Perform basic marine engineering calculations

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MARL009, 'Perform basic marine engineering calculations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Apply mathematical formulae to solve marine engineering problems


Proportions, variation, percentages and averages are calculated, and method of unity is applied


Problems involving the manipulation of indices are solved


Written descriptions of actual or hypothetical marine engineering problems are expressed in mathematical terms


Algebraic formulae and equations are manipulated to change subjects, as and when required


Index problems are converted to logarithmic problems, and vice versa, according to the Law of Logarithms


Calculator is used to resolve marine engineering problems


Calculate areas, volumes and masses of regular and irregular figures


Problems related to areas and volumes of regular geometric figures are solved using standard formulae


Problems relating to surface areas and volumes of circular figures are solved


Centres of gravity and centroids of area are found for both line figures and areas


Concept of density is applied to calculate masses


Apply trigonometry to solve problems relating to angular measurement and the resolution of vectors


Basic trigonometric ratios of sine, cosine and tangent, together with their reciprocals are explained with respect to the sides of a right-angled triangle


Pythagoras’ Theorem is proved


Problems associated with single angle trigonometric identities including those derived from the application of Pythagoras’ Theorem to the basic sin, cos and tan identities are solved


Derivation of multiple, double and half angle trigonometric identities are shown and used to simplify complicated trigonometric expressions and identities


Sine Rule and Cosine Rule for solution of triangles are proved and applied