ENTM12006 - Industrial Fluid Power

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students develop a working knowledge of the principles and applications of fluid power in industry. They use technical fluid power terminology and representations and select and size fluid power system components, design pressure controls and circuit protection, and recommend and draw simple circuit designs. They outline measures taken to maintain circuit sustainability; develop skills to work, learn and communicate professionally, to investigate and solve problems, and clearly communicate their designs and problem solutions and their rationale for solving problems. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer and to make frequent use of the Internet

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: ENAG11002 Energy & Electricity or ENEG11009 Fundamentals of Energy & Electricity or PHYS11185 Engineering Physics B

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 30%
4. Written Assessment 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.14% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle - Feedback
Feedback
Students welcomed the Monday submission deadlines over the Friday 5 pm deadlines for the assignments.
Recommendation
The welcomed amendment of allocating the extra weekend (Monday submission deadline over the Friday) to complete the assessment will continue where possible.
Action Taken
Students were allowed to submit the assignments on Monday.
Source: Moodle - Feedback
Feedback
Students indicated that the course was fairly straightforward and offers opportunities for developing skills in system design.
Recommendation
The practice of providing students with support and industry relevant design skills will continue in the future offering.
Action Taken
Students were supported with study materials that help them to develop the industry-relevant design skills in the subject area. The unit evaluation score informs that the study materials and the delivery style meet the students' expectation.
Source: Moodle Student Feedback
Feedback
Students indicated that the study materials were clearly articulated and easy to follow.
Recommendation
The practice of providing clear and concise learning materials correlating with the textbook will be continued.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Student Feedback
Feedback
The Moodle site was easy to find and navigate.
Recommendation
Considering the positive feedback from the students, a similar format of the Moodle site will be followed in the future delivery.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the nature and principles of 'fluid power' and fluid power systems and describe the behaviour of common working fluids in such systems [1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Use and interpret technical terminology, symbols and representations used to describe fluid power systems, components and installations [1,2,3]
  3. Select and size fluid power circuit components to achieve circuit control objectives [3, 4, 5]
  4. Design suitable pressure controls to protect circuit components and to minimise energy loss. [1,3,4,5]
  5. Explain the factors influencing sustainable operation of fluid power systems and measures taken to maintain circuit sustainability [1,3,4,5, 8]
  6. Recommend suitable circuit designs for simple hydraulic and pneumatic systems [1,2,3,4,5,8]
  7. Design and draw simple pneumatic/hydraulic systems [1,2,3,4,5]
  8. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner individually and collaboratively, using information literacy skills to investigate problems and present solutions [2, 4, 6, 9, 10]
  9. Solve problems and record and communicate clearly and professionally the approach used to solve problems and the reasons for adopting such approaches to problems [2, 4, 9, 10]

Bracketed numbers show Graduate Attributes below aligned with by each Learning Outcome above.

BEng Graduate Attributes


1. science and engineering

2. communicate effectively

3. technical competence

4. problem solution

5. systems approach

6. function in teams

7. social, cultural, global and environmental

8. sustainable design and development

9. professionalism and ethics

10.lifelong learning


ADEng Graduate Attributes


1. science and engineering

2. communicate effectively

3. technical support competence

4. simple problem resolution

5. standards and codes of practice

6. function as a team member

7. social, cultural, global and environmental

8. sustainable design and development

9. professionalism and ethics

10. lifelong learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Written Assessment