MODULE DETAILS

Module 11: Instrumentation and Control Engineering - (DPEICE611)

NOMINAL DURATION IN HOURS

3 weeks (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 control theory, process control equipment, process measurement, and control elements.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of this module is for participants to get a comprehensive overview of the instrumentation and control concepts for industrial facilities and the design and selection of transmitters, controllers, regulators, logic devices and control valves for a wide range of applications.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Rev 3.1

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO-REQUISITE MODULES

Module 10: Electrical Equipment and Technology (DPEEET610)

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

1.   Identify and explain the theory and equipment used for process control

2.   Describe the equipment used for process measurement

3.   Identify and explain the control elements required for process control

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

Identify and explain the theory and equipment used for process control

1.1

Identify and explain basic control system theory

1.2

Explain the various controller types

1.3

Describe the various control room equipment

2

Describe the equipment used for process measurement

2.1

Explain the fundamentals of process measurement

2.2

Describe the techniques for measuring (a) pressure, (b) level, (c) temperature and (d) flow

3.

Identify and explain the control elements required for process control

3.1

Identify the regulators and final control elements used for

process control

3.2

Explain the procedures for control valve selection and sizing

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 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

  • PyscPro

  • Thermoptim 

Hardware

  •  N/A