Bachelor of Applied Engineering (Electrical+Electronics) with Certificate IV in Electrical & Electronics Trade Studies

 

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This is a course that combines the trade skills, para-professional and professional competencies in electrical and electronics engineering.

Today industry demands the multi-skilled professionals. Especially in electro-technology industry, the graduates need to be equipped with multiple skills.

This course combines the Electrical & Electronics Trade Skills, Engineering Associate Competencies & Engineering Technologists Competencies.

Bachelor of Applied Engineering is designed to be equivalent to Engineering Technologist Degree.

The program consists of three level of electrical & electronics engineering competencies

Stage 1-- Year 1 is composed of Electrical & Electronics Trade Units.

The relevant electro-technology training package units are combined up to the stage of pre-capstone assessment level in electrical trades as well as theoretical part of telecommunication cabler competencies. The award after the Year 1 is Certificate IV in Electrical & Electronic Trade Studies.

Stage 2-Year 2 is composed of Advanced Diploma level Electrical & Electronic Training Package units. It is designed to train the students with both electrical and electronic engineering skills and knowledge at engineering associates level.

After the Year 2, the students can be graduated with Advanced Diploma in Applied Engineering (Electrical & Electronics)

 

Stage 3- Year 3 & 4 is composed of the degree level electrical and electronic engineering units. The study is a combined studies of electrical power, electronics, computer programming, computer networking , control system, building services engineering and renewable energy.

At the Advanced Diploma level, electro-technology training package units are referred as detailed contents. But the packaging is based on the study areas.

For example, the unit GE2 Electrical Machine is composed of several electro-technology training package units at trades & technician level related to electric machineries.

 

Program Objectives

Certificate IV in Electrical & Electronics Trade Studies

One year Certificate IV in Electrical & Electronics Trade Studies is designed to train the students to work as Engineering Trades Persons (Electrical/Electronics) in wide ranges of electrical & electronic industries

It is designed to provide the following competencies.

         Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and competencies would cover selecting, adapting and transferring skills and knowledge to Australian environments and providing technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specified problems. This would be applied across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available.

         Performance of a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the section of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

         Applications may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams including group or team coordination may be involved.

         Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes

         Do the competencies enable an individual with this qualification to:

         demonstrate some relevant theoretical knowledge

         apply a range of well-developed skills

         apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems

         perform processes that require a range of well-developed skills where some discretion and judgement is required

         interpret available information, using discretion and judgement

         take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning

         take limited responsibility for the output of others

         Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and competencies would cover a broad range of varied activities or application in a wider variety of contexts most of which are complex and non-routine. Leadership and guidance are involved when organising activities of self and others as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature.

         Performance of a broad range of skilled applications including the requirement to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop Australian criteria and procedures for performing current practices and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills.

         Applications involve responsibility for, and limited organisation of, others.

         Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes

         Do the competencies enable an individual with this qualification to:

         demonstrate understanding of a broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts

         apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems

         identify and apply skill and knowledge areas to a wide variety of contexts, with depth in some areas

         identify, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources

         take responsibility for own outputs in relation to specified quality standards

Diploma/ Advanced Diploma in Applied Engineering (Electrical+ Electronics)

Two years Advanced Diploma in Applied Engineering ( Electrical & Electronics) is designed to train the students to work as Engineering Associates Technicians in wide ranges of electrical & electronic industries to perform a wide range of functions within engineering enterprises and engineering teams.

It is designed to provide the following competencies.

       To be closely familiar with standards and codes of practice, and to become expert in their interpretation and application to a wide variety of situations.

       To develop very extensive experience of practical installations, and may well be more knowledgeable than Professional Engineers or Engineering Technologists on detailed aspects of plant and equipment that can contribute very greatly to safety, cost or effectiveness in operation.

       To develop high levels of expertise in aspects of design and development processes. These might include, for example, the use of advanced software to perform detailed design of structures, mechanical components and systems, manufacturing or process plant, electrical and electronic equipment, information and communications systems, and so on.

       To do the construction of experimental or prototype equipment.

       To develop detailed practical knowledge and experience complementing the broader or more theoretical knowledge of others.

 

Bachelor Applied Engineering (Electrical+ Electronics)

Four years Bachelor of Applied Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) is designed to train the students to work as Engineering Technologists in wide ranges of industries.

The training is designed to provide expertise to the students which may be at a high level, and fully equivalent to that of a Professional Engineer. That is designed

         to exercise the same breadth of perspective as Professional Engineers, or carry the same wide-ranging responsibilities for stakeholder interactions, for system integration, and for synthesising overall approaches to complex situations and complex engineering problems.

         to possess for a strong understanding of practical situations and applications, with the intellectual challenge of keeping abreast of leading-edge developments as a specialist in a technology domain and how these relate to established practice. For this purpose Engineering Technologists need a strong understanding of scientific and engineering principles and a well-developed capacity for analysis.

         to apply current and emerging technologies, often in new contexts; or with the application of established principles in the development of new practice.

