MODULE DETAILS

Module 1: Introduction to Plant Engineering (DPEIPE601)

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

2 weeks (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 plant engineering function, site selection, and plant infrastructure requirements.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to gain an overview of the plant engineering function as well as organisational principles and infrastructure requirements related to site selection, buildings, electricity and fuel.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Rev 3.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.    Describe the basics of Plant Engineering and site selection.

2.    Describe the basics of plant infrastructure requirements.

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

Describe the basics of Plant Engineering and site selection

1.1

Outline the organisation of the plant engineering function

1.2

Identify the role of the plant engineer

1.3

Describe the considerations in site selection

2

Describe the basics of plant infrastructure requirements

2.1

Outline environmental issues related to plant infrastructure

2.2

Identify the issues related to Industrial buildings

2.3

Explain the on-site distribution of electricity

2.4

Explain the on-site storage and distribution of fuel

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

Assessors must:

  • hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
  • be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
  • be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

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.

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • N/A

Hardware

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