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Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: EEET6740C

Course Title: Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

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: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Zoran Savic
Phone: + 61 3 9925 4996
Email: zoran.savic@rmit.edu.au

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers developing requirement to be incorporated in to the design of electrotechnology projects. It encompasses determining the safety requirements to be met, establishing client expectations, ensuring cost effective solutions are pursued and documenting design requirements.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE015B Develop design briefs for electrotechnology projects

Element:

1. Prepare to develop design briefs.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established techniques for project planning are reviewed are adopted in accordance with organisation policies.
1.3 The scope of the project is evaluated and project parameters established using a formal evaluation/survey processes.
1.4 Criteria from other related works impacting on the project are determined from specification of other work, site visits and/or discussion with appropriate person(s).
1.5 Project budget is established by setting realistic expectations of deliverables and in consideration of tangible quality differences that result in the deliver the best value.

Element:

2. Develop design briefs.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design brief is developed to include scenarios/requirements established in consultation with appropriate person(s), and regulatory requirements.
2.2 Design brief is developed in collaboration with all relevant design professionals and contractors involved in the project.
2.3 Competent persons required for the project are identified and their roles specified in the design brief.
2.4 Project design brief is reviewed against all inputs and adjusted to rectify any anomalies.
2.5 Project design brief proposal is documented in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.

Element:

3. Obtain approval for design briefs.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Project design brief is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority.
3.2 Alterations to the project design brief resulting from the presentation/discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Final project design brief is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).
 


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


This course is delivered in a cluster (Electrical Project 1) in conjunction with UEENEEEE011C (OHTH 5737C) and UEENEEEE124A (EEET 6996C). You must enrol in all three courses delivered in this cluster. All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of all competencies UEENEEE015B, UEEDNEEE011C, and UEENEEE124A.

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEEE011C (OHTH 5737C)
1. Identify risks and develop management strategies.

1.1 OHS policies, processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 The extent of a program or project is established from design brief, specification and/or other relevant documentation and from discussions with appropriate person(s).
1.3 Potential, perceived and actual risk events are identified, documented and analysed, in consultation with risk professionals and appropriate other person(s) in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
1.4 Risk management methods, tools and techniques are used to assist in the analysis and reporting of identified risk events.
1.5 Risk management techniques are used to analyse risk events, assess options and recommend risk approaches to appropriate person(s) for approval.
1.6 Risk management processes and procedures are developed and agreed to by all stakeholders and communicated to ensure clarity of understanding and ongoing management of risk factors.
1.7 OHS risk control measure are incorporated in the in the in the risk management strategies in compliance with organisation’s OHS policy and regulations.
1.8 Condition monitoring of plant and equipment and criteria for repair and/or replacement are incorporated in the risk management strategies

 

2. Implement and monitor risk management strategies.

2.1 Risk management processes and procedures are incorporated into work and project plans to ensure common approach achieving outcomes.
2.2 Activities are monitored against programs and projects plans to identify and respond to variations in accordance with risk management processes and procedures.
2.3 Agreed risk responses are implemented and plans modified to reflect changing project objectives in an environment of uncertainty.

 

3. Evaluate risk management strategies.

3.1 Project outcomes are reviewed with appropriate person(s) to determine effectiveness of risk management processes and procedures.
3.2 Risk issues and recommended improvements are identified, documented and passed to appropriate person(s) for approval to incorporate them into ongoing programs and future program and project and plans.

Elements and Performance Criteria for UEENEEEE124A (EEET 6996C)

1. Prepare to develop a energy sector report.

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established techniques for report writing are reviewed are adopted in accordance with organisation policies.
1.3 The scope of the report is evaluated and report parameters established using a formal evaluation/survey processes.
1.4 Criteria from other related works impacting on the report are determined from other sources.
1.5 Identify source and availability of information.

 

2. Develop energy sector report.

2.1 Report is developed to include scenarios/requirements established in consultation with appropriate person(s), and regulatory requirements.
2.2 Report is developed in collaboration with all relevant personnel.
2.3 Competent persons are identified to assist in the compilation of the report.
2.4 Report is reviewed against all inputs and adjusted to rectify any anomalies.
2.5 Compile report in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
2.6 Compile and analyse research report information

 

3. Obtain approval for final energy sector report.

3.1 Report is presented and discussed with person(s) of higher authority.
3.2 Alterations to the report resulting from the presentation/discussion are negotiated with person(s) of higher authority within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Final report is presented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).

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 mappped with cluster of competencies UEENEEE011C, UEENEEE015B and UEENEEE124A in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for this competency of UEENEEE015

Week    TopicElement / Performance Criteria
1Introduction
Safety induction
Descriptive statistics
 E011C 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2,
E015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
E124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
 2Introduction to project management
Functional requirements and task breakdown
Project task sequencing and timelines
Project management software
 E011C 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2,
E015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
E124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
 3Project information requirements
Project brief
Safety requirements
 E011C 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2,
E015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
E124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
 4Documenting design requirements (Process flow diagrams)
Project risk management
Parameters of risk
 E011C 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2,
E015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
E124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
 5 -6Establishing and maintaining records. Documenting design requirements (Algorithm flowcharts)
Risk assessment process
 E011C 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2,
E015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
E124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
 7Managing project documentation (document and file version control)
Risk estimation tools
 E011C 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2,
E015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
E124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
 8 - 10Critical path method
Controlling risk
 E011C 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2,
E015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
E124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
 11 - 13Reliability and maintainability
Monitoring risk
 
 E011C 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2,
E015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
E124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
 14 - 16Completing project documentation and obtaining approvals
Reviewing outcomes against project scope and plan
Projects budgets
 E011C 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2,
E015B 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
E124A 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
 17 - 18 Examinations 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 non-teaching hours. The estimated time is minimum 30 hours outside the class time.


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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: Project 1 report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 2: Project 2 report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 3: Presentation and Reflective Journal

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Project 1 report

Project 2 report

Presentation and Reflective Journal

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

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Project Brief and presentation, Week 5
Weighting towards final grade (%):20%

Assessment 2: Project planning report, Week 10
Weighting towards final grade (%):30%

Assessment 3: Assignments, Weeks 7 - 16
Weighting towards final grade (%):50%

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
This course is graded using the following course grades-
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 UEENEEE015B Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE015B Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.31.41.51.62.12.22.32.42.53.13.23.3
AssignmentsXXXXXXXXXXX X X X
Project planning reportXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Project brief and presentation X XX X XXXXXXXXXX

 
Assessment vs UEENEEE011C Elements and Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE011C Element and Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.11.21.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.1 2.2 2.3 3.1 3.2 
Assignment X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project planning report X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project brief and presentation X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

 

Assessment vs UEENEEE124A Elements and Performance Criteria  

 UEENEEE124A Element and Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.11.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 3.1 3.2 3.3 
Assignments X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project planning report X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Project brief and presentation X X X X X X X X X X X X

 


Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Assignments X  X X   X X X X  X  X  
Project planning report  X X X X X X X  X X X X X X X
Project brief and presentation X X   X X X X X X X X X X X X
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEE015B 2 3 3 2 3 2 2
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEE011C 2
ALL ASSESSMENTS UEENEEE124A 2 2 2 3
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.

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