction motors
i) Motor protection
j) Motor selection
k) Induction motor maintenance/repair
l) Single phase induction motors
m) motor commissioning

Develop engineering solutions for induction machine problems include exercises on :

A Understanding the extent of the machine problem.
B Forming effective strategies for solution development and implementation.
C Obtaining machine parameters, specifications and performance requirements appropriate to each problem.
D Testing and solutions to machine problems
E Documenting instruction for implementation of solutions that incorporate risk control measure to be followed.

Engineering employment requires the capacity to work effectively in teams, to communicate effectively in both oral and writing and to learn effectively. In order to prepare students for employment as graduates they will be provided a quality assured teaching and learning environment which is conductive to the development of adult learning. Adult learning is characterised by the students accepting responsibility for their own learning and actively participating in the learning process as individuals and as contributors to the teams. Adult learning is the hallmark of a professional. The specific responsibilities as adult learners in respect of this subject are:
. to be aware of and to observe the regulations related to plagiarism
. to submit (on time) all work for assessment as required
. to complete all pre-reading and preparatory work prior to the class for which it will be used
. to effectively use the academic staff resources provided (consultation time, tutors, e- mail etc)
. to participate as an effective and honest member of a learning team
. to contribute effectively to a group of peers in a climate of mutual respect and to question each other and the academic staff when uncertain

Teaching Schedule


The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Week  Topic Delivered Elements/Performance Criteria
1  Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues UEENEEG145A : 1.1, 1.2. 1.3.

  Motor construction, Speed torque characteristics

Prepareing to develop engineering solution for induction machine problems

UEENEEG145A : 1.1, 1.2. 1.3. 1.4.

  Electric Motor Parameters, Interpreting Manufacturers Data,Speed-torque relationships in induction. Newtons law of circular motion.

Developing engineering solutions for induction motor problems

UEENEEG145A : 1.1, 1.5 1.3.
4  Determining Induction Motor Equivalent Circuit Parameters UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
5  Direct online motor starting, Developing engineering solutions for induction motor problems.  Load charcteristics.  Electrodinamometer. UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

 Written assessment on concepts of  motoe speed toeque characteristics, efficiency, starting current

Test 1 ; Developing engineering solutions for induction motor problems

UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
7  Forward Reverse starting; Accumulative assessment : Practical Exercise UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
8  Induction motor starters,   UEENEEG145A 1.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,1.3. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3
9  Motor duty cycle ratings; Testing, documenting and implementing engineering solution for induction machine problems UEENEEG145A 2.1, 1.2,1.3,2.4,2.5.  3.3, 3.4, 3.5
10  Motor Control Circuits and Motor Dynamics, Primary resistor starter UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,1. 2, 3.1,2 3.4, 3.5
11  Primary Resistance Starters, Autotransformer Starters UEENEEG145A 1.1, 1.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
12  Starting slip ring induction motors; Capacitor Start/Run Motors, Universal Motor, UEENEEG145A  3.1,2 3.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.5
13    DC Injection and Plug Braking, Motor duty cycles. Calculatig motor Prms UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3
14  Speed Control of Induction Motors,Star Delta Starters, UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4, 1. 2 3.2,
15  Variable Speed Drives, Commissioning Procedures of Motor Drives
 Selection of AC motors; Motor Protection
UEENEEG145A 1.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3. 1, 1. 2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
16 Motor dynamics, Calculation of acceleration time UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
17 Final assessment UEENEEG145A 2.1, 2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
18  Assessment feedback, catch-up test, laboratory work catch-up.
UEENEEG145A 1.1, 1.2,2.3,2.4,2.5. 3.1,2 3.2, 3.4, 3.5

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 non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 20 hours outside the class time.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marko Dumovic, Induction Machines


Other Resources

All of the above resources are available from library at

- Multimedia Resources, to assist student learning and assessment will be placed on School’s internal network drive (S:\C6120)

Recommended Videos and DVDs

-RMIT online learning resources are located on RMIT Online Learning Hub. Follow the link to log in
 The Learning Hub ( Blackboard) is the central point of access to the online courses in which students are registered.

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: Progressive Tests (Test 1 and Test 2) 

Weighting towards final grade for Test 1 (%): 35
Weighting towards final grade for Test 2 (%): 30

Assessment 2: Practical exercises
Weighting towards final grade (%): 35

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Progressive Tests (Test 1 and Test 2) Practical Exercises
1.1 x x
1.2 X X
1.3   X
1.4   X
1.5 X X
2.1 X X
2.2 X X
2.3 X  
2.4 X  
2.5   X
2.6 X X
3.1 X X
3.2 X X
3.3 X X
3.4 X  

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1:  Progressive Tests 1 (%): 35 and Test 2 (%) 30 Weeks 6 and 17
Written assessment on:
-Operating conditions and performance of induction motors.
-Selection and application the correct type and size of motor and starting system for a given drive specification.
-Selection of an appropriate size and type of motor for particular application.
-Selection of suitable protection system for a motor application

Assessment 2:  Practical exercises 35% Weeks 4, 8-12
Work performance laboratory exercise involving circuit design, construction and testing of a control circuit for specified electrical motor application.
Laboratory exercises on wiring motor starting, reversing and breaking circuits,

All laboratory exercises must be undertaken according to safe working practice .
Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
• working safely with electrical tools or equipment
• emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment
• emergency first aid for an electric shock victim

This course is graded using the following course grades-

Grade Grade level Competency Level

80-100 CHD Competent with High Distinction
70-79 CDI Competent with Distinction problem and use the most appropriate solution.
60-69 CC Competent with Credit

50-59 CAG Competency Achieved - Graded -
0-49 NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS - Did not submit for Assessment

Students should be informed with the special consideration policy available at;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y (unresolved)

Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEEG145A Elements & Performance Criteria

  UEENEEG145A Elements & Performance Criteria
 Assessments 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4  1.5 2.1  2.2   2.3 2.5  3.1 3.2  3.3  3.4  3.5  3.6 3.7 4.1 4.2 4.3
 Practical Exercises (Parts A and B)  X  X   X   X    X  X  X    X   X  X  X    X  X    X  X  
 Progressive Tests  X  X      X  X  X  X    X  X  X  X  X    X    X  X

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies



Other Information

A license to practice in the workplace is required for work involving direct access to plant and equipment connected to installation wiring at voltages above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.

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 

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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.
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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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