MODULE DETAILS

DEIIDC618 : Industrial Data Communications

Nominal duration: 36 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

This module covers the fundamental characteristics of industrial data communication systems for oil and gas installations, applicable standards technologies and methodologies, and procedures for commissioning, installation and troubleshooting.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop a general working knowledge of best practice in designing, installing, commissioning and troubleshooting industrial data communications systems.

MODIFICATION HISTORY Original module approved in 2010 (52368WA); April 2014 (52684WA).  This version is Version 3.0

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES/UNIT(S)

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

  • Create PLC programs using IEC 61131-3 DITPLC611

  • SCADA and Distributed Control Systems DEISCA617

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

  • N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessor Requirements:

Assessors must satisfy the assessor requirements in the standards for registered training organisation (RTOs) current at the time of assessment.

Assessors must also hold a tertiary qualification in engineering or related field.

The RTO must also ensure that trainers and assessors keep their industry knowledge up to date through ongoing professional development.

Assessment Conditions:

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Assessments may be open book assessment and may be completed off campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of this module students will be able to: 

  1. Explain the fundamental characteristics of industrial data communication systems
  2. Select industrial communication standards, technologies and methodologies for oil and gas installations
  3. Determine industrial communication commissioning, testing and troubleshooting procedures

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1. Explain the fundamental characteristics of industrial data communication systems

1.1.  Outline general attributes of industrial data communication systems

1.2.  Determine effective measures for noise and ingress protection

1.3.  Determine applications for copper and fibre media in industrial environments

1.4.  Outline the key attributes of common physical layer standards

1.5.  Outline basic attributes and applications of industrial networks

1.6.  Compare common protocols used in industrial data communication systems

1.7.  Determine applications for wireless technologies in industry

2. Select industrial communication standards, technologies and methodologies for oil and gas installations

2.1.  Identify standards and technologies to use at device, operator, and enterprise level

2.2.  Select standards to use for long-distance SCADA/telemetry links

2.3.  Outline system design, installation, tips, tricks and pitfalls for:

(a) Copper cabling and connectors

(b) Fibre cabling and connectors

(c) Wireless

3. Determine industrial communication commissioning, testing and troubleshooting procedures

3.1.  Determine effective procedures for commissioning, testing and troubleshooting of:

(a) Copper infrastructure

(b) Fibre infrastructure

(c) Wireless infrastructure

3.2.  Formulate effective procedures for troubleshooting of networks at various layers of the OSI model         

Delivery Mode

Online and face-to-face

Specialised Resources

N/A

  

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • N/A

Hardware

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