         To contribute to the advancement of technology.

         to take responsibility for engineering projects, services, functions and facilities within a technology domain, for specific interactions with other aspects of an overall operating context and for managing

         to contribute the specialist work to a broader engineering system or solution. In these roles, Engineering

         to focus on sustainable solutions and practices which optimise technical, social, environmental and economic outcomes within the technology domain and over a whole systems life cycle.

         to have an intimate understanding of the standards and codes of practice that underpin the technology domain and ensure that technology outcomes comply with statutory requirements. Engineering Technologists are required to interact effectively with Professional Engineers and Engineering Associates, with other professionals, tradespersons, clients, stakeholders and society in general, to ensure that technology outcomes and developments fully integrate with the overall system and context.

         to ensure that all aspects of a technological product, or operation are soundly based in theory and fundamental principle.

         to understand how new developments relate to their specific field of expertise.

         to interpret technological possibilities, to investigate interfaces, limitations, consequences, costs and risks.

 

Credit Points

To be relevant to International Standard Credit Points system, the credit points for the studies are arranged as follows

Stage

Year

Course

Credit Points

1

1

Certificate IV in Electrical & Electronics Trade Studies

 

30

2

2

Diploma/ Advanced Diploma in Applied Engineering (Electrical+ Electronics)

30

 

 

Total points after Advanced Diploma

60

3

3

Bachelor Applied Engineering (Electrical+ Electronics)

Part 1

30

3

4

Bachelor Applied Engineering (Electrical+ Electronics)

Part 2

30

 

 

Total points after Bachelor of Applied Engineering

120

 

Time allocations & detailed credit arrangement for each unit at degree level

More detailed developments are required.

Structures of the units

GE-General Engineering IE-Intermediate Engineering

BAE-Bachelor of Applied Engineering

Year 1 Certificate IV in Electrical & Electronics Trades

Semester 1

IE6

Principle of Electricity

IE13

Workshop

GE14

Fitting & Machining

GE16

Engineering Drawing I

GE1

Electrical Wiring (EE) Part 1

GE27

Machine Principle(ME)

IE3

Material Science

GE6

Occupational Health & Safety

Semester 2

GE1

Electrical Wiring Part 2

IE23

Industrial Computer System

GE13

Principle of Engine

IE31

Introduction to Renewable Energy Technology

GE18

Air-conditioning & Refrigeration (ME)

GE2

Electrical Machine (EE)

GE8

Electronics (EE)

IE32

Telecommunication Cabling & Installation

Year 2- Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Applied Engineering -(Electrical & Electronics)

Semester 1-

Diploma in Engineering Technology-(Electrical & Electronics)

IE1

Engineering Mathematics

IE2

Engineering Physics

IE7+ IE8

Electrical Circuit (EE)

GE10

Industrial Electronics (EE)

GE3

Electrical Distribution (EE)

GE9

Process Control (EE/ME)

GE11

Programmable Logic Controller (EE/ME)

IE15

Advanced Engineering Design & Project Work

IE27

Control Concept

 

Semester 2-

Advanced Diploma in Engineering Technology-(Electrical & Electronics)

IE4

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

GE34

Engineering Business Management

GE4

Power System Operation (EE)

GE5

Power System Protection

GE20

Computer Networking (EE)

GE26

Energy Efficient Building Design

IE10

Transmission Line (EE)

GE7

Project Management (EE/CE/ME)

 

Year 3 - Bachelor of Applied Engineering -(Electrical & Electronics) Part 1

Semester 1-

BAE 401

Higher Engineering Mathematics

BAE 402

Calculus

GE12

Photovoltaic Solar Electrical System

GE24

Manufacturing Management (ME)

IE24

Microprocessor

IE28

Electronic Signal & System

IE29

Electrical Estimating

 

Semester 2-

IE34

Electricity Supply Industrial Skills

IE16

Power System Analysis-Fault Calculation

GE19

Computer Programming (EE/CE/ME)

IE26

Electrical Communication Fundamental

BAE 405

Advanced Circuit Analysis

BAE 406

Electro-mechanics

BAE 407

Advanced Electro-magnetics Field & Materials

BAE 408

Analogue & Digital Electronics

 

 

 

Year 4 - Bachelor of Applied Engineering -(Electrical & Electronics) Part 2

Semester 1-

       Professional Studies (Part 1)

IE33

Hybrid Energy System

IE18

Building services

BAE 502

Linear System

BAE 503

Control System

BAE 504

Power System Analysis

BAE 505

Power System Optimization

BAE 507

Electro-mechanical Energy Conversion

 

Semester 2-

       Professional Studies (Part 2)

BAE 508

Industrial Engineering & Industrial Management

BAE 603

Software Engineering

BAE 607

Radio Wave Propagation & Microwave Techniques

 

PLUS

Other elective BAE units at level 5 & 6

 

Design Project

 

 

Learning Resources

       Certificate to Advanced Diploma Curriculum & Resources Download Link

       Bachelor of Applied Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) Curriculum & Detailed Contents

       Bachelor Degree Resources Download Link