MODULE DETAILS

 

Pneumatics DMEPNE610

 

Nominal duration: 24 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 basics of air preparation systems, identification of the elements and symbols used in pneumatics, and effective design and trouble-shooting of pneumatic systems.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop knowledge of the fundamentals of pneumatics, to improve their maintenance programs, and become excellent trouble-shooters of problems in this area.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2010 (52243); 2013 (52606WA); 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

Pumps Compressors Turbines DMEPCT606

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

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

1.    Outline the fundamental concepts of air preparation

2.    Identify pneumatic elements and symbols

3.    Interpret and evaluate pneumatic systems

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

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

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

1

Outline the fundamental concepts of air preparation

1.1

Describe the characteristics of air as applied to pneumatics

1.2

Explain methods used for air generation and distribution

1.3

Identify the common characteristics of pneumatic systems

2

Identify pneumatic elements and symbols

2.1

Identify and apply the symbols used in the field of pneumatics

2.2

List the components of pneumatic systems

3

Interpret and evaluate pneumatic systems

3.1

Interpret a simple pneumatic system

3.2

Perform a flow-chart analysis of a pneumatic circuit

3.3

Outline best-practice maintenance processes for pneumatic systems

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

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

 

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 will 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.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • AUTOCAD P&ID

  • SMARTDRAW

Hardware

  •  N/A